What is your housing situation?
Take a minute to think about where you are staying or if you are needing somewhere to go.
Do you know where you’ll be sleeping tonight? Is this place safe for you to stay? Are there any limits around how long you’re able to be there?
These programs will help you to gain access to resources and housing stability.
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A list of nationwide resources, including shelters and transitional housing programs
Shelter and Emergency Housing resources for Washington state
Housing Search Assistance:
Listings for affordable apartment communities in Washington state, searchable by cost, location, government program eligibility, etc
A list of city and town webpages, to assist the search for housing resources offered in specific areas
Information on specific counties and links to their webpages, where housing resources can be explored
Resources on affordable housing assistance
A guide for accessing housing assistance within Washington state
Resources and assistance for homeless youth
Rental help resources for Washington state
Homeownership assistance resources for Washington state
Homeownership information including education, down payment assistance, and links to lenders
Homeownership information and resources, including links to free credit reports and educational seminars
Legal guidance for youth experiencing homelessness
A reference guide on parking regulations in Seattle for those living in their vehicles
Legal information, resources, and a guide to free civil legal services for low-income persons and seniors in Washington state
Law information on vehicle residency
When was the last time you ate?
Are you wondering where your next meal will come from?
Are you worried you may not have access or resources to get food when you’re hungry?
There are places in your community that provide food, meals, and financial help for those who qualify.
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Food Banks and Meal Program:
Assistance in locating food banks and meal programs in Washington state
A guide to food programs across Washington state
DCYF and DSHS EBT, food Stamps, TANF, SNAP (Food Assistance:)
Links families and individuals in Washington state to food, cash, child care, long-term care, and Medicare saving programs
An outline of emergency food access and COVID-19 impacts
A guide for navigating ways to access food, including county resources, food assistance information, COVID-19 relief information, and other food services and program information
Information on cash, food, child support, disability determination, transition to employment, and other services
How are you feeling?
Maybe you’re a little more tired than you have been before, your appetite isn’t as strong as it has been in the past, or you’re just feeling unresolved sadness.
How is your focus, sleep, and overall health?
If you’re concerned about how your body has been feeling, it may be a good time to connect with someone who can help. Connecting with your local health care provider could be a place to start.
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Mental & Physical Health Resources:
Washington State Department of Health:
A variety of health education services, health-related programs, and listings for general health resources
A statewide list of free and charitable clinics
A Seattle provider of free health services for young people (ages 12 to 26) who have experienced unstable housing and/or homelessness within the past year
Medical and social needs for young people (ages 12 to 26) experiencing homelessness or housing instability
Prenatal care, labor and delivery management, postpartum care, and well-child care up to age 2 for teen parents or those in their early 20s
Peer support group for those who have grown up in an unhealthy environment and been impacted by any of the following: alcohol, drugs, abuse, neglect, or unhealthy behavior as children or adults
Peer support group for those who are struggling with the effects of a problem drinker in their lives
Peer support group for teens who are struggling with the effects of someone else’s alcohol abuse
A fellowship of individuals supporting each other and seeking recovery in their alcohol addiction
Meetings and support to help develop healthy relationships during recovery from codependency
A fellowship for individuals to support the recovery of addiction from cocaine or other mind-altering substances
Group support in recovery from addiction to crystal meth
A fellowship of people who support each other in recovery from the problems resulting from excessive game playing
A community to support the recovery from compulsive eating and unhealthy food behaviors
Group support in the recovery from marijuana addiction
Group support in the recovery from tobacco and nicotine products
A fellowship for individuals to support each other in the recovery of sex addiction
Group support in addiction recovery with a science-based approach
Mental Health Services:
A list of free, low-cost, sliding-scale, and low-income assisted rehab within Washington state
A network of Washington state counselors of color
Access to affordable psychotherapy and mental health education services for middle and lower income level individuals, couples, families, and children
A behavioral health treatment services locator tool to find local treatment facilities
General mental health services information
Whole Health Services:
- Eating disorders resources
- STI/AIDs or sexual and reproductive health resources
- Support groups (for substance abuse, parenting, etc)
- Pregnancy (Seattle Kaiser Permanente has a teen pregnancy program)
- Physical fitness (some insurance providers offer reduced cost services for gym memberships)
- Healthcare education and literacy
- Health and financial literacy
An overview of the public health system, listing all Washington state local health departments and districts, to assist in the access of public health programs, information, and resources
Do you feel safe where you are?
Has someone in your life made you feel unsafe or harmed you emotionally or physically?
Are you feeling fearful of family members, friends, or others and aren’t sure what to do?
Would talking to someone who could advocate for your safety and connect you to resources be helpful at this time? There are providers who can offer support that you can call 24/7.
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Mental Health Crisis:
Immediate help for individuals, families, and friends of people in emotional crisis
Counseling and support for people experiencing emotional distress, related to natural or human-caused disasters
Free and confidential support through call or chat, for individuals experiencing suicidal crisis or emotional distress
Support for mental health crisis and/or thoughts of suicide, available nationally, statewide, and countywide
Free and confidential peer-led call and chat centers for teens in need of support
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault:
Essential tools and support for survivors of domestic violence
Connection to trained staff members of sexual assault service providers in your area
Free confidential treatment referrals and information services, in Spanish and English, for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning:
Crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25- available through calls, online instant messaging, and text
General Safety Resources:
Comprehensive 24/7 runaway support for youth and families, including hotline, live chat, email, forums, resource referrals, transportation services, education, mediation and message services
Legal services for young people in Washington state, protecting the interest and safety of youth by advancing their legal rights