Foothills
Resources & Organizations

This section includes resource providers and organizations located within the Foothills area and those who bring services 

to our communities From food to housing, healthcare, Elderly & disabled, and more, the resources 

you need to get through a rough spot, a crisis or to improve your life are listed here.

 

To learn more and access services, click on the logo to be taken to that website. 

  • Logo showing mountain with sun rising behind and a fork and knife with words Foothills Food Bank

    The Foothills Food Bank distributes quality, nutritious foods to anyone in need. We operate a grocery store-like model where visitors are welcome once per week to shop items on our shelves and coolers; we normally carry non-perishable staples, fresh produce, dairy goods, breads, and frozen protein.

    We are located on the East Whatcom Regional Resource Center campus at 8255 Kendall Rd. and our hours are Tuesdays from 8am until 12pm and Thursdays from 4pm until 7pm.

    No ID or documentation required, but please bring bags or boxes to bring your shopping home in. Home Delivery is available on a limited basis for those who are elderly, homebound or otherwise disabled.

    Stop by, call us at 360-392-8149 or email us at contact@foothillsfoodbank.org if you have any questions or would like to get signed up. 

  • Bridge2Services–People Helping People

    Bridge 2 Services is a mobile outreach program that bridges people to the organizations and services they need. Many of the people we work with have had trust broken, have gotten stuck in a rut, or are feeling hopeless. We provide encouragement and support, valuing and validating each person. Focusing on our unhoused neighbors, B2S locates individuals and families, understands needs, delivers basic triage supplies, and builds relationships to move toward longer term outcomes. Simple actions like providing warm clothing, fresh water, food, and listening are the building blocks of a trusting relationship that can change lives.

    360-380-2200

    services@bridge2services.com

  • Common Threads mission is to connect kids to healthy food in the garden, in the kitchen, and at the table. We want kids to grow up making food choices that are good for their bodies, their communities, and the environment.

    When kids don’t eat well it’s hard for them to learn well, behave well and feel well. In Washington state over 35% of kids don’t eat enough veggies (WA State Healthy Youth Survey, 2016). To get kids excited about veggies, we joyfully garden, cook and eat with 7000+ kids in schools across Whatcom County as well as our partner site locations across Washington state.

    info@commonthreadsfarm.org

    (360)-927-1590

  • Power of Connection: Why toxic stress, resilience, hope matter

    Join us on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 23 & 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to learn how resilience, hope and positive childhood experiences mitigate the impact of toxic stress and childhood trauma. This community training is open to anyone 14 years and older. Youth and family serving agency staff, parents, child-caregivers, educators, government services professionals and business owners can benefit from the information shared in this 4-hour training. Cost is $60 per person. Limited scholarships are available depending on need and availability. To register visit www.wfcn.org/events or for more information contact info@wfcn.org.


    Columbia Valley Communications Gathering Takes Summer Sabbatical

    The Columbia Valley Community Connections (CVCC) Gathering will not meet in July or August 2024. The gathering will convene again in September and will seek input from residents and service providers about the frequency, dates and times of gathering in the new academic year.

    Haven’t heard of the CVCC?  We’ve been meeting monthly at the East Whatcom Regional Resource Center since 2016.  All residents of the Columbia Valley Urban Grow Area are welcome as are all social, health and community services representatives who provide services in the area.

    Our purpose is to be a welcoming place where we can gather and connect to build a strong community.

    Our shared commitment is to support communication and local leadership. We work together to turn vision into reality, provide solutions to challenges, promote imaginative and inclusive activities and create a more engaged, resilient community for all.

    Convening partners include Carl McDaniel of Columbia Valley, Mount Baker Community Coalition, Mount Baker School District, Whatcom County Health & Community Services, The Opportunity Council/East Whatcom Regional Resource Center Staff, and Whatcom Family & Community Network, For more information contact Kristi.Slette@wfcn.org


    East County Youth Can Learn, Serve & Earn this Summer!

