Family Resource Center

Many children and families in the state of Tennessee are working to overcome challenges that can make it difficult for children to successfully learn and grow. In 1993, when the Tennessee legislature formally recognized that schools were in the best position to connect families to effective prevention and intervention programs, they granted authority to local education agencies (such as Hamilton County Schools) to create Family Resource Centers. Across the state of Tennessee, FRCs work proactively to establish collaborative partnerships with parents, communities and business leaders, state and local service agencies, public and private organizations.

Every FRC in the state of Tennessee shares a unified mission: to assist families through information and training, and to help families learn to resolve problems through the collaborative efforts of many disciplines within the community (educational, medical, psychological, business and social services).

Family Resource Center LogoThe Hamilton County Schools Family Resource Center exists to extend this service and mission to the residents of Hamilton County. Whether your family is experiencing challenges related to: lack of food, clothing, or shelter; a dangerous environment because of abuse or domestic violence; needs for medical attention due to physical or mental health; education and academic challenges for both children and adults within the home; or any number of other obstacles that can arise during any season of life, the HCS FRC is here to serve you and your children.

If you have a question or need help, don’t hesitate to reach out to us! If you are a service agency or partner and you would like to make sure we're aware of you, shoot us a message.

Contact Information:
Angela Clark,
FRC Director & Missionary Ridge Outreach Facilitator
Email: clark_a@hcde.org
Phone: 423-498-6731 

Rachel Emond, FRC Director & Rock Point Outreach Facilitator
Email: emond_rachel@hcde.org
Phone: 423-498-6734

Hamilton County Schools Resources

Hamilton County Schools provides a number of resources to families.  The goal of these resources is to support students and their families through offering student supports, family training, family support, engaging parent and community partnerships.

HCS EdConnect no-cost wifi program

Would your students benefit from having EPB WIFI in your home at no-cost to  you or your family? HCS is proud to be partnering with EPB to provide high-speed internet at no-cost to over 28,000 income-eligible students in the district. Even if you already have WIFI in your home or on your personal cell phone, you could still be eligible for HCS EdConnect. If you have questions about the program, CLICK HERE for more information. For questions specifically about your student's eligibility, please contact your child's school. 

Community Resources


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United Way's 2-1-1 is a free and confidential service helping people across the Tennessee Valley find the local resources they need when they need them. One call to 2-1-1 connects you to someone who can help you navigate the maze of human services to get you to the help you need. 2-1-1 offers information about food, housing, employment, transportation, health services, eldercare, and other crisis hotlines. Our trained information and referral specialists can help you find resources for all of these needs and more.

Speak with a Community Resource Specialist by dialing 2-1-1 or 423.265.8000, or by texting your zip code to 898-211.