Opportunity Council 1111 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98225

The Opportunity Council helps people improve their lives through education, support, and direct assistance while advocating for just and equitable communities.


Eviction Prevention: This program provides eviction prevention, rental assistance and other services to prevent and end homelessness by providing financial assistance and/or case management services to eligible individuals and families. Bring 3-day Pay or Vacate Notice to drop-in hours M-F, 12-4pm at Opportunity Council.Provides support services and housing for families and individuals.


Housing Programs: Our housing facilities in Whatcom and Island Counties include short-term housing (30 – 90 days), transitional housing (6 months – 2 years), and permanent housing.

Energy Assistance: Helps pay home energy costs for eligible households. For an energy assistance appointment contact the Opportunity Council. MUST CALL 360-255-2192 to schedule an appointment.
Employment: Provides Workfirst Program, BFET program and Employment Skills Classes
Financial Education: F.L.A.R.E (Financial Literacy and Renters Education) is a 6-week course that meets weekly and is a community class designed to provide knowledge on how to save, spend and budget money along with basic skills on how to be a competent renter.
Children and Youth: Provides parents and families with resources to licensed childcare providers and consumer education to help make the most informed decision when selecting a high-quality early care and education program. Offers early childhood educators access to valuable professional development and support services, for both new and established programs- 1 (888) 444-1862 Ext. 227
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Tuesdays 9:30am – 10:30amPhone: (360) 739-7335Prepares and serves hot, home cooked meals at Faith Lutheran Church and St. Paul’s Episcopal Old Parish Hall.

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