Community Partners

We are proud to partner with the following organizations to create a healthier tomorrow for Whatcom County and its residents.

Alzheimer Society of Washington

The ASW is an organization of volunteers, family, and friends of people affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementing illnesses. The Society’s purpose is to reach persons affected by dementing illnesses with support, knowledge, and resources to empower them in dealing with dementia; to develop in society an awareness and understanding of the overwhelming devastation caused by the dementias; and to bring about improvements in the social and health systems serving those affected by dementing illnesses.

Bellingham Food Bank

Bellingham Food Bank’s mission is to reduce hunger in Bellingham by providing wholesome foods to those in need. The food bank is available to anyone living in Bellingham. Single individuals and families can visit once a week for as long as they need assistance, and typically leave with 50-70 pounds of nutritious food.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County

Established in 1946, the mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. There are several locations across the county and offer programs in Character & leadership, Education & Career, Health & Life Skills, The Arts, and Fitness & Recreation.

Brigid Collins Family Support Center

Brigid Collins’ mission is to break the cycle of child abuse in Whatcom County. Their programs are based on quantifiable research and outcomes as well as the latest innovations in parent-child therapeutic interventions. Services may include: case management, group therapy, parent-child interactive therapy, crime victim advocacy, prenatal education and support, Familia Latina support for Hispanic families, and children’s advocacy center child friendly investigations. Many services are provided for free.

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services

DVSAS supports individuals affected by domestic violence and sexual assault and provides community education. Their services are free and confidential. The organization is committed to the provision of a full spectrum of victim services in the community, including crisis intervention, shelter, medical and legal advocacy, support services and prevention, education and offenders treatment.

Interfaith Community Health Center

ICHC provides high quality primary medical care and preventive medical, dental, behavioral health, and pharmacy services for children and adults. No one is ever denied services because of an inability to pay.

Lighthouse Mission Ministries

For the glory of God, Lighthouse Mission desires to minister to needy men, women, and children through the provision of compassionate services in the Name of Jesus Christ. Lighthouse Mission charges no fees for any of the services offered. There is no pre-condition for receiving food and lodging at the Lighthouse Mission other than cooperating with staff and addressing the issues that led to a person’s homelessness.

Lydia Place

Lydia place is a community-based organization that supports homeless women and their children. It provides safe six-month transitional housing plus twelve-month follow-up programs, individual goal setting and case management, education and employment support/advocacy, and life skills training.

Mt. Baker Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood provides family planning services for women, men, and teens on a sliding fee scale. Dedicated to delivering the highest quality reproductive health care services since 1969, MBPP is also committed to providing responsible, age-appropriate sexuality education. Some services are free for eligible patients through the Take Charge program.

Northwest Youth Services

NWYS provides counseling, foster care, and community-based services for at-risk youth and serving as a resource for families in times of stress and transition.

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center

PeaceHealth is a not-for-profit Catholic health system based in Vancouver, Washington. PeaceHealth hospitals and clinics offer care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues to serve communities when invited to do so with a spirit of collaboration and stewardship. This is The Spirit of Health — The Spirit of PeaceHealth.

United Way of Whatcom County

United Way of Whatcom County improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of our communities to advance the common good. We provide leadership that galvanizes and connects a diverse set of individuals and institutions, and mobilizes human and financial resources, to create long-term social change.

Whatcom Alliance for Health Advancement 

Advancement WAHA connects people in our community to health care services, promotes system improvements and fosters public participation in developing sound health care policies. WAHA’s friendly and knowledgeable staff can give you information about a variety of options to help you or your family get medical, dental or behavioral health services. All of WAHA’s  services are free, confidential and available to anyone living in Whatcom County.

WAHA convened a Task Force, in 2014, to transform Whatcom County into a center of excellence for people with serious illness. Here is the Blueprint for Creating a Community of Care and Support for People with Serious Illness – Updated January 2017

Whatcom Community College Foundation

WCC Foundation strengthens educational opportunities by providing student scholarships, supporting faculty, and staff development, and assisting with key college initiatives. Established in 1987, the Foundation has a long history of meeting student and community needs. The WCC Foundation and numerous friends of the College have developed several scholarship opportunities.

Whatcom Community Foundation

Whatcom Community Foundation is a community foundation located in the Whatcom Center for Philanthropy. Together we can transform your generosity into fuel for what matters most to you. We believe that Giving Here Matters. Our Mission is to amplify the force of philanthropy – by connecting people, ideas and resources – so that communities flourish. Whether responding to long-term challenges, providing support in a moment of crisis or helping to realize new community dreams and projects, we are grateful to be partnering with you.

Whatcom Counseling & Psychiatric Clinic

WCPC provides a broad array of services to Medicaid-eligible and Non-Medicaid-eligible clients with severe and persistent mental illnesses. Services include individual and group therapy, case management, medication prescription and monitoring, housing assistance, and specialized services for elders, children and families.

Whatcom County Council on Aging

WCCOA provides nutritional, social, recreational, and educational programs that promote wellness of mind and body for community members as they age.

Whatcom County Health Department

The mission of Whatcom County Health Department is to lead the community in promoting health and preventing disease. All people in our community have the opportunities they need to thrive in a safe and healthy environment.

Whatcom County Medical Society

The mission of WCMS is to strengthen and sustain the physician community in Whatcom County. They work with partners in the county to address challenges to the health of our community and to assure that our community is provided medical care of the highest quality.