Help is available to those in need

These groups provide services to seniors, disabled people and families.

Seniors

All Aboard, 2913 W Marine View Drive, Everett, WA 98201, is an activities program for adults with special needs. The growing program has a strong need for more volunteers. Donations and sponsors also welcome. Sponsors help provide financial support so that more at-risk adults can participate in programs. More info: 425-327-5533, www.allaboardwa.org.

Arc of Snohomish County, 2500 Hewitt Ave., Suite 300, Everett, WA 98201, advocates for and supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families for a lifespan. Donations and volunteers welcome. More info: www.arcsno.org, 425-258-2459.

Eagle Wings disAbility Ministries, 1624 Grove St. (Suite D), P.O. Box 1122, Marysville, WA 98270, provides support for adults with disabilities and their caregivers and families. Monetary donations and volunteers are needed. Volunteers can host an event, serve lunch or dinner at a celebration, make phone calls just to say hello, answer phones or prepare mailings in the office, lead a small group for monthly gatherings, or volunteer at the new Marysville Tulalip Integrated Learning Center. More info: eaglewingsministries.org, 360-658-6093.

Homage Senior Services, 5026 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036, helps seniors and people with disabilities continue to live in their homes and maintain independence with meal delivery, nutrition, transportation, home repair and other services. More info: www.homage.org, 425-265-2294 (philanthropy) or 425-740-3787 (volunteers).

Quilceda Community Services, PO Box 425, Marysville, WA 98270 (mailing), 9610 48th Drive NE, provides residential care and the Willow Place recreation program for adults with developmental disabilities. Volunteers and donations are welcome. More info: www.quilcedacommunityservices.org, 360-653-2324.

Sherwood Community Services, 402 91st Ave. NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258, provides innovative, inclusive services to children and adults with disabilities in their communities. More info: www.sherwoodcs.org, 425-334-4071.

Snohomish County Council of the Blind, 2721 Lincoln Way, Apt. D305, Lynnwood, serves the visually impaired, legally blind and totally blind with activities and advocacy. Donations welcome. More info: snococounciloftheblind.org, 425-293-9601.

Village Community Services, 3210 Smokey Point Drive, Suite 200, Arlington, WA 98223, provides residential and employment services to Snohomish County adults with disabilities and other life challenges. At the top of this year’s wish list are musical instruments, sound equipment, and a van for Voices of the Village. Items not used by the band will be auctioned at the annual Voices of the Village Musical Auction fundraiser. More info: Michelle Dietz, mdietz@villagecommunitysvcs.org or 360-653-7752 ext. 14.

Washington Vocational Services, 111 SE Everett Mall Way, Building C, Everett, WA 98208, matches individuals with disabilities to jobs based on the employee’s talents and the specific needs of the employer. Donations appreciated. More info: www.wvs.org, 425-774-3338.

Families

Beck’s Place, P.O. Box 562, Monroe, WA 98272, aims to keep humans and their pets together when times are tough by providing a variety of basic needs services for both. Foster homes are needed to temporarily house pets while owners seek housing, treatment or medical care. Human hygiene and household cleaning supplies also are needed. Donations welcome. More info: www.becksplace.org, 425-419-8992.

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County, P.O. Box 7, Everett, WA 98206, provides services to victims of domestic violence and their children, including a 24-hour crisis hotline, confidential emergency shelter, supportive housing, legal advocacy, support groups, children’s programs and teen dating violence education and prevention education classes. The nonprofit operates the New & Again Thrift Shoppe, 3010 Grand Ave., Everett. Volunteer opportunities and a list of needed items are available at dvs-snoco.org. More info: 425-259-2827.

Everett Gospel Mission, P.O. Box 423, Everett, WA 98206, offers emergency shelter and services that meet basic needs. Find a list of needs at www.egmission.org/needs. Donations can be dropped off at the men’s shelter at 3711 Smith Ave. Volunteers also welcome. More info: www.egmission.org/get-involved, 425-740-2500.

Interfaith Association of Northwest Washington, P.O. Box 12824, Everett, WA 98206, provides emergency housing and other programs for homeless and low-income families. Needed are gas cards, grocery cards, and small household items such as cutlery, dishes and bowls. Volunteers are also needed for a variety of tasks. Donate online, or by check through the mail. More info: 425-252-6672, www.interfaithwa.org.

Lutheran Community Services Northwest Community Resource Centers, 115 NE 100th St., Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98125, with locations in Arlington, Everett and Lynnwood. Needs include personal hygiene supplies, nonperishable food, winter coats, hats and gloves, diapers, holiday toys and games, cash donations and volunteers. More info: 206-694-5700, lcsnw.org/program/family-support-centers.

Victim Support Services, P.O. Box 1949, Everett, WA 98206, provides advocacy services and limited financial assistance to crime victims who need gas, grocery or hardware store gift cards. More info: 888-288-9221, 425-252-6081, victimsupportservices.org.

Volunteers of America Western Washington, P.O. Box 839, Everett, WA 98206, provides shelter for homeless mothers and their children while creating a path to independence and self-sufficiency at Maud’s House. Monetary donations welcome. More info: www.voaww.org.

Community

American Red Cross, serving Snohomish County, 2530 Lombard Ave., Everett, WA 98201, provides shelter, food and immediate emergency assistance to victims of house fires, floods and other disasters. Offers health and safety courses and supports military families. To volunteer, visit redcross.org/volunteer. More info: 425-252-4103.

