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Community Resource List During COVID – 19

Below is a Community Resource list for services and organizations in Whatcom County during the COVID – 19 outbreak. Please help us keep this information as up to date as possible by emailing updates to communityresources@oppco.org
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OPEN MEAL PROGRAMSUPDATED:CLOSED MEAL PROGRAMS
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CAST3/27M/W/Th 6-6:45pm Behind LibraryBellingham Community MealMarch meal cancelled
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First Christian Church Community Meal3/232nd Sunday/month - 2pm Sack lunches onlyFood Not BombsClosed indefinitely
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Light House Mission/Drop-In Center3/23All meals served at Bellingham High School: Breakfast 7-7:30am, Lunch 12-12:30pm Dinner 4:30-5pm.Maple Alley Inn/CafeClosed through 4/6
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Little Cheerful3/23Mondays 6pm-7pm through the end of MarchSeeds of HopeClosed indefinitely
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Senior Centers3/23To-go meals M-F 11:30-12:30 at all locations with the following exceptions: Point Roberts Senior Center offers to go meals on Wednesday's & Friday's from 12-12:30pm when you call (360) 945-5424 ahead of time. The Welcome Senior Center in Deming is not providing meal service of any kind at this time.Shuksan Middle School(Open when school is in session)
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Southside Community MealMarch meal cancelled
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SCHOOL DISTRICT MEAL DISTRIBUTIONUPDATED:INFORMATION (CLICK FOR LINK TO MORE DETAILS):SCHOOL DISTRICT MEAL DISTRIBUTION LOCATIONS:SCHOOL DISTRICT MEAL DISTRIBUTION TIMES:
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Bellingham School District3/2710 school sites for drive-thru or walk-up meal pick-up, plus 6 neighborhood sites for multi-day meal boxes.School Sites: Alderwood, Carl Cozier, Cordata, Geneva, Happy Valley, Parkview, Roosevelt, and Wade King Elementary Schools; Shuksan Middle School; Options High School.
Residential Sites: Eliza Court mobile home park, Evergreen Apartments, Regency Park Apartments, Sterling Meadows Apartments, Sudden Valley Community Center, Villa Santa Fe Apartments
Mon. through Fri. 11 AM to 12:30 PM
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Blaine School District3/24Meals available for pick-up and delivered along bus routes (see link for routes). Children must be present. Serves all children ages 0-18. Blaine High School: drive-thru behind grandstandsMon. through Fri. 11 AM to 12 PM
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Ferndale School District3/24Meals available for pick-up at multiple locations. For families unable to travel to a pick-up site, call 360-383-9236. Children encouraged to be present. Serves all Ferndale School District students.Beach, Cascadia, Central, Custer, and Skyline Elementary Schools; Horizon/Eagleridge Campus; Ferndale High School; and North Bellingham Learning CenterMon., Wed., Fri. 11 AM to 1 PM
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Lynden School District3/24Meals available for pick-up. Children must be present. Serves all children ages 0-18.Fisher, Isom, and Bernice Vossbeck Elementary Schools; Lynden Middle SchoolMon. through Fri., 11 AM to 12:30 PM
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Meridian School District3/27Meals available for pick-up. Call (360) 318-2172 to request delivery for families unable to travel to a pick-up site. Serves all children ages 0-18.Meridian Middle School; Pollman Circle (South end of Vail Dr.); Mobile Lane; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (5800 Northwest Dr.); Cordata Presbyterian Church (400 Meadowbrook Ct.); Pacific Rim Apartments; Truth Tabernacle (901 54th Terrace); New Life Fellowship (810 E. Pole Rd.)Tues. and Fri. (beginning 3/27)
Meridian Middle School: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Mobile Lane: 11 to 11:15 AM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: 11:20 to 11:35 AM
All other sites 11 to 11:30 AM
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Mt Baker School District3/27“Reverse the Bus” food deliveries. Meals distributed to any child ages 0-18 present at the stop.Established Elementary morning bus routes (see link for detailed routes and schedules)Tues. and Fri., between 10 AM and 12 PM (see link for specific route instructions and times)
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Nooksack Valley School District3/27Meals available for pick-up. Children must be present. Serves all children ages 0-18. Everson, Nooksack, and Sumas Elementary Schools, and NV Middle SchoolMon.-Fri., 8 AM to 9 AM and 11AM to 12PM
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OPEN FOOD BANKSUPDATED:CLOSED FOOD BANKS
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Bellingham Food Bank3/23Tuesday, 1-4pm Shuksan Middle: 2717 Alderwood
Wednesday, 3-6pm CTK Church: 4173 Meridian
Food Lifeline Mobile Pantry (EWRRC)Closed until further notice
