Family Resource Centers2020-09-25T15:43:19-05:00

Family Resource Centers

COA’s Harry and Rose Samson Family Resource Center (FRC) and its Ethel Nutis Gill FRC, provide fun, interactive activities and age-appropriate spaces for families with children ages birth to five. The centers offers drop-in programming that includes free play, art projects, reading, songs, snack and more (see schedule below). These FRCs also provide parents opportunities to socialize with and learn from one another, participate in parenting workshops, gain a deeper understanding of early child development, and connect with a myriad of local resources that will support them in their role as parents and nurturers.

Please visit to find out how you can participate in our various activities, including parenting education classes, field trips, family camp, and more.

The FRC is supported by a generous grant from


COA Mission

COA Youth & Family Centers helps Milwaukee children, teens, and families reach their greatest potential through a continuum of educational, recreational, and social work programs offered through its urban community centers and rural camp facility. As a multicultural agency, COA values diversity and cooperation, and promotes growth and positive social interaction.

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909 E. North Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53212