Adult Mental Health First Aid – Save the Date! – Everett
September 6, October 3, October 31, and November 29

Youth Mental Health First Aid – Save the Date! – Everett
October 23, November 16, and December 11

UNDERSTANDING TRAUMA … And Providing Trauma Informed Care (SATURDAY, SEPT 9TH. 2017)
Barbara Bennett, PhD, will discuss the merits of providing a trauma-informed model in supporting those in our communities struggling with homelessness, mental health challenges and/or substance abuse. The key to recovery is a connection to others in a safe community. Barbara skillfully weaves an experiential teaching method coupled with evidence-based research. You will leave this workshop with an intimate understanding of the impact of childhood trauma and trauma suffered at any age.

Who should attend? Teachers & school counselors, parents & family members, mental health therapists & caseworkers, substance abuse counselors & social workers, law enforcement and dept. of corrections officers, and others interested in helping create community.

Location: Best Western Plus Skagit Valley Inn and Convention Center 2300 Market Street Mount Vernon
Time: 8:30 – 12:30, with registration and full breakfast from SATURDAY, SEPT 9TH. 2017
Cost: None, but Donations welcome to cover breakfast cost.

This is an intermediate level program.
Continuing education credits will be available for a fee.
Please ask upon registering.
To register, contact Dayna at 360-708-8452 or at Deadline: Weds 8/23

Head on over to Chico’s at Bellis Fair from now until August 19th to donate some back-to-school clothes for children and teens! All clothes will be provided to Brigid Collins Family Support Center and the families we serve. We are so thankful for this wonderful collaboration to support the success of kids in school!
Project Homeless Connect is coming up on Friday, August 25th from 9:00 am-2:00 pm at Skagit Valley College. This event is totally free and open to anyone in the community in need of services. Additionally, they are still accepting volunteers for anyone who wants to help out with the event at If you are planning to table or provide a service at the event, please be sure to register at that link if you haven’t already.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Oak Harbor needs teens 16 years or older interested in working for us in their nursery. They are looking for two people who would alternate Sundays and work with an adult volunteer from our congregation. The hours are 10:15 am to 12:15 pm on Sundays and would include childcare and cleaning the nursery after the service. Each person would be required to have a background check done by InteliCorp at our expense and attend a SafeGuarding God’s Children class provided by the Church. They are looking into infant CPR and childcare classes for our volunteers and nursery workers. They will pay $12.00 per hour, so $24.00 per Sunday.

They are also in need of an organist/pianist if you know of anyone interested.

American Cancer Society is in need of volunteer drivers in the Road to Recovery program to help patients get to the lifesaving treatment they need. Volunteer drivers donate their time and resources to take patients to treatment appointments and return them to their homes. They also provide encouragement and support. To become a volunteer driver for the American Cancer Society, all you need is:

  • Safe and reliable vehicle
  • Current valid driver’s license
  • Proof of automobile insurance
  • Good driving record
  • Background check conducted on all volunteers.
Volunteer with Community Action We have dozens of ways to be engaged! From individual to group activities, one-time or ongoing opportunities, donation drives and more, just let us know how YOU want to make a difference. Contact us at 360-588-5731, or check out Community Action’s current priority needs at

Volunteer with 160+ nonprofit partners via the Skagit Volunteer Center:
As the community’s volunteer matchmaker, we sponsor the Skagit Volunteer Center as a free service to help youth, churches, businesses, civic groups and others find a way to put their passion into action. Contact us at 360-588-5731, or check out opportunities in all corners of Skagit County at

The Friendship House You can make a difference in your community by volunteering with Friendship House! We believe in the power of people coming together to create positive change in our community.

We value each of our volunteers and want to make sure they are placed in the best positions for their skills and talents. Visit The Friendship House website.

Meals on Wheels Driver Help deliver meals to seniors in the area. Each route takes approximately 2-3 hours and the schedule is flexible. If you enjoy helping out your community and putting a smile on the face of a senior than give the Skagit Volunteer Center a call at 360-588-5731.
Skagit County Community Justice Center will be having an open house on Tuesday July 11th and Saturday July 15th. On the 11th there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2:30 PM followed by facility tours from 3 to 6:30 PM. On the 15th there will be facility tours from 9 AM to noon. The open house at 201 Suzanne Lane, Mount Vernon, 98273.
Youth Wanted The Center for Independence is hosting a Youth Transition Summer Workshop July 17th through the 21st. This is a 5 day workshop that is designed to empower youth living with disabilities. Supports young people in their pursuit of living, working, and participating independently in the community. This workshop is for young people who are planning to go to college, get a job, and live independently in the community in the future. Youth with 504 plans are encouraged to apply. please call Margaret Tangedahl at 360-393-3890 ext 202 or