Our Community Partners
Our partners help us build a strong community where every person has a home, warm clothing and the opportunity to live with dignity and value.
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Since we founded Interfaith Community Health Center (now Unity Care NW) over 30 years ago, we have partnered with the Health Center in significant ways, including financial and volunteer support. The Center, an independent organization serving over 16,000 Whatcom County residents each year, delivers affordable medical, dental, behavioral health and pharmacy services. http://www.unitycarenw.org
Case managers from the Opportunity Council http://www.oppco.org and Lydia Place http://www.lydiaplace.org work closely with families in our housing programs. Families initially are screened through the Opportunity Council’s Homeless Service Center. Regular case management links our families to community resources and helps them break the cycle of homelessness.
People wishing to help families transitioning out of homelessness, or to help furnish our transitional housing, can donate their gently-used furniture to Habitat for Humanity of Whatcom County's store at 1825 Cornwall Ave, Bellingham. Let them know your donation is for Interfaith Coalition credit. This eliminates our need to store furniture until it is needed, and also provides HFH with donations of quality goods which benefit their organization and mission.
The Service Center screens families prior to placement in Interfaith housing. We are a member of the. Whatcom County Homeless Coalition, coordinated through the Service Center, which shares our vision of ending homelessness in Whatcom County. http://www.whatcomhsc.org
As a faith- based medical center, PeaceHealth also is a member of Interfaith Coalition .An active partner, the Center participates in our Winter Coat Drive, Holiday Gift Program, Hope Auction and other Interfaith programs. https://www.peacehealth.org/st-joseph