At Rebound, we work with families who are trying to recover and rebuild after experiencing the devastating effects of trauma.
These families are the most susceptible to continue cycles of abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness unless there is some type of intervention.
We walk alongside kids and parents on the road to health and restoration.
Connecting – Families often suffer because of a lack of connection. Social isolation and lack of support from other adults make it difficult for families to gain traction during crisis situations. At Rebound, we Foster supportive relationships and access community help in times of need.
Empowering – We are committed to giving families the tools they need to succeed. Rebound offers year-round programs for both parents and kids that teach health in the social, emotional, physical and spiritual areas of life.
Restoring –We seek long-term health and stability for our families. As we walk with them, we seek to restore homes to a place where family members know they are loved and supported, where trust is present, and where both parents and kids can thrive as part of the greater community.
Who We Are
Rebound was founded in 1996 as a ministry of Cornwall Church. It began by serving kids who were most at risk for social and academic failure. Over the years, Rebound grew in size and scope until it launched as an independent 501©3 non-profit in 2006. Since then, Rebound’s programs have grown substantially, as has our capacity to support the entire family – providing hope and healing to those whose lives have been impacted by trauma including abuse, neglect, poverty, homelessness and other life challenges. Since its beginnings, Rebound has made an impact on thousands of lives in Whatcom County, and many have benefited from both participating in our programs and/or serving with us.
Rebound Families is a 501©3 non-profit corporation. If you are interested in viewing our most recent 990 tax form, please email or call our offices at 360.714.0700.
YVONNE CARTWRIGHT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Yvonne was promoted to the Executive Director position in 2018 after serving as Rebound's Development Director for three years. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from University of Washington, and worked for several years in the advertising industry, including as CEO of her own marketing, advertising, graphic design and public relations firm.
Yvonne has served on several non-profit boards focused on health and human services, and education, including United Way of Whatcom County (Board President in 2000), Bellingham Technical College (Board Chair in 2009-2010), Bellingham Technical College Foundation, Whatcom Literacy Council, and Rebound of Whatcom County. In each board assignment she was actively involved in fundraising for capital projects and program development.
She is married to her awesome husband, Jon Rick, and has two amazing daughters, Caitlin and Meghan. While she is happy they are successfully doing their own thing, she really wishes at least one of them would get married and give her a grandchild to play with.
“I am truly blessed to be working for Rebound, and am excited about all the amazing things I see God doing for our organization and the families we serve. I am incredibly grateful to be part of this team as we enter a new season of growth and expansion, and increase our capacity to serve families who need the kind of help we offer.
SHELLI WOOD PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Shelli joined Rebound in July 2016 during our Ray of Hope Summer Day Program. Born and raised in Whatcom County, Shelli worked for several years in the public school system before shifting to working in social services as a Family Coordinator, providing Visitation Supervisor training, and visitation services to high-risk families for the Department of Children and Family Services. Shelli has also coordinated court-ordered parenting classes and provided in-home Behavior Rehabilitation Services.
Shelli has three adult children, Riley, MacKenzi, and Brady. While her nest is almost empty, Shelli is an avid animal lover, who enjoys spending time with her two Great Danes and her Yorkie. When not spending time with her family, Shelli enjoys upcycling and restoring old furniture, as well as a variety of home improvement projects.
“My family, and the love and support we have for each other, is very important to me. I am extremely excited to serve families in a capacity that allows me to show that same kind of love and support through my faith.”
KAYLA ADDERLEY PROGRAM SUPPORT SPECIALIST
Kayla joined Rebound as Program Support at the beginning of 2019 after graduating in December from Western Washington University with a BA in Sociology and a minor in Psychology. Kayla was previously involved with Rebound, working two years at Ray of Hope Summer Day Program, and interning in the office in Spring 2018. Kayla is from Olympia, Washington but school, jobs, and rugby has kept her in Bellingham the last four years. She has worked a variety of jobs including nannying, being a counselor at multiple summer camps, coaching middle school sports, retail, and refereeing youth sporting events.
Kayla comes home to her Pitbull/boxer puppy named Mac, and in her spare time enjoys rugby, basketball, and volleyball; doodling; being outside; and hanging out.
AUDREY SWANSON RESOURCE COORDINATOR
Audrey worked at Rebound for 3 years when it was first started at Cornwall Church. She continued to work at Cornwall for 6 more years. After her time was finished at Cornwall, she came to work at Rebound as Resource Coordinator, and enjoys helping families find the resources they need.
Previous to working with Rebound, Audrey retired from the Bellingham School District, where she worked as a school counselor. Cornwall and Rebound are an extension of the work she did as a counselor.
Audrey is married to her husband, Bob. They have four grown children, 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. They enjoy times with their BIG family at holidays and birthday celebrations.
“Rebound is a special joy and blessing to me as I work with the staff and volunteers to arrange to collect the resources requested by Rebound families.”