    In Partnership with the Mount Baker Community Coalition, we are proud to announce the Youth Summer Prevention Fellowship. Up to 12 youth will be accepted to participate in this 2-week summer program where up to $300 can be earned by each youth. The program runs Monday through Friday from July 29 through August 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Youth will learn leadership skills, develop resume writing and workforce skills, engage in the outdoors and in volunteer opportunities, increase hope and wellbeing. Transportation will be provided, if needed. The program will operate from the East Whatcom Regional Resource Center, but there will be field trips and outings to many places in the community. To apply: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MjA5NDA3

    For more information contact Allison at obv@wfcn.org or call 360 738-1196 ext. 103

  • Logo: silhouette of mountain and river with a water faucet and words Columbia Valley Water District

    The Columbia Valley Water District is located in Eastern Whatcom County nestled in the foothills of the Columbia Valley. In 2010, the District’s name was changed from Evergreen Water Sewer District 19 to better represent the area that it serves.

    In 1971, the water system was constructed to serve the residential and recreational lots of the Paradise Lakes Country Club.  In early 2000, Paradise Lakes Country Club disbanded and Evergreen Water Sewer District #19 was formed as a municipal water system.  Since its inception in 2003, the District has been providing safe clean drinking water to 1590 customers.

    admin@cv-wd.com

    360.599.1699

    6229 Azure Way Maple Falls, WA 98266

    Our Business Hours

    Mon, Wed, Fri : 08:00 am – 12:00 pm and 01:00 pm – 04:30 pm

  • Logo: words neighborhood watch dog on fence with image of growling dog

    JOIN US!

    COMMUNITY-LED VOLUNTEER GROUP!

    Who are we?

    Maybe you have seen us in the orange vests picking up garbage along the community roads, or maybe you have heard us speaking at meetings with county officials about the growing trash problems, abandoned vehicles, crime, or need for services in our remote area. You might have met us at our local Summerfest Events as well.

    The Neighborhood Watch Dogs Group was formed in August 2020 by concerned community members who wanted to build a strong community and address the issues of safety and cleanliness in our area. Our focus is on working with one another and outside agencies to build a healthy environment for everyone!

    We gather throughout the year to help clean our roads, removing thousands of pounds of garbage from along our streets. To join our meetings and if you want to learn more, please visit our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/718686472042194/

    nwmaplefalls@gmail.com

  • NAMI Whatcom is a local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization. We are dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness by providing free support groups, classes, and education forums to the community. All our programs are free, and led by trained volunteers who either live with a mental health condition or have a loved one with a mental health condition. Our nonprofit operates with the support of our members, donations and grants.

    NAMI Whatcom is fully inclusive of individuals and families of all backgrounds and cultures. Our affiliate collaborates with others to advocate for system change and public policies that best support recovery and resiliency for those living with mental illness. 

    ​View board meeting minutes and our annual report here.

    We are at the East Whatcom Regional Resource Center, 8251 Kendall Rd, Maple Falls, every third Thursday from 10-11.30am.

    (360) 671-4950
    namiadmin@namiwhatcom.org

  • No matter what their circumstances, every person deserves to feel safe, supported and heard. When we talk about individuals affected by domestic violence or sexual assault, we’re talking about every one of us. Whether it’s you, a loved one, a co-worker or a friend, someone you know needs help. DVSAS is here to help. 

    Our mission is to support individuals affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and sexual exploitation and to lead the community towards ending these abuses of power.

    NEED HELP? CALL 1.877.715.1563 | 24/7

    We accept 711 and other relay calls.
    Walk-in services: Monday and Wednesday, 10AM – 2PM

  • Meals and Wheels and More supports the health and independence of the older adult populations of Whatcom and San Juan Counties by providing nutritious food, social connection, and nutrition education.

    Through our Meals on Wheels and Community Meals programs we provide 2000+ seniors throughout Whatcom and San Juan Counties with more than 200,000 nutritious meals each year!

