Its that time of year for double the cheer!

Donations now through January 31st, 2024 are generously matched dollar for dollar by the Jerry H. Walton Foundation. Make a difference in the life of a foster youth by clicking Donate Now!

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By the end of 2022, there were 8,373 children in foster care in Washington State. While our need for loving foster homes continues, there are many other ways to support youth in the foster care system.

You can also help by:

  • Becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) – a volunteer who advocates for the best interest of the child in court. Check out the options here:
  • Providing meals to foster families – the first week and/or throughout the placement.
  • Becoming a respite provider and offering short-term care to foster children – ask us how to do this!
  • Fulfilling the wishes of foster children through One Simple Wish.
  • Speaking up in your community about foster care. If you are interested in helping us spread the word, we have some great materials to share with you.

If you would like to make a donation in support of keeping our programs healthy and thriving, but prefer to do so by check or over the phone please contact Barb at (360)755-5700 x 438 or email

"Donate Now" to make a monthly pledge or a one-time contribution!

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Homes, Hope and Happiness since 1947

Secret Harbor’s people, programs and advocacy provide resources and opportunities to improve the lives of children and families.

What We Do: Safe Places to Succeed

With teams of caring adults and high quality, intensive services, Secret Harbor helps troubled youth cope with their trauma, regain trust in adults and restore hope to their lives.

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Foster Care Licensing

We license foster parents in Skagit, Whatcom, and Snohomish counties in Washington state.

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Residential Treatment

Our residential treatment homes, located in Skagit County, help boys overcome and heal from trauma, and prepare for life outside the home.

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Case Aide Support

Our pilot program in Skagit and Snohomish counties helps licensed foster parents by providing case aides to support foster parents, no matter where they are licensed.

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In-Home Support

Whether it be an effort to keep young ones from being removed from the home or aiding in the transition of a move, in-home support ensures that we do everything we can do reduce trauma and displacement.

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Why Us

Proven Training Model

With over 75 years of experience, our compassionate approach to healing has stood the test of time.

Ready-Made Training Material

With smaller caseloads we can offer a more intimate and supportive environment for our foster parents.

Responsive Service

With services ranging from counseling to school support, mental health advocacy and recreation, we support every part of the process.


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They made it easy. If you have questions, you know who to call - they answer all the questions you have. It's very easy.

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Welcome new CEO Jenn Ryan!

2021 brings new leadership to Secret Harbor! We sadly said farewell to our outgoing CEO, Brian Carroll, whose infinite wisdom, patient manner and witty sense of humor carried the agency through the last 25 years. …

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