Community Service Providers

  September 2022

Serving Whatcom County for 30 Years

by Jennifer Stephens For the past 30 years, the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center has offered conflict prevention and intervention services for businesses, organizations, individuals, and families. With a mission of providing and promoting constructive and collaborative approaches to conflict, the … Continue reading

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  August 2022

Ending Hunger One Meal at a Time

by George Mustoe As a diverse group of volunteers, CAST (which stands for Coffee and Sandwiches Together) has served free meals on the streets of Bellingham for more than 20 years. CAST originated in 2000 with the compassion and energy … Continue reading

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  July 2022

Bridging Past, Present and Future

by WPJC Board (see photo) In downtown Bellingham, on Bay Street, resides one of the true gems of the Pacific Northwest. Hidden behind an array of colorful, defiant posters plastered on its high windows, and accessed via an unassuming door … Continue reading

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  June 2022

Alliance Provides Mental Health Help

by NAMI Whatcom Board Strategic Planning Committee Founded in 1984, NAMI Whatcom is an affiliate of the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI), which was started in 1979 when two mothers, each with a son with schizophrenia, met over lunch … Continue reading

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  April 2022

Skookum Kids Cares for Foster Kids

by Ray Deck III Racism is the oldest problem in foster care. It persists despite consistent effort to address it. But there are things that we, citizens, foster parents, and private agencies like Skookum Kids, can do to help. Skookum … Continue reading

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  March 2022

Bellingham’s Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center

by Joel Bergsbaken and James Christianson Hearing, Speech, & Deaf Center’s (HSDC) expertise is rooted in over 80 years of experience in serving the D/deaf (see sidebar), hard of hearing and those with speech differences in the Puget Sound Area. … Continue reading

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  March 2022

The Difference Between d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing

You’ve probably seen numerous terms used to describe a person with hearing loss, including “Deaf” with an uppercase d, “deaf” with a lowercase d, and “hard of hearing.” But what do they all mean, and how are they different? “Deaf” … Continue reading

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  March 2022

A Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy Clinic

  by Molly Thornton As I sit here typing up this article, I become aware that my muscles are holding my body upright without difficulty. My arms position my hands just right on the keyboard, and my fingers coordinate together … Continue reading

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  February 2022

Services Provided for East County Residents

by Jessica Bee If you have taken a trip east on Mt. Baker Highway for skiing, snowboarding, hiking or birding, you’ve traveled through several unincorporated hamlets. First, Nugents Corner and Deming, then, as you pass Highway 9 South, you are … Continue reading

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  February 2022

Regional Resource Center Services

Grab and Go Help • Community flyers • Copies • Faxes • Masks and other health items • Courtesy Phone  • Little Free Library  • Clothing/household items • Job search and Resume help • Employment Hot Sheet with current local job openings • Starter Emergency Kit from PSE for Qualified … Continue reading

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