The mission of the Community Resources Foundation is to administer and cultivate programs that foster a healthy community.
The Community Resources Foundation envisions a thriving and connected community, one in which all of its members have dependable access to resources that enrich and empower lives. A community where all of its members feel they can belong, one in which everyone has a chance to both contribute and receive. A community where everyone can feel fulfilled by their involvement.
The Community Resources Foundation was founded in 1997 as a nonprofit community service organization to take over the management of the Stanwood Camano Community Resource Center. The Community Resource Center was originally opened in 1992 under the temporary management of Deaconess Children’s Services. We achieved our goal of becoming community owned and operated within five years.
The Foundation Operates on Basic Family Support Principles:
- Staff and families work together in relationships based on equality and respect.
- Staff enhance families’ capacity to support the growth and development of all family members – adults, youth, and children.
- Families are resources to their own members, to other families, to programs, and to communities.
- Programs affirm and strengthen families’ cultural, racial, and linguistic identities and enhance their ability to function in a multicultural society.
- Programs are embedded in their communities and contribute to the community-building process.
- Programs advocate with families for services and systems that are fair, responsive, and accountable to the families served.
- Practitioners work with families to mobilize formal and informal resources to support family development.
- Programs are flexible and continually responsive to emerging family and community issues.
- Principles of family support are modeled in all program activities, including planning, governance, and administration.
We acknowledge the land we’re on today is the ancestral homeland of Coast Salish people and has been since time immemorial. We respect their sovereignty, their right to self-determination, and we honor their sacred spiritual connection with the land and water.