Emma L. Johnston Southside Family Resource Center (SSFRC)

Provides a variety of opportunities and services for the community members of Syracuse’s Southside.


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

136 Dr. Martin Luther King West,
(formerly W. Castle Street)
Syracuse, NY 13205
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m

Phone: 315.470.3342
Fax: 315.472.1955
Email: SouthsideFRC@peace-caa.org

Emma L. Johnston Southside Family Resource Center (SSFRC) provides a variety of opportunities and services, including:

Food Pantry
Opened on Fridays from 12pm-2pm
Individuals are required to provide the center with a current proof of address, photo id for everyone in the household and must live within the specified area of the center.

Family Re-entry Program
PEACE, Inc. is now offering intensive case management to enable some formerly incarcerated individuals to gain stability and reunite with family living in public housing provided by Syracuse Housing Authority.

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 merchant concerned about the community contribute ideas and suggestions often incorporated into FRC programs.

Family Development Partnership
Family and worker establish partnership to set goals to help families become self-sufficient.

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

Virtual Court Access

SSFRC offers a computer workstation with desk and chair where those who do not have their own computers or other technology to participate in virtual court proceedings may do so by calling in advance to reserve a time slot.

With virtual care, you are able to visit with one of the professionals from the Syracuse Community Health Center in provate room. No personal computer required; we have everything you need.

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

Community Partner

CNY Diaper Bank
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