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Crisis Lines

Washington State Domestic Violence Hotline - 800.562.6025

For Abused Women and children - 206.324.4943 (collect calls accepted)

King County Crisis line - 206.461.3222

Teen Link - 206.461.4922 or 888.431.TEEN

National Suicide Hotline - 800.SUICIDE

Alcohol and Drug Helpline (24hr) - 206.722.3700

Family Help Line - 206.233.0139

King County Sexual Assault Resource Center - 425.226.RAPE

Seattle Poison Center - 800.222.1222

National Center for Victims of Crime - 800.FYI.CALL (800.394.2255)
Monday - Friday
5:30am - 5:30pm




Resources and Help

Career Information
Community Health Clinics
Credit Bureaus
Emergency Shelters
Ethnic Resources
Finance Help
Health Providers
Independent Living Service Providers
Legal Help
Skill-Building Programs
Support Services
Tutoring Programs
Your Rights


Career Information
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Certified Nursing Assistants Careers
or Certified Nursing Classes
Education Portal - directory of colleges, schools, and career information - medical assisting career

Healthcare Pathways
Instructional Design Degrees
Job Star Salary Information
Job Web
Nursing Career Guide

Plan for Tomorrow Today
Job Hunter's Bible
Top Registered Nurses
Workforce Explorer
WA State Labor Market Information

Accredited Online Colleges

Bellevue Community College
(just north of I-90 at 148th Ave SE)
ABE/GED/ESL Programs
3000 Landerholm Circle SE
Bellevue, WA 98007

Cascadia Community College
(just west of I-405 at Beardslett/NE 195th St)
18345 Campus Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011

Christian colleges and universities

College Answers
A general information site about college admissions, college life, financial aid and more.

Degree Jungle
Degree Options from Accredited Colleges including Online College Programs

Edmonds Community College
20000 68th Ave W
Lynnwood, WA 98036

Green River Community College
12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98092
(253) 833-9111

Highline Community College
2400 S 240th
Des Moines, WA 98198

Lake Washington Technical College
(in north Kirkland east of Totem Lake)
11605 132nd Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98009

Medical Assistant Schools
Medical Assistant Online Programs
Online Medical Assistant Programs
Best Medical Assistants Program

Seattle Community Colleges

Seattle Massage Schools

Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133

University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

Community Health Clinics
Community Health Centers of King County
Auburn - 20 Auburn Ave 253.833.8400
Eastside - 14350 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue 206.296.4920
Federal Way - 33431 13th Pl S 253.838.4557
Kent - 1404 S Central Ave, Suite #112 206.296.4500
Kent Teen Clinic - 613 W. Gowe 206.296.7450
Harborview Medical Center - 325 9th Ave. 206.731.3189 or TTY 206.731.3246
White Center - 10821 8th SW 206.296.4646

International Community Health Services
Holly Park - 206.461.4948
International District - 206.461.3235
Lake Washington Technical College- Dental Clinic - 425.739.8130
Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic - 206.329.7870

Public Health- Seattle & King County
Columbia - 4400 37th Ave S, Seattle 206.296.4624
Downtown Seattle - 2124 4th Ave 206.296.4600
North Seattle - 10501 Meridian N 206.296.4990
Renton - 3001 NE 4th 206.296.4900

Puget Sound Neighborhood Dental Health Centers
45th St. Clinic - 206.633.3350
Central Area Dental Clinic - 206.461.7801
Georgetown Dental Clinic - 206.461.6943
Joe Whiting Dental Clinic - 206.461.6966
Southeast Family Dental Clinic - 206.461.6981

Sea Mar Community Health Center - 206.762.3263
Seattle Donated Dental Services - 206.441.8777
Seattle Indian Health Board - 206.324.9360
TTY - 206.325.7804
Seattle Gospel Mission- Men’s Shelter - 206.622.5177
University of Washington- School of Dentistry - 206.616.6996
University of Washington Medical Center - 206.598.4333
TTY - 206.598.4002
Washington State Health Care Authority - 800.826.2444

Credit Bureaus
Equifax, Inc. - 800.685.1111
1150 Lake Hearn Dr., Suite #460
Box 740241
Atlanta, GA 30374-0241

Experian - 800.422.4879
PO Box 949
Allen, TX 75013

Trans Union Credit Information, Co. - 800.888.4213
760 W. Sproul Rd.
Box 390
Springfield, PA 19064-6390

Emergency Shelters
Catherine Booth House - 206.324.4943 (collect calls accepted)
Confidential shelter for abused women and their children. It is operated by the Salvation Army and provides housing for up to 20 women and children each night. Services include: counseling, health clinic, legal advocacy, parenting program, children's program and comprehensive referral program.

