Skagit Community Resource Directory

Compiled by Community Action of Skagit County

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All Basic Needs
Basic Food Education & Assistance
330 Pacific Place, Mount Vernon
(360) 416-7585
Monday thru Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.
Description: Provides one-on-one assistance with application or eligibility review for food stamps. Applicants can be pre-screened for eligibility. Appointments can be made for interview w/ DSHS caseworker.

Basic Food Employment & Training Program
Description: A DSHS program that helps Basic Food recipients with job readiness, resume writing, support services, ESL, high school equivalency, and vocational education. There are multiple agencies that provide support services for the BFET program.

Basic Food or 'SNAP'
900 East College Way, Mount Vernon
1-877-501-2233 call center
EBT replacement 1-888-328-9271
Mon-Friday 8am - 5pm, interviews for food/cash assistance 8am - 2pm
Description: Provides benefits for low-income people to buy groceries. Also known as food stamps.

Critical Needs Program
330 Pacific Place, Mount Vernon
(360) 416-7585
Monday-Friday 8:30AM - 4PM
Description: Provides assistance with food, gas, clothing, hygiene, and transportation. Dependent on funding availability.

Department of Social and Health Services
900 East College Way, Suite 100, Mount Vernon
Monday thru Friday, 8 am to 2 pm
Description: Provides assistance in many categories including cash, medical, food, disabilities, in-home care and vocational rehab, long-term care and disability support.

DSHS Outstation @ Community Action
(360) 416-7585 ext. 1255
2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 8:45 AM - 3 PM
Description: DSHS financial workers are available at Community Action to process Basic Food (food stamp) applications, eligibility reviews, change reporting. Appointment recommended.

Friendship House - Mens Showers
Men's Shelter
1008 South 3rd Street, Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, from 10 AM - 11 AM
Description: Free showers for people in need. Towels and toiletries are provided.

Friendship House Clothing Bank
1008 S. Third Street, Mount Vernon
(360) 336-2418
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00am - 3:00pm
Description: Donated clothing and household items for those in need.

Goodwill Industries Adult Basic Education
242 East College Way , Mount Vernon
(360) 848-6468
Description: Provides instruction in Adult Basic Education in preparation for GED or High School 21+. Registration required.

Housing & Essential Needs (HEN)
900 East College Way, Mount Vernon
Description: The Housing and Essential Needs (HEN) Referral program provides access to essential needs items and potential rental assistance for low-income individuals who are unable to work for at least 90 days due to a physical and/or mental incapacity and are ineligible for Aged, Blind, or Disabled (ABD) cash assistance.

Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST)
(360) 416-7971
Description: Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) pairs a professional or technical program with Adult Basic Education courses; including reading, writing, and math skills. I-BEST provides educational access and support for students to progress further and faster along career pathways.??

Kinship Care Support Program
614 Peterson Rd, Ste 200, Burlington
(360) 856-3054
Description: Financial support and respite for relatives raising kin. This could include grandparents,aunts,uncles, step-grandparents.

Love I.N.C
Office Hours 9am to 3pm
Description: Furniture ministry, referral to church ministries for basic needs; Let's Dress for Your Success women's work clothes.
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Neighbor Care Team
Hillcrest Christian Fellowship
1830 S 13th Street, Mount Vernon
(360) 424-3006
Open: 11am - 12pm Mondays and Fridays
Description: Services: Toiletries such as soap, shampoo, toothpaste, lotion, toilet paper.

New Life Clothing Closet
123 Evergreen St, Mount Vernon
Mondays 1-3 p.m.
Sundays after worship
Description: Clothing closet for those in need.

Salvation Army
3001 R Ave #100, Anacortes
Description: Provides limited assistance with basic needs such as food & clothes.

SeaMar Homeless Support
2500 East College Way, Mount Vernon
Description: Provides limited assistance with basic needs such as food & clothing.

St. Vincent De Paul Assistance Line
Description: Referral line for emergency assistance with utilities and other basic needs.

Stanwood Camano Food Bank
27030 102nd Ave NW, Stanwood
(360) 629 2789
Wednesdays and Fridays: 10AM - 1PM
Saturdays: 10AM - Noon
Description: The Stanwood Camano Food Bank provides a wide variety of foods for residents of Stanwood/Camano Island.

Stanwood Camano Resource Center
9612 271 Street NW, Stanwood
(360) 629-5257
Description: Resources & referrals, basic needs, food bank, winter clothes, cold weather kits.

Swinomish Social Services
17337 Reservation Rd, La Conner
(360) 466-7307
Description: Various assistance programs to individuals and families.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
900 East College Way, Mount Vernon
Mon-Fri, 8am - 2pm
Description: Provides cash assistance and case management to families with children who have extremely low-income.

Veterans Assistance Program
330 Pacific Place, Mount Vernon
(360) 416-7585
Description: Provides assistance with gas, food, clothing, and other household expenses for Veterans. Must be Skagit County resident. Call for eligibility guidelines.

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