The Palliative Care Institute at Western Washington University is a partnership with Northwest Life Passages Coalition and other community agencies and volunteers to transform palliative care in Whatcom County and support our human responses to living and dying. Our goal is to create a healing community by providing a space where people living with serious illnesses or facing the end of life don’t have to be cured to heal. We build on collaborations among those both inside and outside of the medical industry, reclaiming palliative care as a community responsibility.
Northwest Regional Council's Area Agency on Aging serves the people of Island, San Juan, Skagit, and Whatcom Counties who are older or who need long term care. They fund or provide flexible service options to help people stay in their own homes.