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Family Resource Network

Serving Families Raising Children With Special Needs in These California Counties:

Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tuolomne

Phone: 209.472.3674 or Toll Free 800.847.3030


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Friend in Deed CertificateCertificate

A Perfect Gift for:

  • Teachers,
  • Instructional Aides,
  • Doctors,
  • Service Coordinators,
  • Grandparents,
  • Babysitters, or
  • Other special people in your child's life.

"Please send a Friend in Deed Certificate to my sister. The love she has provided to me and my son cannot be measured…"

Do you know someone who deserves special recognition?

We all know someone who has been the cornerstone of our child's success. Or that special someone we turn to in a crisis who has always been able to guide us. Please consider awarding that special someone whose actions are always beyond the call of duty with a certificate recognizing them as a FRIEND IN DEED.

Submit the form below to FRN and we will make sure that those friends whose acts of kindness and compassion have made a difference in the life of a child and their family are formally recognized. Their names will be printed in FRN's next newsletter.

Download the Friend in Deed form, and mail it, along with $10 per certificate to cover the cost of preparing and mailing each certificate. Take the following link see a sample certificate.

Healing Hearts SocietyHealing Hearts Society

Helping Families at Their Most Difficult Time

A wife who loses a husband is called a widow. A husband who loses a wife is called a widower. A child who loses his parents is called an orphan. But...there is no word for a parent who loses a child, that's how awful the loss is.
~ Winston Churchill

In 2006 Family Resource Network (FRN) announced the establishment of the Healing Hearts Society. The Healing Hearts Society was formed to offer limited financial assistance to families following the death of their child with special needs. Individuals and organizations throughout FRN's service area of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties have donated funds to the Healing Heart Society. Currently the Society will offer grants of up to $250 per family.

All requests for funds must be referred to Family Resource Network by a local agency. The Healing Hearts Society Committee will review all applications and allocate grants based on available funds.

Family Resource Network is grateful to the members of the Healing Hearts Society. Their donations will offer assistance and support to families at the most difficult time of their lives.

Any agency wishing to receive an application form and funding criteria should contact FRN at the address listed below. Anyone wishing to make a tax-deductible donation to the Healing Heart Society can contact FRN for a donation form. FRN staff can be reached to answer questions or comments at the telephone number listed above or at

Family Resource Network
Sherwood Executive Center
5250 Claremont Ave., Suite 239
Stockton, CA 95207

A Note About Donations

If you would like to financially support any of the programs offered by FRN, you can specify to which programs you would like to direct your donation by writing it in the "Special Instructions" section of the PayPal form as you check out.

If you would prefer to donate via check, you may click here to access the donation form where you can specify to which programs you would like to direct your donation, and send by postal mail or hand-deliver to:

Family Resource Network
Sherwood Executive Center
5250 Claremont Ave., Suite 239
Stockton, CA 95207