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Families First FRC


What is a Family Resource Center (FRC)?

The FRC helps provide assistance aimed at removing any non-academic barriers that your student and/or family may face during the course of your journey through school. The purpose of the FRC is to create a community partnership that is dedicated to helping students succeed in school by providing families with information and access to community services. The FRC is on-site at these schools in order to provide all children and their families enrolled at Veterans Park.  The FRC Coordinator works at both Veterans Park Elementary and Brenda Cowan Elementary.  

Services include:

Weekend Food Bags

School Supply Support

Parent Engagement/Family Events

Holiday Assistance

Clothing / Hygiene / Basic Needs Assistance

Community Agency Referrals (Utilities/Rent/Food/Health)

Childcare/GED Referrals & Information

Mental Health Referrals & Information


Brenda Cowan: Tuesday / Thursday / AM Friday

859.381.2990 ext. 29403

Veterans Park: Monday / Wednesday / PM Friday

859.381.3161 ext. 27265

Center Hours: 7:15 am - 2:45 pm

The FRC remains open during the summer break.



School Supply Assistance


If you are in need of School Supply Assistance, please reach out to Mrs. Love using the link below:


Weekend Food Bag Program

The FRC offers a weekly food bag program for students in need. If you would like to register your student, contact Mrs. Love at or via Class Dojo. Space & supplies are limited. Food bags are sent home with students on Fridays.

The Family Resource Center utilizes a council of community, staff and family members to facilitate decision making!  All meetings are open to the public.  If you would like to attend, please contact Mrs. Love at for the virtual meeting link.  All meetings are held at 3:00 pm.

September 13, 2023

November 15, 2023

January 17, 2024

March 13, 2024

May 15, 2024


Cuts & Curls

Our district’s annual Cuts & Curls event is transforming into a year-round opportunity for students to receive free haircuts. We want all everyone to feel confident when they step on campus! Thanks to the generosity of community partners, Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS) will offer a combined 200 vouchers a month for free haircuts and styles throughout the 2023-24 school year for use at various shops around Lexington.

Request a Voucher here:

FCPS thanks these businesses for donating their time and talents to help us care for our students:

Bombshell Experience Salon

Fades Barbershop

Hive Salon

Kentucky Wildcuts Barber Shop

The Lexington Academy of Barbering (LAB)

Ms. Holly’s Barber Shop

Paul Mitchell, The School

The Summit Salon Academy

Too Cute Salon

Families with questions or businesses who want to participate may email Lindsay Mattingly in our Department of Family & Community Engagement or call (859) 381-4482.