August 26, 2020

The Anacortes Family Center, in partnership with the City of Anacortes, has created a homelessness prevention program. This program, totaling $57,000, will support residents with up to three-months of past rent. To qualify for the program, residents must:

- Be below 80% Area Median Income (the chart is on the application form)

- Be less than 3-months behind in rent (or have the ability to pay the difference)

- The Landlord must waive all fees and stipulate that this will make the Tenant current

- Live in Anacortes

If you are interested in applying for the program, please fill out the application and submit the agreement form. Please email your Landlord (and including dustin@anacortesfamily.org so that we have your landlord's contact email) your signed agreement. Please note: grants will not be considered until a completed application and the agreement is signed by all parties. 

If you have questions, please email dustin@anacortesfamily.org. Thank you!

August 6, 2020

Unfortunately AFC's current Community Resource Manager, Jordy Pratt, is leaving to pursue her graduate work. This leaves an amazing opportunity to join a fantastic team of professional and dedicated individuals, in a position that truly advances AFC's mission. Cover letters, resumes, and professional references should be sent to Beatriz@AnacortesFamily.org

Community Resource Manager 
with Anacortes Family Center (Anacortes, WA)

The Anacortes Family Center (AFC) is seeking a Full-Time, Exempt, Community Resource Manager to assist with vulnerable, homeless or unstably housed community members, connecting them with services that are internal to the organization and external within the community. AFC provides emergency support through motel vouchers, 60-90-day emergency shelter, 12-24-month transitional housing, affordable housing, case management and life skills.

Schedule: Monday-Friday; 8:00AM-5:00PM, flexibility for after-hours calls (especially on weekends) is important. 

Reports To: Pro...

March 11, 2020

We are unfortunately cancelling our summer Shred-a-Thon due to COVID-19. We are so sorry for the inconvenience. We anticipate having our Fall Shred-a-Thon on: 

Saturday, September 12th

9AM to 1PM 

Walgreens Parking Lot

January 17, 2020

The Anacortes Family Center's fundraiser, Dine & Shop Out to End Homelessness, will occur on Thursday, February 6th, 2020. On this one day, participating restaurants and buisnesses all over Anacortes agree to donate a percentage of the day's proceeds back to AFC. Board members, staff and volunteers will be at each location selling raffle tickets and sharing AFC's mission.

Do you want to purchase raffle tickets? Contact Heather Geer, Development Director, at 293-2993 ext. 114 or email Heather@AnacortesFamily.org. 

Raffle tickets are $20, or 7 for $100!

Raffle Prizes

Early Bird Drawing (February 5th): One Night Stay & Breakfast for Two at the

Majestic Inn & Spa

Grand Prize: Stunning Platinum & 1-Carat Diamond Ring, Circa 1920! Isadoras Antique Jewelry. Appraised Value: $6,100 (for details and the appraisal, click here!)

2nd Prize: Long Ride  10”x 30” painting by Jennifer Bowman.

Value: $600

3rd Prize: Anacortes Shopping Spree! Value: $500

 Participating Establishments include:

  • Adrift

    ...

September 29, 2019

Tis the Season and many kind donors ask for ways to give. AFC has many opportunities to support our families this holiday season! The various ways to give include:

  • Holidays meals (hams, potatoes, gravy, stuffing, desserts, etc.)

  • Sponsorship of gifts for kids

  • Pajamas

  • Hats and Gloves

  • Coats

  • Books

  • Art supplies

  • Family games

  • Gift cards (for gas, groceries, Fred Meyer, etc.)

  • Outings (Bowling Alley, Movies, etc.)

  • Stocking stuffers 

AFC has 18 families total: 9 in our emergency shelter and 9 in our Family Transformation Center. We prefer that holiday donors pick a specific item (part of the meal, or one of the bullet points), but sponsorship of a specific family is possible as well.

THANK YOU for your incredible support of our families during this truly magical time of year!

For questions, or to learn more, please contact Heather Geer at Heather@AnacortesFamily.org or call 293-2993 ext. 114.

