Opportunity Council 1111 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98225
County : Whatcom
Phone Number : 360-734-5121

The Opportunity Council helps people improve their lives through education, support, and direct assistance while advocating for just and equitable communities.


Eviction Prevention: This program provides eviction prevention, rental assistance and other services to prevent and end homelessness by providing financial assistance and/or case management services to eligible individuals and families. Bring 3-day Pay or Vacate Notice to drop-in hours M-F, 12-4pm at Opportunity Council.Provides support services and housing for families and individuals.


Housing Programs: Our housing facilities in Whatcom and Island Counties include short-term housing (30 – 90 days), transitional housing (6 months – 2 years), and permanent housing.

Energy Assistance: Helps pay home energy costs for eligible households. For an energy assistance appointment contact the Opportunity Council. MUST CALL 360-255-2192 to schedule an appointment.
Employment: Provides Workfirst Program, BFET program and Employment Skills Classes
Financial Education: F.L.A.R.E (Financial Literacy and Renters Education) is a 6-week course that meets weekly and is a community class designed to provide knowledge on how to save, spend and budget money along with basic skills on how to be a competent renter.
Children and Youth: Provides parents and families with resources to licensed childcare providers and consumer education to help make the most informed decision when selecting a high-quality early care and education program. Offers early childhood educators access to valuable professional development and support services, for both new and established programs- 1 (888) 444-1862 Ext. 227
Meal Program/ Maple Alley Inn:Faith Lutheran Church
2750 McLeod Road, Bellingham, WA 98225
Wednesday & Thursdays 11:30am – 1:20pmPaul’s Episcopal Old Parish Hall
2117 Walnut Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
Tuesdays 9:30am – 10:30amPhone: (360) 739-7335

Prepares and serves hot, home cooked meals at Faith Lutheran Church and St. Paul’s Episcopal Old Parish Hall.

Resource Categories
Domestic Violence
Financial Literacy
Food & Meals
Housing, Rental Assistance and Eviction Prevention
Landlord & Tenant
Legal Aid
Refugee & Immigration
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