United Way
of Whatcom County

FamilyWize

Healthcare is expensive. Over 80 million Americans are uninsured or underinsured. They can’t afford meds. 14% of people don't get their prescriptions filled.

As a Whatcom County resident, we don’t just want you to survive. We want you to thrive. Decreasing your prescription drug payments can help with that. We’ve teamed up with the FamilyWize® Community Service Partnership, Inc. to make it possible to get your meds and pay for the other stuff you need, like lunch and textbooks.

Everyone is eligible. FamilyWize prescription drug discount cards have zero qualifying limitations. No usage, age, or income limits.

It’s easy to use. Simply give the card to your participating pharmacist with your prescription. An instant discount (varies by medication) is applied to the prescription medicine.

You’ll get the lowest price possible. The card provides pharmacy discounts (up to 75%) on all FDA approved prescription medicine not covered by insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, or other benefit plans. You pay either the discounted price or the pharmacy's retail price, whichever is lower.

People Helped. Money Saved

Project Homeless Connect

This one-day, one-stop event provides a wide range of free services with respectful and generous hospitality for people in Whatcom County experiencing homelessness or a housing crisis. Local Project Homeless Connect events began in 2007 and have continued as part of the Whatcom County Plan to End Homelessness. Recent Project Homeless Connect events have included:

  • dental services
  • general medical services
  • haircuts
  • vision and hearing screenings
  • housing intakes
  • Department of Licensing photo ID’s
  • foot care
  • counseling/behavioral health care
  • employment screenings
  • health insurance assistance
  • legal and dispute resolution counsel
  • General Assistance Unemployable (GAU) and Social Security benefit assistance (SSA)
  • massage and chiropractic treatment
  • literacy and library assistance
  • pet care

Kindergarten Readiness Calendars

Every child in Whatcom County deserves to thrive. Download and print our kindergarten readiness calendar for access to inspiration and resources year-round.

Need more help?

United Way of Whatcom County funds a network of local non-profits – we call them Partner Agencies – which provide services to those in need.