San Juan Islands Community Resource Guide

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

Orcas Community Resource Center

Organization AKA: The Resource Center

Director: Erin O’Dell

Organization physical address: 423 Prune Alley, Eastsound, WA, 98245.

Organizational mailing address (if different to above): P.O. Box 931, Eastsound, WA, 98245.

Email Director:

Phone number Director: (360)376-3184

Organization Website:

Organization Mission Statement:  To ensure all Orcas Islanders have access to services and support for their well-being.

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: Through our partnerships with multiple organizations, we ensure islanders have access to mental and physical health services, the means with which to heat their homes, food for their families, assistance when faced with eviction, clothing, dental and vision care, and much more. Our goal is to improve the quality of life of Orcas Islanders. The Resource Center helped 819 individuals from 413 households access greater than 3,000 services in 2016 alone.

Organizational Service Area, Categories, Tags: Orcas Island Residents,
Basic Services,
Children, Youth and Parenting,
County Resources,
Food and Nutrition,
Health Resources,
Housing and Shelter,
Immigrant Resources,
Information and Referral,
Mental Health,

Description of Services- Families: The Orcas Community Resource Center’s goal is to improve the quality of life of Orcas Islanders in crisis.

Description of Services- Adults: OCRC offers a variety of services to assist individuals and families in the form of direct services or access to local, county, or state agency services.

Description of Services- Youth/Teen: OCRC partners with Island Market and Orcas Lions Club to provide Christmas gifts for island children through the Giving Tree, Sons of the American Legion to provide shoes for children, and ECEAP and a local donor to hold the annual Kindergarten Transition Bus Ride & School Tour and the Kindergarten Transition Banquet.

Volunteer Opportunities/Needs Current needs include donations for:
Rental Assistance
Emergency Assistance
Ferry Tickets for Medical Appointments

Charitable Donations Accepted: Yes. Donations may be made via Orcas Island Community Foundation and on our website,


Lopez Island Family Resource center

Director: Barbara Gurley

Physical Address: 160 Village Road, Lopez Island, WA, 98261.

Mailing Address: PO Box 732, Lopez Island, WA, 98261.

Phone: 360-468-4117



Organization Mission Statement: The mission of the LIFRC is to support and enhance the security, well-being, and educational and life success of children, families and individuals on Lopez Island.

Target Audience or Areas Served or Area of Operation: Medicaid eligible residents of San Juan County.

Services for Adults: Household Supports (Food, Rental, Utility, Transportation and Health Care Enrollment Assistance), Social Emotional Supports (Mental Health Supports), Learning Opportunities (Small Business Workshops, Small Business Peer Mentoring, Adult Workshops).

Services for Families: Household Supports (Food, Rental, Utility, Transportation and Health Care Enrollment, Assistance), Social Emotional Supports (Parent-Tots Group, Home Visiting with Families with Children ages 0-5, Mental Health Supports), Learning Opportunities (Youth Summer Workshops, Small Business Workshops, Small Business Peer Mentoring, Adult Workshops), Youth Development (Youth Mentors, After School Programs).

Services for Youth/Teen: Household Supports (Food, Rental, Utility, Transportation and Health Care enrollment assistance), Social Emotional Supports (mental health supports), Learning Opportunities (Youth summer workshops), Youth Development (Youth Mentors, After School Programs).

Volunteer Opportunities: Adult mentors for youth, food bank assistance, youth and adult workshop volunteers, general organization volunteers

Charitable donations accepted? Yes in 2 ways: Through PayPal or mail checks to LIFRC mailing address.



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



San Juan County-Health & Community Services-Senior Services

Director: Mark Tompkins, Senior Services

Manager Wendy Stephens

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 951, Friday Harbor,WA,98250


Organization Mission Statement: Our job at Senior Services of San Juan County is to assist seniors in remaining independent and in their own homes for as long as possible.

Community-based care is overwhelmingly preferred by consumers and caregivers of all ages.

Target Audience or Areas Served or Area of Operation: Aged 60 or over. Disabled.

San Juan County Senior Services
Mullis Community Senior Center-San Juan Island
Orcas Senior Center-Orcas Island
Lopez Senior Center-Woodmen Hall

Services: Senior Services provides Information & Assistance, Family Caregiver Support, Nutrition-Congregate and Home Delivered Meals on Wheels, Transportation, Educational Workshops, Support Groups, classes.

Volunteer Opportunities/Needs: Volunteers are needed to help with many senior services programs and with fundraising projects.Volunteers needed in all aspects of Senior Services. Volunteers needed at all three Senior Centers. Volunteer Drivers needed

Charitable donations accepted?  Yes.