Viola G. Chisholm Eastside Family Resource Center (FRC)

Administrative Office:
202 South Beech Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
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Phone: (315) 470-3325
Fax: (315) 470-3328

Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday by appointment only – 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Calendar of Events

The Eastside Family Resource Center (FRC) provides a variety of opportunities and services, including:

  • Activities for Youth & Seniors
  • Advocacy & Support
  • Community Outreach & Partnerships
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Job Readiness
  • Family Development
  • Information & Referrals
  • Parent Support & Education
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Seasonal Events

These are some of the activities and services we invite you to participate in at the Eastside FRC:

Food Bank
Hours:  Monday 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Individuals are required to provide center with a current proof of address, photo ID for each individual in the household and must live within the specified area of the center.

BINGO for Seniors
Wednesday and Friday at 1:00 p.m.

Cultural Events
Bi-monthly special events

Eastside Employment Center
New York State Department of Labor listings, resume writing through referrals and classes designed to help customers find employment.

Emergency Assistance
Providing advocacy to families through crisis intervention and emergency assistance.

Emergency Food Services
Provides emergency food for families in need. Must have a referral.

Family Support Program
Providing assistance to families by preventing domestic violence.  The program allows face to face support for anyone in need.

Neighborhood Advisory Council
Area residents and local merchants concerned about the community contribute ideas and suggestions often incorporated into FRC programs.

Senior Exercise Program
Providing nutritional education, companionship and exercise for the elderly.
Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Senior Nutrition Program
Prepared lunches are available to anyone over 60 years of age, with a suggested donation of $2.75 per meal. Lunch is served 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.

Summer  Program
Provides a variety of activities for youth ages 7-13 ranging from arts and crafts, gardening for a healthier you, cooking classes, and community outings for socialization/cultural events.
Monday-Thursday at 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Free use of computers for job search and apartment availability. A fax machine is also offered.

Other Family Support Programs, including: