Why the Community Response?

 The community response is based upon the belief that parents love their children and want them to be safe.  Sometimes parents need help to make that happen.  The community response can  provide that help. 

Working in partnership with families

Identifying families needs

 Providing services and resources in a  family’s
own community

Building on the family’s and community's  Strengths.

The Parenting Network - Visalia Family Resource Center  (PN-VFRC) received information that your family may need support and assistance.  Your family was referred to your PN-VFRC .  A team member of the PN-VFRC will visit your home to offer services and linkages to services.      

What is Differential Response?

 Every month, hundreds of calls are made to the Child Abuse Hotline.  Some calls are made to help protect children who are living in an unsafe environment and may be at risk of child abuse or neglect.

And sometimes a call can be about a family who is experiencing some difficulties in life or  parenting challenges .  Their children are safe and not at risk of child abuse or neglect.  However, depending on the family’s needs , they may benefit from receiving resources and/or referrals from community partners.

Community Response:

A community partner meets with the family to offer services and support


What Services Are Available?


Parenting Classes and Info.

Housing Assistance Referrals


Clothing Closets

Support Groups


Prenatal Info.

Medical Services Referrals

 Counseling Referrals

Car Seat Referral


Other Family Resource Centers
that Participate
In Differential Response 

Cutler-Orosi Joint Unified
School District
12623 Avenue 416
Orosi, CA 93647
Phone: (559) 528-1793

Earlimart Family Resource Center

114 North Front St.
Earlimart, CA 93219
Phone: (661) 849-2960


Lindsay Healthy Start
475 E. Honolulu Street
Lindsay, CA 93247
Phone: (559) 562-8292


Woodlake Family
Resource Center
168 N. Valencia St.
Woodlake, CA 93286
Phone: (559) 564-5212




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