Community Resources for Whatcom County, Washington - Compiled by 4People.org


Major Update 07/05/2011 - Minor Update 2/10/2012



CRISIS
For emergency dial 911, or from cell phone 112
24hr mental health crisis line 1-800-584-3578
Care Crisis Line (VOA) 1-800-584-3578
Catholic Community Services Whatcom Family Center 360-676-2164
Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services 360-715-1563 or 1-877-715-1563
Emergency/Disaster Management
- Bellingham 360-676-6811
- Whatcom Unified Emergency Management 360-676-66811
Womencare Shelter and Domestic Violence Services 360-734-3438

CASE MANAGEMENT
Area Agency on Aging (Northwest Regional Council) 360-676-6749
Catholic Community Services Whatcom Family Center 360-676-2164
DSHS 4101 Meridian St, Bellingham, 1-877-501-2233
DSHS Aging & Disabilities 1-800-422-3263
DSHS Division of Developmental Disabilities 360-714-5000 or 1-800-239-8285
DSHS Division of Vocational Rehab 360-714-4136 or 360-714-4009 TTY
ESD (Homeless Youth in School) 360-299-4029
- Bellingham School District 360-676-2787 or 360-676-6470 ext 20814
- Blaine School District 360-332-0741
- Ferndale School District 360-383-9221 or 253-945-5965
- Lynden School District 360-354-1549
- Meridian School District 360-398-2111 or 360-398-7111
- Mount Baker School District 360-383-2012
- Nooksack Valley School District 360-988-4754
Evergreen AIDS Foundation 360-671-0703 or 1-800-249-2437
Goodwill Bellingham (employment) 360-738-0483
New Way Ministries (homeless women & children) 360-354-9930
North Intertribal Vocational Rehabilitation Program (disabled Native Americans) 360-671-7626
Northwest Regional Council - Area Agency on Aging 360-676-6749
Northwest Youth Services (homeless youth) 360-734-9862
Offenders Employment Resources
- DSHS Division of Vocational Rehab 360-714-4136 or 360-714-4009 TTY
- Worksource Whatcom 360-671-1660
Opportunity Council (Homeless: 360-734-5121
Salvation Army NW Division 360-733-1410
Sun Community Services (mentally ill) 360-392-1324
Transitional Housing, Operating & Rent assistance 360-734-5121
Veterans Service Office 360-676-6700 ext 50700
Whatcom County Coalition for the Homeless 360-676-6724
Whatcom County Developmental Disabilities Program 360-676-6724
Whatcom Counseling & Psychiatric Clinic (mentally ill) 360-676-2220

CHILD CARE OR RESPITE CARE
ARCH Resource Center for Respite & Crisis Care: 1-800-473-1727
Bellingham Childcare & Learning Center 360-676-0950
Child Care Resource & Referral (The Opportunity Council) 360-734-5121 ext 227 or 1-800-649-5121 ext 227
Kid’s Corner 360-734-3858

CHILD DEVELOPMENT, SERVICES & PROGRAMS
Bellingham Ear, Nose & Throat 360-738-2200
Birth to Three Program 360-734-8396 ext 209
Birth to Three Program (WCEL) 360- 671-3660
Children’s Neurodevelopmental Program (St Joseph’s Hospital) 360-788-6430
Connections Speech & Language Pathology 360-756-1495
Developmental Pediatrics Clinic 360-676-6724 ext 32014
Elizabeth Deboo, PT 360-715-6430
Hearing, Speech, and Deafness Center 360-647-0910
Island Occupational Therapy 360-738-3051
ITEIP Infant Toddler Early Intervention Program (Opportunity Council) 360-734-5121 ext 229
Lead Family Resources Coordinator 360-734-8396 ext 209
Lummi Birth to Three Program 360-384-2255
Nooksack Center for Children & Families 360-988-8040
Pediatric Therapy Services: Audiology 360-733-0640
Screening and Evaluation: Children’s Neurodevelopmental Program 360-715-6430
Western Washington University Speech and Hearing Clinic 360-650-3881 or 360-650-3262 (tdd)
Whatcom Center for Early Learning: 360-671-3660
Whatcom County Developmental Disabilities Program 360-676-6724
Whatcom Early Childhood Evaluation Clinic 360-676-6762 ext 32105
Whatcom Physical Therapy 360-332-8167

