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Community Services & Information

Find local sources for public access computers, food, housing, weather info, transportation, government contacts and more.

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Reference Solutions
Business and residential contact information for U.S. and Canadian businesses, organizations, agencies, and individuals.

AT&T Anywho
Yellow pages, white pages, and reverse lookup.

Canada 411 and Canada postal codes
Business and residential listings searchable in English and French.

US postal codes
Search by address, city or company name.

Bellingham Food Bank
Food, resources, volunteering. If you need food and live in Bellingham, we are here to help.

Opportunity Council
Basic needs, childcare resources, food, housing

Washington State 211
Simple access to a variety of essential services

Whatcom Asset Building Coalition
Links to information on Washington State’s basic food program, known as SNAP

Apartment finder.com > BellinghamLocal housing

Bellingham & Whatcom County Housing Authorities
The Bellingham Housing Authority and the Whatcom County Housing Authority work together to house over 7,000 residents in Whatcom County.

Craigslist > Bellingham
Local housing, selling, buying

NW Youth Services
Help for teens, LGBTQ teen support, jobs, housing

Opportunity Council
Basic needs, childcare resources, food, housing

Western Washington University Testing Center

General internet

Job-search related computer needs

  • WorkSource Whatcom – Click on Whatcom on the map, then click on WorkSource Whatcom for address and access details

Job and social service needs

Refugee & Immigration Services Northwest
Refugee & Immigrant Services Northwest started with serving newly arrived Southeast Asian refugees in Snohomish County in 1977. They have since grown to become a multi-service organization serving refugees and immigrants living in Snohomish, Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan and Island Counties. The core staff is 20 full-time and 137 on-call interpreters who are fluent in 40 languages and dialects.

World Relief in Whatcom County
World Relief’s Whatcom County location was approved by the U.S. State Department in September 2021. Shortly after the fall of Kabul and amidst many Afghans arriving to the U.S., our team began welcoming families in Bellingham and beyond. Whatcom’s current focus is on refugee reception and placement, securing housing, helping children get into school, and offering various youth programs. As capacity grows, more services may come online throughout Whatcom County.

Amtrak
Train travel

Greyhound
Long distance bus travel

Washington State 211
Simple access to essential services

Whatcom Transit Authority
Local bus routes, route planning, timetables

NOAA  (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
Weather reports, current science reporting on climate