Mercer Family Resource Center (formerly Mercer House) serves thousands of individuals in its efforts to provide education, counseling, and prevention services that build stronger and healthier youth and families in our community. Since 1971 the agency has continued to take an active role in raising prevention awareness in Natrona County, by providing individual programs and social service collaborations. Each year we serve approximately 3,000 families through parenting classes, early intervention and education, and empowerment programs for youth. We reach another 80% of the population through substance abuse and suicide prevention/awareness presentations and campaigns. The Natrona County Prevention Coalition (NCPC) and Youth Empowerment Council (YEC) are two programs of the agency, who have shared this mission and vision.
We are grateful to Sinclair Casper Refinery and our local community for your ongoing support. Our agency realizes the impact of the economic downturn in the recent past on our donors and clientele. On average 75% of our clients meet federal and state guidelines for poverty. We were able to provide 10,524 hours of services last year to those who needed it most. In our vision to build a unified community with strong families and healthy youth, Mercer Family Resource Center provides family and parenting education, adult and youth intervention, and community connections that are proactive, impactful, and accessible to anyone in the community!
Recent quotes from class participants when asked about Mercer FRC-
“It saved my life, my family. Thank you”
“Because it is a resource my family can lean on to be a better unit together. Our community, as a whole, is better with Mercer because it teaches skills that can be used in all…situations, especially the difficult situations.”
“I’ve also made a family with the other kids in YEC, and those bonds have carried me a long way. I had my own struggles with life, where I thought I really didn’t have a choice in what would happen next, but having YEC and its kids there to support me made all the difference. I do believe that YEC has changed me as a person and without it I have no idea where I’d be, but I would have never had the experiences I have today.”