Family and Community Resources, Inc.*

Historical Timeline

1968

Established as Youth Resource Bureau, by a group of Brockton residents concerned with families in need of help.

1977

Incorporated as Brockton Family and Community Resources, Inc.

1978

Licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Mental Health Clinic.

1980

Received gift of building at 18 Newton Street, Brockton from the Old Colony Association for Mental Health, Inc.

1991

Established Domestic Violence Action Program.

1991

Opened State of Massachusetts first Supervised Visitation Center.

1992

Awarded citation from Massachusetts House of Representatives for "Outstanding Leadership In Domestic Violence and the Development of Programs which demonstrate how violence prevention works".

1993

First state funded program to provide "supervised visitation/parenting services" for children in Out-of-home placement and their non-custodial parents.

1993

Licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Provider of Substance Abuse Services.

1993

Received certification from Department of Public Health as one of state's first 7 certified batterer intervention programs for Plymouth, Norfolk and Bristol Counties Courts.

1994

Co-sponsored Senate Bill No. 819 with Senator Therese Murray –"An Act to provide Safe, Supervised Child Visitation Centers for Non-Custodial parents served with Restraining Orders."

1995

Developed and implemented "Family Violence Advocacy Center" in donated trailer at Brockton District Court in collaboration with Chief Justice Nagle and Sgt. Joseph Butler of the Brockton Police Department.

1997

Collaborated witch Brockton Police Department and the Executive Office of Public Safety on the development and implementation of the "Smart Strike" pilot project for collecting data relative to services for victims of domestic violence.

1998

Integrated Domestic Violence, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services on site at BFCR.

1999

Developed civilian police advocacy project with the East Bridgewater Police Department.

2000

BFCR's program for battered women with substance abuse issues highlighted as a "Promising Practice" in the Urban Institute's 2000 Report to Congress. 

2001

Awarded contract to provide comprehensive services to survivors of victims of 9/11 residing in S.E.  Massachusetts and Eastern R.I.

2001

Collaborated with The Brockton Police Department in the development of the Domestic Violence Plan. This published plan provides a comprehensive framework for a coordinated community response to domestic violence for the Brockton Trial Court jurisdiction.

2002

Developed and implemented the Nation's first Mobile Visitation Program for rural areas.

2002

Implemented services for survivors of victims of homicide for Plymouth and Bristol Counties.

2002

Civilian Police Advocacy Project developed with the Plymouth County District Attorney's Office, Hingham Police Dept., South Shore Women's Resource Center and Womansplace Crisis Center.

2003

Visitation Services funded by Department of Social Services for expansion to Norfolk and Barnstable Counties.

2003

Implemented crisis response, support and group services for survivors of the R.I. Night Club Fire. Received commendation from Governor of R.I.

2003

Developed model program for state for Child Witness to Violence Services, which included two age-specific groups, a parenting group for non-offending parents and childcare, all run simultaneously.

2003

Awarded state funding to develop program to provide community based services to victims of drunk/drugged driving in a tri-county area: Norfolk/Plymouth and Bristol.

2003

Received expanded funding to further develop program for survivors of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

2003

Chosen to participate in Dept. of Transitional Assistance Southeast Pilot Project for victims residing in DTA Homeless Shelters.

2004

Implemented free, confidential services directed toward the needs of survivors, surviving family members, witnesses, and secondary victims of OUI incidents.

2004

Co-sponsored "Open Minds, Open Doors – Working with victims of domestic violence with substance abuse issues and disabilities" conference in partnership with the Southeastern Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation.

2004

 Implemented state's first program placing an advocate for victims of domestic violence in housing and juvenile court.

2005

Staff and management of BFCR re-commit to the delivery of innovative, leading programs for Child, adolescent and adult victims of trauma.

2006

Received funding to expand "Community Based Services" for victims of domestic violence in the City of Brockton and ten surrounding towns

2006

Expanded volunteer Safe Home shelter program to include two faith based sites.

2007

Received grant from Department of Social Services to implement a "Housing Stabilization" Program for victims of domestic violence.

2008

BFCR Child Witness To Violence Program named "Promising Practice Model Program" By Dept. of Children and Families' Domestic Violence Unit.

2009

BFCR Domestic Violence Program expanded it's adult victim services to provide  integrated services  for Latina Victims

2010

Received grant from City of Brockton Police Department to provide bi-lingual Civilian Police Advocacy Services

2010

Brockton Family and Community Resources, Inc. receives OVW grant in collaboration with the Town of East Bridgewater to expand and enhance supervised visitation services.

2010

Brockton Family and Community Resources, Inc. officially re-named "Family and Community Resources, Inc." to more appropriately reflect the geographic area served.

2011

Family and Community Resources, Inc. selected to participate in MA Dept. of Public Health Batterer's Intervention Program Guideline Revision Committee.

2011

Chosen to implement pilot project with Dept. of Transitional Assistance, United Way and Plymouth County Coalition for the Homeless to provide services to victims of trauma and domestic violence residing in hotels/motels in Brockton.

2011

Family and Community Resources, Inc. chosen to sit on Governor's Commission Against Sexual and Domestic Violence sub-committee on Children Who Witness Violence.

2012

Family and Community Resources, Inc. implements program for women over 55 who have been abused by a loved one.

2012

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center awards Family and Community Resources a $5,000 Community Health Fellowship to expand advocacy services for victims of domestic violence at the FCR Quincy Visitation Program.

2013

Family and Community Resources, Inc.  establishes community based group for elders in partnership with local hospital

2013

Family and Community Resources, Inc. is awarded $250,000.00 Dept. of Justice, OVW Grant to expand supervised visitation services for child and adult victims of family violence.

2014

Family and Community Resources, Inc. Recognized by our delegation of Representatives at State House, Boston , MA for continued community services to all victims of domestic violence.

2015

Family and Community Resources, Inc. awarded 8 month grant by the Brockton Public School system to provide services to adolescent enrolled in the Champion Charter and Pathways schools.

2016

Family and Community Resources, Inc., in collaboration with the Brockton Neighborhood Health Center, awarded one of six national grants to train medical personnel in the signs of and appropriate response to victims of family violence.

2016

Family and Community Resources, Inc., in collaboration with South Shore Women's Resource Center and the Town of East Bridgewater receives $750,000 three year grant to expand services for veteran's who are victims of family violence and immigrant women throughout 28 Cities and Towns in southeastern MA

2016

Family and Community Resources, Inc in collaboration with Health Imperatives and South Shore Women's Resource Center organize and co-facilitate the Greater Brockton and Greater Plymouth Area Task force on Sexual and Family Violence.


* Brockton Family and Community Resources, Inc. was officially re-named "Family and Community Resources, Inc." on September 10, 2010.

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