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 on June 4. 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).

A big thank you to our many sponsors: Aeronautical Services, Ascent, Bay Cafe, Blossom, Brian & Karly Leyde, Diana Hancock Attorney at Law, Edenwild, IMC, Isabel’s, Islanders Bank, Lopez Bookshop, Lopez Island Realty, LVM, Midnight’s Farm, Pal Enterprises, Pear Publishing, Rabel Editing & Design, San Juan Pest Control, San Juan Propane, Sunset, Termulo & Associates, & Utility Management Group.

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!

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.

Strengthen Your Community by GivingBIG


Your gift to the Lopez Island Family Resource Center will benefit those most in need.  Through the Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG on Tuesday, May 3rd, you have the opportunity to make an even bigger impact. In addition to the partial match provided by the Seattle Foundation, the first $5,000 in donations will be matched 100% by Lopez resident, Linda Barton.

Linda’s generous donation is motivated by her wish to support children and families in our community.  She states, “I was a social worker for more than twenty years. At different points in my practice, more than half of the children in my practice were victims of crime and faced serious traumas.  I understand the important role the LIFRC plays in our community.  Learning opportunities, which are offered through the center, will change lives.  I want all children on Lopez to have a chance to participate in courses, workshops and adventures outside themselves.”

Please join Linda in supporting LIFRC programs and positively impacting the lives of those around us.

NEW THIS YEAR, you can schedule your GiveBIG donation NOW at https://givebig.seattlefoundation.org/npo/lopez-island-family-resource-center

What will your donation be used for?

At the Resource Center, we never know who will walk in the door needing assistance. Within the past week, we have:

  • Helped low-income seniors and families with ferry tickets for their medical appointments.
  • Provided scholarships for local children to attend Lopez Summer Workshops.
  • Provided food directly to low-income families and assisted with basic food applications.
  • Provided one-on-one therapeutic sessions for preschool children.
  • Provided youth mentoring training.
  • Assisted small business owners with social-media networking.
  • Provided energy assistance to low income Lopezians.
  • Received requests from parents for their children to receive mentoring.
  • Provided tax consulting for low income families and seniors.
  • Provided mental health and substance abuse counseling services.
  • And much, much more!

WHERE do I donate? To donate and “STRETCH” your gift, please go to https://givebig.seattlefoundation.org/npo/lopez-island-family-resource-center

WHAT is GiveBig? It is a one-day, online giving event sponsored by the Seattle Foundation and its partners, to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations in the Puget Sound area.

WHEN is it? Tuesday, May 3rd from midnight to midnight, Pacific Time. If you prefer, you can also schedule a gift now for May 3rd that will contribute to both the Seattle Foundation percentage match and be a part of the $5,000 match.

WHY should I give? Every contribution designated to the Lopez Island Family Resource Center will be increased by funds provided by The Seattle Foundation, GiveBIG sponsors, and a match provided by a Lopez community member.

WHO can give? Anyone with online access and wants to make our region a stronger, more vibrant community for all.

Please call the Resource Center or stop by if you have any questions: 360-468-4117.