Parent Resources

Bellingham Technical College  360-752-7000
Offers a variety of classes for parents such as ESL, GED Prep, Career Planning, Computer Literacy, and Parenting.  Parenting classes:  360-752-8350 Learning Center:  360-752-8341

Whatcom Community College  360-383-3000
Adult Basic Education (ABE) Classes:  360-838-3060
Turning Point:  360-383-3135 or 360-383-3132

Opportunity Council  360-734-5121

Catholic Community Services:  360-676-2164
Sea Mar: 360-734-5458
Unity Care Northwest:  360-676-6177

Bellingham Goodwill Job Training & Education Center 360-738-0483
Free Classes for GED, Computer Literacy, and English as a Second Language

Parent To Parent Support Meetings are in Lynden in November and May, held at Fisher Elementary School.  
Helping Families Access:
Basic needs, Health Insurance, Medical/dental/vision needs, Counseling, School supplies, Holiday assistance, 

School Clothing :
Operation School Bell is available in the Fall to a limited number of eligible families with students in grades K-12  
We also have a Clothing Bank in our office.

Resources for Crisis Prevention and Support

Care Crisis Response Services
(mental health) (Salud mental)
800-584-3578Tele-interpreter available
Interprete disponible 
por teléfono
Girls’ and Boys’ Town 24-hour hotline
For teens and young adults: mental health, abuse,
addiction, relationships, and depression
Para jóvenes:  salud mental, el abuso físico, adicción, 
relaciones, y depresión 
800-448-3000Spanish speakers
Se hable español 
Domestic Violence Hotline
Número de emergencia de la violencia doméstica
800-562-6025Tele-interpreter available
Interprete disponible
 por teléfono
National Eating Disorders Association
Asociación Nacional para Trastornos Alimenticios
800-931-2237No Spanish speakersConfidential
National Recovery 24-hour Helpline
Número de Asistencia para recuperación de Washington,
24- horas (addiction, mental health, adicción y salud mental)
866-789-1511Spanish speakers
Se hable español 
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Hearing/Speech Impaired (TTY)
Spanish speakers
Se hable español 
Número de emergencia nacional
para prevención del suicidio
888-628-9454Spanish speakers
Se hable español 
National Sexual Assault Hotline
Línea nacional de emergencia para casos de agresión sexual
800-656-HOPESpanish speakers
Se hable español 
Washington Information Network
Cadena de información de Washington
(Community resources statewide,
recursos comunitarios del estado)
211Spanish speakers
Se hable español 
24-hour Crisis text line
Número de texto para crisis de 24 horas
Text “GO” to 741-741No Spanish SpeakersConfidential

CPIT: Compass Health Crisis Prevention/Intervention Team 1-360-752-4545
The Compass Health Crisis Prevention and Intervention Team (CPIT) is a 24-hour, community-based outreach team with the ability to respond to and provide services in the community (e.g., homes, schools, or hospitals). CPIT serves adults, adolescents, and children who are located in Whatcom and Snohomish Counties, and who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis.

NAMI: National Alliance for Mental Health Text “NAMI” to 741-741
1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
Connect with a trained crisis counselor to receive free,24/7 crisis support via text message.   
The NAMI Helpline can be reached Monday through Friday,10 am–6 pm, ET. Helpline staff and volunteers are prepared to answer your questions about mental health issues

Counseling Services
Below are a few options for Mental Health Counseling in Whatcom County. 

Catholic Community Services: 1133 Railroad Ave., Suite 100, Bellingham, WA
Open access hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs 9 AM to 3 PM and on Friday 9 to 2 PM generally but families can call to confirm 360-676-2164
(Accepts state insurance). 

Sea Mar: 3350 Airport Drive, 360-734-5458
Open access hours:  Monday:  12:30-3:00, Tuesday and Thursdays 8:30-3:00
(Accepts most insurance, Accepts state insurance)
Lourdes, Spanish speaker/Receptionist
Spanish speaking Mental Health Therapist

Unity Care NW: Bellingham and Ferndale offices:  360-676-6177
1616 Cornwall, Bellingham
5616 3rd Avenue, Ferndale
(Accepts state insurance and private insurance)

Compass Health:  3654 E. McLeod Rd., Bellingham, 360-676-2220
At least age 6:  Intake Tues/Friday, 8:30-11:00
(Accepts state insurance)

Touchstone: 360-788-4228
288 Martin St., Blaine
6046 Portal Way, Ferndale
(Accepts most insurance)

Escarleth de Leon:  1344 King St. Bellingham, 360-739-3548
Accepts private insurance, Molina (not CHPW or Provider One)
Spanish speaking Mental Health Therapist

Hope and Thrive Counseling:  506 Grover St. Suite 112, Lynden, 360-383-8682
(Private insurance only)

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