United Way
of Whatcom County


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

Project Homeless Connect (PHC) is an international initiative sponsored by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH). It has been implemented in well over 700 communities across the United States, Canada, and Australia. Our local PHC was first adopted in 2007 during Phase 3 of the Whatcom County Plan to End Homelessness. United Way of Whatcom County continues as the fiscal agent.

This event is designed to reduce barriers to services. Services available for free during PHC include:

  • dental exams and services
  • general medical exams
  • haircuts
  • vision and hearing screenings
  • housing intakes
  • DOL photo ID
  • foot care
  • employment screenings
  • health insurance assistance
  • legal and dispute resolution counsel
  • GAU and SSA help
  • pet care
  • massage and chiropractic treatment
  • literacy and library assistance
  • counseling/behavioral health 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.