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Providing Hope for Homeless Women, Children & Families
Since 2009 the Anacortes Family Center has provided a safe and stable shelter, and intensive supportive services, for over 450 individuals – with over 60% of those served children. Our program exists to support those that wish to support themselves. For 60-90 days we provide a safe and stable living environment, intensive case management and life skills education in order to get those in need on the path toward self-sufficiency and out of homelessness. Our residents give back to our community: for 40 hours each week our residents are required to work, volunteer, actively seek work or volunteer opportunities, and seek out services to re-establish themselves and their family.
The Anacortes Family Center has an important three-pronged mission:
- To provide shelter for single women and families with children who seek emergency shelter due to a crisis in their lives.
- To bring together the efforts of churches, government, civic organizations and individuals in providing emergency shelter and services for homeless women and families with children in Anacortes and the surrounding community.
- To create an alliance with the area's network of social service agencies so that we can assist and support our residents in finding a path to self-sufficiency and a permanent end to their homelessness.
This Work Can't be Done Alone
Whether fleeing a home with domestic violence present, or needing to rebuild after a catastrophe in their life, that Anacortes Family Center is a shelter for our community, formed by our community, and sustained by our community. The Anacortes community believes in a helping hand during times of need. The important work of the Anacortes Family Center can't be done without the amazing and generous support of concerned and committed citizens.
There are many ways that you can support this critically important mission:
- Make a Donation
- Sign up to Volunteer
- Contact us to support one of our annual events by sponsoring, attending, or volunteering your time