San Juan Islands Community Resource Guide

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

The Lopez Island Prevention Coalition

Director: Georgeana Cook, M.Ed

Organization physical address: 37 Week Point Way Suite 10, Lopez Island, WA, 98261.

Organizational mailing address (if different to above): PO Box 802, Lopez Island, WA, 98261.

Email General:

Email Director:

Phone number Director: 3604683770

Organization Mission Statement: The mission of the Lopez Island Prevention Coalition is to facilitate and support a community culture which reduces substance abuse among youth through the healthy choices and responsible behaviors of all community members.

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

Youth Leadership: supported by a full range of supports from other youth, their families, school, community and their resources.

Coalition: Oversight of the development and implementation of a comprehensive data driven work plan to address substance abuse among youth.


Organizational Service Area, Categories, Tags: Lopez Island, Youth Mental Health, Substance Abuse Prevention, Youth Leadership, The D.R.E.A.M. Team., Lopez Island School, School Clubs, S.A.D.D., Students Against Destructive Decisions, TATU, Teens Against Tobacco Use, HYS, Healthy Youth Survey, Best Practice, Suicide Prevention, Teens, Community Assessment, Strategic Prevention Framework, Collaboration, Community Based, Youth Serving, Marijuana, Tobacco, Alcohol, Opioids, Lopez Youth Council, LYC, LIPC, Youth, Teens, Youth Mental Health Training, Young Ambassadors, NYLI, CADCA, partnerships, home school, private school, students, Vaping, ONDCP, Families, Youth, The Presidential Service Award, The Congressional Award.

Description of Services, Families: Training: Power to Parents, Five Languages of Love. New classes beginning in 2018.
Resources: Parent Library (Open during business hours)
Clubs: Book Club: Beginning in Fall 2017 Parenting/Child Development/Related Books
Support: Create Your Story/Tell Your History: Connecting Families through Family History (free by appointment)

Description of Services, Adults: Training: Youth Mental Health, Suicide Prevention. New classes beginning in 2018.
Clubs: Book Club: Restarting in Fall 2017 – Adult Self Help / Improvement / Encouragement / Related Books
Resources: Literature, Contact Information.
Support: Presidential Service Award

Description of Services, Youth/Teen: Training: Media Smart Youth 11- 13 , NYLI Youth Leadership, Girls Circle, Boys Council.
Resources: Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Clubs: The D.R.E.A.M. Team – ASB Club, The Young Ambassadors – S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decision, Lopez Island Youth Council.
Support: Presidential Service Award, Congressional Award, Free Consultations : Write ME (for Teens), OYS ( Organize Your S (tuff)).

Volunteer Opportunities/Needs: Youth and Adults: Coalition Members, Research Groups, Action Groups, Media Campaigns, Summer Internships, paid and unpaid. Resource Guide update.

Charitable Donations Accepted: Yes. Until the website is completed please direct all donations to:

Ed Gutkowski Chair
Lopez Island Prevention Coalition PO Box 802
Lopez Island WA 98261

or any questions to



San Juan Island Family Resource Center

Director: Jennifer Armstrong,

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1981, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250

Physical Address: 476 Market Street,Friday Harbor,WA,98250

Phone: (360) 376-1014



Organization Mission Statement: The San Juan Island Family Resource Center (SJI FRC) assists individual and families in our community to achieve their highest potential by providing access to essential resources and programs that promote health and stability.

Target Audience or Areas Served or Area of Operation: Social Services, Early Childhood and Family Support Programs.

Description of Services- Families: Birth – Four Family Support Services
Connecting families with infants and young children with free resources and programs including weekly playgroups, pregnancy information and support, parenting classes, help with household supplies, home visiting and more.

Description of Services- Adults: Assistance with a wide range of social service needs, including:
DSHS application support, Medical Insurance, Emergency Housing & Utilities needs, Mental Health Access, Transportation Assistance, Household Essentials and more.

Description of Services Youth/Teen: Programs for children and youth ages 4 – 18 including a Kindergarten Transitions Program, Youth Mentoring Program and Young Adult Life Skills Classes.

Volunteer Opportunities: Youth Mentoring: Individualized, one-to-one youth mentoring
Island Neighbors: Providing companionship, errand running and/or transportation for vulnerable islanders who need a bit of extra help.

Charitable donations accepted?  Yes.

Tags: Apple Health, Baby, Birth, Case management, Child development, Counseling, Diapers, Disability, DSHS, Espanol, Financial assistance, Food, Health, Help, Home, Home visiting, Infants, Information & referrals, Insurance, Kindergarten, Legal, Life skills
LIHEAP, Medicaid, Mental health, Mentoring, Playgroups, Social Security, Spanish, Support group, Telephone, Toddlers, Transportation, Water bill, Youth Development



Lopez Children’s Center

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Lopez Children’s Center

To provide an environment that nurtures the healthy growth and development of children and their families.

Cooperative Preschool for children ages 3 – 5 years, operates during the school year.
PAL (Play & Learn) childcare program for children aged 2 – kindergarten, operates Monday – Friday, 8:30 – 5 pm year round. Visiting children welcome on drop-in basis if space is available.


Director: Jane Hobbs

Mailing Address: PO Box 867, Lopez Island, WA, 98261

Physical Address: 160 Village Rd, Lopez Island, WA – Washington, 98261



Target Audience or Areas Served or Area of Operation: Preschool for children ages 3 – 5 years. Childcare for children ages 2 – kindergarten. Mostly Lopez Island but visiting children welcome if space available.

Volunteer Needs: Volunteers welcome to work with children (background check required) or with maintenance or assisting at fundraising events.
Volunteers needed to join our Board.

Charitable donations accepted?  Donations accepted by contacting the Director at 468-3896 or or through Network For Good, use the link on our website

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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

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.


Director: Amber Paulsen
Mailing Address: PO Box 1476, Eastsound, WA, 98245
Physical Address: 1292 North Beach Rd, Eastsound, WA, 98245
Phone: 360 376 2484

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

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