Point in Time Homeless Count – Jan 2020

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The Anacortes Family Center and our partners help folks survive these cold nights, AND we work for longer-term change. One important way we do that is to help coordinate the Point in Time Homeless Count each year, and we need YOUR help. In addition to taking surveys, volunteers provide “Hospitality Bags” with essential items such as socks, toiletries, snacks, and more – bags provided by churches and businesses.

We need 40+ volunteers, working in pairs, to help conduct surveys in various locations such as food banks, hot meal programs, social service agencies and other places.  Volunteers must be comfortable approaching strangers and speaking in a respectful manner with people from diverse backgrounds. Beatriz will conduct a short orientation training prior to the day (s) you will be volunteering.  Following is a list of days and times that we are asking for volunteers.  If you are able to assist, please let Beatriz know.  Her contact information is:  beatriz@anacortesfamily.org or (360) 293-2993 ext 124.

  1.  Thursday – Jan. 23 – 8:00-10:00
  2.  Thursday – Jan. 23 – 9:00-11:30
  3.  Thursday – Jan. 23 – 5:30-6:30
  4.  Thursday – Jan. 23 – 5:30-7:30
  5.   Friday – Jan. 24 – 10:00-11:00
  6.   Sunday – Jan. 26 – 4:30-5:30
  7.   Monday – Jan. 27 – 1:00-3:45
  8.   Tuesday – Jan. 28 – 10:00-2:00
  9.   Tuesday – Jan. 28 – 6:00-7:00
  10.   Wednesday – Jan. 29 – 1:00-3:45


We sincerely need your help for this very important event!  This event will help us understand ways to help those who are working hard to get out of homelessness and ways to prevent homelessness.  Because we have the lowest apartment vacancy rate of any county, it makes housing our homeless neighbors very difficult.  Thank you so much for supporting us in the fight to prevent homelessness in Skagit County!

Please let us know what shift (s) you are able to assist.  Thank you so much!


Karen Yost
Program Coordinator
293-2993 ext 112

Senior Center Hosts Forum on Services for Veterans & Spouses

The Economic and Security committee at the Anacortes Senior Center is hosting a panel of speakers on veterans programs on ThursdayNovember 21 at 2:30.

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Randi Bowman a Veterans representative from Worksource, Vernon Hunter, a Veterans service case manager, Nathan Sutton from the HUD Vash program and or Bill Adamek, a local Veterans Employment representative will attend.

This meeting is being advertised for veterans, spouses, and interested individuals to learn of priority access to services to help find a job, launch a new career and to learn about the housing voucher program.

Island Hospital Update 8 Oct 19

Island Hospital offers free clinical breast exams

Clinical breast exams will be offered at a free screening on Tues., Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to noon in the Merle Cancer Care Center at Island Hospital, Medical Arts Pavilion 1015 25th St., Anacortes.

This screening is provided by Sharon Brown, AGPCNP-BC of Fidalgo Medical Associates. Appointments are required, 360-299-4204

Anacortes Advisory Committee on Accessibility Issues

A note from Kirk Kennedy & Sylvia Cooper:

Exciting news for people with disabilities in Anacortes, their family & friends and those serving this community. 

Please consider attending this information meeting of Anacortes’ newly forming ACAC committee, whose mission is, “To improve the quality of life for residents and visitors with disabilities by eliminating or modifying barriers burdening them.”  To be effective, our ACAC needs input from people with a wide range of disabilities and those who support people with disabilities (spouses, caregivers, professionals, etc.).    Click here to visit ACAC webpage on City’s site.

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