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Region One: 
Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan and Island Counties


First Congregational Church / United Church of Christ: an “open and affirming congregation,” welcoming of persons of lesbian, gay or bisexual orientation within the community of faith, FCC/UCC has housed the local PFLAG library since 1994. Church Phone: 360-734-3720; 2401 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham (for additional faith communities, go to:


Island County Crisis Line: Crisis intervention and suicide prevention. Serves Snohomish, Island, San Juan, Skagit and Whatcom counties. Phone: 1-800-584-3578


"Just Us" Youth Group: A safe and confidential weekly support group in Bellingham for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and ally 14-18 year olds. Sponsored by: Northwest Youth Services. Call for the location. Phone: 360-734-9862. 

Mt. Vernon - Skagit County GLBTQ Teen Group: A group for teens aged 13-19 who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or who are questioning their sexual identity. Sponsored in part by PFLAG (Parents Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) of Skagit County. Meets Tuesday evenings 5:30-7:30 p.m. at a confidential location. Meet with supportive teens (and the group is facilitated by two licensed therapists) to discuss important issues. Snacks, safety, support, confidentiality!! Phone: Call 360-333-0507 for more information and location. Web site: 


Northwest Gender Society: P.O. Box 2004, Bellingham, WA 98227; Phone: 360-733-8941; Email:  


PFLAG - Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays: promotes the well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons, their families and friends through support, education, and advocacy. Chapter locations:

Positive Women's Network: connects women, girls and their families to health services and disease prevention. PWN is a resource for all women at any stage of wellness in Island, King, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom Counties. Monthly support groups, call for information. Address: 2817 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett, WA 98201; Phone: 425-259-9899, toll free: 1-888-651-9831; Fax: 360/259-9880; Contact form:;  Web site:  

The Power of Hope: an arts-based program that empowers teens to live positive, engaged lives through discovering a sense of purpose and creative potential. They bring diverse young people together with artists, activists, and other adults. Summer week-long gatherings in Western Washington and British Columbia. School year programs in Seattle, Bellingham, and British Columbia. Phone: 206-324-6342; Email:, Web site:


Whatcom Human Rights Task Force: documents local hate crimes and provides advocacy and referral for targeted individual, organizes and educates the community and the media in response to those events, and provides a networking avenue for members. Contact people: Lisa Fox, Chair and Barbara Rofkar, Vice Chair; PO Box 2191, Bellingham, WA 98227; Phone: 360-733-2233; Email:; Web site:  

Washington Gender Alliance: an educational and support organization serving the entire gender community,  with a speakers bureau,  and open support meetings,  SOFFA (Significant Others,  Friends, Family, and Allies) support meetings, and FTM (Female to Male) support meetings. Phone: 360-445-2411; Email:; PO Box 1901 Mount Vernon, WA  98273; Website:

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