Annie’s Community Kitchen, a service of Edmonds Lutheran Church, 23525 84th Ave. W, Edmonds, WA 98026, provides a free hot meal 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Volunteers welcome; help is needed each day of the week. More info: annieskitchen.edmondslutheran.org.

Catholic Community Services, 1918 Everett Ave., Everett, WA 98201, provides veterans services, housing, foster care, layettes for expectant and new mothers, and mental health and case management to vulnerable populations. Needed are housewares, towels, bedding, cleaning supplies, groceries, clothing, gas cards and money. Donations of toys, coats and school supplies are also appreciated for children in foster care. More info: 425-257-2111, ccsww.org.

Community Foundation of Snohomish County, 2823 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA 98201, connects people, opportunities and resources through grant making and by offering free training and workshops to local nonprofits. The Foundation manages more than 139 charitable funds. Donations can be made to specific funds or to causes, like education, human services, or arts and culture. More info: www.cf-sc.org, 425-212-4056.

Community Resource Center of Stanwood Camano, 9612 271st NW, P.O. Box 935, Stanwood, WA 98292, provides a variety of social, health, educational and financial programs for families, youth and the community. Programs include a used bookstore, a teen center, and classes for adults, teens and preschoolers. Donations to support these programs are appreciated. More info: www.stanwoodcamanoresources.org, 360-629-5257.

Granite Falls Community Coalition, P.O. Box 1947, Granite Falls, WA 98252, focuses on programs that help build a safe, healthy and drug-free community with a primary focus on the essential needs of people. The group operates a food bank, homeless backpack program, school backpack program, and drug and alcohol awareness and intervention programs. More info: granitefallscommunitycoalition.org, gfcommunitycoalition@gmail.com.

Hope Crew Outreach gets together Sunday afternoons to help feed the homeless. It relies on donated supplies, including from Franz bakeries. Volunteers welcome. More info: www.hopecrewoutreach.com.

Leadership Snohomish County, 808 134th St. SW, Suite 101, Everett, WA 98204, is committed to county-specific leadership development through a variety of programs, including the largest racial equity conference in the region. Program graduates are found in nonprofit, business and government work across the area. Donations welcome year-round for program support and scholarships. More info: www.leadershipsc.org, 425-508-5872.

Neighbors in Need at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036, provides breakfast, showers, nurse care, haircuts, laundry, food and clothing every Saturday morning, as well as weekly support to homeless and at-risk youth and an emergency cold weather shelter. Volunteers and donations welcome. Clothing and travel-size toiletries are always needed. More info: neighbors-in-need.com.

North Snohomish County Outreach, P.O. Box 3339, Arlington, WA 98223, raises funds and provide the resources for people to do a load of laundry, have a meal and get a shower in North Snohomish County communities. More info: 360-925-6209 or www.nscoutreach.org.

St. Vincent de Paul of Snohomish County, 6424 Broadway, P.O. Box 2269, Everett, WA 98213, provides help with food, utilities, rent, clothing, furniture, household items and more. It operates two thrift stores where donations can be dropped off (6424 Broadway, Everett and 17150 W Main St., Monroe). See website for hours and donation restrictions, along with volunteer information. More info: www.svdpwa.com.

Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop, 2531 Broadway, Everett WA 98201, has used bikes and parts for sale, and lets everyone use its special bike tools and expert advice for free. The shop welcomes volunteers year-round and for special efforts, such as refurbishing kids bikes to donate to Christmas House. Cash donations support services for people who rely on bikes for transportation. More info: 425-252-6952, sharingwheels.org.

Snohomish County Music Project, P.O. Box 1006, Everett, WA 98206, focuses on making communities stronger through music. Programs include clinical music therapy services for veterans, individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia, youth affected by environmental trauma, and others. Volunteer opportunities for audiovisual engineers, administrative support, event assistance, and more. Donations welcome. More info: scmusicproject.org/get-involved, 425-258-1605.

Take the Next Step, 202 S. Sams St., Monroe, WA 98272, serves people in need in east Snohomish County with a Drop-in Center, offering immediate assistance, a cold weather shelter, community dinners, life skills classes, a teen parent group, after-school kids program and more. Throughout the year, volunteers and donations of diapers, sleeping bags, and cash are appreciated. More info: sarah@ttns.org, 360-794-1022, www.ttns.org.

United Way of Snohomish County, 3120 McDougall Ave., Suite 200, Everett, WA 98201, supports five cross-sector “Collaboratives” — groups of community partners with a shared action plan — working together on long-term solutions for children birth to age 8 and their families struggling to get by. Donations to its CORE Fund support a total of 68 partners and 17 basic needs programs. Volunteers also welcome. More info: www.uwsc.org.

Volunteers of America Western Washington, P.O. Box 839, Everett, WA 98206, operates the Sky Valley Family Service Center in Sultan, a community-based campus providing services to children, families, and seniors. Volunteers and donations welcome. More info: www.voaww.org.

YMCA of Snohomish County, 4730 Colby Ave., Everett, WA 98201, has branches in Everett, Marysville, Mill Creek, Monroe, Mukilteo, Stanwood-Camano, and is a Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliate. It focuses on youth development, healthy living, social responsibility and strengthening communities. Donations welcome. More info: 425-374-5769, ymca-snoco.org/support-the-y.

YWCA of Seattle | King | Snohomish, 3301 Broadway, Everett, WA, 98201, provides housing and support services throughout Snohomish County in an effort to eliminate racism and to empower women, among other goals. Toys, teen gifts and gift cards are needed to help YWCA families for the holidays. More info: 425-258-2766 ext. 150.

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