About Us

  • The Tigard-Tualatin Family Resource Center is part of the Tigard-Tualatin School District. It's located on the campus of Templeton Elementary School tucked behind the Kalapuya Early Learning Center and helps families throughout the entire school district with a variety of direct services and connection to other community resources. 

    The Family Resource Center is open by appointment Monday through Friday on school days. Please call us to make an appointment at a time convenient for you at 503.603.1585.

  • Community Partners

    A special thanks goes to the many agencies, churches, businesses, and other organizations who have collaborated with and contributed to the center to make services and resources more accessible to Tigard and Tualatin families.

    These community partners include but are not limited to:
    Ainsworth United Church of Christ
    Air Products & Chemicals Inc.
    Anthro Corporation
    Baker & Spice Bakery
    Caring Closet (Tigard-Tualatin School District)
    Christ the King Lutheran Church
    City of Tigard
    City of Tualatin
    Community Action
    Community Warehouse
    Dental Foundation of Oregon
    Fred Meyer
    Good Neighbor Center
    Grace Community Church
    Grainger Industrial Supply
    Horizon Community Church
    Kaiser Permanente
    Lam Research
    Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center Auxiliary
    Lifeworks NW
    Living Savior Lutheran Church
    Magaurn Video
    Medical Teams International
    Northwest Children's Outreach
    Northwest Christian Church
    Northwest Health Foundation

    Oregon Food Bank
    Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation
    Oregon State University Extension Services
    PCC Volunteer Literacy Tutoring Program
    Peet's Coffee at Bridgeport Village
    Rolling Hills Community Church
    Rotaract Club
    Salvation Army
    School-Based Health Center at Tigard High
    School-Based Health Center at Tualatin High

    Sherwood SHARE Center 
    Silicon Valley Community Foundation

    St. Anthony's Church
    St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry
    Tigard American Legion
    Tualatin Chamber of Commerce
    Tualatin United Methodist Church
    Tualatin Valley Elks
    Union Gospel Mission Family Thrift Store
    Washington County Department of Health and Human Services
    Youth Contact

    We'd love to hear from you if you are interested in collaborating to meet the needs of local families or if you would like to become a contributing partner, please visit the "Donate" page by clicking here.

  • Volunteers

    "No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another. Thank you." ~ Author Unknown

    The dedicated volunteers of the Tigard-Tualatin Family Resource Center make many center programs possible by...

    • Transporting donations to the resource center to make them available to families.
    • Providing office assistance.
    • Teaching specialized classes, such as budgeting, green cleaning, and arts and crafts.

    Thank you to center volunteers!

  • To make an appointment:


    Becky Padron: 503-603-1574
    Culturally Responsive Liaison-Elementary Schools
    Tigard-Tualatin Family Resource Center

    Catherine West: 503-603-1588
    District Social Services Coordinator
    Tigard-Tualatin Family Resource Center

    Hanna Frazier: 503-431-5393
    Family Partnership Advocate
    Tigard-Tualatin Family Resource Center

    Veronica Collier: 503-603-1582
    Cell: 971-330-5930
    Early Learning Family Resource Coordinator
    Culturally Responsive Liaison-Elementary Schools
    Tigard-Tualatin Family Resource Center




  • Mission and History

    Together, we build on individual and community strengths to assist families in becoming more self-sufficient and to increase successful family relationships to the school district and community.

    • We are a family-oriented center.
    • We believe in community input and collaboration.
    • We promote self-sufficiency.
    • We respect diversity.
    • We honor confidentiality.

    Did you know?

    -The Tigard-Tualatin Family Resource Center (TTFRC) serves approximately 2,000 families a year.

    -Four center staff members are fully bilingual in Spanish and one is fully bilingual in Amharic. 

    -TTFRC publishes a Tigard-Tualatin community resource guide to help families, school district staff, and community partners navigate local resources.

    The Tigard-Tualatin Family Resource Center serves families living within the boundaries of the Tigard-Tualatin School District. Center staff help families navigate the social service system so they can gain access to the community resources they need. Basic needs items are available on an emergency basis. The availability of these items depends on both financial and in-kind donations from generous community partners and individuals.

    "The Family Resource Center is viewed as a model for assuring families feel comfortable seeking the kinds of information, resources, and support services that all citizens need at various times. It provides service by acting as a connection point for families seeking information, referrals, and on-site social services. It supports families that struggle every day to provide for basic needs such as food, clothing, dental, medical, and mental health needs." 

                                                                   -Washington County Department of Health and Human Services