Our Work

Funded Programs and Partners

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Family Support Center

Trained professionals provide families with information, support, and referrals to community resources.

Parenting Academy

Provides parents with the skills and confidence to help them prepare their child for kindergarten.

Maternity Support Services

Provides education and resource support for pregnant mothers and parents with young children in both the office and in their homes. The program focuses on connecting and engaging families that otherwise would not have the information or access to services that help their children thrive.

FAE Summer Academy

Provides summer learning opportunities for students ages 3 to 15 for five weeks each year to help ensure that students will be better prepared for school and will help retain their academic and social skills.

Preschool Program

Provides educational and therapeutic services for children age 3 to 5. Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy are provided in the classroom.

Promoting Children Success and Parental Involvement

Provides several evidence-based parenting programs including Incredible Years Baby, Promoting First Relationships, Triple P Positive Parenting Program, and SafeCare, to families struggling with the appropriate, safe supportive care and nurturing of their children.

Empowerment Through Employment

Chinook will provide job placement and retention services for Skagit County individuals with disabilities and other barriers.

Independent Living & Self-Sufficiency Skills

Provides comprehensive integrated training and support services to prepare at-risk youth for successful entry to independent living.

Wise Kids

Wise Kids programs deliver preventive, wellness, and outdoor education to children aged 3 to 18. Wise Kids programs motivate youth through wellness messaging, hands-on activities, sports and games that get kids moving.

Family Development Center

The Family Development Center is a shelter that provides refuge to homeless families, with aid for housing, clothing, and food provided onsite.

Safe, Healthy, & Resilient Families

Supports safe living and healthy choices for children and adults as a core tenet. This is accomplished through crisis intervention, safety planning, parenting support and education, adult and youth support groups and extensive prevention programming for youth and adults.

Transitional Living Program

Provides developmentally appropriate transitional housing and case management to the most vulnerable homeless population: youth and young adults ages 16 through 24 and their children.

Early Learning Nutrition Education Program

Improve the health and nutrition of young children and their families/caregivers through interactive, evidence-based learning.

Volunteers of America Western Washington

For families, children, seniors, and adults with developmental disabilities, Volunteers of America Western Washington is the place to turn for those in need. In fact, 350,000 times a year people in need turn to us for assistance.

Basic Needs Grants

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Meals on Wheels

Deliver nutritious, noontime meals to senior citizens through a variety of service systems. Each meal distributed is designed to provide one-third of the Recommended Daily Dietary Allowances for people over 60 years of age.

Medical Outreach to Migrant Workers

Brings linguistically and culturally appropriate health care services and health information to the farmworker community. The type of services and information varies throughout the year to ensure the needs of both those who migrate annually and those who live here year round are met.

Childcare Aware

Childcare Aware of Northwest Washington is passionate about advancing high quality early learning opportunities in child care settings. Ninety-percent of a child’s brain develops by age 5, and early experiences impact every aspect of a child’s life.

Food Distribution

The Skagit Food Distribution Center, a partnership between Skagit County and Community Action, was established in 2006 as our county’s first ever centralized Food Bank Distribution Center.


Dial 2-1-1 for assistance in rent assistance, job training, food, shelter, or support groups, and hundreds more non-emergency services.

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross Northwest Region brings together local volunteers to care for their neighbors, trains hundreds of thousands of people each year in life-saving skills, and responds to a local disaster almost daily.

Collaborative Partners

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