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Family Support Program


Family Resources

Resources for families in need of support and assistance.

Mount Zion Baptist Church Holiday Resources

  • Jesse Owens Fellowship Hall – 1634 19th Ave Seattle, WA 98122. For Information call 206-322-6500
  • Christmas Day of Caring – A holiday celebration which includes lunch, and a free Christmas toy giveaway for children 12 years and younger in King County.

Catholic Community Services – Annual Holiday Gift Shop

  • Located at 4250 S. Mead St., St. Edwards Parish, Seattle, WA 98118
  • This program is for low-income working families. The gift shop is for pregnant women, including single moms. Children must be 12 years old or younger (including newborns) to receive toys as well as free Christmas gifts. For more information call 206-445-5669

King County Toys for Tots

  • Toys for Tots collects and gives out toys, books, and stocking stuffers to children in need in King County.
  • This year, toys will be distributed only to non-profit organizations and individuals will need to reach out to approved organizations to request a toy. The approved organizations can be found by clicking on the link above.

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

  • Contact the Council of Seattle Area and Local Churches by calling 206-767-6449.
  • This charity and its affiliated churches, administer the Christmas Family Assistance program for King County residents. They offer free food, toys, hot meals, gifts and clothing.

Salvation Army

  • Provides a number of services including Christmas assistance. Apply for assistance online or contact a local Salvation Army Corp
  • Angel Tree is a Christmas gift service which often operates through the Salvation Army. Click the link to apply online or find an Angel Tree program near you.

The Giving Tree

  • A “Friends of Youth” program that assists with holiday gifts.

Find Your Local Food Bank – Seattle Food Committee  

Contact your local food bank and entering your zip code

Lifelong-Chicken Soup Brigade

Lifelong-Chicken Soup Brigade Food Distribution Center

Provides medically tailored nutritious groceries delivered right to your door to help manage chronic health conditions. Proof of income is requested but not required in order to receive services.

  • Food and nutrition services to improve the health of individuals living with serious illnesses such as cancer, kidney disease, HIV, and other diet-related chronic health conditions. 
  • Serves those recently discharged from an inpatient hospital stay.
  • Number to enroll (206)-957-1686

Emergency Feeding Program

Emergency Feeding Program provides free meals and community resources – Located 851 Houser Way N, Ste. A Renton, WA 98057 call 425-277-0300

Rainer Valley Food Bank

  • 9021 Rainier Av S Seattle, WA 98118
  • Free Groceries Friday and Saturday, 9-11am and 12-2pm
  • SPARK To-Go Lunches Tuesday-Saturday, 10am – 2pm

St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church

  • 13055 SE 193nd St Renton, WA 98058
  • Food Bank open Monday and Friday, 10-11:45am as well as Wednesday 4-5:45pm

HopeLink – Food Program

Hopelink’s Food Program includes five food markets. They have locations in Bellevue, Redmond, Shoreline, Kirkland, and Carnation. Clients can shop at the market as they would in a typical grocery store.

University District Food Bank

The U-District Pantry is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Please go to their website for information on hours of distribution.

  • Enrollment is not required

West Seattle Food Bank

The West Seattle Food Bank distributes food, pet food, and other items to community members in need. For locations and hours visit.

  • No appointment necessary
  • In person shopping is open to all residents of Washington state.
  • Off-site Distribution centers.

Rental Assistance Programs

Legal Assistance for families facing eviction in Washington State

Catholic Community Services

This organization has “Coordinated Entry” sites and connects King County residents to emergency assistance. Call 360-373-0638 for intake and rental assistance program enrollment. Drop-in clients often cannot be accommodated.

Downtown Emergency Service Center

DESC serves people facing eviction through rental and legal fee assistance.

  • Call 206-464-1570 for more information.

El Centro De La Raza

Provides assistance for various types of housing emergencies.

  • Located near the Beacon Hill Light Rail Station at 2524 16th Ave S, Seattle.
  • Call 206-329-0786

Jewish Family Services

JFS provides services to people of all backgrounds as well as Jewish individuals and families.

  • Located at 1601 16th Ave, Seattle.
  • Call 206-861-8796 or click the link above for more information.


Provides assistance to survivors of Domestic Violence and their families.

  • Flexible funds help survivors keep or find housing by stopping evictions
  • Services may include paying for move-in costs, utilities, emergency hotel stays, or other expenses.
  • Call 425-746-1940 for more information.

Saint Vincent de Paul Financial Assistance

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul parish is a non-profit that offers people of all backgrounds and religions

  • Personal assistance with food, clothing, gasoline, medicine, rent, utilities, and transportation to people facing economic or emotional crises.
  • Located at 5950 4th Ave S, Seattle.
  • Request assistance by calling their Helpline: 206-767-6449. Or complete an online request form. The request form includes rental and utility assistance questions.

