Tri-Counties Regional Center

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Prevention Resource & Referral Services

Prevention services are now offered through the Family Resource Centers in each county.  They are referred to as Prevention Resource and Referral Services (PRRS).

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) has contracted with the Family Resource Centers Network of California (FRCNCA) through their 47 statewide Early Start Family Resource Centers to provide PRRS.  

•  Early Start eligibility is determined by the regional centers for all children with developmental concerns including those at risk.  Anyone can refer to the Early start program.

•  If the child is not eligible for Early Start, the regional centers determine if a referral to PRRS is appropriate based on the child’s risk factors.  

•  If appropriate for PRRS, and with parental consent, the regional center refers the family to the local ESFRC.

•  ESFRCs provide information, resources, referrals, and follow-up to parents and caregivers of referred at-risk babies (birth to 36 months).

Learn about Services through the Family Resource Center Network of CA


Learn about Early Start at TCRC

The Early Start Program

Refer to Early Start at TCRC

In San Luis Obispo County call (800) 456-4153
In Santa Barbara County call (800) 322-6994
In Ventura County call (800) 664-3177

Learn about PRRS at the Family Resource Centers

In San Luis Obispo County, contact Parents Helping Parents Family Resource Center at (805) 543-3277, or visit

In Santa Barbara County, contact Alpha Resource Center at (805) 683-2145, or visit

In Ventura County, contact Rainbow Connection Family Resource Center at (805) 485-9643, of visit the PRRS section of their website here