Our Mission:

Home Port Learning Center is a transitional alternative school for at-risk  youth of Whatcom County. Through hands-on experiences Home Port students acquire academic, vocational, and work readiness skills. We are committed to the preservation of our maritime heritage, our environment, and the well being of our community.

“I wasn’t really going to school until I found Home Port.  The staff gave me a chance to show my full potential and prove to others and myself that I am somebody.  I wanted my GED, but in the beginning I was far from getting it. After one year, I have done a complete 180-degree turn around and now I am taking my last GED test.  I have completed probation and I have been sober for seven months.  Home Port has broadened my horizon by giving me skills I will use the rest of my life…”                                                                                                                             –Former Home Port Student

Love Home Port? Every dollar donated makes for smoother sailing! No amount is too small and 100% is reinvested into the school. Thank you!

Home Port: Who We Are and What We Do:

Thank you to Scott Williams for helping us create this beautiful video.

WOW! The wonderful people at Erin Baker’s Wholesome Baked Goods and Hardware Sales made our month with belated Xmas gifts (X4 DeWalt 18v Drill/Driver sets and X4 DeWalt Orbital Sanders). These were all donated to Home Port, alongside a pizza party set up by Erin Baker and supplied with pizzas donated from McKay’s Taphouse and Pizzeria. It was an incredible day and we can’t say enough good things about you all. Thank you so very much! Now we have to put these shiny new tools to work!

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Help keep our school open to the at-risk youth of Whatcom County!


Home Port Learning Center will gladly accept your donation of cash or other items!
Call the school for details at (360) 715-8860.

Home Port Learning Center – 707 Astor St. – Bellingham, WA 98225

We are a 501(c)3 organization.