CLOTHING, FURNITURE & HOUSEWARES
2nd Chance Thrift Store 360-318-9333
Back to Work Boutique (YWCA Bellingham) 360-734-4820 ext 100
Birch Bay Consignment & Thrift 360-371-3700
Buffalo Exchange 360-676-1375
Full Consignment Thrift Store 360-966-7356
Goodwill Bellingham 360-752-2080
Hope House 360-676-2164 ext 4005
Labels Women’s Consignment
- Bakerview Square 360-676-1210
- Ellis Street 360-738-0333
Lighthouse Mission 360-733-5120
Project Hope - Lynden 360-354-4673
Salvation Army NW
- Bellingham 360-733-1350 or 360-733-1410
- Lynden 360-354-2860
Soups On 360-647-1949
Treasure Hunt 360-384-3739
Value Village 360-733-2333
Wise Buys Shop 360-734-0202
YWCA Bellingham Back to Work Boutique 360-734-4820 ext 100

DOCUMENT REPLACMENT, SCHOOL SUPPLIES, QUALITY OF LIFE
The Opportunity Council: 360-734-5121

EDUCATION: School Districts, Special Ed
Bellingham School District 360-676-6400
Bellingham School District Special Education 360-676-6514
Blaine School District 360-332-0722
Ferndale School District 360-383-9200
Home Port Learning Center (high school ed) 360-715-8860
Lynden School District 360-354-4443
Meridian School District 360-318-2152
Mount Baker School District 360-383-2012
Nooksack Valley School District 360-988-4754
Northwest Educational Service District 189 360-299-4000
NWESD 189 School Nurse Supervisor 360-299-4013
NWESD 189 Special Programs & Services 360-299-4011
Tutor Hunt

EDUCATION: Early Learning, Head Start
Bellingham Childcare & Learning Center 360-676-0950
ECEAP Early Childhood Education Assistance Program 360-734-8396
Head Start/Early Head Start
- Lummi Indian Nation 360-384-2260
- Nooksack Indian Nation 360-592-0141
- Opportunity Council 360-734-5121
- Washington State Migrant Council 360-354-5288
Hearing, Speech, and Deafness Center 360-647-0910
ITIEP Infant Toddler Early Intervention Program 360-734-5121 ext 229
Whatcom Center for Early Learning 360-671-3660

EDUCATION: Colleges, Trade and Technical Schools
Bellingham Beauty School360-734-1090
Bellingham Technical College 360-752-8345
City University - Bellingham 1-888-422-4898
H&R Block Training Schools 1-888-412-7880
Nooksack Indian Tribe Education Dept 360-592-5318
Home Port Learning Center (high school ed) 360-715-8860.
Northwest Indian College 360-676-2772 or 1-866-676-2772
SQLSoft, Inc 425-688-8977 or 1-800-775-9905
Toni & Guy (cosmetology) 360-738-6800
WGU Washington 1-877-214-7004
Wellspring Community School (high school ed) 360-671-5433
Western Washington University 360-650-3000
Whatcom Community College 360-383-3000

EDUCATION & SUPPORT FOR PARENTS
Brigid Collins Family Support Center 360-734-4616
Maternity Support Services (Seamar Bellingham) 360-788-7149
Whatcom County Health Department Parent-Child Services Program 360-676-6762

EMPLOYMENT
Goodwill Bellingham 360-738-0483
North Intertribal Vocational Rehabilitation Program (disabled Native Americans) 360-671-7626
Offenders Employment Resources
- DSHS Division of Vocational Rehab 360-714-4136 or 360-714-4009 TTY
- Worksource Whatcom 360-671-1660
Whatcom County Developmental Disabilities Program 360-676-6724
WorkSource 1-877-872-JOBS

