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 families face difficult times, we act as a safety net, helping them meet basic needs through programs like:

Our technology lab, employment and life skills classes, and various workshops provide you with the skills you need to succeed in this technological age.

Click here to register online for a workshop

You will need a credit/debit card to register

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Save the Date: Saturday, June 25th for our Annual Literary Fundraiser Event

Save the Date!

Our 8th Annual Literary Fundraiser Event will take place on Saturday, June 25th at 6:30pm at Lopez Center for Community and the Arts.

Come enjoy wine and a delicious dinner while listening to author Sharon Leach speak about her writing! Funds raised during the event will help support the vital work of the Lopez Island Family Resource Center. This “sell-out” event will have limited tickets at $60 each available starting in June. If you have additional questions or would like to know more, please contact the Lopez Island Family Resource Center by phone (360-468-4117) or e-mail (lifrc@rockisland.com).

About Sharon:

Sharon Sharon Leach was born in Kingston, Jamaica. She works as a columnist, copy editor, proofreader and freelance writer for the Jamaica Observer, as well as editor for Bookends, the paper’s weekly literary arts supplement. Also a fiction writer, over 100 of her short stories have appeared in the newspaper’s Literary Arts magazine since 2000.

What You Can’t Tell Him: Stories, a collection of short fiction, her first book, was published in 2006 by Starapple Publishers (Trinidad). A second collection of stories, Love It When You Come, Hate It When You Go, has recently been published by Peepal Tree Press (Great Britain). In 2011, she was a recipient of the Musgrave Bronze Medal from the Council of the Institute of Jamaica for distinguished eminence in the field of Literature. She has participated in the NGC Bocas Lit Fest 2012 in Trinidad, and in 2014, the PEN America World Voices Festival in New York.

We are excited to welcome Sharon to Lopez!

Employee Benefits for Small Businesses

Natasha Yereneyeva, owner of Voluntary Employee Benefits Solutions, will present on Monday, April 25 at 12:30 pm at Grace Church about benefit options that are available to your small business employees. Come learn about Health Care Reform and understand how to provide a benefits package with no budget.
Also, FREE 30 minute consultations will be made available.  Please call the LIFRC at 4117 to sign up!

Website Survey

logoWe are looking for feedback on our website! Please fill out a survey and your name will be entered into a drawing for a $20 gift certificate to Sunset Builders Supply (the drawing will take place on May 23rd).

Please click HERE to take our 5 minute website survey.

Job Posting: LIFRC Summer Intern

Become an LIFRC Summer Intern!

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The Lopez Island Family Resource Center (LIFRC) focuses on aiding and enhancing the lives of children and families on Lopez Island. LIFRC provides a fresh food bank, youth mentoring, tutoring, summer lunch program, a computer lab, Kid’s Summer Workshops and a literary event. The intern will help fulfill LIFRC needs in these programs with an emphasis on assisting instructors in the summer workshop program.

The intern’s primary focus will be helping with the summer recreation program. The student must be comfortable working with children, and will have the opportunity to learn a variety of teaching styles working with a number of different instructors. The workshops include outdoor activities, art classes, swimming, sports, pre-school programs and more. The majority of classes are for youth ages 4 to 18 and in total we offer over 100 summer workshops.

How to Apply: Please begin the application process by completing the Summer Intern Application, and return to LIFRC by email, mail, fax, or in person by April 30, 2016. LIFRC will contact you after reviewing your application, usually within a month. If you have questions before you apply, please contact Patsy Haber at 360-468-4117 or patsy@lifrc.org.

LIFRC Summer Intern Application 2016 (Word Doc)

LIFRC Summer Intern Application 2016 (PDF) 

Summer Intern Job Description 2016 (PDF)