Family Support Services includes many important programs including our Family Resource Center, Homeless Support Program, Health Services, Restorative Practices, Counseling and more.


Family Resource Center

The FRC is a family support center that links school families with local resources and human services addressing the needs of the whole child in order to promote student success. All families are welcome.

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

  • Basic needs such as food, clothing, and housing
  • Child academic and behavioral support
  • Medical and mental health
  • Special needs and disability
  • Financial and legal assistance
  • Educational and employment opportunities
  • Emergency assistance
  • Bellingham Public School provided resources and educational processes

Shuksan Middle School, 2717 Alderwood Avenue
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed 12 to 1 p.m.)


Donations Accepted at the FRC

All items need to be in good, like new or new condition.

  • Blankets (queen and twin) in good condition.
  • Diapers, baby wipes, clothing (sizes 1,2,3,4,5*,6* – *highest need)
  • Kitchen items (plates, glasses, silverware, pots & pans, cooking utensils, microwaves, mixers and blenders.)
  • Towels (in good condition, prefer new)
  • Toilet paper
  • Laundry soap, dish soap
  • Shampoo, conditioner, bath/body soap (full-size, not travel/hotel size)
  • Deodorant (men and women)
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste


(Please email a photo of the furniture.  We store these items at a different location.)

  • Beds (twin and queen) and bunk beds in good condition
  • Dining room tables and chairs
  • Sofas and arm chairs
  • Coffee tables, end tables and lamps


For low-cost internet service information please visit the Family Engagement webpage.



Homeless Support Program

Program information, qualification, and services for families/students experiencing homelessness. Links to national, state and local resources.

Health Services

School nurses are specialized professionals who provide knowledgeable insight into acute and chronic health conditions, and normal growth and development.