June 23, 2019

AFC is excited to announce the addition of Jordy Pratt to the Anacortes Family Center team! Jordy will join our Program Team working as AFC's Community Resource Manager. As the Community Resource Manager, Jordy will serve those struggling with or vulnerable to homelessness, not living in an AFC facility - guiding them through the often complex and confusing social service systems. In addition, Jordy will become an invaluable resource to community partners, like the Anacortes Police Department, Parks and Recreation and Island Hospital. When they identify a person in need, they can simply call Jordy, and she will work with the client directly from that point forward. Jordy will also oversee AFC's Motel Voucher Program. 

Jordy joins AFC after completing her internship with our organization for her degree in Human Services. Prior to AFC, Jordy worked with a nonprofit working with at-risk youth. Jordy will work Monday-Friday 8:30PM-5:00PM; if you need to reach Jordy, she can be reached...

June 23, 2019

Mark your calendars, because the date is approaching... get in the mood for better weather, cleanse your garage, desk, storage and filing cabinets - because AFC's Fall Shred-a-Thon is right around the corner! Join AFC on: 

September 14, 2019

9AM-1PM

Walgreen's Parking Lot

Suggested Donation: $20/box | Minimum: $10/box

Shredding will be provided on-site through our partnership with Shred It, who will have their shredding truck geared-up and ready to immediately demolish and discard your personal files right before your eyes! The best part is, your contribution will directly support AFC's life-saving and life-changing mission of helping homeless women, children and families in crisis to achieve self-sufficiency and success! 

Do you have Questions? Would you like to sponsor this event?

Please email Heather Geer, Development Director, or call 293-2993 ext. 114. 

Presenting Sponsors

 Supporting Sponsors

Banner Bank

LeGros Buchanan & Paul

Alice Bohnker Insurance Services

Chandler's Square Retirement...

April 24, 2019

There are two very exciting ways that you can support AFC's life-changing mission! First, KISM 92.9 Classic Rock is doing a FREE CAR Giveaway! If you visit KISM (Click Here), you can vote for AFC, and KISM will give a car to AFC to support a family in need! 
 

The second way that you can support AFC is by visiting D Avenue Nursery in Anacortes during Mother's Day weekend! During Mother's Day weekend, D Avenue Nursery is generously donating 2% of their sales back to AFC in support of our life changing work. 

If you have any questions about either fundraising opportunity, please reach out to Heather Geer, Development Director, at 293-2993 ext. 114 or email Heather@AnacortesFamily.org. THANK YOU for your support!

March 27, 2019

Mark your calendars, because the date is approaching... get in the mood for better weather, cleanse your garage, desk, storage and filing cabinets - because AFC's Spring Shred-a-Thon is right around the corner! Join AFC on: 

April 13, 2019

9AM-1PM

Walgreen's Parking Lot

Suggested Donation: $20/box | Minimum: $10/box

Shredding will be provided on-site through our partnership with Shred It, who will have their shredding truck geared-up and ready to immediately demolish and discard your personal files right before your eyes! The best part is, your contribution will directly support AFC's life-saving and life-changing mission of helping homeless women, children and families in crisis to achieve self-sufficiency and success! 

Do you have Questions? Would you like to sponsor this event?

Please email Heather Geer, Development Director, or call 293-2993 ext. 114. 

Presenting Sponsors

 Supporting Sponsors

Banner Bank 

Chandler's Square Retirement Community

LeGros Buchanan & Paul

Lighthouse Memory Care

A...

February 21, 2019

AFC's 5th Annual Dine & Shop to End Homelessness was a tremendous success. AFC would like to thank every restaurant and business that participated in this exciting annual event. In all, AFC made a grand total of over $30,000 (net) in support of our life-saving and life-changing programs. We would also like to support our awesome board members, staff and volunteers who worked in each location, sharing AFC's mission and collecting donations. 

Did you miss out on Dine & Shop Out this year? Never fear - next year is just around the corner! Contact Heather Geer, Development Director, if you are interested in supporting. Heather can be reached at 360-293-2993 ext. 114. 

Our Raffle prizes went to four very excited AFC supporters! 

Grand Prize: A stunning ruby, pearl and diamond necklace, circa 1910 with an appraised value of $6,100. Special thanks to Isadora's Antique Jewelry in Seattle for donating this BEAUTIFUL piece! 

Winner: Maya G.

Second Prize: An original piece named "Poppy's" - special th...

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