Salvation Army

Provides rental assistance as well as housing needs, with a focus on preventing homelessness in the King County area.

  • Services can include eviction prevention, move-in and security deposit assistance, limited rent help, and utility bill assistance.
  • Social Services Office is open 8:00 am to 4:00 pm call 206-717-7458 for information on local assistance.
  • 206-442-8365, 811 Maynard Ave S, Seattle

Solid Ground

Focused on overcoming barriers to thriving and supporting equitable access to opportunity.

  • For rental assistance families must go through coordinated entry.
  • To apply leave a voicemail at 206-934-6160 and an advocate will respond back to assess eligibility.
  • 206-694-6700, 1501 N 45th Street, Seattle

University Churches Emergency Fund

  • 206-524-7885 – Families can call this number, leave a voicemail and a representative will call back to do a short interview to get emergency financial assistance.
  • Up to $250 of rental or move-in costs assistance for people living in zip codes of 98103, 98105, 98115, and 98125 (Income limitations are in place). 
  • Limited hours: Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays 10:30-12:15 p.m. Can offer emergency assistance up to once per year.  
  • Located 4515 16th Ave NE, Seattle.

West Seattle Helpline

Provides limited emergency rent assistance to prevent eviction from homes and apartments. 

  • Rental/utility assistance for residents in the following zip codes: 98106, 98116, 98126, 98136, 98146.
  • Families can call and leave a voicemail at 206-932-4357. A volunteer will follow up within 72 hours.

World Relief Seattle

Provides assistance for refugees and immigrants new to the USA. 

  • Call 253-277-1121 and leave a voicemail to schedule an appointment. World relief checks messages on daily basis and will call back for initial enrollment.

YWCA Project Self-Sufficiency

This service is for families or individuals who are facing a serious and immediate housing crisis.

  • 206-209-5677 – Call this number for intake into the PSS program and rental/utility assistance.
  • YWCA Renton is the Regional access point for South King County call 425-523-1377 for coordinated entry and referrals.

Local Food Banks – Seattle Food Committee  

Contact your local food bank, they may be able to provide housing or utility costs. Examples of food banks that offer rental assistance: Housing and Utility Assistance through West Seattle Food Bank, Rainier Valley Food Bank Helpline, Queen Anne Food Bank Financial Assistance Online Form

Utility Assistance Program

Utility Discount Program (UDP) – 253-684-3000
Call Provides bill assistance for income-eligible customers. The program helps you get current and stay current on utility payments by offering discounts on you Seattle City Light bill and Seattle Public Utilities bill.

Colectiva Legal del Pueblo

Building community power for migrant justice through legal services, advocacy and education. 201 SW 153rd Street, Burien, WA 98166

Catholic Community Services of Western Washington

Catholic Immigration Legal Services (CILS) provides legal assistance to low-income residents of Washington. Seattle Office – 100 23rd Ave S., Seattle, WA 98144, call 206-328-6314 to speak to someone about your immigration case.

St. James Immigrant Assistance

Provides information and advocacy for refugees and immigrants. 907 Columbia St, Seattle, WA 98104 206-382-4511

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

NWIRP supports immigrants, asylum-seekers and refugees, regardless of immigration status. (Seattle Office) 615 2nd Avenue, Suite 400 Seattle, WA 98104
Hours: Monday to Friday 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 4 p.m., Phone: 206-587-4009, Toll Free: 1-800-445-5771

1-800-437-7313 Hotline for King County Residents legal services related to their immigration case: 206-816-3870.

Child Care Aware of Washington

Child Care Aware of Washington helps connects families to Childcare. Search child care options

Child Care Aware can also help:

  • Find out if you qualify for financial assistance
  • Navigate the state subsidy system and complete your application for Working Connections Child Care
  • Get a list of referrals for child care providers that fit the needs of your child and your family
  • Help families who are experiencing homelessness to find child care at no cost to them. (Child Protective Services (CPS) will not remove children because they are experiencing homelessness.)
  • Connect you with other services in your community

Call the Child Care Aware of Washington Family Center at 1-800-446-1114

Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)

The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) helps families living within Seattle city limits pay for the cost of child care for children 1 month to 12 years of age.


  • Lives within Seattle boundaries
  • Has a household and family size that places you below 94% of the State Median Income and has eligible activities.

The application takes 5-10 minutes. Apply and join the Child Care Assistance waitlist

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

SFSP 2024 sites will operate approximately July 1 through August 23, 2024. Children and teens aged 18 and younger receive free, healthy breakfasts, lunches, and snacks. Each youth can receive up to two meals or one meal and one snack per day to be eaten onsite. Sign-up is not required.

  To find the nearest site: 

Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)