In this difficult time, it’s critical that children and families have a voice in what happens to them.

When families are in chaos and running out of hope, options for a relatively normal family life feel completely out of reach. At Secret Harbor, we begin by asking our kids, their families, and our staff what they need to be successful.

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Secret Harbor allows youth and families to take their first steps toward gaining control of their lives.

Our question is always simple: how can we help? Families and children are often taken aback by the question because they are used to being told what they are doing wrong. At Secret Harbor we focus on what you want to be doing right.

While the journey may be bumpy, Secret Harbor specializes in tailoring individualized plans that build on a child’s and their family’s strengths, rather than highlight their weaknesses.

A child is a person, never a problem.

Secret Harbor’s focus is on the whole child, and it is our goal to make their lives as normal as possible. With patience, attention, treatment, care, and a lot of creativity – we restore their well being, build healthy relationships and make a positive, lasting impact on the child, the family, and the community.

All children at Secret Harbor are referred to the agency for care by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. Secret Harbor’s homes are located throughout Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, and Island Counties of Washington State.

Secret Harbor is proud to promote inclusivity and diversity and never discriminates based on marital status, race, religion, political beliefs, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Our Programs

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Residential Treatment

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Foster Care Resources

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Family Connections