Family Resource Center

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From early literacy to fun activities, the Family Resource Center provides a safe, positive environment for family development.

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For more information about current Family Resource Center programs, download the FRC Calendar here.

Giggles, Squiggles, and Squirms

This fun, interactive early literacy program is designed to prepare families for their children’s entrance into kindergarten. Each family is assigned a mentor that works directly with the parents and children. Children ages 3-5 learn how to count, recognize letters and sounds, sing and dance and expand their vocabulary, while developing social skills, playing and creating memories. August through May.

Monday/Wednesday AM- 9:30-11:30 AM
Tuesday/Thursday AM- 9:30-11:30 AM
Monday/Wednesday PM- 1:00-3:00 PM

345 S. California St
Chandler, AZ 85225

Diaper Assistance

Provides diapers for families in need with children ages 0 to 5, with a scheduled appointment. Walk-ins welcomed Tuesday’s only from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. To schedule an appointment contact Yessica Munoz 480-963-1423 ext 106.

Child Watch

Child Watch provides a safe environment for children while their parents participate in AZCEND programs. Child Watch is open during most class times, food bank hours, and during appointments. Parents must remain on the premises while their child is in the program and sign them in and out.

Benefits Connection

Meet with a Benefits Coordinator to help you navigate through the DES system with dignity by assisting you with applications for SNAP, AHCCCS, cash assistance, and other benefits, reducing the stress of waiting in long lines.

Community Health Program

The FRC hosts health prevention and awareness classes, and offers support including oral health and fluoride treatments, vision and hearing screenings, blood pressure and other health check ups, and mobile onsite medical services.

Operation Santa

Each year AZCEND’s Operation Santa program provides holiday assistance to children throughout the community. This year, we provided over 738 children with a minimum of four gifts each, empowering families during the holidays who may have otherwise not shared this experience. Through Operation Santa, there are many opportunities to get involved, including participating in our Adopt-A-Family program, hosting a new toy and clothing drive, volunteering to pack gift bags and more.

*Chandler Location: 345 S California St, Chandler, AZ 85225

*Gilbert Community Center: 134 W. Bruce Ave, Gilbert, AZ 85233

Open registration hour no appointment needed. Hora de inscripción abierta sin cita.

Monday, October 15th (lunes), 3pm-5pm Gilbert
Tuesday, October 16th (martes), 4pm-6pm Chandler
Wednesday, October 17th (miercoles), 3pm-5pm Gilbert
Thursday, October 18th (jueves), 12pm-2pm Chandler
Friday, October 19st (viernes), 10am-12pm Chandler
Saturday, October 20th (sabado), 10am-12pm Chandler

Monday, October 29th (lunes), 3pm-5pm Gilbert
Tuesday, October 30th (martes), 4pm-6pm Chandler
Wednesday, October 31st (miercoles), 3pm-5pm Gilbert
Thursday, November 1st (jueves), 12pm-2pm Chandler
Friday, November 2nd (Viernes), 10am-12pm Chandler

Tuesday, November 13th (martes), 4pm-6pm Chandler
Wednesday, November 14th (miercoles), 3pm-5pm Gilbert
Thursday, November 15th (jueves), 12pm-2pm Chandler
Friday, November 16th (Viernes), 10am-12pm Chandler

Please bring the following / Favor de traer lo siguiente:
 Proof of income – Prueba de ingresos
 Birth Certificates for all children – Actas de nacimiento para cada niño/a
 Photo ID for all adults – Identificacion de Foto para todos los adultos
 Proof of current address (recent mail)– Prueba de domicillo receinte (de correo)
 Children’s wish list and clothing/shoe sizes–Lista de regalos deseados y talla de ropa/calzado para cada niño/a

After November 16th, registration by appointment.
Después del 16 de Noviembre tienen que hacer cita para registraciones.
Chandler: (480) 963-1423 ext. 119
Gilbert: (480) 892-5331 ext. 100

Operation Back to School

Operation Back to School provides children with school supplies, including backpacks, shoes, socks, underwear and uniforms. AZCEND reaches out to donors and volunteers to be part of this collaborative initiative and serves as a donation site.

There are many opportunities to be involved, including sponsorship, hosting a drive at work, making a financial contribution, donating supplies or volunteering. Information about how to get involved is available online at, including a list of supplies needed for various grade levels ranging from preschool to high school.

Please be on the look out for the 2019 donation dates!