Positive Change Center

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The Positive Change Center is an ongoing initiative that has already made significant progress towards its goal of providing a safe and supportive environment for veterans and other members of the community struggling with mental health issues or emotional trauma. Thanks to the partnership with the Inner Lighthouse Mission, the first Positive Change Center on Camano Island has made great strides in intentionally building and constructing spaces with the involvement of veterans, who have been leading various projects as part of their healing process.

The center provides a unique space where people can come together to share their experiences and support each other as they work towards healing and personal growth. Currently, the center offers a range of programs and services, including counseling, peer support groups, mindfulness and meditation classes, and other holistic therapies.

One of the most notable aspects of the center is the intentional involvement of veterans in the building and construction process. Through this process, veterans have gained a sense of purpose and accomplishment while also building valuable skills that can help them in their civilian lives. The projects that veterans have led at the Positive Change Center have been varied and wide-ranging, including building structures such as outdoor meditation gardens, creating permaculture gardens, and art projects and murals to beautify the center and create an inspiring and welcoming atmosphere for all who visit.

Throughout the building process, veterans have worked closely with other members of the community, including architects, designers, and construction professionals. This collaborative effort has not only created a sense of camaraderie and teamwork but has also helped to bridge the gap between veterans and civilians. As the Positive Change Center continues to grow and evolve, it remains committed to empowering veterans and the community to create positive change and heal together.


Name Type of Contributions Year
Cascade Lumber Building Supplies 2023
BOVEDA Storage supplies and support 2014-2024
Ravenwood Construction Construction and Land Help 2019-present
New Hope Botanicals Natural Botanical Supplies 2019-Present
Enviro/Con Landscaping Materials Lanscaping materials and support 2023
Envirotek Event help and services 2023
Telos Transformational Therapies Training, Support, partnership 2021-Present
Nectar of the Gods Worlds best growing supplies 2016-present
Chad Baker Construction, electrical, Designs, help and Supplies 2019-Present
Lane O'Harra Gardening Designs, Garden, Fire Tender 2020 - 2023
Ezra Eickmeyer Yard Services 2023
Frank Lee Support and Love 2022-2023
Cody Musgrave Construction, Electrical, Design 2022-2023
Tom Tazer Construction, design, support 2016-Present
Daniel Ross Electrical, Design 2019-Present
Daniel Lee Construction, design, support 2019-Present
Davey Chips 2022-2023
Blade RV Trailer repairs 2023
Primal tree service Wood chips and firewood 2023
Walgreens Funding 2019
Mel Buhr Sacred stones 2022
David Maxwell Construction, design, support 2001-Present
Eva Milldrum Support 2018 - Present
David Johnson Construction, design, support 2020 - Present
Amelia Johnson Construction, design, support 2020-Present
Natural Stone Interiors Semi Precious Stones 2022
Andy Gladd tractor, Grading, Dirt Work 2022
Kate Butterworth Furnishings, Garden Supplies 2022
Craft Stove Mount Vernon, WA Help with Fireplace 2022