Erin Von Fempe is the Mount Vernon Police Department's embedded social worker and works exclusively with individuals experiencing homelessness in the community. Erin is "boots on the ground" and often contacts people in various areas of the City attempting to connect them with resources to improve their current situation.

Internship Program

MVPD offers internships to MSW students throughout the calendar year.  We can accept two candidates at the same time from any accredited school in the country. The candidates must pass a background check and polygraph test.  Internships can be individually designed to achieve each student's educational goals.  Contact the Outreach Coordinator directly for more information.

MSW Internship Program Video

MSW Internship Program

Current Outreach Needs

Backpacks (new or slightly used)

Men's and Women's underwear


Monetary donations

Gift cards & gift certificates

Donations can be dropped off at MVPD, or sent to 1805 Continental Place, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

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