Joyce L. Sobel Family Resource Center is committed to helping all individuals and families in our community to achieve their highest potential by providing trained staff, volunteers and access to essential resources and programs that promote health and well-being. The Family Resource Center’s goal is to ensure that every household in the San Juan Island community has the basic resources needed to be healthy, happy and productive.
Since 1998, the Joyce L. Sobel Family Resource Center, formerly San Juan Island Family Resource Center (SJIFRC), has served as the primary centralized drop-in, resource and referral organization for delivery of social services and support programs to over 1,000 San Juan Island households each year. The Family Resource Center was initially founded to provide our community with quality early childhood support programs such as youth mentoring, parenting classes, and parent-child playgroups that help reduce child abuse and optimize child development and family well-being. Over the years, our services have expanded to include assistance with many of the basic necessities of life such as emergency rental and utilities assistance, transportation, mental health counseling and access to medical care. The Family Resource Center also offers group and individualized programs that provide education, psychosocial support and case management with the goal of promoting stability and well-being for all members of our community.
Jennifer Armstrong: Director
Cindy Gutierrez: Office Manager, Health Insurance Navigator
Yubi Schollmeyer: Preschool Intervention Program, Family Support Specialist, Case Manager & Spanish Language Services
Ashley Strutz, Mentor Program Coordinator, Island Neighbors Coordinator & Case Manager
Betsey Ferguson: Family Support Specialist
Kristy Schmidt: English Language Learning Children’s Enrichment Teacher
2018 Board of Directors
Marty Huleatte, President
Beth Helstien, Treasurer
Susan Leff, Secretary
San Juan Island Family Resource Center (dba Joyce L. Sobel Family Resource Center) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.