Family Partnership Center

Children laughing happily

Wouldn't it be great if kids came with a manual? Because each child is so very unique, no two manuals could be the same!

Family Partnership Center (FPC) is the next best thing to a customized parenting manual. Our experienced and knowledgeable educators help parents understand their children's development and behaviors, learn effective parenting skills, and discover fun ways to enhance learning and parent child bonding.

FPC serves families residing in Manatee and Sarasota counties by offering in-home parenting services, community-based groups, classes and workshops. Family Partnership Center delivers programs that foster the effective parenting of children and youth.

Our programs are FREE to parents and caregivers and are offered daytime and evenings, many with free childcare.Parenting is the most important job in the world and we believe that all parents deserve up-to-date information and support as they learn to do the job effectively. Because of the Family Partnership Center, no one has to do it alone!

2nd Annual Sangria Showdown

Exchange Clubs are hosting this lively, chic fundraiser to benefit Family Partnership Center September 16th.  Click Here to learn more.


What does Family Partnership Center do? We support families by providing parenting education based on the individual needs of each family. We are able to provide in home programs, support groups, parent-child play groups, and interactive workshops for parents and caregivers. Our services are offered throughout Manatee, Desoto, and Sarasota counties. We serve parents with children ages zero though seventeen.

How much does it cost to attend your programs? Thanks to the generous contributions of caring individuals and organizations, our programs are offered at no cost to the families. Complimentary child care is available during many of our groups and workshops.

I work during the day, do you have programs I can attend? Yes, we offer both daytime and evening programs. Additionally, your employer can request customized, lunchtime workshops onsite .

I feel like I do a pretty good job as a parent, how can I benefit from your programs? Families do not need to be in crisis in order to take advantage of our programs. All parents can benefit from additional support and information. Families face bigger challenges than ever before in keeping their children safe---it is too hard to have to do alone. We are here to help in any way we can.