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Family Resource Centers of Scott County are a place for connection to services and support.

Scott County families are invited to visit a Family Resource Center for information about community resources, referrals for services, or assistance completing applications and paperwork. Attend our free and fun family programs and parenting supports throughout the month. Opportunities are available to connect with our providers individually. We also offer culturally specific support and language access for our Latino and Somali participants. Our services are free and confidential.

The Shakopee Family Resource Center is located at 1615 Weston Court, Shakopee MN. Walk-ins are accepted during open hours:

  • Mondays, 1 - 6 PM
  • Tuesdays, 9 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesdays, 1 - 6 PM
  • Thursdays, 9 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Fridays, 9 AM - 1 PM

Family Programs

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Read and Create with the Library

Children and their parents/caregivers are welcome to join us for our FREE and FUN bilingual (English/Spanish) story time led by library staff. After reading, you will create a fun activity to take home.

First Monday of the Month from 4:30-5:30pm at the Family Resource Center (1615 Weston Court, Shakopee)


  • Monday, December 4


Playtime with Public Health

Join Playtime with Public Health for activities that encourage families to learn, grow, and have fun together.

Second Tuesday of the Month


Winter Fun (Click for the pdf flyer.)

Join Scott County Public Health for winter-themed art and science activities.

  • Tuesday, December 12 from 10:30-11:30am at the Family Resource Center (1615 Weston Court, Shakopee)


Science Time with the Library

Science Time with the Library

Join Science Time with the Library for STEM exploration and fun for young children.

Activity instructions are available in English, Spanish and Somali.

3rd Thursday/Friday of the Month


  • Thursday, December 21 from 3-4:30pm at the Savage Library (13090 Alabama Ave S, Savage)
  • Friday, December 22 from 10-11am at the Family Resource Center (1615 Weston Court, Shakopee)

WellnessintheParks2023Wellness in the Parks

Join Wellness in the Parks for information to enjoy time outdoors with your family.


Warm up to Winter Open House (Click for the pdf flyer.)

Nature is one of our greatest resources for improving health and wellness all year round! Learn how to continue to engage with and enjoy the outdoors, even when it’s cold outside.

Learn tips for dressing for winter weather, activities to try, and parks to visit.

The first 20 families in attendance will receive a free pair of children's gloves or mittens. (*Must live in Scott County.)

  • Wednesday, December 20 from 4-6pm at the Family Resource Center, Shakopee.

FRC Winter Break Events 2023Winter Break Free and Fun Activities

Visit the Family Resource Center this Winter Break for fun for all ages.

  • Gingerbread Fun -Thursday, December 21 from 10am-12pm

Stop in to create gingerbread houses, people and more!


  • Family Movie -Tuesday, December 26 from 12-2pm 

Enjoy popcorn and watch a movie. Bring your favorite stuffed animal or blanket to snuggle with.


  • Books and Board Games -Wednesday, December 27 from 2-4pm

Stop in to read and play with friends! Families can pick out gently used books and board games to continue the fun at home. (While supplies last.)


  • Snowy Day Arts and Crafts  -Thursday, December 28 from 10am-12pm 

Fun projects for all ages.


  • New Year Celebration!  -Friday, December 29 from 11am-12:30pm

Celebrate the new year with activities, dancing, and a count down at noon!

Parenting and Teen Programs


Balanced Parenting

Join discussions around balanced parenting including how to find time to support yourself as well as your family.

This group will be led by a parent educator from the Scott County Mental Health Center.

There will be supervised activities for children.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Friday, December 15 from 10 to 11:30 AM at the Family Resource Center (1615 Weston Court, Shakopee).


Healthy Families, Healthy Conflict - Fall 2023

Healthy Families, Healthy Conflict

Parent Leadership Circle

Most families will struggle with conflict at some point. Learn how to address the five characteristics of families struggling with conflict: blame, reactivity, quick-fix mentality, herding, and leadership.

2nd Tuesday of the Month with two options to join.

Tuesday, December 12 from 2-4pm at the Family Resource Center (1615 Weston Court Shakopee, MN 55379)

Tuesday, December 12 from 8-9:15pm on Zoom (Zoom ID: 795 105 7126)


Hosted by The Katallasso Group: Empowering families and communities in restorative conflict resolution skills and family mediation.

Destiny Dads

Destiny Dads

Dads have a desire to form meaningful bonds with their children. Unfortunately, many fathers face significant obstacles in their role as a parent. Damascus Way has created a fathering program called Destiny Dads, intended to serve and support fathers.

Mentorship and support groups available through a partnership with Damascus Way, Scott County, Together WE CAN and the Family Resource Centers.

For more information or to enroll visit:

Destiny Dads Drop-In Hours

Every Thursday from 1-3pm at the Family Resource Center (1615 Weston Court, Shakopee)

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*New* NAMI Classes

NAMI Minnesota and Family Resource Center Shakopee are hosting the following classes in person for families and caregivers 

Class Name: NAMI Moment: Anxiety, Stress and Coping

Class Description: This is an abbreviated version of our full length class. In this 30 minute NAMI Moment, learn about what anxiety and stress are and where they come from. Practice coping strategies for stress as well as learn the difference between positive and negative coping strategies. Learn the warning signs of an anxiety disorder and where to go for help.  Time will be available for questions after the presentation.

Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2023

Time: 2:30-3:30 PM 

Location: Family Resource Center- Shakopee, 1615 Weston Ct Shakopee MN 55379

Eventbrite Registration Link:

Family Peer Support with NAMI MN

Meet 1:1 with NAMI's Certified Family Peer Support Specialist for assistance with navigating the mental health system, understanding adolescent and teen mental health, empowering your family to take charge of mental wellbeing, and more!

Thursday, December 14 from 3:30-4:30pm

To set up an appointment:

Peer Recovery Support Services

Virtual support available through MN Prevention and Recovery Alliance.

Call (612) 238-6393 or email [email protected] for more information.


TreeHouse Scott County is on a mission to end hopelessness among teens. It's a safe place for teens (12-17 years old) to belong. A group is now meeting at the Family Resource Center (1615 Weston Court, Shakopee).

For more information please call/text 952-412-4430.

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Acompáñanos a nuestro círculo de conexión con mujeres latinas en el condado de Scott.

Thursday, December 7 from 5:30-7pm at the Family Resource Center (1615 Weston Court, Shakopee)
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Join Advocates for Thriving Communities, Family Resource Centers, and Together WE CAN to learn about services and supports available for families. We'll answer questions and provide information on how to get the help you need. Light refreshments provided.

Upcoming dates:
Wednesday, December 20 from 6-7:30pm at the Family Resource Center. (1615 Weston Court, Shakopee.)

Email [email protected]/DocumentCenter/View/21343 to RSVP.

Individualized Support

EA Prog SupportEconomic Assistance Program Support

Do you have questions about economic assistance program eligibility or need help with paperwork? Meet with the Economic Assistance Program Navigator one on one.

1st Monday of the month from 3 to 6 PM at the Family Resource Center.

3rd Thursday of the month from 2:30 to 4:30 PM at the Family Resource Center.

Email [email protected] for more information.
Housing Consultations

Housing Consultations

Speak directly with Scott County Housing staff about your housing situation and receive resource recommendations and referrals.

1st Thursday of the month from 2:30 to 4:30 PM at the Family Resource Center.

3rd Monday of the month from 3 to 6 PM at the Family Resource Center.

Email [email protected] for more information.

Meet with Children's Disability Services

Meet with staff from Scott County Children's Disability Services to learn more about the programs available to support children with disabilities.

2nd Wednesday of the month from 4 to 6 PM at the Family Resource Center.

4th Tuesday of the month from 10 AM - 12 PM at the Family Resource Center.

Email [email protected] for more information.
Child Support Consulations

Child Support Consultations

Meet with Scott County Child Support staff to ask questions and get helpful information about child support.

2nd Thursday of the month from 10 AM to 12 noon at the Family Resource Center.

4th Monday of the month from 2:30 to 4:30 PM at the Family Resource Center.

Email [email protected] for more information.
EmploymentandTrainingEmployment and Training Consultation

Looking for a new career? Set up an appointment with Employment and Training to learn all about job and training opportunities in Scott County.

4th Monday of the month from 2:30 to 4:30 PM at the Family Resource Center.

Email [email protected] for more information.

Financial Counseling with University of Minnesota Extension

2nd Mondays of the month from 3 to  6 PM at the Family Resource Center.

Email [email protected] for more information.

*NEW* Video from University of Minnesota Extension:

Click here to watch: e SNAP Benefit Changes

The video includes helpful information on understanding the changes, adjusting your budget to meet the loss of income, local food resources, and more!

FRC Cultural Navigation

Culturally Specific Service Navigation

We are proud to serve the Latino and East African communities in partnership with CAP Agency, Mi C.A.S.A., Isuroon, and the Community Resource Center.

Email [email protected] for information regarding schedules.

WIC at the Family Resource Centers

On December 7 and December 21 from 9am-4:00pm, caregivers and children ages 0-5 years old can connect with WIC at the Family Resource (1615 Weston Court, Shakopee.)

Through WIC, eligible caregivers receive both an eWIC card with funds to purchase specific food items, and regular counseling sessions that give parents and caregivers the support and goal-setting skills they need to help them learn to use those items to create healthy meals. By encouraging parents and caregivers, they gain the confidence to develop an enriching mealtime structure for their children.

For more information call (952) 818-3728.

Children's Dental Services at the Family Resource Centers

Children’s Dental Services is pleased to expand services in partnership with Scott County Public Health and the Family Resource Centers of Scott County. Appointments are available at the Family Resource Center (1615 Weston Court, Shakopee, MN 55379) on the following dates:

  • December 13th 

To make an appointment please call: (612) 746-1530 or (866) 543-6009. Visit for more information.

Screened-for-K Tablet Giveaway

Families with children ages 3-5 years old are eligible to receive an Amazon Fire Tablet powered with Amazon Kids+. 

  • Families must live in Scott County.
  • One per child ages 3-5 not yet enrolled in kindergarten.
  • While supplies last.

To bring home a tablet:

  1. Visit a Family Resource Center location during open hours.
  2. Sit down with a Family Resource Center navigator to register your child for an Early Childhood Screening (ECS) or show proof of a completed Early Childhood Screening.
  3. Complete a Family Resource Center referral form to connect with services.

Screened-for-K Tablet Giveaway in English, Spanish, and Somali (PDF)

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Volunteering at the Family Resource Centers

Family Resource Centers are a space where individuals and organizations come together to help children and families thrive. Family Resource Center programming reflects the needs, interests, and cultures of community members. Community volunteer roles include hosting and children’s programming. We also invite you to reach out regarding partnerships and collaborations. For more information, please email: [email protected],