Financial Assistance and Employment




P: (253)733-4000


Pierce County: 33930 Weyerhaeuser Way S, Suite 101, Federal Way

Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Career Support and Advice, Dupont: (253)393-5300

1520 Wilmington Dr SE, Ste 200, Dupont

Bellevue: 1(888)237-6835

11000 NE 33rd Pl Suite 200, Bellevue



Express Employment Professionals

Various locations throughout King and Pierce Counties. Free job placement – long and short term.




Locations in King, Pierce, and Thurston Counties

Come by 5:30am to be matched with a job for the day/week. Can be hired by companies after 320 hours. Jobs in nearly every industry, staffing specialists.




P: Tukwila: (206)241-9005

14900 Interurban Ave S, Suite 296, Tukwila

Tacoma: (253)473-5023

4002 Tacoma Mall Blvd, Suite 103A, Tacoma

Career resources and support, certificate programs, skills development, GED program and full college tuition coverage, skills assessments.




Various locations throughout King, Pierce, and Thurston Counties. Must have ID, two business references, and a current resume. Industrial job availabilities.



Puget Soung Energy (PSE)

P: 1(888)225-5773 Mon-Fri 7:30am-6:30pm

Various locations throughout King, Pierce, and Thurston Counties. Offers: Home Energy Lifeline Program (HELP), Weatherization Assistance Program, and Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)



TRAC Associates

Locations throughout King and Pierce Counties.

Programs include:

Employment and case management services for King County homeless, individuals with mental health deterioration and/or Substance Use Disorder, seniors, people with disabilities, and those at risk of homelessness. Offers vocational assessments and training funds. Must qualify for medicare.

King County Jobs Initiative (KCJI): Supportive services and job training for low-income. Trainings are 12 weeks or less. Provides help with childcare, transportation, and emergency needs. 4-day job readiness trainings also available.

Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET): Job and educational services available to basic food recipients who do not participate in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

Dislocated Workers Program: For unemployed.

Career Pathways: Offers tuition assistance for partial training costs.

Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG): For TANF recipients and low-income individuals.

Employment Network: Job placement and assessments for SSDI and SSI recipients. Job retention services for up to 60 months.

Social Security Expert Witness Program: Provides evidence at judicial hearings.

Department of Labor and Industries.




P: (253)863-5173

Locations in King, Pierce, and Thurston counties. Case management, employment, and life skills for young adults; low-income housing for people with disabilities.






P: (206)587-3929

14220 Interurban Ave S, Tukwila

Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Temporary job staffing agency.



Attain Housing

P: (425)576-9531

125 State St S, Kirkland

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Transitional housing, case management, resource referrals, rent assistance, eviction prevention, and move-in assistance. Must be earning 80% or less of median King County income and be living in: Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Duvall, Issaquah, Bothell, Woodinville, Kenmore, Sammamish, or Carnation. Must have dependents in household. Also provides holiday giving programs, and a community supper every Tues night at 6pm at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church 10021 NE 124th St, Kirkland. All are welcome.




Free or low-cost checking and savings accounts for people with debt, no standard ID, and/or financial difficulties.



Bellevue LifeSpring

P: (425)410-6289

302 Bellevue Square, Bellevue

Emergency rent assistance/eviction prevention and first month’s rent assistance. Must live in Bellevue, have children in home, and have a referral through Family Connection Center from Bellevue School District. Can help when moving from Bellevue to Bellevue. Does not assist with utilities, late fees, moving expenses, storage, rent deposits, and/or miscellaneous expenses. Also offers: Grads-on-track scholarship for youth, free food assistance during school breaks for children in Bellevue School District on free and reduced lunch program, and grocery store food vouchers. Families can participate in vouchers each year; distribution occurs the week before each school break.



Casa Latina

P: (206)956-0779

317 17th Ave S, International District

Homeless employment program Women Without Borders (Mujeres Sin Fronteras): Leadership development program meeting in Seattle and Auburn; doesn’t matter where you work. Free job s kills workshops in Spanish; open to the public.



City of Auburn

P: (253)931-3038

1 E Main St, Auburn (2nd floor, located in the Annex Building, just east of city hall, across Division St)

Senior/disability utility discount or rebate, ages 62+ and low-income, must re-apply each May.



