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In 1983 a task force of 24 community volunteers met to address the issue of a growing teenage parent population in the County. They received a grant to provide support services for young parents with the goal of keeping them healthy, in school and off public assistance. The new private, non-profit agency was called Assistance to Pregnant and Parenting Teens (APPT).

In 1989 the agency dropped the T and began providing services to women of all ages through First Steps Maternity Case Management. In 1993, Family Planning came under the agency umbrella. In 1996 APP changed its name to Family Services of Grant County and became a Head Start grantee.

Today FSGC serves 222 children ages birth to five and their families through its Head Start programs and over 1400 individuals in its family planning programs. The local Board of Directors and Head Start Policy Council members continue to identify and create services that meet community need.

FSGC Board of Directors

Family Services of Grant County is private non-profit agency that receives Federal, State and private funds to provide services to Grant County, Washington. FSGC is managed by a Board of Directors who are legally and fiscally responsible for agency decisions and given no compensation for their service.


Our Family Services Board of Directors has a passion for the physical, emotional, educational and social well being of children, young adults and families. The Board is comprised of thirteen Directors who may serve one to three three-year terms (maximum of nine years).


The following Committees report to the Board:

  • Executive

  • Budget & Finance

  • Personnel

  • Other working committees include Bylaws, Resource Development, Governance, In-kind and special projects committees.


Board meetings are the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00 AM and are held virtually by Zoom.

Board Members

Board members for 2022 are listed below

David Bustamante– President

Attorney,Grant County Public Defense


Jenn Olson

Field Representative

Inland Tarp and Liner

Moses Lake

Juliann Dodds - Budget & Finance Treasurer

C W Commercial Banking

Moses Lake

Courtney Thornton

Policy Council Chair

Moses Lake

Susan Freeman

Business Owner

Moses Lake School Board Member

Moses Lake

Sharon Lange

Special Education Teacher

Moses Lake

Maria Vargas

Healthy Communities Supervisor

Grant County Health District

Moses Lake

Rebecca Mabius

Director of Programming

Boys and Girls Club

Moses Lake

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