Mission, Values, & Philosophy

Family Resource Associates (FRA) is a New Jersey non-profit agency located in Shrewsbury, helping children, adolescents and people of all ages with disAbilities to reach their fullest potential. FRA connects individuals to independence through modern therapies and advanced technology. Acknowledging the powerful influence of the family, we remain committed to them by offering both support and education.

FRA assists individuals of all ages who have developmental delays or disAbilities as well as acquired disAbilities. FRA provides home-based early intervention for infants, therapeutic recreation programs and assistive technology services, along with family and sibling support groups.

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Values

  • The empowerment of people with disabilities to reach their greatest level of personal achievement and independence is key to FRA's work.

  • The involvement, support and education of the entire family are core to all of FRA's activities.

  • Responsiveness to parental concerns generates FRA's priorities to develop innovative services.

  • Mutual respect between our inter-disciplinary staff and parents is a critical component of FRA's services and success.

  • Commitment to the development of partnerships to create innovative services for persons with disabilities and their families is ongoing at FRA.

Philosophy

FRA, the family center for children with delayed or disabled development, encompasses expertise, innovation and concern in every aspect of service. Shaped by parental involvement and a caring professional staff, we serve as a vital, positive influence on the child and the family. Our evolving and creative services consider the individual's total strengths, situation and needs.

Fostering competency is the key to success. This is stressed in parent training and education. All interactions emphasize capability and positive self-esteem, which contributes to each child's achievement. Significant support, counseling and resource services are available for all family members to strengthen their total well-being.

Resourceful, flexible, and experienced staff members encourage independence of the individual and the family. Implementation of diverse and responsive programs is furthered by up-to-date technology and information. Coordination with outside resources is also an important aspect of the agency.

Addressing the child's complex needs via our trans-disciplinary team model, all staff members bring a variety of skills to their interactions with the child and family. Parents are actively involved and respected as an essential part of this team, thereby empowering them. Staff members in each specific discipline are relied upon for their expertise.

FRA is a source of help, hope and guidance. We are committed to enriching the lives of disabled people and their families... today and tomorrow.

Family Resource Associates Inc.   A center of hope in Shrewsbury, NJ since 1979

35 Haddon Ave., Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 | info@frainc.org

135 Salmon Str, Brick, NJ 08723

270 Industrial Way, Eatontown, NJ 07724