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Mountain Communities Family Resource Center, Inc.

Enriching Families- Enhancing Community- Empowering Youth

aka MCFRC   |   Frazier Park, CA   |  www.mcfrc.com

Mission

The Center is organized exclusively for public and charitable purposes, more specifically to improve the quality of life for individuals and families in the Frazier Mountain Communities, and to provide access to quality health, education, and safety-related activities, community resources, services, and programs. It is our purpose to ensure a full range of these services and programs are available in our communities and to provide them directly whenever feasible.

Ruling year info

2011

Executive Director

Mrs. Lindsay Call

Main address

P.O. Box 1902

Frazier Park, CA 93225 USA

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Formerly known as

Mountain Community Collaborative

EIN

80-0719925

NTEE code info

Family Services (P40)

Employment Procurement Assistance and Job Training (J20)

Community Coalitions (S21)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Health Services

Provide health insurance application assistance, transportation assistance to medical and social services appointments, prescription payment assistance and referral, health service advocacy, co-located health services personnel of other agencies at MCFRC facility (Dept. of Human Services, Health Insurance Counseling Advocacy Program, Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, etc.), organize and coordinate organizations to provide local immunization and dental programs for children, and vision services for adults and children.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults

Assist families and individuals with food stamp applications, referral to local food pantries and clothes closets, process utility assistance applications, provide Medicare and Social Security Insurance information and referrals, provide rental/mortgage assistance, and maintain and distribute community services directories for senior citizens and families. We also annually coordinate the local Toys for Tots program with the Marine Reserve Unit in Kern County. Referrals are also made for crisis intervention of various types (restraining orders, emergency food and shelter, homeless services, domestic violence, etc.).

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Our current and past educational programs include: Preschool scholarships for kindergarten readiness: 218 awarded since March 2001 with average percentage of increase in preschooler scores of 75% in some years. Mommy & Me Parent/Child Devopment: Over 275 families participated since 2002. Parents increased knowledge in child development, parenting skills, community engagement to overcome social isolation, and increased knowledge of local resources. Parenting Classes: 10-week course conducted by certified instructors. Nurturing Parenting curriculum provided in face-to-face home visits. First 5 Kern New Parent Kit containing child development and instructional CDs, a children's storybook, and infant/child care book. Over 115 distributed in English & Spanish since 2004. 10-week Single Parent Success course which includes career aptitude assessment, college education plan, personal goal setting, and family budgeting.

Population(s) Served
Families
Infants and toddlers

Volunteer opportunities are provided in the Family Resource Center's offices and programs to perform various work assignments. For example: Assist with community food and goods distributions. Conduct Medication Take-back Programs. Perform canned goods drive. Help organize food pantry and pre-bag food for families. Assist with grant research and writing. Office receptionist duties. Maintain, clean, and repair office, furniture, and equipment. Language interpretation assistance. Staff booths at community events. Facilitate drug and alcohol support groups.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Unemployed people

Where we work

Accreditations

Mountain Communities Collaborative - Accredited Community Collaborative with Integrated Services 2020

Awards

Charter 2004

Boy Scouts of America

Certificate of Appreciation, Toys for Tots 2004

United States Marine Corps Reserve

Certificate of Appreciation, Toys for Tots 2000

United States Marine Corps Reserve

Certificate of Appreciation, Toys for Tots 2001

United States Marine Corps Reserve

Certificate of Appreciation, Toys for Tots 2002

United States Marine Corps Reserve

Commander's Award, Toys for Tots 2003

United States Marine Corps Reserve

Certificate of Appreciation, Toys for Tots 2005

United States Marine Corps Reserve

Certificate of Appreciation, Toys for Tots 2006

United States Marine Corps Reserve

Certificate of Appreciation - Community Contributions 2006

Boys and Girls Club of Frazier Mountain

Certificate of Appreciation, Toys for Tots 2007

United States Marine Corps Reserve

Big Heart Award 2002

Boys Scouts of America

Commander's Award, Toys for Tots 2008

United States Marine Corps Reserve

Certificate of Appreciation, Toys for Tots 2009

United States Marine Corps Reserve

Certificate of Appreciation 2003

First 5 Kern

Christmas Angles Award 2007

Mountain Christmas Giving Project

Appreciation and Recognition 2010

United States Census 2010

Certificate of Appreciation, Toys for Tots 2010

United States Marine Corps Reserve

Certificate of Appreciation 2007

Rotary International

Appreciation and Recognition for F.P. Skate Park Project 2006

Mountain Arts and Recreation Coalition

Certificate of Recognition, Outstanding Community Service 2008

California State Senate

Accredited With Integrated Services 2005-2012 2011

Kern County Network for Children

Appreciation and Recognition for F.P. Skate Park Project 2006

Mountain Arts and Recreation Coalition

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of backpacks filled with school supplies distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Educational Services