Cocoon House - 425.259.5802
An 8-bed home in Everett providing food, education, and counseling to ages 13-17.

South King County Youth Shelter - 253.735.3582 or 800.609.6884
Open 24 hours but call before 9pm if possible due to limited availability. Males and females of any ethnic, racial, religious, or sexual orientation between the ages of 10-17 may be admitted into the program. Only two beds are specifically designated for youth in immediate crisis.These two occupants may stay for up to two weeks.

Bellevue Police Department (motel vouchers) - 425.827.1930
Bethlehem House (motel vouchers) - 206.694.6770
Broadview Emergency Shelter (under 18 accepted)- 206.622.4933
Catholic Community Services in Kent (motel vouchers) - 253.854.0077
Compass Center - 206.461.7835
Downtown Emergency Service Center - 206.464.1570
Eastside Shelter/Homeless Project - 425.562.6858
Enumclaw Police Department (motel vouchers) - 360.825.3505
Federal Way Community Caregiving network (motel vouchers)- 253.661.0505
Federal Way Police Department (motel vouchers) - 253.852.2121
Hope Project (under 18 & pregnant accepted) - 425.562.6869
Issaquah Church and Community Services (Issaquah youth only ) - 425.391.0137
Multi-Service Centers of North and East King County - 206.292.8037 or 425.882.0241
Noel House - 206.441.3210
Operation Nightwatch (Nightly shelter dispatch services) - 206.323.4359
Providence Hospitality House (under 18 accepted) - 206.322.2107
Sacred Heart Shelter - 206.285.7489
Salvation Army Shelter - 206.447.9944
Seattle Emergency Housing services - 206.461.3660
Seattle Housing and Resource Effort - 206.448.7889
Seattle Indian Center (families w/4+ children) - 206.329.8700
Seattle/King County MultiService Center - 253.854.3437
St. Vincent De Paul in Auburn (motel vouchers) - 253.833.2546
Union Gospel Mission Women/Family Shelter - 206.628.2008
YouthCare Shelters - (12-17 year-olds and 18-24 year-olds) - 800.495.7802
YWCA -Downtown (under 18 accepted) - 206.461.4438
YWCA - Est Cherry (under 18 accepted) - 206.568.7845
YWCA - South King County (under 18 accepted) - 425.255.1201

Center for Career Alternatives - 206.322.9080
City of Seattle - 206.684.4698
King County - 206.296.5220
Seattle Parks and Recreation Teen Development
Work Source Washington
Teach Change program - 206.382.5003 ext. 5115
Youth Options - 206.226.1266

Ethnic and Cultural Resources
Asian Counseling and Referral Service - 206.695.7600
Black Child Development Institute
Catholic Community Services - 206.323.6336
Chief Seattle Club - 206.623.7219
Eastside Multi-Ethnic Center - 425.643.2221
El Centro de la Raza - 206.329.9442
Filipino Youth Activities, Inc. - 206.461.4870
Horn of Africa - 206.760.0550

MAVIN Foundation
Celebrating the Mixed Race Experience

Finance Help
Loan Rates and Payment Calculator -

Mortgage rates and consumer guide
Mortgage refinancing for first-time home buyers
Student Loan Network - Financial Aid for Education

Health Providers
Basic Health of Washington State - 800.826.2444
Group Health Cooperative - 800.358.8815
Premera Blue Cross - 800.752.6663
Lifewise Health Plan of Washington - 888.836.6135
Medical Assistance (DSHS) - or 800.562.3022
MEDS unit of medical assistance administration - 800.204.6429
Regence BlueShield of Washington - 888.344.8234

