Skagit County is in need of affordable housing. Our Homeless population continues to grow and the affordable housing availability is shrinking. We find that residents who are ready to leave our shelters have nowhere to go except back to homelessness. This is especially true for individuals on a fixed income, either S.S.I (disability insurance) or Social Security. There are long waiting lists for affordable housing and Barbara’s House is a step towards a solution.
Friendship House recently purchased a home located close to our Women and Children's shelter and just across the street from our Café. This home is dedicated as Barbaras House and features five bedrooms for fixed/low income housing. We have two bedrooms on ground level, one of which will be ADA accessible and three rooms upstairs for folks with better mobility.
How you can Help
Cherished common Donations
-Toilet paper, paper towels
-Laundry soap (liquid H.E. only)
-Shampoo & conditioner
-Body wash, bar soap, hand soap.
-Others as needed
If you would like to contribute in-kind donations please call us at 360.336.6138.
If you would like to make a monetary donation please do so on this website. Please write for Barbara's House in the message.
Thank you for your support!