Family Resource Network

Vision: The United Way Family Resource Network (UWFRN) is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Monongalia County’s children and families.

Mission: Encouraging and empowering our local community through parent leadership, community awareness, capacity building, and cooperative planning to create resilient and sustainable families in Monongalia County.

FRNs represent an important partnership between state government and local communities to identify current needs and develop an implementation plan to meet them.  UWFRN serves as a primary coordinating and planning body for Monongalia County’s community service system. Rather than providing direct services, the UWFRN performs several important roles impacting children and families:

  • Identifies community needs and gaps in services

  • Builds community capacity to address identified needs

  • Promotes public awareness regarding policies and issues


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UWFRN Parent Partners and Leadership

Creating resilient and sustainable families is more than just implementing a model or starting a new program. It means engaging the programs, services, and systems that are already supporting and working with children and families as partners in preventing maltreatment, promoting optimal development and offering a support system in times of need.

Parent partnerships and leadership play a key role in prevention strategies to ensure they are responsive and relevant to all kinds of family needs, offer choices and model the relationships among families, service providers, and community resources that can promote the best possible environment for children's development. Parent partnerships work best when parents have key leadership role in the decision making process in program planning, implementation, and assessment.