Family & Youth Resource Center (FYR Center)

  • A place for NTPS families & students in need to find help and other resources. We are in the Rajinder S. Manhas Activity Center adjacent to North Thurston High School (the old Bally's building).

    What we do

    • A place for NTPS families & students in need to find help and other resources
    • One-stop destination for services and supplies
    • Provide hygiene supplies, laundry supplies, food, school supplies and clothing
    • Intakes for McKinney-Vento
    • Showers, laundry and meet with community service providers
    • Community partners include: Community Action Council, Community Youth Service, DSHS, Family Education Support Services, Family Support Center, Health Care Authority, and Kaiser Medical
    • Serve Foster Care students
    • Social – Emotional Learning Instructional Specialists support SE learning across the district
    • ECEAP Staff are based out of the Center and provide preschool services at the adjacent Family Partnership Center
    • Military Support Staff – Support military students and families in the district

FYR Center Resource Distribution

  • North Thurston Public Schools is committed to serving our district families. We will serve families with 'grab and go' hygiene bags, food and school supplies during the following times: 


    Services provided only to families with students actively enrolled in North Thurston Public Schools.
    The FYR Center will follow the school calendar and will not distribute on scheduled school breaks or in cases of inclement weather-related building closures.

    • Drive Thru Distribution 1st Thursday of the month 11:00am to 3:00pm
      • 2-day supply of food and fresh produce - when available
      • Paper towels, toilet paper and laundry soap, basic hygiene kit, diapers and pads/tampons - pending availability. 
    • Walk-Up Wednesdays 9:00am to 11:00am
      • Food and paper products for those families walking or using public transportation
    • Kids Closet available Tuesdays and Thursdays
      • Please contact 360-412-4484 or 360-412-4902 to schedule an appointment.  
    • Donations are still being accepted on Tuesdays from 11 am – 1 pm

    Family & Youth Resource Center (200 Sleater Kinney Rd NE Olympia, WA 98506)

    Please continue to check our website for updates. 

    Emergency Food Resources: Download PDF with information on times & locations >> (compiled by Washington SNAP-Ed)

    Food & Other Resources: (Traduce la página al español usando estas instrucciones.)

    Alimentos y otros recursos: Descargue una guía de recursos locales para familias necesitadas >>

    View info from the 1/7/21 Housing Information & Assistance Panel Discussion >>


Current Needs

  • Donations accepted Tuesdays from 11:00a-1:00p 

    We kindly ask that you do not leave donations outside the door and request the specific donation time be used. 

    • Drive-n-Go Resources:

      • Small Dish Soap 
      • 3 in 1 soap
      • Deodorant
      • Bars of Soap
      • Shampoo
      • Conditioner
      • Q-tips
      • Manicure sets
      • Toothbrushes/Toothpaste

      Food Items: 

      • Microwavable foods (easy Mac, soups, Cup of Noodle, oatmeal, shelf stable meals)
      • Maseca corn flour
      • Sweet and salty snack items

       School Clothes: 

      • New packages of socks and underwear - all sizes
      • Men and Boys T’s size S, M, & Lg 
      • New Sport bras- all sizes
      • New leggings – all sizes (birth to adult- XXXL)
      • New T-shirts and Hoodie Sweatshirts- all sizes (birth to adult XXXL)
      • New joggers/ athletic pants- all sizes (birth to adult XXXL)
      • New shoes- male and female size 1-14
      • Boys Underwear 3T

      School Supplies: none at this time

      Important information: 

      • Donations accepted Tuesdays from 11:00a-1:00p
      • We are accepting both new and gently used clothing. Please make sure these items are washed and free of stains, holes, or over worn areas.
      • We are putting a hold on paper/plastic bags at this time - thank you!

    Thank you for your continued support of NTPS!

Community Food Resources

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