Lopez Island Family Resource Center

The Lopez Island Family Resource Center offers programs and services to support, enrich, educate, and most importantly empower the Lopez community. We recognize the realities of island life; our programs celebrate the advantages and address the challenges of our small, isolated community.

When children, families, and individuals face difficult times, we act as a safety net, helping them meet basic needs through:

ACCESS TO HOUSEHOLD SUPPORTS –The LIFRC assures household stability by offering assistance with housing, applications or referrals to support services for food, energy assistance, transportation, clothing, healthcare, mental health counseling, and many more programs.

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL SUPPORT –The LIFRC provides social activities and programs, as well as play-therapy and counseling resources.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES -The LIFRC enriches learning experiences for individuals of all ages and support for small businesses.

Click here to register online for a workshop

You will need a credit/debit card to register

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS -The LIFRC provides positive role models and educational activities that promote healthy youth development.

ADVOCATING FOR A JUST COMMUNITY –The LIFRC works with other organizations and community members to host community conversations about important issues, facilitate meetings to address community needs and create systems changes, and implement the Compassionate Schools/Community Philosophy.

Above all, our goal is to facilitate the building of bridges within our unique community, allowing people to connect as teachers, mentors, helpers, and friends.  If you would like to learn more about the Resource Center, please visit: LIFRC Presentation 2016.

To answer any questions or provide additional information, please call us at (360) 468-4117 or email us at lifrc@rockisland.com


LIFRC’s After-school Elementary Soccer Program wraps up

In case you didn’t see the article in the Island’s Weekly: http://www.islandsweekly.com/sports/lifrcs-after-school-elementary-soccer-program-wraps-up/

The Lopez Island Family Resource Center’s After-School Elementary Soccer Program finished up last week with an end of the season pizza celebration at Lopez School. Over 150 participants and their families attended. The program had a record number of kids involved this year, with 64 elementary age students participating in the six-week program, which included bi-weekly practices and two days of interisland games with San Juan and Orcas Island teams. Many thanks to our fantastic coaches and parent volunteers, including Karly and Brian Leyde, Becca Hamilton, Anne Auckland, Christopher O’Bryant, Hailey Riddell, Steven Miller and Kathy Cade. They’ve already begun to work on plans for the following year to accommodate all of our young soccer players! With the growth of the program, we are in need of additional parent volunteers to help the soccer season run smoothly. If you have any interest in helping out next fall, please contact the LIFRC at 468-4117 or any of the above-listed coaches and volunteers.


Addressing Community Needs Meeting

A reminder that our next meeting is this Tuesday, November 15th from 4-6 pm at Grace Church.

This meeting will:

  1. Identify 3 priorities of the community needs and identify 1-2 priorities for Compassionate Communities.
  2. Brainstorm then choose some concrete projects to work on for both Compassionate Communities and Community Needs.

Canned Goods for Inter-Island Creative Affair

Don’t forget to bring your canned goods to the Inter-Island Creative Affair! In exchange for your canned goods, we’ll be giving out raffle tickets that can win you wonderful prizes!

9:30 am – 2:30 pm at Woodmen Hall on Saturday, November 5.

It’ll be a fun day with amazing crafts from all 3 islands… Music, food, and lots of early shopping for the holidays!