Family Resource Centers

Last Updated: 8/9/2021 3:01 PM

Family Resource/Youth Services Centers



The Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990 created Family Resource and Youth Services Centers as a partnership between the public schools and the Cabinet for Families and Children to provide services to families. The function of the centers is to establish a link between families and the services necessary to meet basic needs and remove barriers to learning. The centers make referrals in the areas of health and social services, employment information and adult education classes, child care services, substance abuse, and family crisis intervention. Nursing services are available at all  schools.

Family Resource centers serve children through twelve years of age. Areas which must be addressed are: preschool child care for children two and three years of age; after school child day care; families in training; parent and child education; support and training for child care providers; and health services or referrals to health services.

Youth Service Centers serve children over twelve years of age. Areas which must be addressed include: referrals to health and social services; employment counseling, training, and placement; summer and part time job development; drug and alcohol abuse counseling; and family crisis and mental health counseling. 

The centers provide a variety of services and access to resources for families, students and the school community. 

The Kenton County School District currently operates 16 centers . You can email the coordinator by clicking their name in blue below.
Center Name
Center Coordinator
Phone Number
Beechgrove Family Resource Center
1029 Bristow Road
Independence, KY 41051
Julia Goodman 859-371-0068
Caywood Family Resource Center
3300 Turkey Foot Road
Crestview Hills, KY 41017
Leah Langdon 859-957-0035
Ft. Wright Family Resource Center
501 Farrell Drive
Ft. Wright, KY 41011

Abbey Waldron

Piner Family Resource Center
2845 Rich Road
Morning View, KY 41063
Jody Bohman 859-957-0046
Kenton Elementary Family Resource Center
11246 Madison Pike
Independence, KY 41051
Emily Craddock 859-356-3781
River Ridge Family Resource Center
2772 Amsterdam Road
Villa Hills, KY 41017
Shannon Yelton 859-341-7935
Taylor Mill Family Resource Center
5907 Taylor Mill Road
Covington, KY 41015
Amanda Deye 859-356-4639
Ryland Family Resource Center
3839 Stewart Road
Ryland Heights, KY 41015
Susan Martin 859-356-7945
Summit View Family Resource and Youth Service Center
5006 Madison Pike
Independence, KY 41051
Amber O'Brien 859-363-4705
Turkey Foot Youth Services Center
3230 Turkeyfoot Road
Edgewood, KY 41017
Stephanie Watson 859-957-0042
Twenhofel Youth Services Center
11800 Taylor Mill Road
Edgewood, KY 41051
Rose Koehler 859-957-0044
White's Tower Family Resource Center
2977 Harris Pike
Independence, KY 41051
Sally Fortney 859-957-0048
Woodland Youth Services Center
5399 Old Taylor Mill Road
Taylor Mill, KY 41015
Kristen Niehues 859-356-5486
Dixie Heights High Youth Service Center
3010 Dixie Highway
Ft. Mitchell, KY 41015
Gina Murawski 859-957-2817
Scott High Youth Service Center
5400 Old Taylor Mill Road
Covington, KY 41015
Tina Frazier 859-960-1620
Simon Kenton Youth Service Center
11132 Madison Pike
Independence, KY 41051
Melissa Cross 859-960-0144

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