family and community resource center

New Community Resource Center to Open Oct. 12

Battle Ground Public Schools is opening a new Family and Community Resource Center (FCRC) intended to help meet the needs of families faced with housing instability and similar economic challenges. Read our blog post about the open house event to launch the opening of the FCRC.

In recent years, district staff has spent a considerable amount of time fielding requests for a variety of resources to help those in need. Those requests typically include items such as school supplies, backpacks, winter clothes and personal items that enable students to stay focused on their studies.

Several years ago, the district produced a Family Resource Guide with contact information for agencies and organizations that provide assistance for families and students in need. The opening of the Family and Community Resource Center is a natural extension of the district's partnerships with these resources.

While a main goal of the FCRC is to assist families experiencing housing instability, it can also help connect families with many other types of resources and is intended to respond to the changing needs of the community.

The FCRC is a continuation of the district's joint efforts with the Battle Ground Education Foundation, an all-volunteer, nonprofit community organization whose purpose is to leverage community resources to help maintain quality education for all students in Battle Ground schools.

FCRC Hours:

Monday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Contact information:

Family and Community Resource Center (FCRC)
Phone: (360) 885-5434

Lydia Sanders, Family Resource Services Coordinator
Phone: (360) 885-5430

Martha Bellcoff, Family Resource Services Specialist
Phone: (360) 885-5434


Linda Storm, Family Resource Services Secretary
Phone: (360) 885-5367