The Whatcom Dream

Our Services

Financial Literacy Class (10 weeks)

Our Financial Literacy Curriculum Includes:

  • Understanding Socio-Economic Differences
  • Money Memories & Beliefs
  • Cash, Communication & Conflict
  • Your True Core Values & Goals
  • Values Based Budgeting
  • Banking
  • Consumerism
  • Debt
  • Insurance
  • Transportation
  • Home Ownership
  • Investing

Next class start date: April 16, 2018

Class meets Monday 6-730pm (10 week class)

Location: 2303 Moore St

 Bellingham, WA 98225

Call 360-319-3759 to register today!

Tuition is $60.00 per person. Scholarships are available as needed.

Bridges Over Barriers Class (8 weeks)

Bridges Over Barriers is an 8-week class designed to help those with a criminal conviction history overcome the barriers they face in mainstream society. Common barriers to success are job attainment and retention, housing and community service access, behavior management and recovery support services. Classes meet Thursday 10am-noon at the Bellingham Goodwill Job Training and Educational Center (1115 E. Sunset Drive). Call Jessica at 360-738-0483 to find out the next class start date and sign up!


Classes at other times and locations will be added throughout the year, but have not been scheduled yet. Please keep checking our website for updates throughout the year.

For additional information please call us at 360-319-3759 or send email at

  • One-on-One Private Financial Coaching

    $25.00 per hour. Call 360-319-3759 for appointment.

Group classes are not for everyone, therefore, we offer one on one privacy at our home office at 2303 Moore St Bellingham, WA 98225

  • Private Couples Financial Coaching
    $25.00 per hour. Call 360-319-3759 for appointment.

Communicating with your spouse or partner about finances can be difficult in the best of circumstances. We offer private facilitated hourly sessions where couples can talk openly about the fear, frustration, confusion and perspectives on money management. Discover ways to reach common goals and reduce conflict. Give yourself (and your spouse/partner) the gift of learning to manage money as a team. Call #(360) 319-3759 to make an appointment.

  • What is Your Poverty Culture IQ? (Presentation/Workshops)

Led by our Executive Director, Trudy Shuravloff.  Ideal workshop for those who seek to help and understand and help those in poverty. Two to three hours in length, but can be customized to special interest groups and various group sizes. Available on-site or at our location. Based on the Ruby Payne’s “Bridges Out of Poverty” curriculum. The Whatcom Dream is a certified trainer of Dr. Payne’s material. This workshop covers research/evidence based best practices for optimum outcomes when working with people who are/were raised in  North American poverty culture. Suggested donation of $200.00 for a two hour interactive training for a group. Call us to find out more!


  • Gotcha Covered: Our Community Clothing Store!

Gotcha Covered is a one day event that occurs each August-just in time for school shopping! We sell brand new clothing at 75% off retail prices to low-income parents. The money generated from the store then provides scholarship funds for those who cannot afford the fee for our financial classes-a real win-win! To find out more about how to donate or participate in this special program please call (360) 319-3759.