learn and participate
- attend trainings & community conversations
You are invited to attend trainings, community discussions and other educational opportunities hosted by WFCN and our partners. See Training and Education for types of offerings and Events for those currently scheduled.
- join the Resilience Network
The resilience network is a loosely connected group of community members who wish to stay connected to resilience building efforts and information. Regular e-mails are disseminated by WFCN containing new and emerging research, local and state-wide events and activities related to understanding the impacts of childhood trauma and building community resilience. Network members are encouraged engage in conversation and activities to expand community resilience building. Join the Resilience Network by filling out our Stay Connected form.
- attend Whatcom Prevention Coalition meetings
Join community members and agency representatives invested in youth health and safety prevention. WPC focuses on youth substance use/abuse prevention and suicide prevention using healthy youth development and positive environmental prevention strategies. Youth and parents are encouraged to participate.
volunteer and intern
- office volunteers
A small number of on-going office support volunteers to help with administrative and operational tasks are always appreciated. Larger numbers of volunteers are needed to assist with event planning, logistics and implementation.
- AmeriCorps volunteers
WFCN has benefited from the service of AmeriCorps VISTA members. We will be recruiting in Summer of 2017 for a position starting in August.
- internships & service-learning
Students in a variety of disciplines are encouraged to discuss how you can learn through service at WFCN. We value a balanced approach to serving and learning. Based upon our current community projects and needs, we will design a learning experience that is mutually beneficial.
- MAD HOPE trainers & facilitators
Whatcom Prevention Coalition partners to train adults and high school aged youth to provide peer to peer suicide prevention training focused on empowering youth to identify and respond appropriately to peer depression and suicidal ideation. Join our team!
connect with your family & neighbors
- Involvement includes building resilience within your own family and neighborhood. Spend time strengthening relationships nearest to you.
- Spend more quality time with the children you love.
- Get to know your neighbors!
- Attend neighborhood association meetings and neighborhood gatherings.
- Volunteer to mentor or support children in your local schools and afterschool programs. One caring, safe adult can make all the difference in the life of a child.
- Support parents in ways to relieve the stressors and complexities of life.
- Ask for help, for yourself, as needed. Allow others to be needed and contribute to community building.
- Increase how you give empathy and compassion in our community.
- Talk to people unlike yourself.
- Smile at everyone.
- Help a stranger.
- Find everyday ways to be kinder and more trauma informed.
Whatcom Family and Community Network appreciates community support in the form of cash and in-kind donations.
- Cash donations can be general or restricted to any of our projects and partnerships. Donate now!
- In-kind donations can take many forms.
- Our current wish list:
- Quality digital camera
- Office desks
- Pro-bono legal and accounting services
- Food contributions for meeting refreshments
- Raffle prizes and volunteer recognition gifts such as meal gift certificates, movie tickets, family fun activities such as bowling.