Who We Are
The Consortium brings together community coalitions, service providers, school districts, and other partners serving children and families in Skagit County.
What We Do
- Provide community education and discussion forum opportunities.
- Form partnerships to strengthen existing resources.
- Identify gaps or overlaps in services for children and families most at-risk of academic failure, dropping out of school, drug and alcohol abuse, violence and homelessness in Skagit County.
- Develop the means to fill those gaps and increase service capacity.
- Promote best practices.
When We Meet
The Consortium meets the third Wednesday of the month during the academic year from 9:00 – 10:30 AM in the Community Room at Christ the King Church at 2111 Riverside Drive, Mount Vernon.
Linda Nelson Community Champion Awards - June 9th
The Linda Nelson Award recognizes an outstanding community member and an outstanding organization/agency/group, whose efforts with children and families, in our community characterizes many of the following attributes:
- Exceptional commitment to safe communities, prevention, and the well-being of children & families.
- Regard for human dignity.
- High respect by colleagues and community partners
- Understanding of the importance and value of partnerships in the community.
- Ethical and congruent in both words and actions; demonstrating remarkable personal accountability.
- Being a visionary with the passion to bring ideas to reality.
Come celebrate this year's award receipents in a ceremony on Friday, June 9th from 9:00 - 10:30 am at the Skagit Resource Center's Community Room, 320 Pacific Place in Mount Vernon.
The award receipents for 2017 are:
Randi Breuer, YMCA's Oasis Teen Shelter
Jose Ortiz, Tri-Parish Food Bank at St. Charles
and a special Lifetime Community Champion - Pat Holloran, Skagit Preschool and Resource Center