History Timeline

We are proud of our long history of providing behavioral health services in Island, San Juan, Skagit and Snohomish Counties.  The timeline below highlights our history.

 

1953

Parkland Lutheran Children’s Home changed from an orphanage to a residential treatment center for emotionally disturbed children.

1960

New buildings were erected for the residential program

1962

The condemned old Parkland Children’s Home was demolished, requiring dynamite, fire, and a wrecking ball.

1966

Name changed to Luther Child Center.

1970

Outpatient services to children and families began.

1973

Treatment facilities expanded with three new buildings on the Federal Avenue campus.`

1976

Luther Child Center starts Washington’s first day treatment program for children aged 6-9, five afternoons a week.

1977

Child Advocacy Program began helping sexually abused children and their families through the crisis of sexual abuse.

1983

The Children’s Hospital Alternative Program (CHAP) was created to recruit and train foster parents for abused and neglected children, ages 3-17

1984

Residential program ended because of lack of funding.

1985

Outpatient services were expanded to south Snohomish County.

1986

Outpatient services were expanded to north Snohomish County.

1988

The Homeless Drop-In Center opened.  In 2009 this changed to the Peer Recovery Center.

1990

Began intensive community support services

1991

Began providing intensive wraparound services to children & families.

1994

Day treatment program ended.

1995

Luther Child Center and Olympic Mental Health merged to become LifeNet Health.

1996

Associated Provider Network is created by providers to contract with the North Sound Regional Support Network.

1997

Counterpoint Community Mental Health Services and Family Counseling Services consolidated with LifeNet Health to become Compass Health.

1998

Community Mental Health Services was created from the mergers of Skagit Mental Health, North Island Mental Health and Island Mental Health. 

2002

Luther Children Crisis Facility, a residential facility for children, aged 7-14, opened.  Program closed in 2005.

2003

Compass Health consolidated with Community Mental Health.

2006

Serenity Clubhouse began, but unfortunately due to funding this program closed in 2009.

2010

Opened the Molina Medical Clinic at our Bailey Center to create a person-centered healthcare home for primary care needs, including psychiatric medication management.  Closed the North Sound Evaluation & Treatment Facility

2011

Converted from Crisis Respite to a Crisis Triage & Stabilization Program at the Bailey Center.  Re-opened Aurora House as a Residential Treatment Facility.