City of Bellevue

P: (425)452-5285

450 110th Ave NE, Bellevue

8am-4pm Mon-Fri

Utilities Emergency Assistance Program: For anyone who has been low-income for the past 30 days and facing job loss. Can cover up to 4 months of basic water, sewer, and drainage service charges. Can’t be receiving other utilities financial assistance. Must be living within Bellevue utilities service area. May qualify for up to 2 bills covered 100% if experiencing a one-time financial shock that interferes with ability to cover basic needs. Some charges cannot be waived.

Utility Relief: For low-income seniors ages 62+ and low-income people with permanent disabilities; can get utility discount. Must meet residency and income guidelines. People receiving home kidney dialysis treatments may qualify for water discount without an income requirement.

Utility Rate Discount: If utility costs are paid through rent or other third party, or if low-income, may qualify for a rebate.



City of Issaquah

P: (425)837-3000

130 E Sunset Way, Issaquah

Financial assistance for low-income senior residents offering a 75% discount off water and sewer with no stormwater fee.



City of Seattle

P: (206)684-0268

700 5th Ave, Suite 5800, Central Seattle

Utility Discount Program (UDP): 60% discount on Seattle City Lights bills and a 50% discount on Seattle Public Utilities bills. Will need to renew every 6 months with income documentation and state-issued ID. May take up to 4 months to appear on bills. Must meet eligibility requirements. Seattle Office of Housing emergency rental assistance.



Corestaff Services

P: (206)623-1750

1215 4th Ave Suite 1030, Central Seattle

Career advice and staffing consultants.



Interim CDA

P: (206)623-5132

601 S King St #305, Chinatown

Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 9am-5pm; Closed 12:30-1:30pm

Housing services and financial assistance for security deposit, first month’s rent or short-term rental assistance. Danny Woo Community Garden, employment navigation program, financial literacy courses, and unemployment filing support.



Issaquah Community Services

P: (425)837-3125

180 E Sunset Way, Issaquah

Rent assistance. Must live within Issaquah School District, complete an online application, and provide a copy of lease and ID and income verification OR for utility assistance provide a copy of a bill and shut off notice.



Kelly Services

P: (425)746-2140

15325 SE 30th Pl, Suite 300, Bellevue

Jobs for veterans with military skills online conversion tool, long-term and temporary jobs available. Free online training campus, healthcare coverage, free employment wellbeing program.



Kent United Methodist Church

P: (253)852-3900

11010 SE 248th St, Kent

Interviews for financial assistance with eviction and utility shut-off assistance available every 12 months.



Lake Washington Institute of Technology Worker Retraining Program

P: (425)739-8100

11605 132nd Ave NE, Kirkland

Mon-Fri 7:30am-4:30pm

Provides tuition assistance, books and supplies funding, career and education advising, and resources. For unemployed, vulnerable, and veterans.




P: (206)957-1600

Serving HIV+ low-income individuals in various client services centers throughout King County. Providing: Case management (must provide proof of diagnosis, income, residence, and insurance if applicable); chicken soup brigade offering meals, cleaning and hygiene supplies, and dietary counseling; housing case management (emergency, transitional, permanent, and tiny house villages requiring a referral from the City of Seattle’s navigation team) and employment navigators; insurance payment assistance; long-term support medicaid case management; dental health access; sexual health testing; and access to PrEP (pre-exposure prohylaxis to reduce the chance of getting HIV).



Muckleshoot Family Resources

P: (253)876-3336

38909 172nd Ave SE, Auburn

Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Assistance to avoid disconnection of utility services or eviction prevention. For Muckleshoot tribal members. Must show proof of an emergent situation.



Neighborhood House

P: (206)825-2581 Intake

Various locations throughout King County.

Rent assistance and eviction prevention, rapid rehousing information, community health, early childhood education, employment case management, vocational training, food, transportation assistance, computer literacy, and High Point Family Resource Center.



PACE (Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education)
P: Workforce Development Council (206)448-0474

Workforce Development Council of Seattle – King County and Health Careers for All (HCA): Free training, case management, and employment supports.

2003 Western Ave #250, Central Seattle

Year Up for Youth: GED services, internship opportunities, and skill development for ages 18-24.

