San Juan Islands Community Resource Guide

Resources for our residents and community wellness through health and social services, education and volunteering.


Whimsy in the Woods

Director: Libby Valluzzi

Organization physical address: PO Box 304, Lopez Island, WA, 98261.

Email Director: fiddlehead3@gmail.com

Phone number Director: 206-913-1319

Organization Website: http://www.islandchildrenoutdoors.wordpress.com

Organization Mission Statement: Whimsy in the Woods is an Outdoor Enrichment Program in which children: feel a sense of connection and love for the natural world; discover the world and the people they share it with; have the freedom to wonder, dream, and learn about things that tickle them; develop their own passions that trigger a never-ending well of learning; engage with the real world by being active participants in it; develop into competent, unique individuals that are capable of leading successful and fulfilling lives.

Registered Business structure/Charitable status: (501(c)3, 503, LLC, community based social group) Small Business.

Target Audience or Areas Served or Area of Operation: Children ages 5-10. Full-day childcare / forest education program currently running Summertime only (June-Sept). Located on the South-end of Lopez Island.

 

Organizational Service Area, Categories, Tags: Outdoor Education, Forest School, Environmental Education, Childcare, Children, Environment, Learning Opportunities for Youth, Kids, Stewardship, Summer Program.

Description of Services- Youth/Teen: A Full-day Outdoor Enrichment Program for school-age children that provides them with a safe, engaging, and exploratory environment to learn and engage with the natural world.

Volunteer Opportunities/Needs: People with specialized skills or talents who wish to share and provide a hands-on learning opportunity for the children can contact the Director.

Charitable Donations Accepted: Any and all donations go into a Scholarship fund to expand this program to children and families that need financial assistance.

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Bonnie Hendrickson Psychotherapy

Organization physical address: 540 Guard Street, Suite 110; PO Box 1548, Friday Harbor, Washington, 98250.

Organizational mailing address (if different to above): PO Box 1548, Friday Harbor, Washington, 98250.

Email Director: blh@rockisland.com

Phone number general: 360-298-0186

Organization Website: https://counselor.fridayharbor.com

Organization Mission Statement: It is my intent to provide assistance for my clients to reach their desired goals toward mental, emotional, psychological, and physical health, using various strategies and techniques, decided on together in developing a treatment plan that is: doable, consistent with client goals, and in as few sessions as possible, yet as many as needed. I accept many different insurances.

Registered Business structure/Charitable status: (501(c)3, 503, LLC, community based social group).

Target Audience or Areas Served or Area of Operation: Children, adolescents, adults, seniors, families, groups, couples. Addressing communication issues, conflict-resolution, anxiety, self-esteem, depression, post-traumatic stress, ADD.

Organizational Service Area, Categories, Tags: children, adolescents, adults, seniors, families, groups, couples: addressing communication issues, conflict-resolution, anxiety, self-esteem, depression, post-traumatic stress, ADD, EMDR Therapy, Mental health counseling, psychotherapy, guidance, parent training/support; individual, group, couple, family.

Description of Services, Families: Learn about communication, fighting fair, to rules for fighting fair and fouls, boundary issues, limits, discipline plan (designed to prevent need for discipline), using natural/logical consequences and to focus on positive behavior.

Description of Services, Adults: Psychotherapy, EMDR Therapy, Trauma recovery (post-traumatic stress, childhood abuse, neglect, adoption), attachment issues, addictions, life coaching, spiritual growth.

Description of Services, Youth/Teen:  EMDR Therapy, self-esteem, self-identity, victim/perpetrator, bullying, behavior and consequences of behavior, setting goals, making a plan, charting progress, play therapy.


Guard Mental Health and Wellness

Director: Melissa Guard

Organization physical address: 818 Mullis Street St. #4, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250.

Email Director: mguard13@gmail.com

Phone number Director: 360-370-5441

Organization Website: http://www.guardmentalhealth.com

Organization Mission Statement: I am dedicated to provide supportive, healthy, and caring services for people who are struggling with life circumstances. My approach when working with clients is to combine an outlook of strength-based and systemic perspectives, while providing support and feedback to help clients resolve current problems and understand long-standing patterns. I also like to explore how individuals can shift their perspective to envision daily life as a meaningful spiritual adventure.

 

Organizational Service Area, Categories, Tags: Individual counseling, family counseling, teens, adolescents.