    Every meal we provide meets at least one third of a senior’s daily nutritional requirements.

    kparker@whatcom.coa.org

    3607466480

  • Logo, compass with text: NWRC

    NWRC provides information, referrals, and assistance in obtaining services that support independence, dignity, and health of older adults and people with disabilities. We offer needs-assessment, case management, arrange short- and long-term in home care, as well as offering many other services and programs. Staff is available to meet with you on the telephone, or if necessary, in-person to help you identify services that address issues commonly faced by people who are older or who are disabled.

    adminsupport@dshs.wa.gov

    (360) 676-6749

    600 Lakeway Drive Bellingham, WA 98225

  • Logo: outline of mountain with words Mt Baker Chamber

    The Mt. Baker Chamber of Commerce was formed in 1982 to support businesses and build community in the East Whatcom region of Whatcom County in Washington State. Membership is offered to businesses, as well as residents, interested in supporting local businesses and Chamber projects. In acknowledgement of the many amazing people in our community that are members or allies of the LGBTQ+ community, AND to actively resist bigotry, hate and the marginalization of any member of our community we want to make it clear that: We believe, Black Lives Matter, No Human is Illegal, Love is Love, Women’s Rights are Human Rights, Science is Real, and that Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere.

    The Mt. Baker Visitor Center in the Maple Falls Town Hall is open daily from 10 am to 4 pm, 7509 Mt. Baker Hwy., in Maple Falls. Staff and Volunteers are on hand to answer questions and provide suggestions to travelers and locals alike. Some business support services are available including printing, laminating, and notary. Stop by, Rebecca and Sonya will be happy to see you!

    Each spring and fall the Chamber organizes a team of volunteers to clean up litter along Mt. Baker Hwy. Volunteers are needed and appreciated! Click here to contact Sonya.

    Produced in the Mt. Baker Visitor Center, the Mt. Baker Local Resource Guide is our local directory of businesses in the East Whatcom region. It features members of the Chamber alongside other notable local businesses and community resources. 

    The Chamber Board of Directors meets once per month on the second Tuesday at 6 o’clock in the Maple Falls Town Hall. Members and visitors are welcome, please contact Rebecca if you’d like to make a presentation.

    360-599-1518

    mtbakervisitorcenter@gmail.com

  • Logo with double row of open books and words Whatcom County Library System

    Deming Library

    Contact Library Branch Manager: katrina.carabba@wcls.org

    Deming Library
    5044 Mt. Baker Hwy
    P.O. Box 357
    Deming, WA 98244
    (360) 592-2422

    Hours
    Mon-Thurs 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
    Fri 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
    Sat 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

    View Map
    Ride WTA Route 72X to the Deming Library,
    using the Deming Rd at Water St (Nooksack River Casino) stop.

  • Offers a wide range of resources and services for veterans including filing claims, counseling and wellness, and more.

    EWitowsk@whatcomcounty.us

    360-778-6050

  • Logo: whatcom county seal with words Whatcom county water district 13

    Whatcom County Water District #13 serves the communities of Peaceful Valley and Maple Falls, Washington, including Balfour Village and Red Mountain, and the campus of the East Whatcom Regional Resource Center.

    Whatcom Water District No. 13 sources our water from a highly permeable aquifer that lies beneath the floor of the Columbia Valley.

    ​(360) 599-1801 Phone

    admin@wcwd13.com 

    532 Sprague Valley Drive Maple Falls, WA 98266

  • Logo: whatcom county fire department seal with words: wcfd, kendall, welcome, sumas

    Whatcom County Fire District 14 and Kendall Fire Station’s mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve through emergency response, public education, and community service. We’ve been your local volunteer fire department, serving the Sumas, Kendall, and Welcome areas since 1965. Check us out at www.wcfd14.org, or on Facebook

    Phone: (360) 599-2823
    Fax: (360) 599-2373
    Emailinfo@wcfd14.org

    Kendall Station #92 7528 Kendall Rd, Maple Falls, WA 98266
    Mailing: PO Box 482, Sumas, WA 98295

    Station 91: Sumas
    143 Columbia Street, Sumas, WA 98295
    Station 92: Kendall (District Office)
    7528 Kendall Road Maple Falls, WA 98266
    Station 93Welcome
    5640 Mosquito Lake Rd, Deming, WA 98244

  • Logo: Yellow squiggle with words The Arc Whatcom County

    Our Mission is to improve the quality of life, increase the independence and assure the full inclusion in the community of all persons with developmental disabilities. Information and referrals are available from The Arc to help meet the unique and individual needs of people with developmental disabilities and their families. Every effort is made to provide the most useful assistance possible, professionally and confidentially.

    admin@arcwhatcom.org

    360) 715-0170

  • Logo with pair of open hands inside a circle with words Health Ministries Network

    Ask A Nurse Program Serving East Whatcom County

    Our volunteer nurses in the Ask-a-Nurse program provide blood pressure checks health counsel, referral and telehealth, as well as limited screening at the Foothills Food Bank to support older adults and families residing in and around Mt. Baker School District #507 on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month.