South Seattle College Campus 6000 16th Ave SW #120, South Seattle



Plateau Outreach Ministries

P: (360)825-8961

1806 Cole St, Enumclaw

Emergency financial assistance and extended case management services: Requires photo ID and proof of need Mon, Wed, Thur 9:30-11:30am

Food and Pet Food Bank Every Wed 9am-12pm. Emergency food Mon-Fri 9am-3pm; Call ahead or ring bell.



Queen Anne Helpline

P: (206)282-1540

311 W. McGraw St, Seattle

Available for anyone: Resources/targeted referrals, men’s and women’s clothing and linen bank, prepacked food bags, personal hygiene products, metro bus tickets. Available for residents of 98109, 98119, and 98199: rent assistance, mon/thur grocery delivery, move-in assistance, utility payments, and Thanksgiving food for seniors.



Shoreline Community Care

P: (206)496-3116

Located at Berean Bible Church 2345 N 185th St, Shoreline

Access from Parking Lot; Buses stop at Meridian Ave N & 1st Ave NE

Tues and Thur 9:30-11am

Scheduled interviews only; No walk-ins.

Offers help with rent, food, utility bills, and other household needs. Bus tickets and gas cards also available. Must live in the city of Shoreline. ID and list of all monthly income and expenses required. Do not need to attend a church. Do not need to have a Social Security number. Do not require an eviction notice or shut off notice.



United Churches Emergency Fund

P: (206)524-7885

4515 16th Ave NE, University District

10:30am-12:15pm Tue, Thur, Fri.

Can provide up to $250 of assistance with rent, electrical bills, or move-in costs. Can help once in a 12-month period and 3 times in a lifetime. Must have a current ID and a 6-month to one-year lease, or a current utility bill. Must also live in one of the following zip codes: 98103, 98105, 98115, or 98125.



United Way King County

P: (206)461-3700

720 2nd Ave, Central Seattle

Rental assistance for an average of 3 months, employment connections and housing services, kindergarten prep for children, teen career navigation and educational coaching, DoorDash food delivery program, free tax advice, and free Summer meals for kids.



Uplift NW

P: (206)728-5627

2515 Western Ave, Central Seattle

Long-term employment, job training, housing assistance, and other services such as showers, meals, eye exams and prescription glasses, and laundry.



Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle

P: (206)461-3792

105 14th Ave, Suite 400, Seattle

Eviction prevention services, rent assistance, and free legal representation (must have a court summons and be referred by Housing Justice Project). Other services: G.R.O.O.M Mentorship Program for youth and career guidance offered. Low-income affordable housing: Must earn less than 50 or 60% of area median income. Rent is capped at 30% of area median income. Provides free and safe overnight parking for those sleeping in their cars, homebuyer and financial education, temporary housing, moving assistance, individual support (bus passes for example), transitional housing at Harder House for males aged out of foster care ages 18-24 (may stay up to two years). Also offers a Construction Trades Program with financial assistance, and other employment services such as tech courses.



Vine Maple Place

P: (425)432-2119

8:30am-5pm Mon-Fri

Family Hope Center for homeless single parents and their children. Providing rental assistance, emergency assistance, and move-in costs; behavioral health, life skills, and counseling; workforce development/coaching and financial budgeting; and trauma -informed child services.



Way Back Inn

P: (206)682-7382

One-time utility and rental assistance. Transitional housing from 3 months to 24 months during educational or job training program: 20% of income due for rent.




P: (206)826-3050

1900 Rainier Ave S, Seattle

Landlord mediation service referrals, financial assistance with credit checks, application fees, utility deposits, move-in costs, beds and furniture, ID records. Mckinney-Vento liaisons for kids in school, works with coordinated entry. Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with service referrals, mental health counseling. Family store for free clothing and necessary items for ages 0-17. Early Learning Center (ELC) for homeless children ages 0-5, using trauma informed care. Financial aid available.




P: 1(877)501-2233

3600 S Graham St, South Seattle

For TANF recipients: Case management, employment, and training.




P: (206)382-5340

Arcadia Drop-In Day Center and Emergency Shelter: 932 Auburn Way S, Auburn

Arcadia ages 12-24: Access to computers, hot meals, showers, laundry, and more Mon-Fri 2:30-6pm.

