About Us

The Southeast Family Resource Center was established in 1991 as the Southeast Coordinating Council. The center itself wasn't named a center until 1993 then it was called the Southeast Center Serving Children with Special Needs (SOECS). Later years the name was changed to The Southeast Family Resource Center (SFRC).

The SFRC is funded under the, Individuals with Disabilities Education act (IDEA) under Part C, Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities. The Mission of the SFRC and the Southeast Early Intervention Council is to provide parent-to-parent support and a welcoming place for families of infants and toddlers who are at risk or have a developmental delay or disability. The collaborative support provided by the SFRC staff, parent mentors, community partners, and the Southeast Early Intervention Council continues to be the focus of ongoing assistance to parents/caregivers when experiencing the feelings of being overwhelmed, which new parents commonly point out.

The SFRC staff which, are parent/s of children with special needs, know the value of parent-to-parent support and are professionally trained. The SFRC provides families and professionals access to the Resource Lending Library, information and referrals, monthly support group, parent trainings, education, community outreach, and transition assistance when the child turns 3 years old.

The SFRC serves the following Southeast Los Angeles County communities under the catchman area of Harbor Regional Center.

Harbor Regional Center: (310) 540-1711 or (888) 540-1711 

  • Lakewood
  • Bellflower
  • Norwalk
  • Cerritos
  • Artesia
  • Hawaiian Gardens

Languages spoken: English and Spanish Hours of operation: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Or by appointment

Mailing Address

PO BOX 307 Lakewood, CA 90714

Office (562) 926-7254

Fax (562) 926-7256

Disability Rights


CDCAN Advocacy

The Arc

Eastern Los Angeles

Regional Center

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