Seattle Public Schools

Working to Support Families: A New Resource Center Opens at Broadview-Thomson K-8

Summary: SPS partnered with FamilyWorks to open a new Family Resource Center at Broadview-Thomson K-8.

Family Resource Center is Now Open at Broadview-Thomson K-8

Students, families and staff gathered at Broadview-Thomson K-8 in early November to celebrate the opening of the school’s new FamilyWorks Family Resource Center.  

Watch our December 2023 First Bell feature about the Family Resource Center.

Thanks to a grant from Kaiser Permanente, the Family Resource Center will support families three days a week with access to essential services. This includes enrollment in public benefits and connections to community resources such as empowerment programs, parenting classes and a mobile food pantry. 

Family Resource Center staff talk with a family during the opening of the center.

“Our focus is really on helping families navigate through income supports and any sort of community resources that they may need in order for their households to be stable and then for them to eventually thrive,” said Marcia Wright-Soika, FamilyWorks executive director. 

The launch of this center is an important step in the collaboration between schools and community organizations to bring essential resources to students and families experiencing housing, food and other instabilities.  

“This school-based resource center allows us to push even further into the north end and to make sure that families have access to the services that they need,” Wright-Soika said. “One of the things that is really important for us is to put services, resources and supports right within families’ fingertips.”  

Three women stand together in a school hallway

Services provided by the Family Resource Center will ensure the school community’s basic needs are met and will enable them to fully access educational opportunities offered by Seattle Public Schools.  

“The goal is to…break down barriers to make sure that we’re meeting the families where they’re at,” said Renee Pierce, FamilyWorks Broadview-Thomson Center Director. “We’re right here. It’s in a space that they’re comfortable with and where their kids are going to school.” 

Hours and Location

Family Resource Center at Broadview-Thomson K-8
13052 Greenwood Ave. N Seattle, WA 98133
Hours: Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Wednesday 1 – 4 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

For more information about Family Resource Centers, visit the FamilyWorks website.  

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