General Information

SWAG Family Resource Center Address:

807 SW 64th Terrace
Gainesville, FL 32607

Phone: (352) 505-6823

Visit us during the following hours:

  • Monday 9am – 5pm
  • Tuesday 9am – 6pm
  • Wednesday 9am – 5pm
  • Thursday 9am-6pm
  • Friday 9am-1pm
Welcome to the SWAG Family Resource Center in the back of the Linton Oaks neighborhood!
Welcome to the SWAG Family Resource Center in the back of the Linton Oaks neighborhood!
A community gathering in front of the SWAG Family Resource Center building
We can also help over the phone when you call 352-505-6823!
We can also help over the phone when you call 352-505-6823!

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we ask that anyone who is experiencing any COVID symptoms, has had a positive test within the last two weeks, or has been around someone else with a positive COVID test or symptoms call for assistance instead of coming to the Center.

Signage in front of the building listing COVID precautions
Right next to the Family Resource Center is a recently renovated playground.
Right next to the Family Resource Center is a recently renovated playground.
Children playing on the playground next to the SWAG Family Resource Center
Computer and Internet access are available daily.
Computer and Internet access are available daily.
A long desk inside the SWAG Family Resource Center with several computers available to SWAG patrons
Printing & copying services are available near the front desk for 10 cents per sheet. Faxing is available for free.
Printing & copying services are available near the front desk for 10 cents per sheet. Faxing is available for free.
The lobby of the SWAG Family Resource Center, featuring a large copier and a community bulletin board
The lobby has community boards featuring community resources and job opportunities.
The lobby has community boards featuring community resources and job opportunities.
A community resource board and a job board posted in the lobby of the SWAG Family Resource Center
Clothing Closet is free to SWAG patrons every Tuesday.
The inside of the clothing closet at the SWAG Family Resource Center, with clothes folded on shelves and hanging on hangers
Our kitchen and food pantry enable us to distribute emergency food assistance as well as occasional fresh-cooked meals.
Our kitchen and food pantry enable us to distribute emergency food assistance as well as occasional fresh-cooked meals.
The kitchen in the Family Resource Center, including an oven, a large sink, and overhead cabinets
The multipurpose room serves as a space for adult, child, and family programs of all kinds.
The multipurpose room serves as a space for adult, child, and family programs of all kinds.
Summer camp participants sitting at a table doing an activity in the SWAG Family Resource Center
Children’s books and activities are available in this family-friendly space.
Children’s books and activities are available in this family-friendly space.
A colorful shelf with children’s books inside the SWAG Family Resource Center

This Week at the SWAG Family Resource Center

For more information or to register for an event, please contact the SWAG Family Resource Center at 352-505-6823.

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Family Court Packets are available for pick-up during normal business hours. This includes packets for Temporary Custody, Paternity, and Dissolution of Marriage. You can contact the Sydney Self Help Center for additional help with packets.

Paper unemployment applications are available on a grab-and-go basis. We have paper applications with pre-paid postage for individuals who are experiencing difficulties or cannot apply online.

Community Bulletin Board

Interns at the FRC take turns making a bulletin board based on specific theme. As a result, you can visit this page each month to learn about a new topic in an interactive display. In addition, you can visit the Center to see the board in person. Looking for a past month’s topic? Check out our bulletin board archive. Thank you to Jenna Rowland for the July bulletin board dedicated to Breastfeeding Awareness!

Breastfeeding Awareness Community Bulletin Board

Click on each section for more information.

Breastfeeding Awareness Community Bulletin Board
Support ResourcesNutrition for Mom and BabyHealthy Food ChoicesNo matter how you do it…Postpartum Support GroupBreast Pump Rentals

Support Resources

Alachua Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC)

  • www.floridawic.org
  • For appointments: 1-800-494-2543 or 352-225-4343
  • Breastfeeding Coordinator, Susie Tanner: 352-225-4369

Breastfeeding USA North Central Florida Chapter Facebook

Healthy Start of North Central Florida

La Leche League of Gainesville

North Florida Regional Medical Center

  • Lactation Consultant: 352-333-5315
  • Register for breastfeeding classes: 1-800-611-6913

Angela Daniel, MSSW, CD (DONA), CLC

  • Phone: 352-477-2139

Nutrition for Mom and Baby

Vitamins

Consider incorporating foods and/or supplements higher in these vitamins while breastfeeding:

  • Iron
  • Iodine
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin B12
  • Choline
  • Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)

Always consult your doctor before using a new vitamin or supplement, especially while breastfeeding.

Limit food and drinks containing caffeine, such as:

  • Coffee
  • Soda
  • Energy drinks
  • Tea
  • Chocolate

Healthy Food Choices

Meat/Seafood

  • Salmon
  • Chicken
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Sardines

Fruits/Vegetables

  • Tomatoes
  • Bell peppers
  • Cabbage
  • Kale
  • Garlic
  • Broccoli
  • Berries

Nuts/Seeds

  • Almonds
  • Walnuts
  • Chia seeds
  • Hemp seeds
  • Flaxseeds

Starches

  • Potatoes
  • Butternut squash
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Beans
  • Lentils
  • Oats
  • Quinoa

Healthy Fats

  • Avocados
  • Olive oil
  • Coconut
  • Eggs
  • Yogurt

Other Foods

  • Tofu
  • Dark chocolate
  • Kimchi
  • Sauerkraut

No matter how you do it…

  • Nursing
  • Pumping
  • Hand expressing
  • Breastfeeding
  • Chestfeeding
  • Body feeding
  • On your own
  • With support
  • With the help of a donor
  • For one day
  • Or one year
  • Or maybe longer

Especially when you make the choice that is best for you and your baby.

Postpartum Support Group

  • Tuesdays 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM
  • At the North Florida Regional Women’s Center
    (For babies 2-12 weeks old)
  • Call 352-333-5315 for more information

Breast Pump Rentals

Especially for Women

  • 352-332-9095
  • 6781 W. Newberry Road
  • Gainesville, FL 32605

Lori’s Gifts at North Florida Regional Medical Center

  • 352-333-4068
  • 6500 W. Newberry Road
  • Gainesville FL 32605

The Gift Stop at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital

  • 352-265-0121
  • 1600 SW Archer Road
  • Gainesville, FL 32601

About the Family Resource Center

In 2010, the Board of County Commissioners, Partnership for Strong Families, SWAG, and dozens of local businesses began working together and joined forces (both financial and manpower) to create a brick-and-mortar community center. As a result, the county purchased a building in the center of the SWAG neighborhoods. Through the hard work and generous contributions of both the public and private sectors, the renovated building became the SWAG Family Resource Center. Then, in June of 2012, the Resource Center opened its doors. Soon thereafter, a playground opened on an adjacent lot.

The Center functions as a three-way partnership. Specifically, the county owns it, Partnership for Strong Families operates it, and SWAG supports and advises it. As a result of this partnership, the Center offers computers and internet access, printing & copying, faxing, books, games and toys for children, and referrals for services. For example, the Resource Center has offered the following programs:

  • After-school tutoring programs
  • Summer programs for kids
  • Food pantry
  • Health and exercise programs
  • Free notary services
  • Counseling services
  • Parenting supports
  • Regular Bookmobile visits
  • Clothing closet
  • Codes enforcement information
  • Monthly Community Dinners
  • Social services
  • And much, much more!

Do you have questions? If so, please contact the current manager, Shandra Nichols, at (352) 505-6823 or shandra.nichols@pfsf.org.

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Monica Arias translated this page into Spanish through the PerMondo project for the free translation of web pages and documents for NGOs and non-profit associations. The project is directed by Mondo Agit.

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