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 225 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:
Budget & Finance
Other working committees include Bylaws, Resource Development, Governance, In-kind and special projects committees.
Board meetings are the third Friday of each month at 7:30 AM and are held at the Moses Lake Center – 1402 E. Craig Street, Moses Lake, Washington.
The Annual Meeting is held at the regular scheduled meeting in February.
Board members for 2017 are listed below
David Bustamante– President
Attorney,Grant County Public Defense
Steve Duvall - Vice President
Child Care Director/Owner
Connie Luna - Secretary
Policy Council Chair
Juliann Dodds - Budget & Finance Treasurer
C W Commercial Banking
Moses Lake School Board Member
Behavior Health Specialist - MSS
Special Education Teacher