I turly believe that almost all of us are just one paycheck away from being homeless. In Skagit County there were At least 957 people that were homeless, according to the 2011 Homeless Count. Throughout the year, hundreds more face the prospect of losing their homes due to precarious financial conditions, domestic violence, health crises, and chronic mental health and chemical dependency conditions. Furthermore, the rising cost of housing and stagnant wages increases the risk of people losing their housing, and makes it increasingly difficult to find affordable housing. I have provided a list of homeless resources available. I will update the list as I hear about new resources that are out there.
Click to read Skagit County’s 10 year plan to end homelessness in Skagit County.
Skagit County Coalition to End Homelessness
Anacortes Family Center
Mount Vernon Friendship house
Community Action of Skagit County
Northwest Youth Services
Seamar Community Health Services
Family Promise of Skagit Valley has shelter for families with children and other programs.