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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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I started my first placement as a single adult - I just realized one parent is so much better than zero parents for a kid, and there's a lot of kids that have zero parents to step up for them.

Kinsey & Steve

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How do children end up at Secret Harbor?

With an understanding that birth families do the best they can, there are still too many families who are unable to meet their child’s needs. Family conflicts can be so severe that children must be …

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