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Click here to view the Family Service Center brochure and read more about the services we offer.

Contact Name:
Julie Butschli
Telephone:
360-332-0740
Email:
fsc@blainesd.org

FAMILY SERVICE CENTER

The Family Service Center (FSC) of the Blaine School District is here to strengthen families and students by helping them with basic needs and linking them to local resources. Created in 1997 through a Readiness To Learn grant, the Blaine Family Service Center is directed by a mission to link human services, education, and local resources in support of healthy families, safe environments, and the realization of children’s potential. 

The FSC is a safe place where families can access information and available services including:

  • Basic needs, such as food, clothing and housing

  • McKinney Vento/Homelessness

  • School supplies

  • Energy assistance

  • GED and ELL classes

  • Family literacy

  • Domestic violence resources

  • Medicaid enrollment

If you are in need of more immediate help, please visit our Crisis Resources page.

LINKS TO COMMUNITY RESOURCES 

Oftentimes access to community resources can happen more quickly if you are already approved for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program. It's easy to apply, and all the details are on our Food Services page. Those approved for Free and Reduced Lunch are also eligible for free/reduced ASB cards and participation fees, so Apply Today through Skyward Family Access. Be sure to complete the Consent to Share Form, so schools will know your student is eligible for other savings.

ECONOMIC SECURITY FOR ALL PROGRAM: The Opportunity Council is offering a new program called Economic Security for All (EcSA) to help local families achieve financial goals through access to job training and financial literacy. Click the link to information in English or in Spanish.

BLAINE & BIRCH BAY COMMUNITY TOY STORE: The Community Toy Store is a holiday gift assistance program that seeks to provide a hand up instead of a handout for families facing difficult financial circumstances. Online registration is now closed, however families can still register by calling 530-828-5195. Donations are accepted through December 2. Visit the Community Assistance Program (CAP) website for more details.

Bellingham Whatcom County Housing Authority

Opportunity Cuncil

Northwest Youth Services

Community Assistance Program

Blue Skies for Children

Comcast Internet Essentials