North Seattle Family Center
Family Center Computer Lab
The North Seattle Family Center will use the Technology Matching Funds to establish a computer lab to develop computer literacy and provide Internet access and multi-lingual computer classes to limited English speakers, seniors and low-income populations. For the past three years, the family center has been offering one-on-one tutoring on two computers donated to the program. This project allows them to meet the growing demand for these services by expanding the number of computers available and formalizing the programming for their limited-English speaking clients.
Ann Fuller, Director
The North Seattle Family Center is a program of Children's Home Society of WA, the oldest and largest statewide non-profit child welfare agency in Washington State. The mission of the North Seattle Family Center is to strengthen, value, and empower all families by recognizing and accepting differences, nurturing each family member and building on family strengths.
The North Seattle Family Center places an emphasis on self-determination and growth toward self-sufficiency. Their services include: parenting classes and support groups; life skills training; individual computer tutoring and access; ESL and family literacy; health care and maternity support; family activities; and emergency groceries; and transportation help. The Center receives about 1,300 visits a month. Over 50% are low-income; 45% speak limited or no English, and 50% are people of color.
North Seattle Family Center Progress Report