Laurel Elementary School

What Is a Family Resource Center

The Kentucky Family Resource and Youth Services Centers were established as a component of the historic Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA) of 1990. The mission of these school-based Centers is to help academically at-risk students succeed in school by helping to minimize or eliminate non-cognitive barriers to learning.

FRYSCs are strengthened by community partnerships in their ability to provide vital programs, services and referrals to students and their families. These partnerships are critical in efforts on behalf of students to promote: early learning and successful transition to school; academic achievement and well-being; and graduation and transition into adult life.
The goal of Family Resource Centers is to remove or reduce any barrier a child might have to getting a quality education.  Family Resource Centers serve children through age 12 and coordinate:
  • Referrals to Childcare Resource
  • Community Service Projects
  • Eyeglass Referrals (Lions Club)
  • Health Service Referrals
  • Basic Needs
  • Christmas Cops Program/Holiday Assistance
  • Mental Health Referrals (as needed)
  • Grief Counseling (as needed)
  • Clothing Closet
  • Assist our District Crisis Management
  • Assist Families During Crisis/Disasters
  • Provide Educational Assemblies (Red Ribbon Week/ Blue Ribbon Week)
  • Dental Program (collaboration w/Lewis Co. Health Dept.)
  • Tooth fairy
  • Grandparent Support Group
  • Home Visits (as needed)


Helping Hands Family Resource Center

Lisette Clark - Coordinator
Doing “Whatever It Takes”

116 Laurel School Road
Vanceburg, KY 41179
Office Hours: Monday 7:45 - 3:15
Ph. 606 796-2214
 Helping Hands
Laurel Elementary School
116 Laurel School Road, , Vanceburg, KY 41179
Phone: 606-796-2214 | Fax: 606-796-0805
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