Community Service Providers

  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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  January 2022

Enabling All Young People to Reach Their Full Potential

  Editor’s Note: There are over 100 organizations in Whatcom County working to provide supportive services to those experiencing chronic poverty and its associated effects: ad- diction, homelessness, incarceration, mental illness, and unemployment. Whatcom Watch believes these organizations often labor … Continue reading

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  December 2021

Habitat Is the Largest Nonprofit Builder in the World

Editor’s Note: There are over 100 organizations in Whatcom County working to provide supportive services to those experiencing chronic poverty and its associated effects: addiction, homelessness, incarceration, mental illness, and unemployment. Whatcom Watch believes these organizations often labor unnoticed by … Continue reading

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  Oct/Nov 2021

Public Housing Offers Safe and Affordable Homes

by Brien Thane, Kate Donnelly, and Tony Casale Editor’s Note: There are over 100 organizations in Whatcom County working to provide supportive services to those experiencing chronic poverty and its associated effects: ad- diction, homelessness, incarceration, mental illness, and unemployment. … Continue reading

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  September 2021

Senior Activity Center Makes a Difference

by Molly Simon Editor’s Note: There are over 100 organizations in Whatcom County working to provide supportive ser- vices to those experiencing chronic poverty and its associated effects: ad- diction, homelessness, incarceration, mental illness, and unemployment. Whatcom Watch believes these … Continue reading

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