Family Resource Center

  • Since 1994, our Family Resource Center (FRC) has served two schools: Sandersville (formerly Linlee) and Meadowthorpe. The FRC provides a variety of programs and services to enhance student success. All children enrolled in these schools and their families can use the FRC. 

    Family Resource Centers provide:

    Limited Assistance with Basic Needs and Community Referrals

    God’s Pantry Food Bank referrals, cleaning supplies, school supplies, eye exams, health and dental needs, GED programs, holiday programs, clothing, weekend backpack food, crisis needs

    Family Storytimes/Family Nights

    Fun events that include activities like dinner, reading, fitness and crafts!

    All in the Family

    Monthly support group for family members raising relatives’ children

    Student Programs

    A variety of programs such as student academic recognition, girls mentoring, after-school clubs, community service

    IDEALS Counseling Services

    Free counseling services

    Child Care Referrals

    Pre-school, after-school, and summer programs

    Babysitter Course

    Training class for 5th grade students

    Parent/Child Classes

    8 week class for parents & 3 year-olds (TOTS)

    Assistance for children with incarcerated parents

    State-level resources

    Kentucky Family Resource and Youth Services Centers

  • FRC coordinator

    Mary Jo Dendy, MSW

    Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays; summer hours may vary.

    Sandersville: Mondays & Wednesdays, Fridays split

    • (859) 381-3511

    Meadowthorpe: Tuesdays & Thursdays, Fridays split

    • (859) 381-3526

    Please leave a message at either number. Appointments available early morning or evenings. 

    FRC Advisory Council

    The Sandersville/Meadowthorpe FRC Advisory Council meets five times during the school year to oversee services and programs. The council is composed of parents/guardians, school staff, and community representatives. All meetings are open to the public.

    Due to COVID-19, meetings will be held virtually via Zoom on the dates below at 3:00 PM until further notice

    Please contact Mary Jo Dendy ( for the meeting link or to submit questions or comments from the public.  Special accommodation requests must be made prior to the meeting date.


    2021-2022 Meeting Dates

    • Wednesday, September 15, 2021
    • Wednesday, November 10, 2021
    • Wednesday, January 26, 2022
    • Wednesday, March 16, 2022
    • Wednesday, May 4, 2022