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Director: Keith Higman

Behavioral Health Resources

Behavioral Health Resources
Program Coordinator: Christi Brua Weaver

Skagit County Rental Assistance Program

The Skagit County Rental Assistance Program provides financial assistance for rent and utilities to income-eligible Skagit County renters and their landlords who have been impacted by COVID-19.

If you or someone you love is struggling with substance use or mental health issues, there is help available. Reach out to:

  • Volunteers of America Western Washington: If you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, please call 1-800-584-3578 or visit to chat with someone 24/7.
  • Washington Recovery Helpline: Call 1-888-789-1511 24/7 for help with substance use, problem gambling, and mental health.
  • WA Listens: Call 1-833-681-0211 for nonclinical support for people experiencing elevated stress due to COVID-19. You can call, text, message, or video call with a crisis counselor who can connect you with resources in your area.
  • Skagit Community Detox: Sub-acute detoxification program ensures safe withdrawal from alcohol and drugs, provides substance use disorder assessment referrals, and assists clients with arranging aftercare. Call 360-757-7738. For more information, click here.
  • Oxford House: Oxford Houses are drug- and alcohol-free residences that support people in their recoveries. Click here for a directory of Oxford Houses in Washington State.
  • Learn About Treatment: Find help for yourself or a loved one.
  • How Right Now: Resources to help you no matter how you’re feeling.
  • Mental Health Treatment Access Line (first time appointments): 1-888-693-7200
  • Resources to help with housing and basic needs, drug or alcohol use, depression or anxiety, suicide or self-harm, or just finding someone to talk to.
  • Education about and resources for substance use disorders, particularly opioid use disorder.
  • Skagit County Mobile Syringe Exchange Program: A 1:1 syringe exchange project focused on risk reduction for adult IV drug users. Mobile bus also offers safe disposal containers, equipment, substance use disorder counseling and referrals. Call 360-416-1500 for information, or see the service schedule below:

Skagit County Mobile Syringe Exchange Schedule
Mount Vernon Tuesday: 9am-12pm
·  Coastal Farm & Ranch, 2021 Market Street
Thursday: 2-4pm
·  Senior Center, 1401 Cleveland Street
Sedro-Woolley Tuesday: 1-4pm
·  United General Hospital, 2000 Hospital Drive
Thursday: 9-11am
·  Senior Center, 715 Pacific Avenue
Burlington Thursday: 12-1:30pm
·  Tierra Nueva, 701 E Fairhaven Avenue
Concrete 1st and 3rd Monday: 1-3pm
·  Senior Center, 45821 Railroad Avenue
Anacortes 3rd Monday: 10am-11:30am
·  Salvation Army, 3001 R Avenue
Marblemount 1st Monday
·  Call Randall for time and site – 360-826-2661