Community Resources

Nancy Yount at Anacortes Christian Church update the Community Resource List on 4 Aug 2017, below, and you can download a MS Word version HERE.

Anacortes and Skagit Resources


Anacortes Salvation Army – 360-293-6682 (3001 R Ave.)

Main office: M-Th, 9am-Noon, 1pm-4pm.

Constant foods: bread/fruit, veggies = any time doors are open.

Food Bank hours: Open: M/W:  1pm – 3:45pm – photo ID required

Food Bank coordinator: Becky Norman

Frequency: 1x every 30 days (no appt. necessary), government commodities 1st Wed. each month @ 1pm.

Infant needs: diapers, wipes, formula also available.

Anacortes 100 Food Bank – 360-293-6445 (512 4th St.)

Open: T/Fri – 10am-2pm (clients can come 1x per week)

Government commodities available: 1st Friday, Noon-2pm

St. Vincent DePaul  – 360-293-9821 (4001 Saint Mary’s Dr.)

Open: Fridays 10-11am (no fresh foods) – Frequency: 2x a month

Tuesdays, 6:00pm -7:00pm  – coffee & sandwiches available to homeless @ West Marine parking lot.

Simple Gestures (Red Bag Pantries)

Foods available at:

  • Anacortes Police Station (1218 24th )
  • Anacortes Fire Station (1016 13th )
  • Anacortes Senior Center (1701 22nd )
  • Anacortes Public Library (1220 10th)


“Food to Go” @ Westminster Presbyterian Church (1300 9th St.) – website:

This program supplies K-HS students with supplemental weekend food bags, weekly. Packed on Thursdays…delivered to students on Friday at their schools.

            Contact: 360-708-3037 or




Anacortes Senior Activity Center – 360- 293-7473  (1701 22nd St.)

Lunch meals offered M-F, 11:30-12:30pm

Suggested donation for 60 yrs. and above = $3.50-$5.50.

Under 60 yrs = $6.00 (not a donation, straight fee/cost)


United Methodist Church – 360-293-0604  (2201 H Ave.)

Spaghetti dinner – 3rd Thursday of each month – 5-7pm (free)


Westminster Presbyterian Church – 360-293-3880 (1300 9th St.)

Dinner @ the Brick (free hot dinner meal, dine in)

Sunday nights, 4:30-6pm

Frequency: no limit


First Baptist Church – 360-293-5300 (2717 J Ave.)

Community dinner, every Thursday night, 4:00pm-6:30pm


Meals on Wheels (United Way agency) – 360-757-2545

Serving 60 yrs. and older, call for eligibility, suggested donation $3.50 per meal

Hot meals delivered M-F, frozen meals packaged in trays that are safe to microwave or use regular oven.

Also covers care givers (under 60 yrs. old)






Anacortes Community Health Council (ACHC) – Emergency Lodging fund – 360-519-4069

Hours available: 8:30am-5pm, 7 days a week. – Contact agency: Anacortes Family Center


Community Action, Housing Resource Center – 360-416-7585

Or walk in: 10-4pm, Mon., Tues, Thurs, Fri (Closed Wednesdays).

Located at 330 Pacific Place, Mount Vernon.

Provides information and referral for people who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless or looking for affordable housing.


Anacortes Red Cross –  360-707-1333 (Duty Disaster Action Team)

Disaster related needs – call for appointment


Anacortes Salvation Army – 360-293-6682 (3001 R Ave.)

Rent assistance: 1x a year


Anacortes Housing Authorities – 360-293-7841 (719 Q Ave.)

Subsidized, low income housing – application needed – usually a lengthy wait period, but still a viable option to apply for.


Anacortes Family Center – 360-293-2993 (1011 27th St.)

Serving women and children first, then families.


Lighthouse RV Park – 360-770-4334 (6060 Sands Way, by Old Salts, Skyline)

Not recommended for families. Sm. Trailers. $400/month, $23/day, $135/week – hookups OK


Friendship House – office/360-336-6138, family center/360-336-2418 (922 S. 3rd St., Mount Vernon)


NW Youth Services – 360-424-0901 (2204 Riverside Dr.)

