United Way
of Whatcom County

It's Here! Check out the Child Care Demand Assessment Survey Report

Having secured grant funding from the WA State Department of Commerce, we partnered with Western Washington University’s Center for Economic and Business Research to conduct a county-wide survey to assess current child care needs, preferences, and availability. The data collected from this effort will help form a plan to expand local child care and early learning resources in a way that benefits children, families, and child care providers in Whatcom County.

In true Live United form, we are not doing this work alone. Many child and family-focused organizations are joining forces to come up with the right solutions for our community.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey and who is committed to this work.

Click here to see the report.

Click here for information on the Whatcom Child Care Coalition.


COVID-19 Resources

With information changing rapidly, it can be hard to feel like you’re up to date. Here are some resources to help:

Community Resources available during COVID-19

COVID-19 Testing Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Whatcom Food Bank Resources -  Food and Meal Resource Guide

Puget Sound Energy Bill Pay Assistance

Tax Preparation Resources for Whatcom County Residents

Whatcom County Health Department

WA State Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

How United Way is Helping During COVID-19

United Way of Whatcom County - Emergency Recovery Fund 


United for Equity

Equity is the intentional inclusion of everyone in society. Equity is achieved when systemic, institutional, and historical barriers based on race, gender, sexual orientation, and other identities are dismantled and no longer predict socioeconomic, education and health outcomes.


We recognize structural racism and other forms of oppression have contributed to persistent disparities which United Way seeks to dismantle. Our United Way network strives to engage community members, especially those whose voices have traditionally been marginalized. We work with individuals, nonprofits, public and private partners to find and support solutions to ensure everyone has the resources, opportunities and networks they need to thrive. We commit to leveraging all of our assets (convening, strategic investments, awareness building, and advocacy) to create more equitable communities.