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Welcome to our Family-Community Resource Center!

  • Family Community Resource Çenter at Hough Elementary School


Learning can be difficult when students’ basic needs aren’t met. The goal of Family-Community Resource Centers is to help all children succeed, and we do that by removing barriers and connecting families with available community resources.

Help can come in many forms: anything from student homework help and school supplies to health services and dental care, clothing, food, emergency housing, job assistance, early childhood education, assistance with GED preparation and more.

Call us today at 360-313-2107 or stop by our center. We are here to help.

Summer FCRC news:

Ashley Hoeft will be out of the building for the summer starting June 22, but will return August 9th. Have a fantastic Summer!

Volunteer Opportunities:

Hough has many amazing volunteer opportunities for individuals looking to help out in our community. To view and sign up for volunteer opportunities at Hough please click the button below.

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School supply drive supports public school students

For many students' families, new school supplies are difficult or impossible to afford.

No fireworks on school grounds

Due to fire risk and the presence of construction material and equipment at some schools, fireworks will not be permitted on Vancouver Public Schools’ grounds and parking lots this summer.

Free meals this summer

Find out where kids can get free meals this summer!


Upcoming FCRC events

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What’s happening in the FCRC

Share food bags

Share graciously supplies Hough Elementary with food bags to help families with food over the weekend.  These bags are filled with easy-to-prepare food.  Packs may include: a protein, a grain, canned beans or soup, a boxed meal, a vegetable or a fruit and a snack.  Food bags are distributed to students each Thursday.   

If you would like to receive a weekly food bag from Share or would like more information about this program, please contact Ashley in the Family Resource Center at 313-2107.

Lunch buddy program

In just 45 minutes per week, you can change a child’s life! Become a Lunch Buddy and you’ll have weekly lunches with one or more elementary students who may be experiencing changes at home, having difficulty in school or needing a positive role model in their life.

Hough’s Lunch Buddy Program runs on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 11:04AM to 12:40PM.

1, 2, 3 Grow & Learn

Any family with a child up to 5 years old can join us for our 1,2,3 Grow & Learn group. This free, drop-in program meets at Hough on Thursday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Join us and meet new friends, play together as a group, complete school-readiness activities, have a snack and so much more.


Morning check-in

Our Morning Check-in program is open to students who need a little extra help getting to school on time everyday. Attendance is very important, severely chronic and chronic students are statistically less likely to graduate from high school. Every minute of every day counts!


Classroom attendance competition

Classrooms compete for the highest attendance scores every month! Attendance stars are awarded everyday to classrooms who have 90% or better attendance, whoever has the most stars at the end of the month wins.

This initiative gets our Hawks working as a team to combat chronic absenteeism.