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Orcas Island Mercy Flight Program

Mercy pilots fly patients to the mainland primarily for short-duration, recurring treatments such as radiation, which is typically a 5-day a week program for several weeks. On a case-by-case basis, they may also fly acute, non-emergent patients, as well as loved ones of those who have been medically transported by air. To schedule this service or for more information Gil Blinn 360-376-6579.  If you have an unforeseen need for this service, you may ask Orcas Island Fire and Rescue personnel on scene.

Orcas Community Resource Center

The Resource Center staff partner with local neighbors, businesses, and like-minded public and private organizations, including the United Way, San Juan County, the Northwest Washington Opportunity Council, and the Northwest Regional Council. Last year, over $150,000 was funneled directly to hundreds of islanders, whose needs are far greater than most people probably imagine. Without OCRC, all this valuable assistance would be lost!

Orcas Island Food Bank

The Resource Center staff partner with local neighbors, businesses, and like-minded public and private organizations, including the United Way, San Juan County, the Northwest Washington Opportunity Council, and the Northwest Regional Council. Last year, over $150,000 was funneled directly to hundreds of islanders, whose needs are far greater than most people probably imagine. Without OCRC, all this valuable assistance would be lost!

Orcas Island Community Band

The Orcas Island Community Band (OICB) is a 501c3 non profit all-volunteer organization comprised of approximately forty Orcas Island and occasionally neighboring-island men and women dedicated to making a unique musical and cultural contribution to our community. Membership in the OICB is open to musicians of high school age or older who play instruments found in the standard scoring of the concert band. Our members come from a broad variety of backgrounds, including healthcare workers, firefighters, school teachers, engineers, politicians, doctors, housewives, students, and senior citizens.

Orcas Center

Incorporated in 1976, Orcas Center is Orcas Island’s performing arts and community center; providing Islanders with artistic and cultural experiences that feed their hearts, souls and minds. Our 10,000 square foot facility is a beautiful, comfortable, safe space in which to make art, gather with friends new and old, and further the sense of community that is so vital and unique to Orcas Island. Local artists, students, groups, and organizations are provided opportunities to perform and rehearse on our two stages, show their art in our art gallery, and host a wide variety of classes in our community meeting room, our two theaters, and our new dance studio.

Kaleidoscope

The Mission of Kaleidoscope is to provide safe, affordable, high-quality, consistent Preschool and  child care services while supporting the families of Orcas Island. At Kaleidoscope we value diversity in our community by welcoming all, stability in services and relationships between teachers, children and families. Teamwork is based on open communication and mutual respect at every level of the organization. We emphasize a positive attitude towards nature, creativity, and the learning process. We hold ourselves accountable to a high standard of competence, reliability and professionalism.

YMCA Camp Orkila

The YMCA of Greater Seattle set up its first permanent camping home in 1906 on Orcas Island, starting what would later be named Camp Orkila. While its facilities and staff might look a little differently than it used to, its dedication to strengthening community has continued to grow. Rooted in nurturing the potential of youth, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility, these same goals still drive the Y staff every day at Camp Orkila.

Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber is a Washington non-profit corporation, and exists to support the membership; its objectives are to develop, encourage, promote and protect the commercial, professional, financial and general business interests of Orcas Island. The Chamber also is to promote the civic interests and general welfare of the Island by providing information about Orcas Island and supporting community events; expand member benefits for the Chamber membership; and obtain financial support to achieve the Chambers goals.

SAFE San Juans

SAFE San Juans (formerly DVSAS) is a non-profit agency serving the residents and visitors of San Juan County. Our mission is the prevention and elimination of domestic violence and sexual assault through victim services, education, community awareness and cultural and social change.

 

Orcas Island Schools (Annual Scholarship)

The Orcas Island School District serves grades K-12 and offers a curriculum designed to prepare students to be college or career-ready.  Advanced placement and advanced technology applications courses are offered at the high school level. The district is governed by a five-member board of directors and operated by a superintendent, school principals, and their staff.

Orcas Christian School provides a safe and enriched environment in which students can thrive and discover the joy of being life-long learners, become active thinkers, develop positive attitudes, and learn to work together as a community. Students are given the opportunity for exploration, discovery and application of concepts in the real world. We embrace the philosophy that all students can learn, and given the proper environment and academic program, teachers and students can strive for academic excellence. 

Orcas Island Community Church

Orcas Island is beautiful. Island Magazine calls it one the top ten islands in the world to call home and Orcas Island Community church (OICC) has served the people of Orcas Island for 138 years.

Mission Aviation Fellowship

Compassion International

Young Life