Founded in 1965, the Opportunity Council has helped change thousands of lives over the last four decades. Learn more about the Opportunity Council
Who is homeless?
Approximately 3.5 million people in our country, nearly 40 percent of them children, are homeless every year. (Photo by Edye Colello-Morton) Learn more about the Opportunity Council
Food and Nutrition
We help ensure families have enough nutritious food through food stamp outreach and meals in child care programs. Learn more about our nutrition programs
We give kids a "Head Start"
We provide early learning opportunities for over 350 children in Whatcom County every year.
Energy assistance, weatherization and the Community Energy Challenge help save money.
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For a list of free tax preparation locations in Whatcom click here.
For an online tax preparation site, visit
Mark your calendars and plan to “dine out” Tuesday May 6 — for breakfast, lunch AND dinner.
Click here to see participating restaurants.