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Family Resource Center

The Bellingham School District’s Family Resource Center is located at Carl Cozier Elementary, in portable A, and is a resource for all Bellingham families.  Families visiting the resource center can receive help accessing food, clothing and housing resources, receive referrals for counseling, information about financial assistance, and help looking for employment. Staff are available to help visitors create resumes, provide parent education and student success strategies, and apply for health coverage. Computers and printers are available, and we have fresh coffee and toys, games, and books for kids. Stop by and check out the Family Resource Center.  Open: 1:00pm to 5:00pm, Monday thru Thursday1330 Lincoln Street, Portable A   ph: 360-676-6470 x 5857

Financial/Housing Assistance:
DSHS Customer Service: 1-877-501-2233
Opportunity Council: 734-5121
United Way: 733-8670
Bellingham Food Bank: 676-0392

Community Support Services:
24 hr. Crisis Line: 1-800-584-3578
Catholic Community Svcs: 676-2164
Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services (DVSAS): 715-1563
Child Protective Services (CPS):

Getting Kids Involved:
B’ham Parks & Rec.: 676-6985
Big Bros/Big Sisters: 671-6400
Whatcom Family YMCA: 733-8630

Healthcare Support

Bellingham Food Bank

Monday: 11:30am – 3:00pm
Wednesday: 11:30am – 3:00pm & 5:00 – 7:00pm
Friday: 11:30am – 3:00pm

If you need food and live in Bellingham, we are here to help. Anyone living in Bellingham can visit our food bank once a week. You don’t need to sign up in advance—just bring a recent piece of mail. For more information, email us at