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

Services During Closure

  • North Thurston Public Schools is committed to serving our families during the school closure. 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.

      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.  

      The FYR Center will follow the school calendar and will not distribute on scheduled school breaks or in case of inclement weather-related building closures.

      Donations are still being accepted on Tuesdays from 11 am – 1 pm (unfortunately, we cannot accept used clothing/items at this time. See needed item list below)

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


Current Needs

  • *At this time we still can not accept used clothing or bedding, however, new clothes still with tags or in packages would be greatly appreciated. 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 / Laundry Soap Pods
      • Paper Towels / Toilet Paper
      • Face Masks
      • Diapers – size 5 and 6
      • Pull-ups - all sizes 
      • Baby Wipes
      • 3in1 shampoo/conditioner/body wash
      • Childrens 2-1 Shampoo/Conditioner
      • Feminine Pads
      • Paper Grocery bags (with handles please!)
      • Toothbrushes / Full Size Toothpaste / Floss
      • Large sturdy garbage bags
      • Deodorant
    • Food Items: 
      • Microwavable foods (Easy Mac, soups, Cup Noodle, oatmeal, shelf stable meals)
      • Maseca Corn Flour
      • Dried beans
      • Snack items
      • Bags of rice
    •  School Clothes: 
      • *New Boys/Girls clothing - sizes 4T, 5 and 6 (Specifically pants)
      • *New packages of socks and underwear - all sizes 
      • *New Sport bras- all sizes
      • *Nex Men/Boys Pants and T-shirts size S, M, L
      • *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
    • School Supplies: 
      • 2 x 2 Sticky Notes
      • Earbuds/headphones
      • Graph paper
      • Spiral Notebooks
      • 24 pack Crayons
      • Highlighters

      *Bold/Highlighed items are of highest need 

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

    Please note: We can not accept volunteers in building at this time. Thank you for your continued support of NTPS!

Community Food Resources

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