Employment Case Management

Provides one on one employment support to housing program participants and group classes to WorkFirst and housing program participants.  Classes include resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, workplace communication, cultural awareness, and computer lab job search.


  • (360) 734-5121 (Whatcom County)


Financial Literacy and Renter Education (F.L.A.R.E.)

Financial Literacy and Rental Education (F.L.A.R.E.) is a series of FREE classes designed to increase adults’ knowledge of their individual money habits and attitudes, saving strategies, tracking spending, budget skills and credit along with the basic skills to become a competent renter. F.L.A.R.E. counts as a WorkFirst activity for TANF participants. Click here for the online registration form

  • Whatcom County
    (360) 734-5121 ext. 223

  • Island County
    (360) 679-6577 ext. 2137

Whatcom Asset Building Coalition

Opportunity Council is the lead agency for a community collaboration that supports financial self-sufficiency through education and advocacy.


Work First Employment Programs

Provides skill development and training as an avenue to permanent jobs for TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) recipients.

This project was supported by Grant No. 1302WATANF awarded by US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the HHS. Grant funds are administered by the WorkFirst Program, Washington State Department of Commerce.


  • (360) 714-4149 (Whatcom County).

ASL Services

A current list of Opportunity Council programs and services is available in American Sign Language