Seattle Donated Dental Services - 206.461.8777
United Dental Care of Washington - 800.288.9992
Mental Health Resources

Washington State Department of Health
Washington State Health Care Authority
Medicare Advantage Plans in Washington

Independent Living Service Providers
Casey Family Programs
1123 23rd Ave - 206.322.6711
Supervisor: Jan Waggoner
Community Specialists: 206.709.2169 and 206.709.2130
Information, referral and case management for transition issues including housing, health and other support service needs.
Eligibility: Serves youth and young adults 11 through 25, who are or have been in foster care in King County and who cannot access services through the YWCA or Treehouse programs.

2100 24th Avenue S, suite #200 - 206.767.7000.
Mission: To listen and respond to the needs of children in out-of-home care and to make available the developmental opportunities and educational support that will enrich their lives now and guide them to healthy, successful adult experiences.
Director: Janis Avery - 206.267.5101
Education Director: 206.267.5140
Program Director: 206.267.5120

Little Wishes: 206.267.5121
Provides tuition for enrichment activities including sports, art, and related expenses to at-risk youth.
Eligibility: Serves foster youth and young adults with open DCFS file in King County.

Summer Camp:206.267.5120
Provides tuition and equipment for summer enrichment activities.
Eligibility: Serves foster youth with open DCFS file in King County; referral deadline is March for the following summer.

Education Advocacy:253.372.6085
Educational advocacy for youth in middle/high schools in Seattle & South King County. Co-located at Kent and King West DCFS offices.
Eligibility: Serves foster youth and young adults living in South King County and Seattle ages 11-16.

Coaching to College: 206.267.5145 and 206.267.5246
Education/career planning help, academic and financial aid guidance, scholarships, test registration, school search/application, and one-on-one adult coaching.
Eligibility: Serves current/previous King County foster youth and young adults, 16-24.

Tutoring: 206.267.5150
One-on-one help for struggling students taking place in the schools.
Eligibility: Serves foster youth grades K-12, in specific schools located in Seattle.

Warehouse: 206.267.5130
Supplies youth with clothes, books, hygiene products, school items, toys, backpacks, etc.
Eligibility: Serves youth with open DCFS case files in King County.

YWCA Works
800.562.6025 (or call 2-1-1) Statewide Resource Line
206.568.7841 (Shelter Intake Line)
Services: Housing, education, employment and life skills for foster and former foster youth ages 15-25.

2500 NE 45th Street, Seattle, WA 98105 - 206.694.4500
Direct Line for Shelter: 800.495.7802. (Adolescent emergency shelter for 12-17 yr olds and Young Adult Shelter at Orion Center for 18-24 yr olds)
Services: Founded in 1974, YouthCare was the first shelter for homeless youth in the Western United States and continues to be a leader in providing services to this vulnerable population. Beginning as a three-bed shelter for runaways, YouthCare has grown and expanded to become a community-based agency with six sites serving the greater Seattle area. Today, YouthCare’s services range from street outreach and residential housing to employment training.

Legal Help
Lawyer Referral Service
King County - 206.623.2551

Lawyers Fostering Independence
Free legal help for youth who have aged out of foster care
206.696.7503, ext 17 or email

The Lawyers Fostering Independence program helps people transitioning out of the foster care system get free legal advice on non-criminal legal programs from volunteer attorneys. We help those between the ages of 17 and 23.

Child Protective Services (24 hours) - 206.721.6500
King County Superior Court: Juvenile Court - 206.205.9500
Neighborhood Legal Clinics for Seattle - 206.340.2593
Northwest Justice Project - 206.464.1519
Northwest Women's Law Center - 206.621.7691
Street Youth Legal Advocates of WA - 206.543.8838
Washington State Bar Association - 800.945.9722

Scholarships &
American Association of University Women -
Black Excel -
Business and Professional Women Foundation -
Dave & Dovetta Wilson Scholarship Fund -
Gates Millennium Scholars Program -
Hispanic College Fund -

