The Children & Family Resource Center

The Children & Family Resource Center (CFRC) is a 501c3 non-profit organization located in Henderson County, NC. The CFRC was created in November, 1998 as a result of a Children’s Initiative of the Community Foundation of Henderson County which addressed the barriers that were preventing or impeding families from accessing local services. A high priority was given to consolidating services, promoting communication and collaboration, and simplifying access to children’s services. CFRC merged three separate non-profit agencies, adopted the ‘best practices’ of the agencies and began operation in April 1999 as a stronger, more efficient agency.

Today, CFRC offers programs that address the various aspects of early childhood development and education, quality child care, parenting and family support. In addition to our programs, the CFRC also serves as a referral center for clients who are in need of services in our community. We house a comprehensive early learning resource library for parents and care providers of young children.

Board of Directors

Melinda Whitmire

Anderson Ellis
Vice President

Steve Gwaltney

Liz Bustamante, Col., Ret. USAF

Joyce Beschta
Brent Clever
Charlie Cranford
Elizabeth Duffey
Trey Ford
Nicole Foxworth
Jessica Freeman
Matthew Gruebmeyer
Rebecca Lebowitz
Anne Marie Lester
Barbara Mandell
John McTigue
Catherine Morris
Howard Rowland
Judy Smith
Robert Sundeen
John Veazey
Suzanna Waddell