    On the fourth Tuesday of the month, the “Ask a Nurse” program is augmented by community partners, to include the Whatcom Family YMCAMt. Baker FoundationNAMI of Whatcom County, and Dementia Support Northwest.

    We are at the Foothills Food Bank, 8255 Kendall Rd, Maple Falls, the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month from 8-11.30am.

    ​For more information, contact HMN at director@healthministriesnetwork.org.

  • info@lifeline-connections

    800.604.0025

  • Logo: sketch of mountain and evergreen tree with words Mount Baker School District

    WE ARE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN

    Please visit our website for more information about Transitional Kindergaten for students who are four years old.

    SUN BUCKS (SUMMER EBT 2024)

    In the summer of 2024, Washington State will launch Summer EBT, “SUN Bucks” – a grocery benefit program that provides families $120 for each ELIGIBLE school-aged child to buy groceries when school is out. This benefit will be on an EBT card and will be mailed to the address on file (make sure your address is current with your child’s school). Visit our website for more information.

    FAMILY SERVICES & PARENTING SUPPORT

    There are four Family Services Coordinators at Mount Baker School District. Our mission is to create partnerships between families, school, and the community. All our services are confidential.

    We provide support which enables children and adolescents to live in a safe and healthy environment, as well as encourages them to be present and do their best in school.

    We assist families with resources, information and problem solving to help their children succeed in school.

    We are available for confidential meetings by phone, at school, or at home.

    (360) 383-2000

    (360) 383-2009

  • Mt Baker Senior High School

    (360) 383-2015

    4936 Deming Rd, Deming

  • ewrrc-allstaff@oppco.org

    360-599-3944

    The EWRRC offers a warm, welcoming space to get connected to community and services which include: meeting space, notary, copies, utility assistance, DSHS, housing help, employment help, bus passes, and more. Weekly activities include: Kendall Senior Center on Wednesdays 1-4PM, Diabetes Support Group 2 Thursdays every month 4-5:30PM, and Community Coffee and Tea Tuesdays 8-11AM. We are open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 9AM-12noon & 1-4PM as well as on Thursdays 12noon-7PM for evening hours.

  • Logo: northwest clean air agency

    NW Clean Air Agency is responsible for enforcing federal, state and local air quality regulations at stationary sources of air pollution in our jurisdiction. In addition to regulating businesses, we focus on informing the public about air quality issues and how to make clean air choices.

    Please contact us to report illegal burning or other forms of air pollution.

    airmonitoring@ecy.wa.gov

    360-428-1617

    Check current air quality in your area: https://enviwa.ecology.wa.gov/home/map https://nwcleanairwa.gov/

  • HEZInfo360@gmail.com

    360.222.7031

    Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and make a real difference in the East County neighborhood? Well, buckle up because we’ve got an exciting opportunity!

    From now until June 30th, 2024, the Chuckanut Health Foundation and East County Partners are kicking off an initiative that is focused on shaping the future of our community. We’re talking about the Health Equity Zone (HEZ) initiative, and we want YOU to be a part of it.

    The goal of the Health Equity Zone is to ensure that everyone has a fair shot at being healthy, no matter who they are or where they come from.

    During the initial outreach phase, we’re hitting the streets to raise awareness and extend a warm invitation for folks to join us. We’re all about inclusivity, so whether you’re a longtime resident or a newcomer to the area, your voice matters.

    There’s more! We’re not just here to talk. We are rolling up our sleeves and diving deep into the nitty-gritty of community engagement. We’re prioritizing your insights and contributions, and we’re committed to evolving our approach based on your feedback.

    June 28th, 6pm-8pm at the East Whatcom Regional Resource Center.

    Food and childcare will be provided at each event, and all ages are welcome. As a thank you for your participation, all attendees will receive Visa gift cards.

    Find out more and register here: CHF Health Equity Zone

  • will@southforkvalley.org

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