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Director: Jennifer Johnson
 



Human Services

County Veteran Service Officer Pete Sill
Appointments available by calling 360-416-7585 ext. 1162
Walk-ins taken on first come, first serve basis

Mount Vernon hours:
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
Community Action of Skagit County
330 Pacific Place
Mount Vernon WA

Concrete hours:
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday
Concrete Community Center
45821 Railroad Street
Concrete WA

The County Veteran Service Officer (CVSO) assists veterans with benefits, claims and compensation, and other programs:

  • Veterans Assistance Benefits, including discharge certificates/DD 214; military medical records and review;  military personnel records;  Dept of Veterans Affairs award letters;  verification of service statements; and enrollment in eBenefits.
  • Disability Compensation and Pension Claims, including Assist with VA eBenefits claims process; Help determine best options for each veteran; Assist with tracking progress; Review additional VA requests for information; Explain VA decision packages; Provide guidance on appeals, and Veteran advocate and liaison.
  • Elderly & Disabled Veteran & Widow Programs, including provides assistance for aid and attendance benefits; provides assistance for housebound benefits; assist surviving spouses with burial, disability indemnity compensation and widow pension; Assist with VA health care benefits, and veteran continuous relief.

NEEDLE EXCHANGE PROGRAM
A partnership between Skagit County Public Health and Phoenix Recovery Services prevents the spread of HIV+ and Hepatitis C while engaging people in substance use recovery services through the Needle Exchange Program (NEP). NEP provides 1-for-1 needle exchange, education and referral, and no- cost narcan kits in multiple locations throughout Skagit County. For more information: http://phoenixrecoveryservicesllc.com/treatment/plan/needle-exchange-program

HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS

Presentation: The Needle Exchange Program: Myth VS Fact

Developmental Disabilities
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.

Behavioral Health
Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
The Behavioral Health Program represents Skagit County's interests in mental health and substance use services to assure that a full continuum of treatment and recovery services are available to eligible consumers.

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.

Senior Centers
Senior Centers are located in Anacortes, Burlington, Concrete, Mount Vernon and Sedro Woolley and are sponsored by Skagit County and its towns and cities.  Each center offers noontime meals and programs for older adults.  Monthly calendars and newsletters are available online.

Senior Nutrition Program
Skagit County’s 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.