Jackie Robinson Foundation -
Kodak -
Medical Library Association Scholarships - or 312.419.9094 ext 28
Microsoft Corporation -
National Academy of Engineering -
National Institutes of Health -
National Scholarship Trust Fund of the Graphic Arts - 200 Deer Run Rd., Sewickley, PA 15143
New England Board of Higher Education -
Northwest Journalists of Color -
Nursing Grant and Scholarship Programs -

Organization of Chinese Americans -
Orphan Foundation of America -
Ron Brown Scholarship Program -
School Soup - Free online database of private and college specific scholarships
Student Savings: The Ultimate Scholarship Resource Guide
United Negro College Fund -
US Department of Agriculture -
US Department of Education -
Walmart -
Washington State Business and Professional Women's Foundation - 1936 Clise Pl W., Seattle, WA 98199
Washington State Governor's Scholarship -
William Randolph Hearst Scholarship for Minority Students -

Tutoring Programs
Bellevue Community College -
Eastside Literacy/Hopelink - or call 425.643.1912
Inquisitive Mind (fee involved) -
Jackson Park Tutoring Center -
New Holly Tutoring Center -
Rainier Vista Tutoring Center -
Sukovaty Tutoring (fee involved) - 206.783.6443 - free national tutor network Online tutor directory, free to search. Also free educational tools, equation graphers, science tools, etc. Help through email in math, chemistry, physics, business, engineering, and statistics.
Upward Bound Program (South Seattle Community College) -
Yesler Terrace Tutoring Center -

Skill Building Programs
Eastside Literacy and Hopelink
Skills: literacy, reading, writing, math, ESL, citizenship classes, GED
14812 Main Street, Bellevue. 425.643.1912 or 800.870.1912
26320 NE Cherry St, B1, Duvall. 425.558.2459 or 425.844.2459

Insight Youth
Skills: photography, art and visual expression
900 12th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122. 206.720.7222 or email

Opportunity Skyway
Skills: manufacturing processes, construction techniques, shop safety, basic job skills, technical mathematics, reading and communication.
6524 Ellis Ave., Seattle, WA 98108. 206.296.7433 or TDD 206.296.5242

Skills: computer skills, web development, HTML, web design and multimedia
206.684.7451 or email

Seattle Jobs Initiative
Skills: Office occupations, computer skills in Microsoft Word Access and Excel.
TRAC Associates: 206.443.9999

Seattle Public Library
Skills: ESL (English as a Second Language), reading, listening, writing and speaking
800 Pike St., 3rd floor, ESL Collection area

Technology Access Foundation
Skills: basic computer skills, computer networking, web programming, web design and media production.
3808 S. Edmunds St., Seattle, WA 98118. 206.725.9095 or email

WorkSource Renton
Skills: resume, internet, basic computer skills, job hunting, interviews
919 SW Grady Way, Suite #125
Renton, WA 98055. 206.205.3500 or TTY 206.205.3508.

YO! or Youth Opportunity! Movement
Skills: leadership, teamwork, community service, study skills and basic job skills.
YWCA, East Cherry Branch, 2820 E. Cherry, Seattle, WA 98122. 206.568.7848
Learning Building, New Holly, 7058 32nd Ave. S, Suite #201, Seattle, WA 98118. 206.760.2286

YVC or Youth Volunteeer Corps of King County
Skills: teamwork and other skills depending on the project.
8511 15th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98115. 206.461.8550, ext.230 or email

Support Services
Asian Counseling and Referral Service
Services: vocational and employment, information and referral, adult services, food bank and nutrition, counseling, subtance abuse treatment, domestic violence intervention, naturalization classes and consultation services.
720 8th Ave S., Suite #200, Seattle, WA. 206.695.7600 or TTY 206.695.7608.

Eastside Literacy and Hopelink
Services: foodbanks, transitional housing, financial assistance, transportation, child care
14812 Main Street, Bellevue. 425.643.1912 or 800.870.1912.
26320 NE Cherry St, B1, Duvall. 425.558.2459 or 425.844.2459

Your Rights
Washington State Human Rights Commission
206.464.6500 or

Washington State Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division

Washington State Department of Labor and Industry
206.281.5505 or

Washington State Employment Security Office
206.721.5987 or