Transitional living program, 18-22 yr. olds

16-17 yr. old emancipated

In home counseling – referred

Safehome – 13-17 yr. olds – more than emergency housing – foster home-like


Oasis Teen Shelter (run thru YMCA) – 360-419-9058 (125 N 5th St., Mount Vernon)

13-17 yr. olds, overnight shelter, Sunday – Friday, opens @ 6p, shower/dinner/sleep/bfast/sack lunch for next day. First come, first serve – In basement of large house – entrance in back


Hannah House (pregnant youth) – 360-424-6797


Battered Women Shelter – 360-336-9591 (Mount Vernon, location not disclosed)




Clothing & Personal needs


Public Showers (360-293-0694, @ Cap Sante Marina…north side of Anthony’s restaurant, blue roof building)

Hours: 6:00am – 10:00pm

Cost: $1.25 for 5 minutes. – pay with debit or credit cards only


First Baptist Church – 360-293-5300 (2717 J Ave.)

Thursday night, 5:30-7pm  free clothing and personal hygiene items are available.

Contact person: Ed Gallatin 293-1198


Red Door Thrift Shop – 360-293-8027 (1019 7th St.)

Store hours: Tuesday/Thurs/Fri – 11-5pm

Donations accepted daily 10-3pm, except Sundays


Soroptimist International Thrift Shop – 293-7251 (1107 3rd St.)

Store hours: Tuesday 2-8pm, Fri 11:30-8pm.

* Vouchers for Soroptimist available through Salvation Army, Red Cross or Domestic Violence. Anacortes Soroptimist will assist in selecting up to four complete FREE outfits and give helpful interview guidelines for individuals (men or women) who are in transition, preparing for job or college interviews. Or those in need of work clothes. Phone the shop any Tuesday or Friday morning for an appointment or stop by during working hours for an application.



Salvation Army – 360-293-6682 (3001 R Ave.)

Utility assistance: 1x a year (subject to disconnect notice)


Anacortes Red Cross – 360-707-1333 (Duty Disaster Action Team)

Disaster related needs – call for appointment


Community Action of Skagit County (Mount Vernon office) –  360-416-7585

– In Anacortes one Wed. a month (help before disconnect notice)



Love INC – 360-419-7061 (Mount Vernon office)

Office hours: M-F, 9am-3pm

$20 gasoline cards distributed at Anacortes Christian Church…Following interview with Love INC – Call office first.

Salvation Army – 360-293-6682 (3001 R Ave.)

Bus passes w/ Skagit Valley Transit – 2 passes per person a month limit.

SKAT Skagit Transit – 360-299-2424 (600 County Shop, Burlington WA)



St. Vincent DePaul – 360-293-9821 (4001 Saint Mary’s Dr.)

Available: $75 – up to 2x a year



SeaMar – 360-428-8912  (1004 M Ave., Suite 107)


Therapist – Jonathan Vander Schuur, LMFT – 360-840-7044 (1610 Commercial Ave-. Suite 206, Anacortes)

Crisis Prevention & Intervention (Mobile) Unit (part of Community Action)

Contact person: Misty Barganski, 360-223-6474 or



Dental (accepting DSHS)

Dr. Huntsinger (Children only) –360- 293-1800

M-Th – 9-3pm


SeaMar Dental, Oak Harbor – 360-679-9216

Tues through Sat. – 8-5pm



Love INC. – 360-293-4800

Furniture, appliances, basic auto repair, budgeting education (6 month class).

Kiwanis Thrift Shop (360-293-2921; 5th & O, Anacortes)

Vouchers (Kiwanis Bucks) for household furniture and furnishings are available through the Salvation Army [360-293-6682 (3001 R Ave.)].

Early Childhood Ed/Special Services

Samish Longhouse Head Start – 360-588-8806

Tere McCarrol – Family Resource Coordinator, ASD – 360-293-9536

MaryJo Christenson – Early Childhood Outreach Coordinator, ASD – 360-293-9536

Boys & Girls Club – City Hall/basement – 360-588-9045


Other Agencies

WA State Dept. of Social & Health Services (DSHS)  – 1-800-735-7038 (900 E. College Way, Suite 100, Mount Vernon)

Community Action of Skagit County – 360-416-7585 (Mount Vernon office)

Skagit Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Service – 1-800-726-6010 (24 hr. crisis line)


Temporary Employment

Human Resources  (2124 Riverside Suite 107, Mt. Vernon, WA 98273 )
Labor Ready  (2222 Riverside, Mt. Vernon, WA 98273)
Apply on-line.  More info: 360-424-3205

Manpower  (180 Gilkey Rd, Burlington, WA 98233)

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