The Family and Relationship Crisis Centre (FRCC) a registered charity was set up in 1995 as an initiative of the Church of God of Prophecy in Luton. A black led organisation based in Luton, with a dedicated team of staff and volunteers delivers family based projects, addressing issues of social exclusion, individual & family empowerment, education under achievement and mental health.
FRCC and the Church has a vision to see “broken lives restored”, through a practical demonstration of Christian love and compassion for people and a desire to see each person reflect their God-given potential. This has been realised through the development of innovative and creative projects, each with an overall aim of social inclusion, reparation and restoration. A key feature of each project is its empowerment theme expressed through treating each individual with respect and dignity, and allowing them to take control of their lives.
FRCC works in partnership with statutory and voluntary sector agencies such as Luton Schools; Social Services; Luton Borough Council; to achieve its objectives. Activities to date have included:
• The provision of out of school and classroom support for pupils at risk of underachieving or disengaging from the educational system, offering them a culturally competent and sensitive service that help to improve their learning and life outcomes. This is done through the Black Boys Can/ WISE Project.
• The design and accreditation of a community empowerment course available through the Chiltern Regional Open College network; and
• The provision of Clinical and Pastoral Counselling that enables individuals to take responsibility for personal and interpersonal transformation through the acquisition of key life skills.
As a growing organisation FRCC is able to offer volunteering opportunities to people looking to work with disadvantaged youth to help raise their educational attainment and to support them in realising their potential.