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Regional Family Resource Network (RFRN) of Boone, Kanawha, and Putnam Counties supports and promotes the collaboration of all citizens in order to develop strategies for communities to succeed. RFRN participates in a variety of activities aimed at maximizing a community’s potential through assessing needs and problem solving, without providing direct services.


All persons, organizations and community groups are invited to participate. There are no formal requirements.


The possibilities are endless when people come together, services are combined, and communities collaborate.




RFRN reaches out to communities by: 


    • Empowering local communities to think and act creatively to solve problems
    • Holding regular network meetings in each county to share information, ideas, successes, and concerns
    • Planning in a collaborative manner for quality services and their delivery
    • Coordinating local efforts with common missions and goals
    • Serving as a neutral grant applicant for projects
    • Serving as a clearinghouse for information about services, grants, conferences and training opportunities
    • Conducting community-based needs assessments, focus groups and other research




Vision Statement: We envision a family-centered, community-based environment that promotes comprehensive quality healthcare and educational/vocational/economic opportunities in a setting that encourages, values, and nurtures all of its members.


The purpose of Family Resource Networks is to provide: 


    • A planning body that assists to coordinate services and minimize duplication of services.
    • A way to share information about resources in the community.
    • An avenue to critically review the community’s needs and what can be done to meet these needs and address service gaps.
    • A body to collaborate with other agencies and citizens to help improve services for recipients.
    • A way to bring recipients of services and providers together to review what works and what doesn’t and look at changes in the delivery system.




Mission Statement: The mission of the Regional Family Resource Network encompassing Boone, Kanawha and Putnam Counties is to facilitate a system of prevention, education, and early intervention activities aimed at enabling families, children, and their communities to reach their fullest potential through community-based planning activities.






History of Family Resource Networks: Initially, Family Resource Networks grew out of The Governor’s Cabinet on Children and Families, which was formed out of Senate Bill 1 (SB1) in 1990 with the charge of developing family-centered structures throughout the state.


Regional Family Resource Network (RFRN) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which coordinates monthly networking meetings among family, provider and community representatives in Boone, Kanawha and Putnam counties, West Virginia. These stakeholder representatives are encouraged to collaboratively plan strategies to fill gaps and improve human services in our area. RFRN is primarily funded by an annual grant received from the WV Department of Health and Human Resources.