To help build a healthier and stronger community through collaboration, positive relationships, education, programs, and support services.
We envision an inclusive, thriving, and connected community, one in which all members experience enriched and empowered lives.
- Respect: Our work is centered on compassion and collaboration, with an emphasis on meeting people where they are by recognizing the inherent worth and dignity of every person.
- Belonging: We are rooted in the belief that all people are welcomed, valued, and empowered to contribute to, and participate in Community.
- Resiliency: We believe that innovation and education are key to ensuring the ability to overcome barriers, meet basic needs, and create a strong foundation for success.
- Community: We are committed to strengthening individuals and families and advancing the spirit of connection.
- Partnership: Through open collaboration, we learn and develop solutions that are reflective of the community and its individuals.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Commitment Statement
The Community Resource Center believes that structural, cultural, and relational inequities must be courageously recognized and dismantled. We recognize our unique privilege to help create systemic change to ensure our community is one that is inclusive, equitable, and welcoming to all. To that end the Community Resource Center is dedicated to evaluating all aspects of our organization, confronting our own biases, and doing so continually and with transparency. We live this commitment each day by exercising our role as a champion of equity in the Stanwood-Camano community.
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.