Help available from Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Island Family Resource Centers

San Juan County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) released detailed contact information on how to  access help from the local resource centers or county senior services. San Juan County and vital nonprofit partners are working hard to ensure that no one is left behind in the midst of this health emergency.

San Juan County Senior Services Specialist Jami Mitchell has been tasked with coordinating assistance to the islands’ vulnerable population. She said, “Our communities, staff and volunteers are doing an amazing job, adjusting rapidly to dramatic changes of how we serve our vulnerable communities.”

Mitchell pointed out that County Senior Services as part of their Meals on Wheels collaboration are delivering more than 400 meals a week to island seniors, and an additional 231 San Juan County households have been served by home deliveries of food, medicine and needed household goods. “Many of these households have received multiple deliveries, so the number of individual deliveries completed is significantly higher.”

As the COVID-19 crisis continues though, there are certainly more individuals and families that could use additional help, regardless of which island they live on.

Jennifer Armstrong at the San Juan Island Family Resource Center said, “All of the Resource Centers are working hard to make sure our islanders throughout the County are safe and have basic needs met. This is an important time to reach out if you need help. We are linked together to ensure we will do everything we can to assist the community.”

Need Help? Know someone who does? It’s easy and here’s how:

Lopez Island

Lopez Island Family Resource Center -  Contessa Downey: 360-468-4117 /

San Juan County Senior Services -  Roni Becker Wilkie: 360-468-2421 /

Orcas Island

Orcas Community Resource Center -  Jana Daniel-Webb: 360-376-3184 /

San Juan County Senior Services - Heidi Bruce: 360-370-0591 /

San Juan Island

San Juan Island Family Resource Center - Telephone: 360-378-5246 /

San Juan County Senior Services - Debbie Haagensen: 360-370-7526 /


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