Family Support Center of South Sound is a nonprofit 501c3 multi-service agency located in Olympia, Washington, founded in 1992. The agency provides over 4,000 parents, children, and survivors of violence with coordinated, supportive services in one centralized location. You can learn more about our programs and services HERE.
Our Mission - "Working Together to Strengthen All Families"
Our Vision - We envision a community where all families are valued, nurtured, and have the resources to be strong, healthy, and self sufficient.
WHAT:A fun, family-friendly 5K that celebrates mothers across our community while raising critical funds for programs that support families experiencing homelessness and survivors of domestic violence! You can run, walk, or roll…whatever works for you! The FREE 1 Mile Kids run is a great activity to do with younger kiddos.
WHEN: Sunday, May 8th, 2022 - Registration opens at 7:30, 1 Mile Kids Run starts at 8, the 5k starts around 8:15 or when the 1 Mile is done!
WHERE:In Person – Hands on Children’s Museum; Virtual – Anywhere you want! No matter how you participate – Brag About it! Post your time on our Facebook page, share your photos, and tell us why you enjoy supporting your community.
WHY: This event directly benefits families and survivors in need! Plus, it is a great reason to get your body moving!
WHO: Everyone!! We welcome anyone who wants to run, walk, or roll in support of our mission, “Working Together to Strengthen ALL Families and Survivors”.
HOW:Online registration ends on Thursday, May 5th. There will be in person registration at the race as well if you miss the online registration. Race packets can be picked up at Family Support Center Tuesday, May 3 through Friday, May 6 from 9:30am-4:30pm or in-person at the race on Sunday, May 8th.
If you and your family are currently experiencing homelessness (sleeping in a tent, car, shed, or other location not 'meant for habitation'), please contact our Homeless Family Services Program by calling 360-754-9297 x 200. To find out more about this program, CLICK HERE.
If you are a family in need of shelter, please contact 360-754-9297 x 200 to be connected to our Pear Blossom Place family shelter, Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. To learn more about this program, CLICK HERE. If you need shelter and it is after hours, please contact the 24/7 Thurston County's Coordinated Entry Shelter and Housing hotline at 1-844-628-7343.
If you are being evicted, are about to have your utilities shut off, need help with basic items such as diapers or hygiene supplies, or need help navigating the community's resources, please reach out to our Family Resource Services Program by calling 360-754-9297 x 377. To find out more about this program, CLICK HERE.
If you or someone you know are currently in an unsafe relationship, we are here to help. Please contact our Family Justice Center Program by calling 360-754-9297 x 200 to speak with a confidential advocate who can help explain what options are available, help create a plan to keep you safe, and provide general support. To learn more about this program, CLICK HERE.
The Parent and Child Education Program hosts a number of formal and informal groups each month, including FREE Power Parenting Workshops and a Breast/chest feeding support group, as well as providing 1:1 parental support for the entire community. To learn more about this program, CLICK HERE.
Joining us in our new buildings include many friends who have like-minded missions that compliment our work. We warmly welcome: United Way of Thurston County, Catholic Community Services (SSVF, Volunteer Chores, and Bus Buddy programs), Junior League of Olympia, Thurston County Volunteer Legal Services, Thurston County Prosecutors Office- Felony and Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Teams, Crime Victim Advocacy Network, Innovations Human Trafficking Collaborative, Enriching Therapy, Beautiful Instant Psychotherapy and Wellness, Thurston County Clerks Office, Thurston County Sheriffs Department, Adult Protective Services.