At our May 1, 2023 meeting Barb Lupo and Jenn Lockwood with Brigid Collins Family Support Center and Carl Bruner also on the board for Brigid Collins and a member of Skagit Rotary shared information about Brigid Collins Family Support Center.
The center provides prevention education and family support. The Stewards of Children program educates children and adults on what to look for with predators and child abduction. The family support side provides case management to help people find the services they need. They provide counseling for children and adults and parenting classes. They also have advocacy services for those in the court system. Their main area of focus is Whatcom and Skagit counties and provide some services in Island and San Juan counties.
They are funded through grants from federal, state, and private sources and through donations. They have a goal of starting an investment fund so not as dependent on government monies. They help 2500 new families a year and have 50 employees.