San Juan Islands Community Resource Guide

Resources for our residents and community wellness through health and social services, education and volunteering.


Friends of the San Juans

Director: Stephanie Buffum

Organization physical address: 650 Mullis St # 201, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250.

Organizational mailing address (if different to above): PO Box 1344, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250.

Email Director: Stephanie@sanjuans.org

Phone number general: 360-378-2319

Organization Website: www.sanjuans.org

Organization Mission Statement: To protect and preserve the land, water and sea of the San Juan Islands and Salish Sea for people and nature.

Registered Business structure/Charitable status: (501(c)3, 503, LLC, community based social group).

Target Audience or Areas Served or Area of Operation: Anyone who desires clean air, water and food, and healthy environment to live, work, and recreate.

Organizational Service Area, Categories, Tags: San Juan archipelago and greater Salish Sea, environment, climate, shoreline, farms, technical assistance, walking paths, bike paths, sea level rise, forest, farmland, water, shipping, oil spill, comprehensive land use planning, advocacy, education, canoes, tribal, first nations, traditional ecological knowledge, culture, history, natural history, volunteer, plastic bag ban, iris, garden, wetland, coastal hazard, mapping, GIS, board of directors, earth, donate, endowment, divestment, solar power, tidal power, energy, labor, cargo ships, tanker ships, contributions, newsletter, Shaw, Orcas, San Juan, Orcas, Stuart, Canoe, Waldron, Blakely, Sucia, Matia, National Parks, National Monument, Orca, Orca Sing, marbled murrlett,, Island Marble Butterfly, Pinto Abalone, Surf smelt, sandlance, salmon, herring, rockfish, starfish, kayak, boat trips, feederbluffs, science, law, advocacy, policy, internship, Whales.

Description of Services, Families: Education, Technical assistance, natural history, and outdoor programs, camping, boating, safety, governance, canoe building and canoe trips.

Description of Services, Adults: Education, natural history trips, technical assistance, training in the field of environmental science and conservation. Field work and legal skills training and development, mentoring. outdoor programs, camping, boating, safety, governance.

Description of Services, Youth/Teen: Research, Education, Technical assistance, natural history mentoring; outdoor education; canoe building and canoe trips, training in the field of environmental science and conservation. Field work and legal skills training and development, mentoring.

Volunteer Opportunities/Needs: Board member, events, office, mapping, boat, fish surveys, note taker, research, graphic design, fundraise, lead talks.

Charitable Donations Accepted: Yes – Cash, credit card, endowment campaign, annual fund.

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United Way of San Juan County

Director: Deborah Neff

Organization physical address: 95 2nd St, Friday Harbor, Washington, 98250.

Organizational mailing address (if different to above): PO Box 3181, Friday Harbor, 98250.

Organization Website: http://www.unitedway-sanjuancounty.org

Organization Mission Statement: To enhance the ability of local agencies to meet vital
needs in our community.

Registered Business structure/Charitable status: (501(c)3, 503, LLC, community based social group) 501(c)3.

Target Audience or Areas Served or Area of Operation: San Juan County: Lopez, Orcas, and Friday Harbor.

Email General: unitedwaysjc@rockisland.com

Phone number Director: 360- 378- 4121

Description of Services- Families: Funding for nonprofits working with families in health, education, and income stability and support of community initiatives around education, homelessness, and affordable housing.

Description of Services- Adults: Funding for nonprofits working with adults in health, education, and income stability — and especially seniors — and participation in community initiatives in our focus areas.

Description of Services- Youth/Teen: Reading enrichment programs in elementary and middle schools, backpack program at Griffin Bay, funder of PIP and other school programs, including preschool scholarships.

Volunteer Opportunities/Needs: Office help, graphics, fundraising, tutoring elementary and middle school students, and program assistance as needed.

Charitable Donations Accepted: Yes, by mail, web, and phone (credit card).
Designated gifts and bequests are welcome.


Skagit Valley College / San Juan Center

Director: Randy Martin

Physical Address: 221 Weber Way, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250

Phone: 360-378-3220

Email Director: randy.martin@skagit.edu

Email General: lifrc@rockisland.com

Website: www.skagit.ed

Organization Mission Statement: Skagit Valley College provides opportunities for students in pursuit of their educational goals and employment goals, while contributing to the economic and cultural enrichment of our communities.

Tags: Education, training, enrichment, growth, vocational.

San Juan County Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP)

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San Juan County Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP)

Providing free preschool at four San Juan County preschools for families that qualify. Families earning 110% of the federal poverty level or less, children in foster or kinship care, families in CPS/ FAR, children homeless or at high risk.
Orcas Montessori preschool, Kaleidoscope Preschool, Orcas Island’s Children’s House and Lopez Children’s Center.

Director: Ethna Flanagan
Mailing Address: PO Box 1146, Eastsound, WA, 98245
Physical Address: 62 Henry Rd, Eastsound, WA, 98245
Contact: ethnaf@sanjuanco.com
Website: www.sanjuanco.com/422/Early-Childhood-Education-Assistance-Pro

Target Audience or Areas Served or Area of Operation: Families with children 4 years old and 3 years old.

Charitable donations accepted?  Yes. We offer scholarships for preschoolers who do not qualify for ECEAP but are still in the high risk or need area.

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Orcas Daycare Association: Kaleidoscope Preschool and Child Care Center

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Orcas Daycare Association: Kaleidoscope Preschool and Child Care Center

The mission of Kaleidoscope is to provides safe, affordable, high-quality, consistent preschool and child care services while supporting the families of Orcas Island.

501(c)3

Director: Amber Paulsen
Mailing Address: PO Box 1476, Eastsound, WA, 98245
Physical Address: 1292 North Beach Rd, Eastsound, WA, 98245
Contact: kaleidoscope@orcasonline.com
Phone: 360 376 2484
Website: www.lopezchildrenscenter.com

Services for Families: Licensed Child Care Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 6:00 pm for ages 4 weeks – 12 years. Extended ECEAP services for qualifying preschool students. Working Connection Child Care (DSHS) services for all ages. Car Seat Safety Program includes informational presentations bi-monthly and car seat distribution to qualifying families based on need and availability.

Services for Adults: Kaleidoscope offers resources for strengthening families and parent support.

Charitable donations accepted?  Donations of soft fabric items are collected for Kaleidoscope’s ongoing Value Village Donation Drive. Please call for more information.
Donations for Kaleidoscope’s Car Seat Distribution program are welcome and appreciated. Funds are used to provide car seats for qualifying families in need.

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Orcas Primary Intervention Program (Orcas PIP)

Orcas Primary Intervention Program (Orcas PIP)

To provide a nurturing, supportive environment that allows children to feel safe, to learn about themselves, identify feelings, develop interpersonal skills and increase self-esteem.

Director: Margie Sabine
Mailing Address:611 School Road, Eastsound, WA, 98245
Phone: 360-376-1590
Contact: msabine@orcas.k12.wa.us
Website: www.orcasislandschools.org

Target Audience or Areas Served or Area of Operation:
 Orcas Elementary K-3rd

Services for Families: Families are included in the referral process and throughout the year for program follow up and student progress.

Services for Youth/Teen:
The Primary Intervention Program is a certified “Best Practice” program serving primary aged children who have been identified as being “at-risk” of academic or social failure. Identified children receive individual attention with a trained adult in a safe and nurturing environment on a weekly basis. Children develop resilient behaviors such as self- confidence and problem solving skills.

Volunteer Opportunities/Needs: Volunteer opportunities as a child associate – required from September through May.

Charitable donations accepted?  Yes – through Orcas Island School District – PIP