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About Us


Main Phone: 503-603-1585

Social Services Manager

Colleen Nakanishi


Family Partnership Advocate

Alaina Elwyn


Family Partnership Advocate

Jenni Bustos



The Family Resource Center is the hub of the basic needs infrastructure in the Tigard-Tualatin School District, serving all families with children ages birth through high school graduation living within the district.

The FRC serves as a lifeline for vulnerable families and students, offering them access to essential services that support their well-being, stability, and success for the future. By addressing the diverse range of needs within our community, we help families get back on their feet, empower them to advocate for themselves, and teach about all of the resources the community has to offer.

The Family Resource Center is completely grant and donation funded. These grants and generous donations contribute to the positive transformation of lives by ensuring that students and families have housing, food stability, heat, electricity, food, and necessary transportation, and other basic needs to ensure family stability and children's well-being and success.

What do we do?

We connect families within the Tigard-Tualatin School District (TTSD) boundaries with their Family Partnership Advocate located at their home school. From there staff at the FRC work hand-in-hand with the Family Partnership Advocate and family to find resources that best fit the needs of the family.

This resource connection can look like:

  • Assisting with applications

    • SNAP

    • WIC

    • Help Me Grow

    • Community Action rent and utility assistance

    • Tri-Met honored citizen passes

  • Submitting referrals

    • Northwest Children’s Outreach

    • Caring Closet

    • OHP

    • Community Warehouse