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Blaine Food Bank3/27Mon & Fri: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, Wed: 5:00-7:00 PMHope HouseClosed until further notice
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Ferndale Food Bank3/27Mon, Wed, Sat 9 - 11amNV Food Bank SumasClosed until further notice
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Foothills Food Bank at EWRRC3/27Tues 9-11:30St. Joseph's OutreachClosed until further notice
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Lummi Food Bank3/23Curb-side pick-up Fri 12:30-3:30 (except first Fri of the month)
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Lynden Project Hope Food Bank3/27Delivering boxes to cars Mon and Fri 9:30-12 pm
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Nooksack Tribal Food Bank3/27Next distribution 4/3 12:00-3:00 PM (or until supplies run out)
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Nooksack Valley Food Bank Everson3/23Open as usual Thurs 10-1 & 6:30-8
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Salvation Army3/26T, W, Th 10-1, curb-side pick-up. Additional time added for seniors and those who are immunocompromised: Fri. 10 AM to 12 PM
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Southside Food Bank3/27Curb-side pick-up 1st and 3rd Thurs. 10-11:30.
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OTHER FOOD RESOURCES:UPDATED:
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Basic Food Applications3/26Applications for Basic Food benefits (food stamps/EBT) available by phone at Opportunity Council: 360-734-5121
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Clara's Canning Co.3/25Meals delivered to at-risk individuals in Whatcom Co.: pre and postpartum mothers and their families, elderly, and those with autoimmune or other compromised systems. Sliding scale fee of $1-$15. See link to order online: www.clarascanningco.com
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EBT Online Purchase Pilot3/25Online EBT shopping with home delivery available through Walmart and Amazon for all recipients of Basic Food benefits statewide
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OPEN CHURCHES (FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE)UPDATED:CLOSED CHURCHES (FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE)
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Hillcrest Chapel3/17Limited availability by phoneBellingham Unitarian FellowshipClosed through end of March
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Love, INC.3/18Limited availability by phoneHope HouseClosed until further notice
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St Paul's Episcopal Chruch AlmsgivingClosed through end of March
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St Vincent de Paul/ Sacred Heart Catholic ChurchClosed through end of March
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OPEN COMMUNITY RESOURCESUPDATED:COMMUNITY RESOURCES AVAILABLE BY PHONE/ONLINE/APPOINTMENT ONLY
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Bellingham Vet Center3/19Open, but in-person visits strongly discouraged. Services available over the phone.AA MeetingsSchedule and links for online meetings: http://cduck.us/whatcomaa
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Catholic Community Services3/24Open regular hours, contact by phone preferredArc of WhatcomClosed to public, responding to phone calls and emails. All calendar events are cancelled
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Compass Health3/26Compass has a 2 week moratorium on Open Access hours starting Monday, March 30th and ending Monday, April 13th. During that time, they will be implementing a wide sweeping Telehealth solution in order to continue serving clients during the COVID-19 crisis.Bellingham Housing AuthorityClosed to the public until further notice. Phones will be monitored, but communicaiton over email preferred. Annual and biennial HQS inspections are postponed. Maintenance staff will respond to emergency work orders only. To submit paperwork email to info@bellinghamhousing.org or drop off at drop box at 208 Unity St.
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Ideal Option3/19OpenBrigid CollinsClosed to the public until further notice, open via phone
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Lake Whatcom Center3/18Open to clients for PCP clinic and med pick-up; mental health staff available by phone/emailCascade Medical AdvantageAsking patients to call with needs
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Lifeline Connections3/26Open access/walk-in assessments suspended, all assessments by appointment only. Some in-person services still available, as well as telehealth options available or coming soon for many services.DVSASOffices closed to walk-ins through 3/31, all groups cancelled; advocates available by phone 24/7
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Lighthouse Mission/DIC3/23Open regular hours, re-located to Bellingham High SchoolDSHSThe full scope of Community Services Offices currently available by phone at 1-877-501-2233, many services available at WashingtonConnections.org. In-person services limited to pre-arranged pick-up of EBT cards for those who do not have an address. Offices closed to walk-ins.
