Community Newsletter | July/August 2021
The Incredible Years - A program for parents of children ages 1-4
Mondays, August 16 - November 15 | 10 am -
12 pm
Parents of preschoolers can now meet in person to be a part of The Incredible Years! Together with trained facilitators, parents and caregivers practice nurturing, coaching, and playing with their children to help them grow. This fourteen-week bilingual English/Spanish program will meet weekly on Mondays from 10 am to 12 pm on the hospital campus in Sedro-Woolley. Snacks and childcare are provided, and the program is available free to participants through grant funding! Please register by August 11.
Find more info and register here.
Aprende más y regístrate aquí.
Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14
We are offering 2 programs -- one in Spanish and another in English.
Spanish: Martes, 17 de agosto – 28 de septiembre | 5:30 – 8:00 pm
English: Thursdays, August 19 - September 30 | 5:30 – 8:00 pm
The Strengthening Families Program supports parents and caregivers in showing love and setting limits with their preteens and teens. Learn as a family about managing stress, improving communication, and having more fun together. Dinner and childcare are provided during this free, seven-week program held in Sedro-Woolley at 2136 SR 20 (next door to the District 304 offices).
Aprende más y regístrate aquí
Learn more and sign up here!
Become a Lifesaver!
August 9 from 10 am - 12 pm
Adult & Infant CPR, AED, and First Aid classes are available. Trainings are taught by our own American Red Cross certified trainer, Stephanie Morgareidge, in a hybrid format. The course consists of an online learning portion completed prior to a 2-hour in-person training. The cost to register is $60 per person and certifications are good for two years. A discount is available to low-income households.
The in-person portion of the course will be held at the United General Wellness Center, located to the left of the main entrance to the hospital lobby (2000 Hospital Dr., Sedro-Woolley).
Click here for more info and registration.
World Breastfeeding Week
A Shared Responsibility is the theme of World Breastfeeding Week (WBW), happening August 1-7. Collaborations with Skagit Valley Hospital, Island Hospital, and our local WIC clinics are wonderful examples of the collective work being done in our region to promote breastfeeding (aka chestfeeding). With support from our staff, these agencies are working towards Breastfeeding Friendly WA designation and enacting supportive policies and procedures for their clients and workforce.
For a limited time, United General WIC clients can take home a lactation goody bag! Not a client with us yet? Pregnant and parenting people with kids aged 0-5 may be eligible for WIC and other supports.

Call 360-854-0435 to learn more!
Trek for Treasure's Biggest Year Yet!
We are over halfway through the 2021 Trek for Treasure, and more teams than ever are competing in this year’s challenge, “The Quest: A Treasure Hunt”. Nearly 1,200 participants are completing hikes, solving riddles, and eagerly awaiting the final challenge, arriving August 28th. Thank you for making this the most successful year yet!
Didn’t sign up for Trek this year? We offer other ways to help people move more and experience the great outdoors with Skagit Nature Rx! Sign up for their virtual newsletter here and be the first to know about current programs and offerings.
Skagit Grown Goodness

The Concrete Farm to School program is opening its doors to the community on August 12th from 11 am - 2 pm on the Concrete School District campus. Anyone can come and meet our team, including the five high school summer program assistants, tour the garden and greenhouse, check out the kitchen classroom, and enjoy light refreshments featuring produce grown on-site! For questions, or to RSVP, email Rachel at Rachel.Muia@UnitedGeneral.org.
Sharing Good News in Sedro-Woolley
A survey conducted by the Sedro-Woolley RISE coalition discovered good news in the community. A majority of parents with high schoolers are doing their part to keep alcohol out of the hands of young people. Letting folks know this information is the purpose of the Sedro-Woolley Parents RISE campaign, now popping up on billboards and other places around town. Spread the word and learn about other ways to give kids their best shot on our website.
You can also read more about the campaign in this short article by Program Coordinator Danika Troupe
Collaboration and innovation make
our programs possible! 
Nearly every summer for more than 20 years, we have partnered with Western Washington University to host students from the Community Health (now called Public Health) program.
This year, we welcome Katie and Isaac to our team for 10 action-packed weeks as the final step towards their bachelor’s degrees and future careers. Interns work hard to plan and carry out programs that improve the health and quality of life for the residents we serve. They also provide fresh insights and ideas on existing services through the lens of updated research and best-practices for our field. Thank you both for sharing your gifts with us and the greater community!
District 304 is Growing!
We are excited to welcome a few new faces to our team:
Did you know you can use your Fred Meyer card to help make our programs possible? Through Fred Meyer Community Rewards, you can link your card to Foundation of District 304. Link your card in person on your next visit, or click here to do it online. Funds support classes, trainings, and programs for Foundation of District 304 at no cost to you!
Thank you!