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Asset Building: Contact Shawn Collins at Opportunity Council 360-734-5121
DSHS Dept of Social & Health Services 4101 Meridian St, Bellingham, 1-877-501-22330
Evergreen AIDS Foundation 360-671-0703 or 1-800-249-2437
Project Hope - Lynden 360-354-4673
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) (For the disabled/elderly through Social Security: 1-800-772-1213

FOOD ASSISTANCE & NUTRITION
Alger Food Bank 360-724-5131
Bellingham Food Bank 360-676-0392
Blaine Food Bank 360-332-6350
Christ the King Food Bank 360-733-1337 ext 240
Deming Food Bank: 360-592-5037
DSHS - Food stamps 4101 Meridian St, Bellingham, 1-877-501-223
Everson Nooksack Valley Food Bank 360-966-4833 or 360-966-3748
Ferndale Food Bank 360-384-1506 or 360-223-0788
Food stamps: DSHS 4101 Meridian St, Bellingham, 1-877-501-2233
Foothills Food Bank 360-354-2334
Hillcrest Chapel Food Bank 360-733-8400
Hope House 360-676-2164 ext 4005
Lighthouse Mission 360-733-5120
Lord's Table Food Bank (Acme) 360-592-2279
Lummi Community Services 384-2366
Lynden Project Hope Food Bank 360-354-4673
Meals on Wheels (seniors & disabled):
- Whatcom/San Juan Nutrition Project 509-733-4030
- Northwest Regional Council 509-676-6749
Nooksack Indian Tribe 360-592-0135
Nooksack Valley Food Bank 360-966-4833 or 360-966-3748
Opportunity Council - Maple Valley Inn 360-734-5121
Project Hope Food Bank (Lynden) 360-354-4673
Salvation Army 360-733-1410
Senior Meals:
- Bellingham Senior Center 360-733-4030
- Blaine Community/Senior Center 360-733-4032
- Everson Senior Center 360-966-3144
- Ferndale Senior Center 360-384-5113
- Lynden Community Senior Center 360-354-4501
- Sumas Community Senior Center 360-988-2714
- Welcome Senior Center 360-592-5403
Soups On 360-647-1949
Southside Food Bank 360-733-8400
St. Joseph Social Action (emergency) 360-354-3848
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Outreach 360-384-3077
WIC - Women, Infants, Children
- Lummi Nation Health Clinic 360-384-0464
- Nooksack Tribal Health Clinic 360-966-2106
- SeaMar Family Health Center (Bellingham) 360-788-7150
- Whatcom County Health Department 360-676-6762

HEALTH INSURANCE, ASSISTANCE, ACCESS TO CARE
DSHS (Medicaid) 4101 Meridian St, Bellingham, 1-877-501-2233
Evergreen AIDS Foundation 360-671-0703 or 1-800-249-2437
Project Hope (Lynden) 360-354-4673
TriCare (Military Insurance)
Washington Apple Health for Kids 1-877-543-7669
Washington Basic Health Plan (for low-income WA residents) 1-800-660-9840
Washington State Insurance Commissioner 1-800-562-6900
Washington Prescription Drug Program 206-521-2027
Whatcom Alliance for Healthcare Access 360-788-6594

HEALTH SERVICES: Medical, Dental
Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD Program) 360-788-6594
Bellingham Veterans Center 360-733-9226
Center on Human Development & Disabilities (CHDD) UW, Seattle 206-685-1242
Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center 206-987-2000
- Outreach Cardiology Clinic (Bellingham) 360-738-2200
- Outreach Developmental Pediatric Clinic (Bellingham) 360-738-2504 ext 32094
- Outreach Genetics Clinic (Bellingham) 360-738-2504 ext 32094
- Outreach Rehabilitation Clinic (Bellingham) 360-738-2504 ext 32094
Children with Special Health Care Needs 360-676-6762 ext 32105
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Hotline 206-526-2522
Interfaith Family Health Center 360-676-6177
Lummi Tribal Health Center 360-384-0464
Nooksack Tribal Clinic 360-966-2106
Northsound Family Care Network (accepts some Medicare plans) 360-671-4509
Peacehealth Medical Group:
- Family Medicine 360-738-2200
- Geriatrics & Senior Health 360-715-4186
- Internal Medicine 360-738-2200
- Pediatrics 360-738-2200
- Women’s Health 360-738-2200
Peacehealth St Joseph Medical Center 360-734-5400
Planned Parenthood - Mt Baker Clinic 360-734-9095
SeaMar Community Health Centers:
- Bellingham Dental 360-738-3016
- Bellingham Medical 360-671-3225
- Everson 360-354-0766
St Joseph Medical Center 360-734-5400
Village Family Health 360-734-2131
Washington Sensory Disabilities Services 1-800-572-7000
Whatcom County Health Department 360-676-6724