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Mount Baker Planned Parenthood3/26OpenEWRRCClosed to walk-ins through 3/27, some services available by phone/appointment, some "grab-and-go" services
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Northwest Youth Services 3/24Ground Floor limited to unhoused youth only for low-interaction services (showers, quiet rooms, laundry, survival items). Staff available by phone/email.Law Advocates Offices closed to walk-ins, clinics cancelled, limited appointments available
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SeaMar3/24Many medical and behavioral health appts being rescheduled as phone appts, dental services limited to urgent needs. All visitors screened before entering clinic, call ahead if experiencing COVID-19 symptomsNAMI of Whatcom County All in-person classes and support groups cancelled, but support groups available online via Zoom: Family Support Group, Wed. 6:30-8:00PM, and NAMI Connections Recovery Support Group, Tues. 6:30-8:00PM. See website for more details.
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UnityCare NW3/24Open, all patients screened before entering the building. All behavioral health groups, accupuncture services, and dental services (except emergent dental needs) suspended until further notice. Curb-side pick-up for pharmacy services.Northwest Justice ProjectLobby closed - all access to services is through the CLEAR line. For legal information around forclosures call 1800-606-4819
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Whatcom Detox and Triage3/19OpenNorthwest Regional CouncilOpen regular hours, contact by phone or email preferred. No walk-ins
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Whatcom Humane Society 3/26Operating very limited services. Ring doorbell if you need to access to the pet foodbank. Please go to their website for a full list of current avaible resources: https://www.whatcomhumane.orgOpportunity Council: Community ServicesCommunity Resource Center - Availible by phone (360) 734-5121. Energy Assistance- appointments being completed by phone. Employment - still accepting referrals
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WTA3/26Beginning March 30th, bus service will be limited to a "Saturday level of service" M-F, and a "Sunday level of service" on weekends. Bus service for essential trips only (medical appointments, grocery shopping, pharmacies, work). Fares free until further noticeOpportunity Council: Early Learning and Family ServicesNow accepting applications for Head Start and Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP): Preschool for the 2020-2021 school year for ages 3 and 4; and Early Head Start program: year-round, comprehensive home-based program for prenatal to age 3. Call (360) 734-8396, or apply online at oppco.org
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SHIBA at Opportunity CouncilContact via phone: (360)734-5121 ext. 465, or email: shiba@oppco.org
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OTHER COMMUNITY RESOURCES AVAILABLE:UPDATED:Social Security OfficeServices available over the phone only
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Assurance Wireless Customers (new and existing)3/24Assurance Wireless has added free unlimited calls, free unlimited texts, and free addtional 6GB of data through 5/20/20Tax Preparation Hotline at Opportunity CouncilCall (360)734-5121 ext 241 to be added to the waitlist for tax preparation
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Comcast3/27The Internet Essentials program (available to qualifying low-income households) is offering 60 days of complimentary service for new customers.
Xfinity WiFi hotspots located in businesses and outdoor locations across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers
Volunteer CHORE Program at Opportunity CouncilOffering immediate medical transport, grocery store transport, delivery of foodboxes, some yard work projects. Contact 360-734-5121 ext. 172
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Q-Link Wireless Customers (new and existing)3/24Additional free 5GB of high speed data and unlimited talk and text through 4/14/20Whatcom County Health DepartmentOffices closed to the public, but available by phone Syringe Service Program available Mon 9:30a-12:00 & Thurs 2:30p-5:15p
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Whatcom Dispute Resolution CenterServices available over the phone only
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WorkSourceOffices closed statewide, staff available by phone/internet
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CLOSED COMMUNITY RESOURCES
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Free Tax Assistance ProgramsFree tax prep software available at irs.gov
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GoodwillBellingham Goodwill Closed
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Max Higbee CenterAll services suspended until further notice
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Shower Connect Closed until further notice
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Whatcom County LibrariesAll branches closed until further notice
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YMCAAll locations closed until further notice
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