Family Development Center

Community Action’s Housing Program provides homeless families with shelter and housing, and helps them become self-sufficient. Services are delivered through intensive one-on-one support that empower families by giving them the tools, direction, and resources to build on their own strengths.

The William J. Shuler Family Development Center consists of 10 apartment units located in Mount Vernon, where eligible homeless families may stay for a short period of time. Each unit is provided with essential utilities, furnishings, and household items.

Community Action Housing Specialists work with each family to plan for the future, access resources, create a household budget and savings plan, and take the necessary first steps toward their permanent home.

Each year, this program provides more than 40 families with safe, temporary shelter and assists them with their plans for future independence.

If you find your family homeless and in search of housing or temporary shelter contact:

Housing Resource Center
330 Pacific Place
Mount Vernon, WA  98273

(360) 416-7585

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

In-kind Donations

  • alarm clocks
  • bedding
  • beds (full size or single, no stains or tears, please!)
  • cribs
  • Toddler beds with mattress
  • gardening equipment
  • household goods
  • movie passes for families
  • phone cards
  • SKAT bus tickets
  • telephones
  • TV/VCRs

To donate items to our Family Development Center, please visit our In-Kind Donations page here.

Please consider making a financial donation to help support this great resource!

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