Compass Health was first established as Parkland Lutheran Children’s Home in 1901.  The first house to care for orphaned children opened in the spring of 1902 in Parkland, Washington.  In 1953 we hired our first psychiatrist and took a turn towards providing mental health care for the children who lived at our home.  Today, we provide permanent, affordable housing and support services to approximately 237 individuals, we have a peer drop-in center which serves 75 to 80 homeless individuals daily, provide crisis services, and see over 11,000 people per year for behavioral health services, including case management and mental health services to children, adults, seniors, veterans, and incarcerated individuals in Island, San Juan, Skagit, and Snohomish Counties.  Clients and/or their families typically have incomes below 50% of area median income with many below 30%.

We exemplify excellence in our field because Compass Health has more than 100 years experience providing services to individuals in the communities we serve.  We are a flexible organization that is able to adapt to the ever changing needs of individuals in our community.  When we saw a need to not only provide a home for orphans and other forgotten and neglected children but also to provide for their mental health needs, we grew our organization to provide those services.  As time went on it became apparent that individuals who were homeless and receiving mental health services needed housing in order to assist in and maintain their recovery so we started a housing program more than 20 years ago.  Today, the integration of primary and behavioral health is the new wave of the future and to this end we collaborated with Molina Healthcare to open a primary care clinic at our Bailey Center located on Broadway in Everett, Washington.