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Harbor Family Resource Centers


Harbor Regional Center’s Family Resource Centers serves individuals, families, friends, service providers, students, HRC semployees, other professionals, and interested parties in the South Bay, Lakewood, Bellflower, Norwalk, Long Beach, and the Beach Cities areas of Los Angeles County. Our mission is to provide an access point within the regional center for support, information, and choice through multi-media information and resources, education, training materials and opportunities, and parent-to-parent support groups and activities.

Support Through Information

Our library houses more than 6,100 books, pamphlets, journals, audio-visual media materials, and HRC publications about services and supports.

Support Through Education and Training

HRC offers informative presentations and training groups on a wide range of topics. Take a look at our calendar for upcoming trainings. Depending upon your child’s age and needs, your HRC Service Coordinator may also refer you to parent education group to help you support your child’s development in early childhood development, speech and language, adaptive daily living skills, and positive behaviors.

Support Through People

HRC offers you several ways to connect with other parents and siblings of people with developmental disabilities. Through the Harbor Family Resource Centers, you can find parent support groups, or talk one-on-one with parent mentors. Sibling Clubs are offered for children ages 6-16 who have a brother or sister with a developmental disability. Our Together From the Start program for families of infants and toddlers features classes such as Infant Massage, and Mommy/Daddy and Me activities, and even a Learning Cafe to get together, have a cup of coffee, and relax with fellow parents. Check the Calendar for days and times for these fun and educational sessions.

View our Informational Flyer


GUIDELIGHT GROUP-Harbor Regional Scholarship 2024


GUIDELIGHT GROUP-Harbor Regional Scholarship Flyer

Guidelight Group is offering 20 scholarships to their Essential Independent Facilitator Training Program,  for Harbor Regional Center Individuals/Parents who would like to become Independent Facilitators and serve the HRC community.

See post for more details.

Applications are due May 15, 2024. 

Click here for the application.


Peer Advocate Support

Meet Your Peer Advocate, Tim'an Ford!

Peer Advocate Support


(310) 453-0196

Support Groups

Parent and Family Support Groups Offered by HRC

At HRC, Parent and Family Support Groups offer informative presentations, lively discussions, and of course the opportunity to get to know other parents and families. The following groups are offered at HRC and facilitated by HRC staff members.



"...Support, Information, and Choices..."

The Resource Library has literally thousands of books, pamphlets, videos and DVDs, journals, brochures, audiotapes, software and multimedia items for you to use on-site or to check out and take home.

We are constantly updating our resources to provide you the most current and comprehensive information on individual disabilities, as well as a wealth of related topics.

Browse our Online Catalog to find materials on whatever topics interest you. You may use a keyword search, or search by subject or author.


Developmental Toy Lending Library

At the HRC Resource Center you will now find a range of developmental toys that are available for check-out. From story readers to sentence building blocks, parents can borow toys which promote cognitive, language,and motor development.

The Toy Lending Library was created by a special educator to offer fun and developmentally appropriate toys to take home and use. Toy play will stimulate children and helps to increase their skills.