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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                                                         800-584-3578               Tele-interpreter available                  Confidential
(mental health) (Salud mental)                                                                                                 Interprete disponible por teléfono    Confidencial

Girls’ and Boys’ Town 24-hour hotline                                             800-448-3000                 Spanish speakers                             Confidential
For teens and young adultsmental health, abuse, addiction,                                                Se hable español                             Confidencial    
relationships, and depression                         
ara jóvenes:  salud mental, el abuso físico, adicción,                                                                    
relaciones, y depresión      

Domestic Violence Hotline                                                                800-562-6025               Tele-interpreter available                 Confidential
Número de emergencia                                                                                                           Interprete disponible por teléfono   Confidential
de la violencia doméstica      

National Eating Disorders Association                                             800-931-2237                  No Spanish speakers                    Confidential 
Asociación Nacional para Trastornos Alimenticios

National Recovery Help line 24 hrs.                                                  866-789-1511                Spanish speakers                          Confidential
Número de Asistencia para                                                                                                      Se habla español                          Confidencial
Recuperación de Washington, 24- horas                                                                                    
(addiction, mental health, adicción y salud mental)   

National Suicide Prevention Hotline                                                 800-273-TALK               Spanish speakers                          Confidential
Hearing/Speech Impaired (TTY)                                                       800-799-4889                                                                      Confidential

Número de emergencia nacional                                                      
888-628-9454                Spanish speakers                         Confidencial
para prevención del suicidio       
Se habla español                         Confidencial

National Sexual Assault Hotline                                                       800-656-HOPE             Spanish speakers                          Confidential
Línea nacional de emergencia para                                                                                         Se habla español                         Confidencial
casos de agresión sexual           

Washington Information Network                                                    211                                   Spanish speakers                        Confidential
Cadena de información de Washington                                                                                   Se habla español                         Confidencial
(Community resources statewide,
recursos comunitarios del estado)   

24-hour Crisis text line                                                                     Text “GO” to 741-741      No Spanish speakers                  Confidential 
Número de texto para
Crisis de 24 horas

CPITCompass 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) 
                Nami Crisis Text Line –                                                         Text NAMI to 741-741
                Nami Helpline -                                                                     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)

Call Family Community Services at 354-1549 if you have questions or visit us at 516 Main St. Lynden 

School Phone Numbers:
Fisher Elementary 360-354-4291
Bernice Vossbeck Elementary 360-354-0488
Isom Intermediate 360-354-1992
Lynden Middle School 360-354-2952
Lynden High School 360-354-4401
Transportation 360-354-5469
Bilingual/Migrant Services 360-354-8714
Special Education 360-354-4443
Food Services 360-354-7579