History of HNFRC

Humboldt Network of Family Resource Centers 'HNFRC'

a brief history of our collaborative partnership

1991 - 1996

First Healthy Starts are established in Humboldt County


The first meeting of Healthy Start Coordinators

The purpose of meetings was to provide mutual support

1997 - 2002

More Healthy Starts arrive in Humboldt via grant funding

Family Resource Centers 'FRC' and Community Resource Centers 'CRC' enter the informal collaborative circle


Healthy Start Schools and Community Partnership 'HSSCP' formally assembles with bylaws and membership

County of Humboldt Department of Health and Human Services 'DHHS' assigns liaisons to FRC and CRC sites


First HSSCP cooperative grant written as an all-member coalition (written to the Stuart Foundation)

County of Humboldt DHHS includes HSSCP in its grant applications and establishes formal partnership with HSSCP members


Dedicated coordinator/consultant hired to administrate HSSCP's collaborative

HSSCP is awarded grants as a joint coalition from Humboldt Area Foundation and Smullin Foundation


Grant awarded to HSSCP from Mel and Grace McClean Foundation

North Coast Clinics Network 'NCCN' agrees to serve as fiscal sponsor for HSSCP

County of Humboldt DHHS contracts with and funds all HSSCP sites to perform Differential Response

Redwood Coast Action Agency 'RCAA' partners with HSSCP to bring on 8 AmeriCorps A.F.A.C.T.R. case workers


HSSCP partners with Food For People to launch a Nutrition Education program with CNN grant funding

Joint project planning begins between HSSCP, First 5, and County of Humboldt

California Family Resource Association 'CFRA' is established and HSSCP joins as a member

The City of Arcata sends a representative to HSSCP meetings as a non-member collaborator

Cross-trainings between HSSCP and the County of Humboldt begin

2007 - 2009

HSSCP continues to act as a unified coalition in the pursuit of local, joint project funding

Dedicated coordinator/consultant hired to administrate HSSCP's collaborative

Joint Humboldt Area Foundation and Smullin Foundation grants received


HSSCP engages in capacity building projects with the support of Strategies and Mclean Foundation

Safety Net funds received for client basic needs

2011 - 2012

HSSCP partners with Strategies and deploys Family Development Matrix outcomes tool

Capacity-building efforts at HSSCP continue with three focuses - Outcomes, Technology, and Reporting

DHHS contract and CAPIT grant both continue