Business Address:
2592 Kwina Rd.

Bellingham WA, 98226

Department Phone Listing
Youth Enrichment and Social Services: (360) 384-2373

From I-5, take exit 260, Slater Road, and go west for 3 miles to Haxton Way. Turn left on Haxton Way and go 1 mile to Kwina Road. Turn left on Kwina Road and go approximately 1/4 mile till you reach the Lummi Tribal Center



The Youth Enrichment and Social Services (YESS) department began serving the community in 2001.  Prior to that time, the YESS department had been referred to as Youth Recreation.  The YESS program decided to combine other youth-related programs under one umbrella in order to better serve the community.  So, Youth Recreation, Youth Outreach, and the Youth Safe House all came together under the auspices of YESS.  The main idea was to provide a comprehensive case management model or “hub” to provide a larger array of services, to cut down on duplication of services whenever possible, and to maximize the total resources available for community members to access.  The YESS department works in collaboration with the Head Start program and the Tribal School to provide social/emotional support for children, youth and parents.

Our mission is to implement safe and affordable social service and educational programs for Lummi children, youth and their families.  We believe that these services must be accessible, meaningful and flexible.

 Our services are designed to help our clients rediscover their own resiliency to assist them through their adverse everyday situations.  We promote wellness, recovery, self-sufficiency, higher education dreams, job training, gainful employment and a hope for a brighter future.  Our intent is to provide services that are tribally driven and assist in the effort to combat health disparities.

 Services Provided:

  1. Counseling for individuals, families and groups
  2. Cultural activities
  3. Access to Elder Mentors
  4. Parent Education and Support
  5. Health and Nutrition Education
  6. Literacy Education
  7. Life Skills
  8. Social and Emotional Skill Building
  9. Use of Art, Music, Dance & Movement
  10. Community Service Opportunities
  11. Crisis Response – Safety net
  12. Educational Opportunities (pre-K-12)
  13. TransportationSupport Services to Families
  14. Vouchers for basic living needs
  15. Assistance in meeting health needs: glasses and orthodontics.
  16. Help in filling out Medicaid applications.
  17. Assistance in supporting athletic activities

Health And Human Services:

Little Bear Creek | Care | Clinic | Fitness Center | Se Eye Chen | Youth Recreation | Healthy Marriages |
Program Directory:
Yess (360) 384-2373 Fax (360) 384-0844  
Emergency Phone Numbers:
St. Joseph Hospital (360) 734-5400 Walk-In Clinic (360) 734-2330