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of families assisted with rent or mortgage to avoid eviction

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of low-income households who have received utilities assistance to keep the lights, heat and/or water on in their homes

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of food boxes distributed.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Social Services

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our organizational goals are to:
1. Reduce food insecurities for families with children, senior citizens and disabled individuals
2. Provide access to health insurance and increase knowledge on how to maintain and use health insurance
3. Reducing underage drinking and prescription drug abuse
4. Increase youth leadership in our community

1. Reduce food insecurities for families with children, senior citizens and disabled individuals.
a. We have enlarged are food pantry with local support from a hospital district and continue to seek other funding to sustain.
b. We have partnered with and Kern County Organization to purchase food at .19 cents per pound.
c. Create opportunities for local schools, bushiness and churches to conduct canned food drives.

2. Provide access to health insurance and increase knowledge on how to maintain and use health insurance.
a. Three staff are currently hold certification for Covered California Certified Application Counselor.
b. Educational classes are held for parents on the application process while area provider who cover our location are invited to inform clients on services and use.

3. Reducing underage drinking and prescription drug abuse.
1. Meet monthly with our coalition, Mountain Communities Coalition Against Substance Abuse (MCCASA) and utilizing environmental strategies (access, media, policies and ordinances, community norms) with our 12 sectors on the coalition.
4. Increase youth leadership in our community.
a. Send local junior high and high school students to California Association of Student Councils (CASC) to empower our youth.
b. CASC trained youth are now conducting a local 3-day youth leadership conference for local 7th graders. The youth run weekly meetings that plan and conduct drug and alcohol awareness campaigns -youth to youth- and are involved in the environmental strategies. Please see the MyC3 (Mountain Youth Can Change Communities) award-winning public service announcement at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3wcaTwDEn0.

The Mountain Communities Collaborative is an Accredited Collaborative with Integration of Services. It is renewed annually. Our collaborative partners assist us in our goals and help to increase resources. The FRC opened it's doors in 1999 (the school district is the fiscal agent for most grants) and the nonprofit was formed in 2011 to continue to bring in funds and resources for the established FRC. Management and staff continuity have allowed us to continually building on its foundation.

Staff training as allowed us to sustain many of our programs beyond the grants we have received. We constantly ask ourselves how to sustain a resource and work toward that goal without collaborative partners.

1. Reduce food insecurities for families with children, senior citizens and disabled individuals.
2. Provide access to health insurance and increase knowledge on how to maintain and use health insurance
3. Reducing underage drinking and prescription drug abuse
4. Increase youth leadership in our community

1. Reduce food insecurities for families with children, senior citizens and disabled individuals have: Our resources have increased for our food pantry so we had to double the size of the pantry.
Have Not: found a free sustainable source for food

2. Provide access to health insurance and increase knowledge on how to maintain and use health insurance
Have: We are the only entity in our rural location that completes the application process for individuals and will have an additional staff member trained by early November.

3. Reducing underage drinking and prescription drug abuse
Have: We have reduced underage drinking, access to prescription drugs
Have: Sustained the Medication Take-Bake program buy partnership with Kern County Sheriff and the placement of a permanent Medication Take Back box at the local substation.

4. Increase youth leadership in our community
Have: Conducted for two years now, a local leadership conference
Have: Increased the size of our MyC3 youth leadership group by 40%
Have: Conducted the fundraisers to continue to support our goal to increase leadership skills in our youth.

Financials

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Mountain Communities Family Resource Center, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 12/23/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Misty Johnston

Youth Pastor, Frazier Mountain Community Church

Term: 2020 -

Mel Weinstein

Retired Photographer

Debbie Turner

Business Owner (accupuncture)

Anne Burnaugh

MCFRC, Inc Co-Founder/ Retired

Steven Larson

Retired Scientist

Charity Biggs

Small Business Owner

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/23/2022

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Leadership

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Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

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Disability

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