A family support center is a warm and welcoming place in the community to which any person or family can come, not only in times of need, but as a regular part of day-to-day life. Family Support Centers offer parenting education, child development activities, parent-to-parent support groups and mentoring, parent-and-child activities, caregiver education and support, skill-building programs, community events, resource fairs and events, childcare resource and referral and information and referral services. These are modified depending on the needs and desires of local communities. Family support centers are unique in their approach to working with individuals, families and communities: they build upon strengths and capacities, serve as a hub for the community, work for positive social change, and offer help in a non-threatening environment. Community members act as resources in all sorts of capacities, from sitting on a decision-making board to helping others develop job skills, providing support to those in need to cooking food for a class or event.