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Director: Jennifer Johnson

Human Services

May is Mental Health Month.
Educate yourself and help promote support & awareness for people with mental illness & their families 

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:


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.