The Funhouse Commons serves the urgent needs of young people and strengthens community bonds by providing a safe and stimulating environment where all can learn, discover, create, socialize, and be heard.
OUR 20th ANNIVERSARY FUNDRAISER was a success!
Thanks to the generous support of our amazing donors during our 20th Anniversary Virtual Fundraiser, we surpassed our goal! As always, we couldn’t do it without your support! The money raised will help us cover staffing and supply needs for our COVID-safe programming this fall, as we assist Orcas Island kids with their distance learning.
FALL 2020 Programming
This fall, we are assisting island children with their online education by providing a safe, nurturing space for learning while their parents work. Our children need education and support from caring people; parents need to be able to go to work, and The Funhouse is helping to make that happen.
We are currently assisting elementary school kids all day Mondays and Tuesdays. If you would like more information, or to be added to our waitlist, please email Liz Doane, Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay tuned for info on our schedule as we work to expand programming.
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IT'S A GREAT TIME TO BE A MENTOR!
Ali, 31 and Serafina, 13 have been matched for about 2 years now. Serafina was involved in other programs at the Funhouse and eventually became aware of the mentor program. “One of my favorite things about having a mentor is having someone to talk to”, says Serafina, and Ali wholeheartedly agrees!
As part of their agreement through the Funhouse mentor program, they have committed to spend at least 4 hours a month together, doing an activity of their choice. At the beginning of COVID things changed for a bit and they were meeting virtually once a week. Now, they are able to safely get out again and are enjoying nature walks, either on the trails or beaches.
We’re celebrating 20 years of existence! Learn how we began and how we’ve transformed to meet the needs of our community.
MEET THE TEAM
Get to know our amazing staff!
Have questions about our programming, or anything at all? Please reach out and we’d love to connect with you.
The Funhouse is home to the Coalition for Orcas Youth (COY). COY aims to support all Orcas youth to live up to their full human potential by strengthening community collaboration, reducing youth substance use, and reducing anxiety and depression.