The Family-Community Resource Center (FRC) 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
You can find the FCRC inside the Jack, Will & Rob (JWR) Center at 2033 NE Ione St., Camas, WA, 98607
- The center and food pantry will be CLOSED for the summer from June 22 – August 23
- Starting August 24: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., by appointment only
- Just a note: The JWR building is locked during the day. To be let in, please call 360.833.5610, option 1, after arriving at the front door. We have been instructed by our district nurse to take the temperature of anyone entering the building.
- Call to make an appointment: 360-833-5612, option 1
- Backpacks/school supplies
- 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 2021 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. Unfortunately, the FCRC will NOT be taking any donation type during the summer break between June 14 – August 23.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- Saturday + Sunday: Closed
- Food Assistance hours have changed:
More Food Resources
- Clark County Food Bank – https://www.clarkcountyfoodbank.org/get-food
Free WiFi Spots in Camas
In addition to our schools having WiFi 24/7, and plenty of parking space, we now have hot spots in buses. These buses only work for district-owned Chromebooks (not personal devices or staff laptops). For info, visit https://sites.google.com/camas.wednet.edu/camas-remote-learning/free-wi-fi
Local Volunteer Opportunities
- Inter-Faith Treasure House – www.ifth-cw.org/ or 360.834.5786
- Visit mowp.org/volunteer to sign up to volunteer delivering meals to seniors for Meals on Wheels People or visit mowp.org/donate to make a financial donation.
- Volunteer opportunities and in-kind donation needs will be posted to the Clark County Food Bank’s Facebook page at facebook.com/clarkcountyfoodbank. Financial donations can be made to the COVID-19 Response Fund at clarkcountyfoodbank.org/coronavirus.
- Share is accepting donations of toilet paper, cleaning wipes, protein drinks, and shelf-stable proteins such as peanut butter and beans by appointment only. Contact is Molly at email@example.com 360.605.9752.
- Contribute to the SW Washington COVID Response Fund at cfsww.org/nonprofits/sw-washington-covid-response-fund/.
- FISH Westside Food Pantry of Vancouver needs volunteers to help make food boxes in the warehouse on weekdays. Call volunteer coordinator Dori at 360.566.3243 or email firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com to sign up.
- North County Community Food Bank in Battle Ground seeks volunteers every weekday. Those who are healthy and interested should email firstname.lastname@example.org call 360.687.5007 and ask for Liz Cerveny or Jake Smith.
- The Winter Hospitality Overflow shelter at St. Paul Lutheran Church needs coverage for certain shifts. Those who are healthy and able to help at the men’s overnight shelter can contact Joy Gault at 360.901.5230 or email@example.com.
- Visit the Vancouver, Wa COVID-19 Community Aid & Support at https://www.facebook.com/groups/582096935713593/.
We will continue to keep this list updated, especially as volunteer opportunities arise in Camas.
McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
Housing Assistance Flyers in Other Languages:
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.
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.
Foster Parent Informational Night
Listen In! www.bit.ly/fosterinfonight21
Want the Power Point? Email Olivia.Eagle@camas.wednet.edu
Presenters contact information from the event:
Chisana White, MSW, LICSWA – Targeted Recruitment Specialist, Region 6, Licensing Division
Direct – 360-787-6182 | Office – 360-993-7841
Robbie Orr – Educational Advocate, Treehouse
YMCA – firstname.lastname@example.org
Olivia Eagle, Activities Program Director / McKinney-Vento Liaison / Foster Care Liaison, at email@example.com or 360-833-5612
or, the Special Services Department @ 360-833-5571