A Resource Guide Identifying Community Resources for Students and Families  

The word ‘community resources’ refers to a large variety of resources that may or may not benefit the community. These resources might be anything as long as it gives aid or service to the surrounding community. Local resources are individuals, places, activities, and stuff. It might be a company, a corporation, a government service agency, or a member of the community. These resources may be sponsored in several ways as well. These resources can be managed by non-profit organizations, the state, companies, or even just one individual (Nelson, 2019). Though such resources used to relate to special support groups, charity organizations, or distinct outreach organizations, they currently refer to a broader range of things. The variety of community resources available is nearly inexhaustible. Of course, there are many recognized and well-known ones that everyone can identify off their heads. 

A Resource-Guide for Students and Families

            The first stage in utilizing community resources to satisfy the necessities of students and families is to recognize society entities and many institutions which can assist in meeting these necessities. Many people believe that few or no community resources are helpful because they have not made a coordinated attempt to seek them (Mahoney et al., 2021). This tool will assist you in compiling a resource guide to link students and families to the facilities they require in a timely and efficient manner. The following is a resource guide that highlights community resources for my students and their families;

Community-based groups 

  • Community service providers, such as victim service organizations and organizations that serve disabled people
  • Victims, people with disabilities, and substance abuse activist groups
  •  Food preparation and supply facilities such as hotel facilities and restaurants.
  • Housing administrations
  • Shelters for the homeless, halfway houses, drug misuse treatment centers, domestic violence shelters, transitional housing, and others.
  • Day and residential initiatives for disabled people
  • Churches, mosques, or temples that provide community services
  • Centers for mental health treatment/counseling
  • Legal services 
  • Transportation services

Citizens’ or grass-roots organizations

  • Organizations in the neighborhood such as students’ friends organization, women’s and men’s charity organizations
  • Coalitions
  • Centers for the community like recreational centers, youth organizations, etc.
  • Senior citizen groups
  • Advocacy organizations
  • Organizations for political and leadership


  • Educational institutions such as schools, colleges, and universities.
  • Health care facilities such as hospitals and clinics
  • Long-term and short-term care amenities
  • State or federal government agencies
  • Healthcare services
  • Law execution assistances and other organizations that provide emergency services

Business sector

  • Chamber of commerce
  • Business corporations
  • Bookshops
  • Residential and regional businesses

Specified populations

  • Persons with disabilities
  • Sexual assault victims
  • Senior citizens
  • Ethnic/racial groups
  • Recipients of public assistance, food stamps, Medicaid or Medicare, or MR-DD Waivers
  • The young people
  • University learners


The volume and complexity of listings in the Catalogue of Science-Rich Resources reveal an area’s resources wealth. Learners’ inventiveness and inventiveness about utilizing community resources could assist them in integrating classroom math and science with community applications and assist them in grasping essential topics effectively (Nelson, 2019). Kids learn scientific knowledge and mathematics in several methods and for several reasons. Bringing kids to a scientific exhibition or outside of the school compound, introducing them to creative technologies, or inviting speakers who can provide valuable insights are just a few methods to enhance their educational opportunities.



Mahoney, T., Grain, K., Fraser, P., & Wong, J. (2021). Community Resource Handbook 2021: A Guide to Community Engaged Research.

Nelson, E. (2019). A resource guide for community engagement and involvement in global health research.