HEALTH SERVICES: Behavioral, Mental
24hr mental health crisis line 1-800-584-3578
Bellingham Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic 360-734-5458
Bellingham Veterans Center 360-733-9226
Cantrell Counseling & Associates 360-714-1525
Catholic Community Services of Western Washington 360-676-2164
Counseling Center 360-738-8806
Lummi Tribal Health Center 360-384-0464
North Sound Mental Health Administration 360-416-7013 or 1-800-684-3555
Pacific Recovery & Healing Center 360-715-8959
Visions Youth Treatment Center 360-647-4266
Whatcom Counseling & Psychiatric Clinic 360-676-2220
Westcoast Counseling & Treatment Center 360-746-0703

HEALTH SERVICES: Substance Abuse
Advanced Choices 360-752-3262
Avalon Counseling & Treatment Services 360-384-5329
Belair Clinic 360-676-4485
Bellingham Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic 360-734-5458
Bridges Treatment & Recovery 360-714-8180
Catholic Community Services Recovery Center 360-676-2187
Center Outpatient Counseling 360-354-5120
Combined Treatment Services 360-676-6829
Contact Counseling 360-671-3277
DOC - Peninsula Work Release 360-493-6469
Lake Whatcom Residential & Treatment Center 360-676-6000
Lummi Nation CARE (Chemical Addiction Recovery & Education) 360-384-2330
Nooksack Indian Tribe Genesis II 360-966-7704
Pacific Recovery & Healing Center 360-715-8959
Pioneer Human Services Chemical Dependency Treatment 360-734-2867
Recovery Center St Joseph’s Hospital 360-715-6400
Visions Youth Treatment Center (Seamar) 360-647-4266
Westcoast Counseling & Treatment Center 360-746-0703
Whatcom Community Detox 360-734-2867
Whatcom County Combined Treatment Services: 360-676-6829
Whatcom County Counseling & Treatment Center 360-647-7577

HOME CARE SERVICES OR MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
Alliance Nursing 1-800-473-3303
Apria Health Care 360-738-8300
Avail Home Nursing 1-800-637-9998
Berkan Medical 360-733-8638
Catholic Community Services Long Term Care 360-738-6163
Elder Services Northwest 360-224-7916
Health Care Supply 360-676-8707
Home Attendant Care, Inc 360-755-1547 or 1-800-967-8109
OptionCare Enterprises 360-733-7799
Signature Home Health 360-671-5872 or 1-866-390-3869
Visiting Angels 360-671-8388 or 1-866-522-6435
Visiting Nurse Home Care 360-734-9662

