Lake Whatcom Residential & Treatment Center

Providing Mental Health and Co-Occurring Services
to the Bellingham and larger Whatcom County Communities

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Supporting Recovery,  Empowering Growth
LWC’s purpose is to provide residential care, community outpatient mental health programs, and treatment in a psycho-social rehabilitation model for chronically mentally ill adults to facilitate their achieving and maintaining an optimal level of independence, health, and fulfillment.

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Boarding Home

Our 67-bed, 24 hour a day supervised living program specializes in clients who wish to transition into the community as well as those who require long-term care.

Case Management

Lake Whatcom Center’s case management program offers individualized support for people with chronic mental illness to reach treatment outcomes.

Independent Living

Lake Whatcom Center operates 8 apartment complexes providing safe and affordable housing in the community. All apartments are completely furnished.

Intensive Outpatient Program

Intensive Outpatient Program is a home and community-based treatment program. Team members work together to provide intensive, coordinated and integrated treatment.

Residential Treatment

Our 20-bed residential treatment facility for persons with co-occurring mental health and substance use diagnoses.

LWC Welcomes You

Lake Whatcom Residential and Treatment Center (LWC), is a DSHS licensed not-for-profit organization providing an array of residential and community mental health services to adults with severe and persistent mental illness in Whatcom and surrounding counties.

Understanding the most severe and persistent mental illness means meeting the consumers needs and understanding their ability to meet their goal of recovery. This is the foundation of care that consumers receive at LWC.  Consumers are supported through providing assistance with housing, financial and legal issues, psychiatric and medical care, social and personal growth.