About us

About the Health and Wellness Resource Center (HaWRC)

Is balancing life, work, and college getting in the way of your success? Are you looking for support but aren’t sure where to go?

The HaWRC is a one-stop hub connecting UW Bothell and Cascadia students with on-campus and community resources to help you thrive. We are committed to advancing health equity for the UW Bothell and Cascadia College community, so all students are supported in their holistic wellbeing and to persist through college.

Review the services we provided to students during our first year of operation.

Learn more about our programs: the Benefits Hub, Peer Health Education, and Violence Prevention & Advocacy.

United Way Benefits Hub

Through a partnership with the United Way Benefits Hub, we provide students with resource connections, financial coaching, and public benefits enrollment.

Services include:

Book an appointment today!

Health Educators Reaching Out (HEROs)

Health Educators Reaching Out (HEROs) are peer health educators for the UW Bothell and Cascadia College campus. As Certified Peer Educators, the HEROs conduct health promotion and prevention programming that addresses priority wellness topics such as:

  • Emotional wellbeing and mental health
  • Sexual and relationship violence prevention
  • Sexual health
  • And more!

To learn more about the HEROs program, please contact hawrc@uw.edu.

Violence Prevention & Advocacy

The Violence Prevention & Advocacy (VPA) Program leads the UW Bothell campus in preventing and responding to sexual and relationship violence (SRV). The prevention-focused arm uses strategies such as education and social norms change to create a campus free of violence and harm. Stop by the HaWRC to learn more about how you can get involved in preventing SRV at UWB.

While our goal is to create a community where violence doesn’t happen, we know that it’s going to take some time. Until we reach that goal, the advocacy-focused arm of the VPA Program offers confidential support and healing opportunities for students impacted by SRV. Learn more about support and resources by going to https://www.uwb.edu/sexualassault.

Contact the HaWRC

Health and Wellness Resource Center

Activities & Recreation Center
ARC 120, Box 358555
18220 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011

General inquiries:





Jo Blue, MPH

  • Health and Wellness Resource Center Manager
  • 425.352.5190
  • joblue@uw.edu



  • United Way Benefits Hub Associate
  • 425.352.3298


Elizabeth Wilmerding, MSW

  • Violence Prevention & Advocacy Program Manager
  • 425.352.3851
  • ewilmerd@uw.edu


  • United Way Benefits Hub Coach

Events & Programs

Stop by ARC-120 or contact hawrc@uw.edu to learn more.

Public Benefits Enrollment

Enrollment in SNAP/food stamp benefits, Apple Health insurance, and Orca Lift discount bus pass. 

Money Mentor Financial Coaching

Receive expert financial coaching from our Money Mentor, who has 20+ years of experience in banking and can help you with financial questions around loans, mortgages, and other topics