The Family Support Center of South Sound operates Thurston County’s largest 24/7 shelter for homeless
families with children – Pear Blossom Place: A Family Support Community. The shelter is kept open
every night from 5:00pm—7:00am 100% thanks to volunteer support. The shelter would not be possible
if it weren’t for over 200 dedicated and amazing volunteers.
The Family Support Center’s main office location has a large donation room filled with children’s clothing, books, toys, adult professional clothing, shoes, basic need items, and more. We are always in need of help in keeping the room stocked and organized so families in need are easily able to access items they are looking for. If you are interested in helping in our donation room, complete a volunteer application now and someone will be in touch!
is a place where current and past clients come together to support one another and the agency. We work to empower ourselves by speaking up and speaking out, representing FSC and FJC in the community, running Community Cafe’s, giving and receiving trainings and advocating for our families. For more information, contact Linda today.
Do you have a special skill, talent, area of interest, training you offer, or an idea
of how you would like to support families? We would love to hear about it! The Family Support Center
of South Sound is always looking for new workshops to offer to families at our shelter Pear Blossom
Place; this may include piano lessons, arts and crafts, resume building workshop, or architectural
drawing 101. If you have an idea of a workshop or activity you would like help lead, please contact our
Development Director today.