The Family-Community Resource Center (FCRC) provides resources and support for daily and long-term challenges including food, clothing, personal hygiene/household items, and school supplies. We also provide referrals for food stamps, health insurance, transportation, housing, and foster care resources. Our goal is to help remove the barriers that students and families face in order to empower every individual to succeed.


FCRC Location & Hours

The FCRC is located inside the Jack, Will & Rob (JWR) Center at 2033 NE Ione St., Camas, WA, 98607.  Call to make an appointment during our business hours Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Summer hours are Monday – Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.; 360-833-5612, option 1.


Resources Offered

  • Backpacks/school supplies
  • Clothing
  • Hygiene items
  • Food pantry – See flyer!
  • Referrals for community resources
  • Rental Assistance Referrals
  • Foster care guidance

Family Resource Guide

Our staff at the Family Community Resource Center and our Student Wellness Program have joined forces to produce this Family Resource Guide. It is chock-full of contact information for essential items and services, including medical, legal, and employment services; housing and shelters; financial and governmental assistance, and more. Check it out!

Click for the FCRC Guide

Click for the FCRC Summer 2022 Pocket Guide

 


Ways You Can Help!

During this uncertain time, the FCRC fund is being used to keep the food pantry well-stocked and support students and families with basic needs items as needed.

During the regular school year, donated food items can be dropped off at the Jack, Will & Rob Center, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. in our donation bin outside the front door. We check the donation often throughout the day.  The FCRC is open for the summer starting June 20th.

Contact us now for a list of items currently needed or make a monetary contribution here. Donate Today!

To help a Camas family in need through rent assistance, please reach out to Jaqueline Cortez – jacqueline.cortez@camas.wednet.edu or 360.833.5612.

 

 

 


Weekend Food Backpack Program

If your family could use a little extra food over the weekend, contact your school counselor to see if you qualify to enroll in the Weekend Food Backpack Program operated by the Inter-Faith Treasure House.

Treasure House provides monthly food boxes to local residents. To find out more information visit: www.ifth-cw.org/

Location: Treasure House – 91 C St, Washougal, WA 98671

Treasure House Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update:

  • We continue providing food boxes for those in need.
  • We are accepting new clients
  • Clients will be asked to wait outside to fill out the paperwork and receive the food cart.
  • Food Assistance hours have changed: Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Saturday + Sunday: Closed

More Food Resources

Clark County Food Bank – https://www.clarkcountyfoodbank.org/get-food


Local Volunteer Opportunities

We will continue to keep this list updated, especially as volunteer opportunities arise in Camas.


Housing Assistance

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

Youth Poster

Housing Assistance Flyers in Other Languages:

For Full Program Details

Visit the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act page here.

 


Foster Care

Camas School District works with a variety of schools, child welfare agencies, communities, and families. We must work together to provide equitable opportunities, specialized services, and useful supports that are essential for students in foster care to be successful in school and in life. Together, we strive to support the whole child through evidence-based, best-practices, and collaboration.

Guided by the Foster Care Education Program, Camas School District supports students in foster care by encouraging innovative practices that reduce educational disruptions, strengthen school stability, and improve academic performance.

Eligibility

Students eligible for the Foster Care Program are children who are placed away from the care of their parents or guardians in 24-hour per day temporary, substitute care under the responsibility of the Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF). Program eligibility continues as long as a student remains in foster care, including the event of a change in foster care placement.

Educational Rights of Students in Foster Care

  • To reduce disruption, strengthen stability, and improve academic performance, students in foster care are entitled to:
  • Maintain enrollment in the school of origin if that is in the best interest of the student (School of Origin is the school attended when foster care began or at the time of a foster placement change).
  • Receive a free, appropriate education.
  • Enroll in school immediately, even if lacking documents normally required for enrollment.
  • Receive transportation, if necessary, to and from the school of origin.
  • Qualify for Free & Reduced Lunch Program.
  • Receive educational services comparable to those provided to other students, according to the student’s needs.
  • Receive academic and attendance support to promote positive educational advancement.

Questions?

Jacqueline Cortez, Activities Program Director / McKinney-Vento Liaison / Foster Care Liaison, at jacqueline.cortez@camas.wednet.edu  or 360-833-5612

or, the Special Services Department @ 360-833-5571