Inslee visits innovative programs in Skagit County

Toured Burlington’s Skagit First Step Center


March 16, 2022

A JAM-PACKED VISIT TO SKAGIT VALLEY – Gov. Jay Inslee peeked into one of the Skagit First Step Center’s cabins that provide shelter to those struggling with homelessness March 7. He was accompanied by Burlington Mayor Steve Sexton and Friendship House Executive Director Olivia Hickerson. – Photo by Marissa Conklin

The expansion of homeless shelter services in Skagit County is on the horizon.

Gov. Jay Inslee toured Skagit First Step Center March 7 to hear Mayors Steve Sexton and Jill Boudreau’s pitch for increased funding for homeless services in Skagit County.

Skagit First Step Center opened June 14, 2021 and provides temporary 24/7 shelter and care to those struggling with homelessness. There are 45 individual cabins made by Pallet, a rapid-response shelter construction company based out of Everett, Washington.

Pallet’s website states that each cabin can be assembled in under an hour and is made...

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