Situational instability in a family’s life brings a greater need for community support. The FCRC seeks to offer a sense of community and an abundance of resources so we can fulfill our common goal as a school district for ALL students to thrive. When we lift others up, we all rise together!

The FCRC entry mural was created by Hayes Freedom High School student, Kindyl Moore. Come in to experience it in person sometime!

FCRC Location & Hours

The FCRC is closed for summer break and re-opens on Monday, August 14. If you would like to schedule an appointment, send an email on or after August 14 to receive a confirmation of your visit to the FCRC.

We can assist you at that time with all your Back to School needs.

If your think your student has M-V eligibility and therefore qualifies for needed transportation from outside the district, fill out and return this form as soon as possible:  Housing Questionnaire.

Location: The FCRC is located at the Jack, Will & Rob (JWR) Center, 2033 NE Ione St., Camas, WA, 98607 (Follow arrows to the FCRC’s own entry door.)

Email ( to make an appointment during open hours or call: 360-833-5612

Open Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

FCRC Resources Offered

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Each family’s situation is different, so we won’t expect that all the needs will be the same either.  Families are the best determiner of well-being for themselves. We are here to serve you and your identified needs to the best of our ability.

Commonly, at the FCRC, there are clean and nearly new seasonal clothing in various sizes, shoes, coats, hygiene items, and of course, school supplies. However, our resources extend beyond what meets the eye … so we provide a Camas Cares survey of each family’s unique needs so we can work to resource them as well, for example, assistance with a job search or medical insurance.

Community Resource Guide

The CSD Family Resource Guide provides contact information for essential items and services, including medical, legal, and employment services; housing and shelters; financial and governmental assistance and more. But, even more important than these essential community resources is your relationship with the FCRC, which can help you navigate the options.

Click for the CSD-FamilyResourceGuide-Oct2022

Local Food Resources

There are many ways to ensure food security for your family!

Local Food Resources

There are many ways to ensure food security for your family. The following easily accessible resources can help
stretch the family food budget! The pantry at the FCRC is an emergency resource when the others on the list have already been used.

1. Enroll in Washington’s Basic Food Program. This link provides the two ways to apply.

2. Apply for the Camas School District Free and Reduced Lunch Program.

3. Enroll in the Weekend Food Backpack Program by calling your
student’s school building counselor, who will send a backpack of food home with your student each week.

4. The C-W Treasure House provides monthly food boxes to local residents.

5. The Washougal Salvation Army provides monthly food boxes and fresh produce on Tuesdays. Email to enroll in the program.

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

School District Official Housing Questionnaire for M-V Eligibility

If you are currently living in a motel or campground due to the lack of an alternative permanent accommodation or in a car, park, abandoned building or bus or train station or doubled up with other people due to loss of housing or economic hardship, you may qualify for certain rights and protections under the federal McKinney-VEnto Act.

Eligible students have the right to:

  • Receive a free, appropriate public education.
  • Enroll in school immediately, even if lacking documents normally required for enrollment.
  • Enroll in school and attend classes while the school gathers needed documents.
  • Enroll in the local school; or continue attending their school of origin (the school they attended when permanently housed or the school in which they were last enrolled), if that is their preference. (If the school district believes that the school selected is not in his/her best interest, then the district must provide the student with a written explanation of its position and inform the student of his/her right to appeal its decision.)
  • Receive transportation to and from the school of origin if requested.
  • Receive educational services comparable to those provided to other students, according to the student’s needs.
  • Contact Brenda Schallberger (CSD McKinney-Vento Liaison) to inquire.

If you need further assistance for these needs, contact the National Center for Homeless Education: 1-800-308-2145

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 various 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 in 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 are 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.


Brenda Schallberger, FCRC Coordinator and McKinney-Vento/Foster Care Liaison, at  or 360-833-5612 or the Special Services Department at 360-833-5571.

Ways You Can Help!

Please read Camas-CARES-FCRC-Vision-Statement to discover what resources are offered and ways you can participate in meeting the self-identified needs of our community’s families. The needs and opportunities will change based on the unique situations of our families – so keep up to date by reading our updates in Parent Square or following Camas FCRC on Instagram and/or Facebook.

There are three ways to contribute to the FCRC. Financial contributions will be used toward the three greatest needs listed below:

1. Housing Stability: The FCRC partners with Family Promise, which offers stability programs and helps to determine both the need and the success factor of providing rent assistance. Read about Stability First Rental Assistance Program.  This is an essential program to ensure students remain stable in their housing to finish their education, one of the best ways to ensure future stability. Donations for this program cannot be made to Camas School District, but instead are made out to the FCRC’s account: C-W Children’s Fund with the Memo: Rental Assistance and mailed to Camas School District Attn: FCRC / Brenda Schallberger, 841 NE 22nd Avenue  98607.

2. Essential Needs: This program provides for the needs of students and their families, such as food, clothing, school supplies, and other items that allow for a child to thrive during a situational hardship. The FCRC accepts Grocery/Retail gift cards to Fred Meyers and Safeway as well as donations at this FCRC-designated Camas School District link: FCRC  Donation Link

Please come by to meet me at the FCRC! And thank you for your participation in these important community supports!

Brenda Schallberger
Family Community Resource Coordinator, McKinney-Vento, and Foster Care Liaison
Phone: 360-833-5612