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

If you or someone you know are experiencing a situational hardship and would like to visit the FCRC (2033 NE Ione Street in the Jack, Will, Rob Center), please schedule an appointment. Simply send an email to Brenda stating the date and time you would like to visit and you will receive a confirmation.
The FCRC is closed during school breaks: Christmas, Spring, and Summer.
For summer, the FCRC re-opens 2 weeks before school starts. At that time we can assist you 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 entry door on the right side of the building.)

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

Open Hours: All days that school is in session, Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Please let me know if a weekend is the only time you have available to come and we can arrange for it.

FCRC Resources Offered

Click one of these links for a welcome letter to the FCRC!

FCRC Introduction English
FCRC Introduction Spanish
FCRC Introduction Ukrainian

Families are the best determiner of well-being for themselves. We are here to serve you and help you to find the resources that best meet your goals.

Rent is a huge expense for people in the community when wages struggle to keep up with living expenses. The FCRC can facilitate a savings of typical essential needs so the household income can prioritize rent. At the FCRC, there is a self-select pantry; also a selection of clean and nearly new seasonal clothing in various sizes, shoes, and coats; also hygiene items; and of course, school supplies. The FCRC’s resources extend beyond what meets the eye … so let us know if there is a resource that could further assist you, for example, job and career information, medical insurance, rental assistance, coverage of certain school fees, etc.

A peek inside the FCRC. Come for a visit!

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

5 Food Resources

There are many ways to ensure food security for your family! You are free to access the self-select pantry and fresh food at the FCRC by calling or emailing for an appointment. However, if you need extra food weekly, these are other local resources that can help you stretch your food budget and save your money for rent.

1. Enroll in Washington’s Basic Food Program. This link provides the two ways to apply. Income eligibility is 200% of the FPL, which right now is an income of $2500 for 1 person; add approx $1K for each additional person in the household. This medicaid website provides a chart of % of FPL for monthly and annual income: The qualifying numbers may surprise you. For example, a family of 5 with a gross income of $73,160 would qualify.

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 (91 C St, Washougal, WA 98671) provides monthly food boxes to local residents from 10-2pm daily. Walk-ins welcome. Free food (bread and pastries, produce overstock) available outside the store.

5. The Washougal Salvation Army (1612 I St, Washougal, WA 98671) provides monthly food boxes and fresh produce on Tuesdays. Email to enroll in the program.

6. Check out the virtual food box delivery through where a box of pantry items is delivered directly to your door.

7. AKIN, formerly Children’s Home Society, (1702 C Street, Washougal, WA 98671) receives overstock from Grocery Outlet. Call 360-835-7802 for access.

8. At this lINK you can find a LIST of ALL the Food Banks in Clark County:

9. Households who have students in the Camas School District are welcome to shop the FCRC once a month (or twice for short term use, for example an unexpected layoff) to fill four bags, saving on the cost of essential needs. The community LOVES to give locally, and households in situational hardship can benefit from this generosity to save money for rent and to get some forward traction.

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.

How to 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 is one way contribute to the FCRC and that is through the Camas Students and Families Foundation, which directly supports the FCRC. Financial contributions will be used toward the three greatest needs: Housing, Transportation and Essential Needs.

The FCRC is supported by the Camas Students and Families Foundation, which raises funds through a variety of events and communications to be used to maintain stability for student families. Funds have been used for one-time rental assistance during a hardship, for transportation needs that ensure student school attendance, for small monthly support for students who are living on their own in the district, for groceries and hygiene products, clothing and school supplies.

To donate to the Camas Students and Families Foundation use the VENMO square at the website under How To Help Donation by check can also be made out to Camas Students and Families Foundation and delivered to the FCRC, 2033 NE Ione Street or mailed to Camas School District Attn: FCRC / Brenda Schallberger, 841 NE 22nd Avenue  98607.

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