Mobile Community Services Van in Anacortes on 15 June 2022

The DSHS Mobile Community Services Office coming to Anacortes on 15 June from 10AM to 2PM at the Anacortes Christian Church. 
The DSHS Mobile Community Services Staff will be able to 

  • Process application interviews for food, cash, and select medical assistance
  • Process yearly Eligibility and Mid-Certification reviews.
  • Process changes or inquires to currently active cases
  •   Answer questions about any DSHS services.

COVID-19 & Immunization Program at Island Hospital

Island Hospital Foundation Hosts COVID-19 Vaccine Executive Community Briefing 

ANACORTES, Washington – The Island Hospital Foundation and Island Hospital are hosting a free, online community briefing on the COVID-19 vaccine Thursday, January 14th at 5:00 p.m.  The briefing will include a panel of Island Hospital providers and senior leadership coming together to deliver insights on information regarding the vaccine.  Specifics about the types of COVID-19 vaccines, side effects, and current recommendations from the CDC on who should receive it will be discussed.  

Vaccine panelists will include Dr. Jason Hogge, Family Medicine/Obstetrics with Anacortes Family Medicine and Medical Director of the Walk-in Clinic, Dr. Brandon Greene, Pediatrician with Anacortes Family Medicine, IH CEO Charles Hall, MSN, MBA, as well as IH COO Elise Cutter, MBA.  

The COVID-19 Vaccine Executive Community Briefing is a great opportunity for members of the community to learn more about the vaccine and distribution plans. We will be sharing the most current guidance from state and county officials on the phased distribution to the community.  This is a free virtual event and questions from attendees will be taken via the chat feature during the briefing.  

Registration is required. Please visit to register for this briefing.  If you have questions you’d like to submit in advance, please email them to  

Grab and Go Meals at ASD-103

Beginning September 14th, the Anacortes School District will be delivering Grab-n-Go meals to families who want to receive school meals. Vans will make stops throughout the area where students/parents will be able to pick up breakfasts and lunches. Help us assess your needs by filling out this short survey. We will deliver 2 days a week to determined locations, providing multiple days worth of meals each delivery. An evening pickup site at the Anacortes High School will also be available. In order to receive school meals, your child must be registered in the Anacortes School District for the 2020-21 school year. Names will be recorded at the time meals are taken, and student Mealtime accounts will be charged as applicable. Parents will be allowed to pick up meals for their students.

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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Cheques to the Motel Voucher Program

Please send all checks for the Motel Voucher Program directly to the Anacortes Family Center [1011 27th St, Anacortes WA 98221] with the annotation, “Motel Voucher Program’).

The Anacortes Family Center has been very successful in taking on the role as the clearing house for motel voucher requests to the community, and now that the program is so well-established,  the Anacortes Community Health Council no longer needs to be the clearing house for receiving funds this program.

Thanks to all the churches and others who have helped make the consolidated motel voucher program a great success. No other city in Skagit County (nor Whatcom County, to my knowledge) has a program like this,  and the Health Council takes great pride in its role in helping ensure that we, as a community, can provide the most assistance to the most needy in the most efficient way.

And thanks to the staff at the Anacortes Family Center for receiving all the calls from those seeking assistance and for their oversight of the program. As we all know, helping someone who is in a time of crisis is often a time-consuming but rewarding effort, and we thank the Family Center for the long hours they contribute to the program.