The Essential Needs Program is now available to help Whidbey Island friends and neighbors with practical needs like housing set-up expenses, utilities, and one-time extraordinary expenses like car repairs. Created by the Goosefoot Community Fund and Whidbey Island Community Foundation is designed to help members of the Whidbey Island community when no other existing assistance is available.

Need help but not sure you qualify? The Essential Needs Program is just one of several programs Opportunity Council has to help people needing a little help making ends meet. Call 360-679-6577 to find out how else we may be able to help you.

To be eligible:

  • Households must have a Whidbey Island Zip Code
    • 98278, 98277, 98239, 98253, 98249, 98260, 98236
  • Household income must be no more than 80%  the median Island County Income

Household Size Maximum Monthly Income*
Single Person $3,550.00
2 Person Household $4,254.00
3 Person Household $4,787.50
4 Person Household $5,475.00

*Unsure if you meet the eligibility guidelines? Call (360) 679-6577 for help.

Whidbey Island Essential Needs Interest Form

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To qualify for the Essential Needs Program, households must have a Whidbey Island Zipcode.
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