If you or a child is in immediate danger please dial 911.
To report child abuse or neglect call 1-866-END HARM.

Protecting children means a brighter future for us all. Childhood trauma like physical or sexual abuse or neglect or abandonment have proven impacts on developing minds and bodies. More than just isolated tragedies, these issues are strongly linked to physical, emotional and social impacts that affect all walks of society and extend throughout the lifespan.

Every family or child needs a helping hand. Brigid Collins Family Support Center professionals are on-call 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, to answer any questions you may have about children, families, abuse prevention or treatment or any other questions about how to nurture children or end abuse, call 360.734.4616. 

Child Abuse

On the front lines of child sexual abuse prevention and treatment since 1990, Brigid Collins works closely with Law Enforcement, Child Protective Services, Medical Providers, Prosecutors, Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services and other partners to coordinate Children’s Advocacy Centers in Whatcom and Skagit Counties, serving Island and San Juan Counties as well. Children’s Advocacy Centers provide a “one-stop shop” for healing, justice and prevention when child abuse does occur.

If you have reason to believe someone is harming a child, report it immediately. If you are worried about a child in your life and are unsure of what to do, call your local Children’s Advocacy Center coordinator.

Whatcom County Children’s Advocacy Center Coordinator

Gail Tierney, 360.734.4616 x 28 or gtierney@brigidcollins.org

Skagit County Children’s Advocacy Center Coordinator

Veronica Lopez, 360.428.6622 or vlopez@brigidcollins.org


“This project was supported by Grant No.2016-VA-GX-0044 and 2017-VA-GX-0061 awarded by Office for Victims of Crime, US Department of Justice. Points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the Office for Victims of Crime, US Department of Justice. Grant funds are administered by the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy, Washington State Department of Commerce.”