Basic Needs (Food, Clothing, Transportation, etc.)
- Community Action - Assists low-income people with accessing basic needs items such as personal hygiene, toiletries, food and clothing. Also assists with transportation needs such as local bus passes or, in some cases, a gas voucher.
- Skagit County Food Resources: Food assistance resources (foodbanks, meal programs, etc.) compiled by Community Action.
- Help Me Grow Skagit - Aims to offer families seamless access to community services and support.
- For SERVICES like parenting groups, health care, and food assistance, call/text the Help me Grow Family Resource Navigator at 360-630-8352 to help guide you.
- For ITEMS like diapers, wipes, and cleaning supplies, call or text the Family Resource Center at the Children's Museum at 360-230-9129 or e-mail [email protected]
- Washington Connection - Offers a fast and easy way for families and individuals to apply for a variety of services such as Food, Cash, Child Care, Long-Term Care, and Medicare Savings Programs.
- Department of Social and Health Services 900 East College Way, Mount Vernon or call center 1-877-501-2233
- WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) - Supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age 5 who are found to be at nutritional risk.
- Northwest Regional Council (NWRC) Non-Emergency Medical Transportation - Non-emergency transportation to Medicaid eligible recipients.
- GoodRx - A website that finds discount prices for medications and tells you where to get the lowest price.
Child Development Resources - click here.
Childcare and Early Learning
- Child Care Aware of NW Washington - Supports families in locating quality, licensed child care that meets their needs.
- Children's Museum of Skagit County Museum Explorer's Preschool - Two, three, or five day classes a week for children ages 3-5.
- Skagit Kid Insider - Skagit County Preschool Directory by city.
- Skagit County Head Start - Early learning childcare and preschool funded by the federal government for children ages 3 and 4.
- Skagit County ECEAP - Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) funded by Washington State for children 3 and 4.
Housing and Utilities
- Community Action's Energy and Utility Assistance program
- Community Action Housing Resource Center
- Skagit County Affordable Housing List
- Shelters and Emergency Housing:
Parenting Classes and Education
- Brigid Collins Family Support Center - Group parenting seminars, classes, and one-on-one parent coaching sessions.
- Parenting Academy - Group parenting seminars, classes, and one-on-one parent coaching sessions.
- United General District 304 - Virtual and in-person parenting classes, mental health promotion classes, and health and safety classes.
Special Needs Resources
- Click here for a comprehensive list of special needs resources from SPARC (Skagit Preschool and Resource Center).
- Click here for information from Skagit County's Parent to Parent, which offers emotional support, informational resources and events to parents raising children with special health care needs and/or developmental disabilities.
- Washington State Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Program - Program for infants, children, and youth up to age 18 who have or are at risk for chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional conditions.