The safety and health of our community is our highest priority. We realize recent closures and social isolation can have a significant impact on your family's needs, physical health, and mental health. Although our physical office is currently closed to the public, we are offering our services remotely.
Island County Human Services is administering grants that are part of Washington State's response to the COVID-19 Crisis. These funds are intended to:
1. Prevent Evictions by paying past due, current due, and future rent.
2. Prevent forclosures by paying past due and current mortgages.
3. Prevent utility shut-offs by paying past due, current due, and furture utility payments.
Ways to apply for Rental and Utility Assistance:
Youth aged 18-24:
- Call Ryan's House for Youth at (360) 331-4575 to schedule an appointment.
Camano Island Residents:
Whidbey Island Residents:
- Call the Housing Support Center at (360) 678-8284 to get on our waitlist.
- Click the link below for online pre-application and staff will follow-up to complete.
How to apply for Mortgage and Utility Assistance:
Camano and Whidbey Island Residents:
- Call Jaimie Owens at Opportunity Council - (360) 679-6577 ext. 2139
If you are unable to complete the required fields on this application or if you feel you do not qualify, please call (360) 678-8284 for assistance or information about other Housing Programs.
If you are struggling with Homelessness, call the Housing Support Center: 360-678-8284
We understand recent closures and mandates for social distancing can have an impact on you and your family. If you are feeling anxious, scared, or are in need of resources related to mental health, please call the
Island County Helpline at:
360-678-2346 OR click below:
All of the programs below can also be easily accessed through our online referral form:
Please inquire early in order to take advantage of these resources.
If your household income has decreased as a direct result of COVID-19, and you are in arrears or unable to pay in full the pending rent/mortgage installment you may be eligible for assistance.
Funds will be distributed in the form of rent, mortgage, or utility payments on behalf of households whose primary residence is within Island County.
Documents to verify identity and income and a brief screening to determine program eligibility for this financial assistance must be confirmed before issuing payment on behalf of a household.
Human Services Helpline: 360-678-2346
Help to access unemployment benefits, available food resources and other basic needs
Individual, Child and Family behavioral health supports:
o Addressing mental health and substance use needs through brief services
o Help in connecting with health care providers, long term counseling, other behavioral health needs
Support groups for seniors, parents, essential workers, etc.
Talks/presentations to community organizations and other needs that the community may identify
We provide assistance in the following areas, Click on link to go directly to the program page:
Island County is a place where people are respected and valued and where everyone has the opportunity to participate in and contribute to their community.
Island County Human Services is an accessible and responsive community resource, working collaboratively to help meet essential needs of the people of Island County and to provide opportunities for our citizens to become contributing members of our community.
Location:105 NW 1st StreetCoupeville, WA 98239-5000
Phone Numbers:Office-Phone Tree: (360) 678-7880 Fax: (360) 679-7377
Mailing Address:PO BOX 5000Coupeville WA 98239-5000
Office Hours:8:00 AM to 4:30pmMonday through Friday - Call us!
22-Apr-2020: EXTENSION OF PROCLAMATION 20-28
On April 22, 2020 the Washington State Legislature approved Governor Inslee's request to extend Proclamation 20-28 through May 4, 2020.