Family and Community Resource Center helps families become independent

Battle Ground Public Schools’ Family and Community Resource Center (FCRC) helps meet the needs of families faced with housing instability and similar economic challenges.

The center’s staff fields 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 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) 885-5434

Yvette Elrod, FCRC Advocate
Phone: (360)885-5434

Billie Jo Thompson, FCRC Advocate
Phone: (360)885-5434

Alison Weddle, FCRC Advocate
Phone: (360)885-5434

Linda Storm, Family Resource Services Secretary
Phone: (360) 885-5434

Looking for volunteer opportunities?
The BGPS Family and Community Resource Center is able to provide support for basic student and family needs through the robust and active support of volunteers! If you’re interested in getting involved and helping out, please complete the FCRC’s Volunteer and Support Interest Form.

Need to file an appeal? Click here for the McKinney-Vento Dispute Resolution Form.

SHARE Food Bag program requests This is where to request a food bag to come home from school with your student on Fridays during the school year. The bags are delivered directly to the schools by volunteers weekly by the SHARE Hunger Response team of SHARE Vancouver.

Would you like to volunteer or support the work of the FCRC?

Contact the Family and Community Resource Center at


icon 11104 N.E. 149th Street,
Brush Prairie, WA 98606

iconP.O. Box 200
Battle Ground, WA 98604



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