Carrie Unpingco, Executive Director

01 Jan 2016, written by

Carrie was born and raised in beautiful Leavenworth, WA before attending Central Washington University to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health Education. After graduating college in 2007, she moved to San Juan Island to work at Inter Island Medical Center. Carrie transitioned to Peace Island Medical Center upon its opening in 2012, […]

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SJICF Awards $189,500 in College Scholarships for 2015-16

11 Jun 2015, written by

Sixteen graduating seniors from Friday Harbor High School’s Class of 2015 were awarded scholarships for the 2015/2016 academic year from three different funds held at the San Juan Island Community Foundation.

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Wilderness First Aid Training for SJI Conservation Corps

01 Jun 2015, written by

The Madrona Institute has received funding to provide Wilderness First Aid training offered through the local San Juan Island EMS to the SJI Conservation Corps high school crew and its team leaders. Local youth crews work on local lands for two months over the summer learning environmental stewardship, leadership and job skills. Certification in WFA […]

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Replacement Boat for the FHHS Sailing Team

01 Jun 2015, written by

Due to changes by the NW Interscholastic Sailing Association, the San Juan Island Sailing Foundation is seeking to replace their current sailing fleet of Vanguard 15s with Flying Juniors (FJs) dinghies. These new boats will provide the San Juan Island high school sailing team with the opportunity to competitively practice their sailing skills. In addition, […]

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Our Common Bond – PIMC Cancer Care Support Group

12 Feb 2015, written by

The Peace Island Medical Center Cancer Care Center has received funding to launch a support group for cancer patients and survivors on San Juan Island. The “Our Common Bond” program addresses the needs of cancer patients and survivors, giving them the opportunity to gather in a supportive and caring environment over shared meals. It is […]

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Friday Harbor Film Festival Launches Film Society

12 Feb 2015, written by

Launched in 2013, the Friday Harbor Film Festival has presented both island residents and tourists with documentary films that entertain, enlighten, and inspire. This year, the Friday Harbor Film Festival will be establishing the FHFF Film Society, a membership-based program to enable self-sustainability of the annual festival and its programs into the future. This grant […]

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Friday Harbor Household Essentials Program

12 Feb 2015, written by

The San Juan Island Family Resource Center has received funding for a pilot project that will provide household cleaning and personal hygiene supplies for 50 vetted low-income families with young children. This new program will also serve as an information gateway to assess the family needs for other services such as free/low cost health insurance, […]

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Dream Builders – A Program for Special Needs Students

05 Jan 2015, written by

WA Vocational Services has been providing workforce development services in Washington State since 1976. Dream Builders will offer transition services and career education for Friday Harbor Middle School special needs students and their parents. Students will learn to communicate and understand their own needs and goals, as well as those of others. Parents will also […]

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Prescription Assistance Support

05 Jan 2015, written by

This grant supports a San Juan Island Family Resource Center program to provide emergency funding for prescription medications for uninsured and low-income residents. At the time of assistance, clients are also helped to enroll in low-cost or discount prescription plan for their needed medication, when available.

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Emergency Rental Assistance Support

05 Jan 2015, written by

This program, administered by the SJI Family Resource Center, provides low-income island residents with a one-time emergency rental assistance in situations of homelessness or potential eviction. This program receives annual funding from the SJC Housing Bank. In 2015, funds available from the Housing Bank will be diminished by $4,000. This grant will help alleviate that […]

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