Lummi Nation Service Organization (LNSO)
To protect and improve the health and quality of life for the people of the Lummi Nation by supporting and strengthening programs, projects and special initiatives—especially those organized to promote social well-being, education, culture and civic purposes.
L.N.S.O. provides fiscal sponsorships to programs to leverage the non-profit status; such as the Lummi Ventures Partnership, the Lummi Community Development Finance Institute, Grandma’s Little Helpers, and working with other tribal programs such as the Lummi Victims of Crime to research funding opportunities to provide services to the community and create linkages between funding agencies and existing partners.
LNSO is the 501(C) 3 providing fiscal sponsorship and supporting the Lummi Youth Wellness Center (LYWC) Fund.
In support of the Lummi Nation’s Journey to Wellness, the Lummi Indian Business Council passed a Resolution designating tribal land and facilities to be used and further developed as a new Youth Campus and the Lummi Youth Wellness Center project. This formal resolution placed priority on wellness for Lummi Youth and set a development plan into action. The long term goal of the Lummi Youth Wellness Center is to provide a new facility that youth can call their own and programs for Lummi youth that nurture the mind, body and spirit.
The Vision for the Lummi Youth Wellness Center is to provide Youth with a welcoming, accessible environment, rich with Lummi Traditions and modern technology to encourage our Youth to live happy, healthy, and spiritual lives as proud and productive Lummi Community Members.
The OVERALL GOAL for the Lummi Youth Wellness Center is to provide access to resources through Activities, Education, and Skills Development in a safe, healthy, loving environment.
Lisa Santana, M. Ed.
Capital Campaign Director
Lummi Youth Wellness Center
2530 Kwina Road - Building M
Bellingham, WA 98226