BASIC NEEDS

COMMUNITY ACTION
20 core programs for low-income
community members
tel: (360) 416-7585

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Food Banks in Skagit County
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Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
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Housing and Shelter
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Energy Assistance
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Clothing Resources
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DIAPERS

Diaper Bank of Skagit County
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SKAGIT KID INSIDER
Local resource for discovering events, activities and businesses just for kids
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Medical Cross HEALTH & WELLNESS

ACCESS TO BABY AND CHILD DENTISTRY (ABCD DENTAL)
Dental care for young children with Apple Health
tel: (360) 416-1523
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PLANNED PARENTHOOD
Family planning services
tel: (360) 848-1744
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SAFE HARBOR FREE CLINIC
Free healthcare for the under-insured and those without insurance
tel: (425) 870-7384
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WA APPLE HEALTH
Free and reduced cost health coverage
tel: (855) 923-4633
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FAMILYWIZE
Whether you’re insured or uninsured, you can use FamilyWize to save on your prescriptions
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Medical Cross MENTAL HEALTH

MENTAL HEALTH REFERRAL SERVICE
Connects families with mental health providers who have openings in their schedule
tel: (833) 303-5437
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 PREGNANCY

BRINGING BABY HOME
*Next workshop start March 7, from 6-9pm. Registration required.
Workshops that prepare couples for life with baby and helps them be the best parenting team possible
tel: (360) 630-8352
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MATERNITY SUPPORT SERVICES
Nursing, counseling, and nutrition services to pregnant women and infants through pregnancy and up to two months postpartum

Answers Counseling
tel: (360) 255-7855
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Island Prenatal Care Center
tel: (360) 293-3101
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Sea Mar Community Health Center
tel: (360) 848-6616
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MOUNT VERNON BIRTH CENTER
Prenatal, birth, and postpartum care for healthy women with low-risk pregnancies, and support and information
tel: (360) 336-5658
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NURSE FAMILY PARTNERSHIP
Nurse visits for first-time mothers, starting in pregnancy
tel: (360) 416-1523
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PARENT CHILD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (PCAP)
PCAP provides support to women who use(d) drugs/alcohol during pregnancy
tel: (360) 428-6622
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PREGNANCY CHOICES
Provides free pregnancy testing, pregnancy options coaching, limited ultrasound, and community referrals
tel: (360) 428-4777
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SKAGIT REGIONAL HEALTH FAMILY BIRTH CENTER
Family-centered approach to the childbirth experience that involves interested family members in all stages of prenatal care and childbirth
tel: (360) 814-2229
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Special Needs heartSPECIAL NEEDS

SKAGIT PRESCHOOL AND RESOURCE  CENTER
Educational and therapeutic programs and services for children with special needs
tel: (360) 416-7570
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PARENT TO PARENT
Support and information for families of children with special health or developmental needs
tel: (360) 416-7570
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Can’t find what you are looking for or have additional questions? 

Call or text Bright Beginnings at
(360) 630-8352 to talk to a specialist or complete the contact form.

CHILD CARE/EARLY LEARNING

CHILD CARE AWARE
Referral specialists help families locate child care programs as well as free coaching for child care providers
tel: (800) 446-1114
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DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES
Online search tool for child care providers
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EARLY START, HEAD START, ECEAP
Early Head Start is comprehensive child development and family support program for low-income infants and toddlers and their families. Head Start is a school readiness program for low income children.
Early Childhood and Assistance Program (ECEAP) is funded and supported by the Washington State Department of Children, Youth and Families. ECEAP is a comprehensive early childhood education program to support the healthy development and future success of Washington’s children.

Inspire Development Center – Head Start and ECEAP
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tel: (360) 707-2837 (Burlington)
tel: (360) 428-3993 (Mt. Vernon)

Upper Skagit Indian Tribe Child Care Center – Head Start and ECEAP 
tel: (360) 854-7092

Skagit/Islands Head Start
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tel: (800) 357-9361

Skagit/Islands ECEAP- Anacortes
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tel: (360) 873-8167

FOUNDATION FOR ACADEMIC ENDEAVORS
Empowering educational experiences for under-served children and families
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KALEIDOSCOPE PLAY AND LEARN GROUPS
Fun and educational activities for families and caregivers with children under age five
tel: (360) 757-8888
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SKAGIT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT EARLY K PROGRAMS
Early entry kindergarten programs designed to support children who have not been able to access early learning programming

Burlington School District – Opportunity K
tel: (360) 757-3311
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Sedro Woolley School District – Foundations K
tel: (360) 855-3500
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WORKING CONNECTIONS
Childcare subsidy program through DSHS
tel: (877) 501-2233
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To check eligibility and apply for free/reduced cost services go to
www.washingtonconnection.org

family icon FAMILY SUPPORT

BRIGID COLLINS FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER
Provides a variety of parenting education and support services, as well as support for children who have experienced abuse
tel: (360) 428-6622
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CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICES
Human service outreach arms of the Catholic Church in Western Washington
tel: (360) 856-3054
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FUSSY BABY NETWORK
For support to parents struggling to care for a baby who is fussy, cries excessively, or has difficulty sleeping or feeding
tel: (888) 431-BABY (2229)
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LA LECHE LEAGUE OF SKAGIT COUNTY
Mother-to-mother breastfeeding support
tel: Shasta (360) 420-9254 (call or text)
tel: Marie (360) 255-3028 (call or text)
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MOUNT VERNON PARENTS’ NIGHT
A safe supportive parenting group for parents, grandparents, adoptive parents, and foster parents
tel: (360) 336-3882
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NURSE FAMILY PARTNERSHIP
Nurse visits for first-time mothers, starting in pregnancy
tel: (360) 416-1523
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PARENTHELP123
Helps families find services in their communities and apply for health insurance, food assistance programs and more
tel: (800) 322-2588
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PARENT TRUST OF WASHINGTON FAMILY HELP LINE
Offers unique solutions for the entire family through effective, free or low cost classes, workshops and coaching
tel: (800) 932-HOPE (4673)
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WASHINGTON 211
An easy-to-remember phone number for people to call for health and human service information, referrals, and other assistance
tel: 211
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YOUTHNET
Provide caring and supportive educational and social services to youth and families
tel: (360) 336-1610
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RESOURCES & TOOLS

 EARLY LEARNING RESOURCES FROM UNITED WAY of SKAGIT COUNTY
Blog articles and other resources related to early childhood development and kindergarten readiness
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GRANDPARENT RESOURCES
Resources for grandparents who are stepping up to provide childcare for today’s infants and toddlers
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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE EDUCATION OF YOUNG CHILDREN (NAEYC) 
Resources related to early childhood topics and position statements for understanding the big issues in early childhood.
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ZERO TO THREE
ZERO TO THREE works to ensure that babies and toddlers benefit from the family and community connections critical to their well-being and development.
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If you provide services to parents and/or children ages 0-5 and would like your organization included on the Bright Beginnings web page, please complete the Provider Request Form

 
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