HOUSING
Bellingham/Whatcom County Housing Authority: 360-676-6887
Clean & Sober Transitional Housing:
- Forrest/Magnolia 360-922-0340
- Grace House (formerly Birchwood) 360-756-0399
- I Street House 360-671-5524 or 360-671-5586
- Lincoln Street 360-734-8775
- Maplewood House 360-647-8075
- North West House 360-752-0755 or 360-671-5586
- Peabody House 360-656-6640
- Valencia House 360-671-5586
- Vista House 360-715-3585 or 360-671-5586
- Yew St. Rd 360-647-8003 or 360-671-5586
Lighthouse Mission 360-733-5120
Housing assistance: Opportunity Council 360-734-4542
Lake Whatcom Residential & Treatment Center (mentally ill) 360-676-6000 or 1-888-676-6002
Lydia Place (women with children) 360-671-7663
Lynden Life Great Expectations Pregnancy Home 360-354-3862 or 1-888-399-LIFE
New Way Ministries (women & children) 360-354-9930
Nooksack Indian Tribe Genesis II 360-966-7704
Northwest Recovery Clean & Sober Housing 360-354-5634
Northwest Youth Services (transitional, supportive for youth) 360-734-9862
Opportunity Council 360-734-5121 ext 370
Oxford Houses of Washington (Chapter 7) 360-610-5093
- Bellingham Oxford (Men) 360-746-0833
- Birchwood Oxford (Men) 360-746-8263
- Towanda Oxford (Women) 360-738-3549
- Viewridge Oxford (Men) 360-393-4617
Project Hope - Lynden 360-354-4673
Sean Humphrey House (HIV/AIDS) 360-733-0176
St. Joseph Social Action (emergency rent assistance) 360-354-3848
Stepping Stones Clean & Sober Housing 360-671-5586
Sun Community Services (mentally ill) 360-392-1324
Vista House 509-392-1324
Whatcom Counseling & Psychiatric Clinic (mentally ill) 360-676-2220
Whatcom Homeless Service Center 360-255-2091
Womencare Shelter and Domestic Violence Services 360-734-3438
YWCA Bellingham 360-734-4820 ext 100

INFORMATION, SUPPORT OR ADVOCACY
For Telephone Help, dial 211 - United Way of Whatcom County 360-733-8670
Alcoholics Anonymous 360-734-1688
Answers for Special Kids (ASK) Resource line (statewide-info about providers/programs) 1-800-322-2588
Arc of Whatcom County 360-715-0170 or 1-866-284-8444
Children with Special Health Care Needs 360-676-6762 ext 32105
Fathers Network 425-747-4004 ext 4286
GRADS - Teen Parent Program 360-676-5003
Hearing, Speech and Deafness Center 360-647-8508 or 1-800-647-0910
Hearts Toward Home International (veterans, military, first responders) 360-714-1525
Learning Disabilities Association of Washington 1-800-536-2343
Mother Baby Center 360-647-1544
Opportunity Council 360-734-5121
ParentHelp123 1-800-322-2588
PFLAG Bellingham 360-733-1500
Washington P.A.V.E. (support/help with schools) 1-800-572-7368
Whatcom County Developmental Disabilities 360-676-6724 ext 32014
Whatcom Information Network 360-738-7323

LEGAL SERVICES
Northwest Justice Project:
- CLEAR 1-888-201-1014
– CLEAR*Sr (60-plus) 1-888-387-7111
Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center 360-676-0122

RECREATION
Bellingham Parks and Recreation 360-676-6985
Special Olympics: 1-800-752-7559
Whatcom County Parks & Recreation: 360-733-2900

RE-ENTRY OFFENDER RESOURCES
Online (Excel spreadsheet)
Printable (PDF file)

SENIORS
Area Agency on Aging (Northwest Regional Council) 360-676-6749
Bellingham Veterans Center 360-733-9226
Meals (Lunch):
- Bellingham Senior Center 360-733-4030
- Blaine Community/Senior Center 360-733-4032
- Everson Senior Center 360-966-3144
- Ferndale Senior Center 360-384-5113
- Lynden Community Senior Center 360-354-4501
- Sumas Community Senior Center 360-988-2714
- Welcome Senior Center 360-592-5403
Meals on Wheels (seniors & disabled):
- Whatcom/San Juan Nutrition Project 509-733-4030
- Northwest Regional Council 509-676-6749
Medicare 1-800-633-4227 or TTY 1-877-486-2048
Northwest Justice Project – CLEAR*Sr 1-888-387-7111
Northwest Regional Council Area Agency on Aging 360-676-6749
Peacehealth Geriatrics & Senior Health 360-715-4186
Senior Centers:
- Bellingham Senior Center 360-733-4030
- Blaine Community/Senior Center 360-733-4032
- Everson Senior Center 360-966-3144
- Ferndale Senior Center 360-384-5113
- Lynden Community Senior Center 360-354-4501
- Point Roberts 360-945-5424
- Sumas Community Senior Center 360-988-2714
- Welcome Senior Center 360-592-5403
Social Security 1-800-772-1213
Veterans Service Office 360-676-6700 ext 50700
Whatcom County Developmental Disabilities Retirement Program 360-676-6724

TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS, ACCESS, LITERACY & VITAL CONTENT
Bellingham Public Library: 360-676-6860
Lummi Indian Business Council 360-384-1478
Whatcom County Library System 360-354-4883 ext. 3
- Blaine 360-332-8146
- Deming 360-592-2422
- Everson 360-966-5100
- Ferndale 360-384-3647
- Lummi Island 360-758-7145
- Lynden 360-354-4883
- Maple Falls 360-599-2020
- Point Roberts 360-945-6545
- Sumas 360-988-2501
See Education: Colleges, Trade and Technical Schools for more about technology programs and literacy

TRANSPORTATION
Northwest Regional Council (Medicaid transportation): 360-784-4554 or 1-800-585-6749
Whatcom Transportation Authority
- Eligibility for Special Transportation 360-733-1144
- General information 360-676-7433
- Reduced fare card 360-676-7433
- Safety Net Transportation (rural) 360-733-1144 or 360-676-6844 TTY

UTILITIES, TELEPHONE, CELL PHONE
Assurance Wireless (free for low income) 1-888-898-4888
AT&T Wireless Lifeline Service 1-800-377-9450
Bellingham/Whatcom County Housing Authority 360-676-6887
Opportunity Council 360-255-2192
Project Hope Lynden 360-354-4673
Safelink Wireless (free for low income) 1-800-723-3546
St. Joseph Social Action (emergency assistance) 360-354-3848
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Outreach (emergency assistance) 360-384-3077
Washington Telephone Access Program 1-800-562-6150

VETERANS SERVICES
Bellingham Veterans Center 360-733-9226
Cantrell Counseling & Associates 360-714-1525
County Veterans Coalition
Hearts Toward Home International 360-714-1525
US Dept of Veterans Affairs 360-733-9226
Veterans Service Office 360-676-6700 ext. 50700
Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs)
Vietnam Veterans of America
- Chapter 165, Bellingham, 360-201-3877
American Legion
- Post 212, Sumas, 360-988-2921
- Post 224, Acme, 360-595-2156
Veterans of Foreign Wars
- Post 1585, Bellingham, 360-734-5520
- Post 9301, Lynden, 360-354-3176
- Post 9474, Custer, 360-384-4286

YOUTH
Boy Scouts Mt Baker Council 360-734-3940
Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County 360-527-9777
- Bellingham Club 360-527-9777
- Blaine Club 360-332-3008
- Ferndale Club 360-384-0753
- Lummi Island Club 360-758-2828
- Lynden Club 360-354-9959
Camp Fire USA Samish Council 360-733-5710
Family Reconciliation Services 360-647-6100 or 1-866-829-2153
Girl Scouts of Western Washington 360-676-2570 or 1-877-822-9435
Lummi Cedar Project 360-380-1464
Northwest Youth Services: 360-734-9862
Nooksack Rainbow Girls Assembly No. 70 360-354-4762
Operation Home Free Greyhound (rides home for runaways) 1-800-621-4000
The Power of Hope 360-671-7390
Tutor Hunt
Whatcom Family YMCA
- Bellingham 360-733-8630
- Ferndale 360-380-4911
YWCA Bellingham 360-734-4820

OTHER
Mt.Baker Associated Translators 360-676-8433 or 360-715-9679 TTY
Hearing, Speech, and Deafness Center 360-647-0910
National & Washington State Hotlines & Websites
Pet Food Banks:
- Whatcom Humane Society Pet Food Bank
- Whatcom Voice of the Animals Pet Food Bank 360-650-0556
The Language Exchange 360-757-7009
Whatcom Education Spay & Neuter Impact Program (WeSNIP) 360-733-6549

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