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100 Years of Challenge and Change
The YWCA of Bellingham was founded in 1907 and celebrated its Centennial throughout
2007/08. One hundred years of community service are rare in this region. Since 1915,
the YWCA has been located on North Forest as a combined residential and community
facility. It was built for the YWCA by the prominent Larrabee family.
Grant Project Overview
With funding from WHC and other partners, the YWCA of Bellingham completed a publication
“The Bellingham YWCA: 100 Years of Challenge and Change” by Lynne Masland highlighting
the role of the YWCA in the Bellingham community. The digital copy of the book and
associated materials collected for the publication are accessible through WHC partner
Center of Pacific Northwest Studies
at Western Washington University.