(back row, left to right) Thea Daniels and Christine Johnston are Family Resource & Information Center coordinators. Susana Garcia (front) is FRIC's bi-lingual specialist, who helps families who speak only Spanish to navigate the hospital environment.
FRIC has computers for you to use to check your email, surf the Internet and do research.
Located across from the Friendly Café on the second floor, the Family Resource & Information Center provides information, support, referrals, and access to books, magazines, pamphlets, videos, and the Internet. It’s a place to go for research, recreation, and respite from hospital routine. We encourage you to stop by.
The center also offers information about neighborhood services near Children's Hospital, such as where to eat, shop, do laundry – even where you can have family fun before or after a hospital visit.
The Family Resource & Information Center hosts family coffee hours, knitting workshops and other family events. A bi-lingual specialist is on hand to help families who speak only Spanish.
The Family Resource & Information Center is grateful to receive the following in-kind donations for our families:
Packets of toiletries including any or all of the following: toothbrush, toothpaste, comb or brush, deodorant, soap, shampoo
Sibling kits with playing cards, coloring or game (sodoku, crossword, wordsearch) books, coloring pens
Craft supplies such as yarn, needles and hooks, embroidery materials, cross-stitch kits
Pens, pencils, notepads to handout
Non-perishable healthy snacks such as granola bars
G, PG or PG13 rated DVD movies and Playstation games
Magazines such as Oprah or People
Spanish magazines and books for children and adults
Monday and Friday — 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday — 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday — 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Some weekend hours based on volunteer availability.
Phone: From inside the hospital, dial 3549. From outside, call (510) 428-3549.