Racism, Trauma & Mental Health

Lake Whatcom Center is committed to strengthening our community through compassionate, collaborative and integrated care. As a community behavioral health provider, we understand how racism, systemic issues, and trauma significantly impact our community, health and wellness. Recent events, in addition to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, highlight the importance of behavioral health services. Lake Whatcom Center continues to be driven by our mission to enhance the quality of life and promote wellness and community inclusion for the people we serve through the delivery of integrated and compassionate care and human services. This includes providing access to behavioral health services for all members of our community, including those who are overlooked or under-served in traditional health systems. Additionally, Lake Whatcom Center is dedicated to hiring employees with diverse backgrounds and life experiences, as we believe our Agency should mirror our community, enabling us to bring shared experiences as part of our integrative care approach. If you are in need to speak to someone about behavioral health, please call the VOA Care Crisis Line at 1-800-584-3578.