About the Parent Resource Center

Our Vision

All families are healthy and nurturing; children feel safe, stable and loved.

Our Mission

To build strong, healthy families by offering education and supportive services to prevent child abuse/neglect and empower and strengthen our families and community.

Our Values

We believe in and are guided by the following values:

Integrity: We are honest, ethical, genuine, and fair.

Passion: We are committed in heart and mind. We use our drive and commitment to energize, engage, and inspire others.

Quality: We focus on success. We focus on our work, how we do it, and do it well.

Compassion: We perform our work with empathy, love, and respect.

Collaboration: We work with others to make a difference and achieve results. We are a dependable and responsive partner.

Trust is the foundation upon which all our values are based.

About Us

As a Family Resource Center, the Parent Resource Center (PRC) has been giving hope to families in need since 1992. We build strong, healthy families by providing parenting education, information and resource referrals, supportive services, child care, and more. We provide these services to parents, grandparents, guardians, children, and families in Stanislaus County.


The Parent Resource Center (PRC) has a combined history and experience of more than 30 years of in-home parenting support and education services. From 1979 to 1992 the agency was known as the “Home Visiting Project” of Stanislaus County Public Health’s Early Assessment Intervention Program (EAIP). When Public Health experienced budget cuts and the project was to be discontinued, community volunteers advocated to continue the mentoring project. These caring volunteers had a vision of providing support to families within the community who are at risk of abusing their children.

In November 1992, a Board of Directors was formed and a site for the PRC was selected.  The community donated start-up funds to renovate an old bank building located in west Modesto to be close to the population to be served.  The PRC became an incorporated non-profit 501(c)3 organization on November 30, 1992, and has since served an integral part of the prevention of child abuse and neglect in Stanislaus County.

As of January 2003, the agency became a United Way of Stanislaus County Member Agency.  This relationship is an important one as it serves to improve the quality of life for families in Stanislaus County.