Low Barrier Shelter

  With all of the dialogue in the community around homelessness, I wanted to share some facts regarding the City’s selection process for siting a much-needed low-barrier shelter. Several sites have been looked at, discussed and ultimately rejected as options because they either did not meet our selection criteria (at least an acre to accommodate […]

Rethinking Criminal Justice Reform

As the United States continues to jail people at a rate higher than any other country in the world, community stakeholders from public safety, social services, local government and community health are taking action to reform our local criminal justice system through Whatcom County’s Incarceration Prevention and Reduction Taskforce. Mass incarceration has created a school-to-prison […]