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

Help can come in many forms:

  • Student homework help
  • School supplies
  • Health services and dental care
  • Clothing
  • Food
  • Emergency housing
  • Job assistance
  • Early childhood education
  • Assistance with GED preparation
  • Internet connection
  • And many more

Call us today at 360-313-3322 or stop by our center. We are here to help!

Vancouver Community Resources

Ctran has changed their policies. All children 0-18 can ride Ctran for free, no paperwork is required and the students no longer need YOP Passes!
It is recommended that students carry their student ID cards with them, just in case. However, it is not required.
For students 9 and younger, they need to be accompanied by an adult.

Resources and Opportunities


This link includes all of the community resources for help with food, utilities, housing/emergency shelters, employment services, SNAP & Tanf, and health services.


Our pantry primarily offers canned goods and other non-perishables, such as pasta and rice. Please call or email the FCRC coordinator to arrange a time to access the pantry. The pantry is open for all Discovery families and students in need.


Gently used and new clothing for students.


Toiletries and hygiene supplies


We are always looking for support from volunteers in our community. Visit this link to apply to become a volunteer. Once you have been approved to volunteer, please call or email the FCRC coordinator if you are interested in volunteering your time or contributing in other ways.


At our school, we have a program called Snack Attack! During the school day, students are able to visit the FCRC Welcome Center for a healthy snack, if they are in need of extra food. Our school community would be grateful for donations of individual packets of the following foods:

Granola Bars

Protein Bars

Cereal Bars (such as Nutri-grain)

Pepperoni sticks

Beef Jerky/ Pork Jerky

Mandarins (“Cuties”)

Peanut butter cracker packs

Crackers and cheese packs


Fruit cups

Dried fruit

Trail mix/ Nut mix


At Discovery, we are always grateful to receive donations of school supplies! Please visit this page for the updated Discovery School Supplies list for the 2023-2024 school year.

Donations can be dropped off to the FCRC in the Welcome Center. If you would like to receive an In-Kind Donation form, please bring the receipt for your purchase with you.

Thank you in advance for your continued support of our students at Discovery!

El aprendizaje puede ser difícil cuando no se satisfacen las necesidades básicas de los estudiantes. La meta de los centros de recursos para la familia y la comunidad es que todos los estudiantes tengan éxito en la escuela. Hacemos esto al remover barreras y conectar a las familias con recursos en nuestra comunidad.

La ayuda puede venir de muchas formas:

  • Ayuda con la tarea
  • Suministros escolares
  • Cuidado de la salud y cuidado dental
  • Ropa
  • Comida
  • Vivienda de emergencia
  • Ayuda laboral
  • Educación escolar temprana
  • Asistencia para prepararse para el GED
  • Conexión al internet
  • Y mucho más

Llámenos al 360-313-3322 o pase por nuestro centro. Estamos aquí para ayudarlo.

Recursos para la comunidad en Vancouver

CTRAN ha cambiado sus políticas. Todos los niños de 0-18 años pueden viajar en CTRAN gratis, no se requiere papeleo y los estudiantes ya no necesitan tener los pases.
Se recomienda que los estudiantes lleven las tarjetas de identificación estudiantil con ellos, por si acaso. Sin embargo, no es necesario.
Para los estudiantes de 9 años o menos de edad, ellos deben de estar acompañados por un adulto.


Event Flyers & Resources

C-Tran Youth Opportunity Pass release form

Free bus and community center passes for middle and high school students

All VPS middle and high school students can get a free C-TRAN bus pass and free access to Firstenburg and Marshall Community Centers!

Download the guardian consent form or find them at your middle school or high school.

C-Tran Youth Opportunity Pass release form