Homelessness in Skagit County
At any point in time, at least 957 people in Skagit County are homeless (2011 Homeless Count). Throughout the year, hundreds more face the prospect of losing their homes due to precarious financial conditions, domestic violence, health crises, and chronic mental health and chemical dependency conditions.Furthermore, the rising cost of housing and stagnant wages increases the risk of people losing their housing, and makes it increasingly difficult to find affordable housing.
Skagit County: The 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness [Pdf]
People with developmental disabilities and their families are valued citizens of Skagit County. The Developmental Disabilities program strives to promote individual worth, self-respect, and dignity such that each individual is valued as a contributing member of the community.
The Mental Health Program works to assure that a full continuum of mental health services is available to eligible Skagit County residents through County-funded services guided by the Mental Health Advisory Board and collaboration with the North Sound Mental Health Administration (NSMHA).
(Linking Youth Needing Community Services) is a voluntary program, offered at no charge, designed to support a youth's effort to live a healthier and more fulfilling life.
The Skagit County Truancy Program utilizes both court services and group and individual interventions to address the academic and non-academic barriers that lead to school absenteeism.
Meals on Wheels
The Meals on Wheels Program provides nutritious, noontime meals to senior citizens, age 60 and older, who have difficulty leaving their home unassisted and who are unable to prepare their own meals.
Information about activities and services at each of the Skagit County Senior Centers. Web sites are maintained by senior volunteers at each center and sponsored by Skagit County and its towns and cities.
Senior Nutrition Program
Skagit Countys Senior Nutrition Program provides nutritious, noontime meals to seniors through a variety of services. Each meal distributed by the program is designed to provide one-third of the Recommended Daily Dietary Allowances for people over 60 years of age.
Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention
The Skagit County Substance Abuse Treatment Program assures:
- Adequate sub-acute detoxification services are available to all in need;
- Sufficient outpatient treatment services are available within Skagit County to minimize waiting lists;
- Youth, pregnant and parenting women, and ethnic minorities have access to treatment services; and
- Subcontractor service performance is monitored to assure accountability to the public funding sources.
Director: Jennifer Kingsley
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
309 South Third Street
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Phone: (360) 419-3420
Fax: (360) 419-3304