Lenore Bayuk, Private Practice.

Organization physical address:  555 Park St., Friday Harbor, WA, 98250.

Organizational mailing address (if different to above): P.O. Box 2214, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250.

Email Director: BAYUKLLZ@ROCKISLAND.COM

Target Audience or Areas Served or Area of Operation: Adults and teens, San Juan County.

Description of Services: Family Counseling, Adults Counseling/Psychotherapy, Youth/Teen Individual Counseling


Orcas Island Food Bank

Director: Tom Murdock, Board President.

Organization physical address: 116 Madrona Street, Eastsound, WA, 98245.

Organizational mailing address (if different to above): PO Box 424, Eastsound, WA, 98245.

Email Director: tpm884@aol.com

Phone number Director: 360-376-6166

Organization Website: http://www.orcasislandfoodbank.org

Organization Mission Statement: To gather and share grocery products with neighbors in need. The Food Bank is a bridge between America’s food bounty and those who need assistance providing for themselves.

Registered Business structure/Charitable status: (501(c)3, 503, LLC, community based social group) A 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Target Audience or Areas Served or Area of Operation: Any Orcas Island Individual or family needing food assistance.

Charitable Donations Accepted: Yes. Donate Online through the Orcas Island Community Foundation. Send checks payable to Orcas Island Food Bank to PO Box 424, Eastsound, WA 98245. Or use the Donation jars at Ray’s Pharmacy


Health & Community Services San Juan County

Director: Mark Tompkins, RS, markt@sanjuanco.com

Phone: 360-370-7517

Physical Address: 145 Rhone Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 607, Friday Harbor, WA  98250

Phone: (360) 378-4474    Fax: (360) 378-7036

Website: http://sanjuanco.com/378/Health-Community-Services

Mission Statement: To promote, protect and preserve with dignity the health and well-being of the people and communities of San Juan County

Organization Type: Public Government County

Divisions: Community Health Services, Senior Services, Human Services, Environmental Health Services, Administrative Services.

Countywide Services Provided by the Community Health Services Division:

  • Women, Infant & Children (WIC) Nutritional Program – nutritional services and support for pregnant and postpartum women, children up to age five and their families. Eligible families must be under 185% of the Federal Poverty Level.
  • First Steps Maternity Support Services and Infant Case Management – provides nursing, mental health and nutritional services to Medicaid-enrolled pregnant women and their infants, via in-office and home visits.
  • Newborn Outreach – home visiting program providing parenting education and support to all families with newborns in San Juan County. Provide information and referral, parenting support, breastfeeding counseling and support.
  • Breastfeeding & Lactation Support Services – 24-hour on-call breastfeeding and lactation support services for pregnant and postpartum women.
  • Health Insurance and Access to Care – provide assistance with insurance enrollment for adults and children, including enrollment in Medicaid/Apple Health Program. Provide referrals to health care providers.
  • Immunization Services – provide pediatric and adult immunizations, education, consult and support, and immunization clinics. Coordinate the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program for San Juan County, a State-supplied vaccine program for children program for providers in San Juan County.
  • Children with Special Health Care Needs / Early Intervention & Support for Infants and Toddlers with Special Health Care Needs (ESIT) – provide home visits, assessment, information, support and referrals for families of children birth to three years who have developmental delays or disabilities.
  • Early Childhood Education: Assistance Program (ECEAP) –provide coordination of preschool services for low-income or at-risk children and families. Includes nutrition, health, education and family support services to families on Orcas and Lopez islands.
  • School Nursing Services – provided to Shaw School District.
  • SafeCare Home Parent Education & Support Program – home visiting program for families to provide intensive health parenting education and support.
  • SNAP-Ed – Community level program to improve fruit and vegetable consumption; increase physical activity for food stamp eligible individuals and families.
  • Oral Health: Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD) Program – provide oral health education and support, referrals to Medicaid dentistry services; provide fluoride varnishes to pediatric clients.
  • TB & Pregnancy Testing.
  • Communicable Disease Investigation and Surveillance.
  • Community and Professional Education Wellness Programs – provide periodic community education on topics including: childhood adversity, vaccination education, nutrition and wellness education and support.
  • Care Coordination, Information, Assistance and Referrals: Child care consulting, recognition and referral for family violence services, health and mental health services, financial support and law and justice referrals, parenting support and education.