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Arlington Community Resource Center

The ACRC is a one-stop hub of services for people in need. From help with basic needs like food, clothing, and shelter, to assistance with other kinds of resources and programs, we make sure our neighbors are supported and cared for in their journeys toward stability.
  • What we do

    Though this list is non-exhaustive, this gives an overview of the kind of support we provide. Have a question about an area of need you don't see listed? Don't hesitate to reach out to us through our contact section.

    • COVID-19-specific funds and resources
    • General resources and referrals
    • Résumé building and job search help
    • Budgeting classes
    • Mental health services
    • Emergency food services
    • Support group navigation and referral
    • Treatment program assistance
    • Paperwork and application (such as housing) assistance
    • Healthcare application assistance
    • DSHS system navigation assistance
    • PUD assistance (when funding allows)
    • Rental assistance (when funding allows)
    • Water/sewer assistance (when funding allows)
    • Emergency shelter assistance (when funding allows)
    • Clothing, shoes, diapers, wipes, and hygiene items (as donations allow)
    • Pet food assistance (as donations allow)
  • Who we serve

    It's in our name—we serve our community, and that means everyone in our community. People of all ages and family sizes, people of all genders and gender identities and sexual orientations, people of all religious or non-religious beliefs, people of all ethnic and racial backgrounds, people from all countries, people of all abilities, people with different physical and mental health needs, people who have spent time in prison, all people. 

    Our area of service includes Arlington and surrounding communities. If you have a question regarding to whether or not we are able to provide help to you depending on where you live, please reach out to us in our contact section.


  • Connect with us

    • Mon - Thurs, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., with a one-hour closure for lunch at noon 
    • 3210 Smokey Point Dr, Ste #103, Arlington, WA 98223
    • Please note that due to COVID-19, the inside of our office is closed to drop-in visits.
    • 360-322-6988
    • Email
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Our Staff

  • Lynsey Gagnon

    Executive Director of Community Resource Centers

    As Executive Director of Community Resource Centers for Volunteers of America Western Washington, Lynsey is responsible for oversight of both the Sky Valley Integrated Service Center and the Arlington Community Resource Center’s functions to ensure effective delivery of basic needs services and community support. Lynsey joined VOAWW in 2018, bringing expertise in social service programming and integrating services in Snohomish County. Having the opportunity of leading “one-stop-shop” centers where families, youth and seniors can connect with multiple resources and receive assistance is a passion of hers. Lynsey is committed to finding avenues to improve outcomes for those in need, and enjoys collaborating with other agencies, government entities, volunteers and others to build strong communities

  • Peggy Ray

    Site Director

    With over 20 years of experience in management and training under her belt, Peggy has served as Site Director since 2015. Proud to be a change leader, Peggy has a passion for helping people seeking to improve their lives. Her own experience with homelessness at 14 taught her many things, the most important one being: “Your DNA does not define you future and if you really want to change your circumstances and break the cycle, it is possible. Only you can change the direction your life is going. It is a lot of hard work, but what a beautiful life it becomes when you believe in yourself and your abilities.” As a leader in the community, Peggy works to create an environment of hope, trust, empowerment, and transformation with her staff, participants, and community partners.

  • Caroline Neal

    Support Specialist

    Having served in the role of Support Specialist since 2017, Caroline works with clients to eliminate barriers and connect them to resources such as job opportunities, housing, and food. Dedicated to working with those experiencing homelessness and those in active addiction, she provides hope to those who are struggling and offers a true hand-up to a self-sufficient life.

  • Doris Drohin-Rodriguez

    Bilingual Support Specialist

    Doris has been our Bilingual Support Specialist since 2016, bridging the gap in Spanish-language services by providing bilingual support. Doris is dedicated to changing the lives of our most oppressed populations, advocating for our Hispanic population, and protecting the human rights of individuals. Doris is a wife, mother of three and enjoys crocheting in her spare time. She loves to create beautiful pieces to share and bring a sense of happiness to the people in our community.

  • Tina Lawson

    Support Specialist

    Tina Lawson serves as a Support Specialist, helping people to rebuild their lives. She aims to instill self confidence and break the cycle of generational poverty while actively supporting full inclusion. Tina has been dedicated to changing the lives of our most vulnerable populations for many years; advocating for our LGBTQ+ neighbors and promoting and protecting the human rights of individuals living with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

  • Marlydann Dugger

    Support Specialist

    In her role as a Support Specialist, Marlydann is passionate about helping people in need from all backgrounds. She finds it especially rewarding to help individuals build self-sufficiency and gain the skills needed to build a better life. Marlydann is a mother of four who loves the outdoors and all of the beauty that the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

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