Category: General/Misc.

The following are news articles that don't really fit in any particular category, but they are interesting to read nonetheless!

  • “Compass Health program tackles mental health needs for children”

    Patricia Guthrie | Whidbey News-Times | Tue Jun 27th, 2017 1:48pm

    Amanda Buchanan’s son has tried to kill himself three times.

    He threatened to kill his teacher once and spent a week receiving psychiatric care at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

    He’s only 9 years old.

    “He was trying to choke himself, suffocate himself. He was telling us he was going to get up in the middle of the night and strangle himself,” recalled his mother.

    “I think he felt very out of control on the inside … More »

  • Compass Health Introduces New CORS Team Mobile Outreach Model as Predecessor to the Rainbow Recovery

    BELLINGHAM – Compass Health is introducing an innovative new mobile model, the Community Outreach and Recovery Support (CORS) Team, which provides outreach-oriented mental health services including peer supports to meet the needs of people who are experiencing homelessness or housing instability due to mental health symptoms.

    This program will replace the Rainbow Recovery Center when it closes at the end of June, after nearly two decades of operation as a multi-purpose drop-in site … More »

  • Chrysalis Inn & Spa Donates to Compass Health to Support Summer Camp for Children

    Chrysalis Inn & Spa Donates to Compass Health to Support Summer Camp for Children Facing Family Substance Abuse Challenges

    BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Today, the Chrysalis Inn & Spa is proud to announce a donation in the amount of $2,160 to Compass Health, as part of its monthly non-profit contribution program. This donation will specifically benefit the organization’s Camp Mariposa® program, a nationally recognized addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth who are impacted by … More »

  • In the News: Point-in-Time Count in Snohomish County

    Compass Health in the News:  Homeless count shows scope of problem in Snohomish County

    Everett Herald

    Julie Muhlstein
    Tue Jan 24th, 2017 9:44pm

    EVERETT — Slogging through bushes and mud, volunteers with Snohomish County’s annual Point-In-Time homeless count followed two Everett police officers Tuesday. They walked along the Snohomish River, past piles of trash, makeshift shelters and other signs of life on the margins.

    A man in a black jacket and cap stood near a bicycle and a … More »

  • Compass Health celebrates 115 years of providing services to our communities

    In 2017, Compass Health will be celebrating 115 years of service to our communities!  

    Compass Health was founded in 1902 by Lutheran Church members who were worried about children on the street and wanted a place that they could go for services.  In time, our Federal campus in Everett became home to an orphanage, the Parkland Children's Home. And in1964, those services transitioned into residential treatment services for children to form the Luther Child Center. 

    Since 1995, … More »

  • Be a Champion this Holiday Season…

    As homeslessness in our region continues to grow, Compass Health becomes the lifeline for many of our neighbors who struggle day-to-day. You can be their champion...

    When most people are thinking about their wish lists and what special gift they are going to get their loved ones, others in our community are worried about where they will sleep that night. Or perhaps if they will have enough money left over this month to keep the heat or water on in their house. A mother of two living in her … More »

  • Thanksgiving at Bailey GROWTH Center

    Thank you Genoa Healthcare for partnership and for your dedication to our mission at Compass Health. Genoa has been partnering with the GROWTH Center in Everett for years, and donated turkeys for our annual Thanksgiving Lunch at the GROWTH Center. Many of the individuals that come to the GROWTH Center do not have their own home or people to be with on Thanksgiving. Thank you Genoa for your continual support!

    Learn more about the GROWTH Center here.

    Learn more about the Rainbow Center (in … More »

  • “Detox, mental health center best on Division Street, task force says”

    Clinical Nurse Manager Anthony Ulrich stands inside the Whatcom County Triage Center in Bellingham, Thursday, October 20, 2016. Run by Compass Health, the triage center helps up to five people in behavioral health crisis at a time.
    Philip A. Dwyer -


    By Kie Relyea  |

    BELLINGHAM - Division Street is the best location for a new 32-bed center to treat those who are struggling with mental illness and substance abuse.

    That is what the County … More »

  • “Back to School” Campaign Funds Awarded

    This years "Back to School" campaign was the most successful summer campaign in over five years with over $8,000 raised by our wonderful donors that support our work.

    This year we returned to a process that was used at Compass Health many years back, where managers and directors were able to apply for funding from the campaign for specific projects they would like to see addressed. Any programs at Compass Health that serves children (including Transition Age Youth) was able to apply, and … More »

  • 2016 Building Communities of Hope Luncheon Photobook

    Thank you to our photographer Susie Howell for capturing these moments at our luncheon!

    Have you watched our new agency video? Watch it here!

    If you were unable to attend the luncheon but would still like to donate to the mission of Compass Health, click here!

    If you have any questions regarding this years event or would like to be involved in next year's Building Communities of Hope event, email … More »