YMCA serves people in King County through mental health counseling and substance use help for all ages remote and in-person. Accepts Medicaid and offers financial assistance on a sliding scale. Apply online. Virtual drop-in support discussions every Wed. at 4pm for ages 18-24. Also offers short-term, transitional, and permanent housing help; rent help for ages 18-24 who are low income. Alive and Free Program for those impacted by violence and gangs, or the justice system. BRAVE (Building Resilience and Violence Education) in Burien. Internship connections, employment, training, and support provided. Services for individuals who have aged out of foster care: WISe for ages 16-21, Independent Living Program (ILP) for ages 15-23, Support Education and Transition Program (SETup) for ages 13-21, Independent Youth Housing Program (IYHP) ages 18-23, Foster Youth to Independence (FYI) for ages 18-24 rental assistance vouchers and life skills. Host Home Program for ages 18-24 provides host families for homeless and at-risk youth.



YWCA Homeless Employment Program

P: Opportunity Place (206)436-8674; Family Village Redmond (425)556-1353

Opportunity Place 2024 3rd Ave, Central Seattle

Family Village Redmond 16601 NE 80th St, Redmond

Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Must live in King County; be experiencing homelessness or be at risk of homelessness; must be 18 years or older; have a valid ID or Social Security Card; meet regularly with an employment navigator.





Almond and Associates

P: (253)952-5555

207 Broadway, Suite 300, Tacoma

Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Temporary Staffing



Associated Ministries (AM)

P: (253)383-3056

901 S 13th St, Tacoma

9am-3pm Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri (walk-ups welcome)

Resources, coordinated entry access for homeless, Community Resource Connection Center (CRCC), landlord liaison program, payee and homeless mail services. House painting upon application, family permanent housing/rapid rehousing, move-in cost assistance and very short-term rental assistance (must be referred by coordinated entry), and free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). Must be referred by DSHS, SPIPA, or Social Security.



Childcare Aware of WA

P: (253)383-1735

1001 Pacific Avenue, Suite 400, Tacoma

Free childcare assistance for up to 12 months for homeless families




P: (253)573-6501

714 S 27th St, Tacoma

Digital skills program, job skills, senior employment program, youth GED program for ages 18-24, disability services, financial education classes, veteran services, tax prep, career navigators, and other resources.




P: (253)573-6588

714 S 27th St, Tacoma

Free vocational training for low-income individuals ages 16-24. GED and High School Diploma services, college education, and driver’s training.



Mi Centro

P: (253)572-7717

1208 S 10th St, Tacoma

By appointment Mon-Thur 9am-4:30pm and Fri 10am-2pm

Free Bilingual program provides transportation, documentation expenses, housing and relocation fees, basic needs assistance (clothing and emergency housing), legal advocacy, translation, and domestic violence support).



Multicultural Self-sufficiency Movement (MSM)

P: (253)584-5615

Lakewood Location: 3820 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood

Federal Way Location: 200 S 333rd St #120, Federal Way

Free legal clinic every Thur 6-8pm (30 minute sessions); GED assistance; employment assistance; unemployment filing assistance; financial assistance and health insurance referrals; addiction counseling; pre-apprentice program; computer literacy training; free tax prep services Jan-Mid-April



Pierce County Human Services – Aging and Disability

P: (253)798-4600

1305 Tacoma Ave S #104, Tacoma

Mon-Fri 9am-4pm

Provides information about nutrition/food, pet resources, transportation, housing, insurance/medicare/medicaid, health care, financial resources, employment and volunteering, legal services, and long-term care ombudsman.



Pierce County Roofers

P: (253)474-0528

3409 S 36th St, Room 213, Tacoma

Mon-Fri 9:30am-3pm

Apprenticeship program; applications available onsite; teaching skills and providing certificates.



Sound Outreach

P: (253)593-2111

1106 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Tacoma

Mon-Thur 8:30am-5pm; Fri by appointment only

Center for Strong Families (CSF): Case management, employment and financial coaching, and access to public benefits. Rental assistance; Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisors (SHIBA) – free medical insurance counseling.



Tacoma Community House

P: (253)383-3951

1314 S. L St, Tacoma

Mon-Thur 8am-5pm, Fri 9am-5pm

Adult Basic Education classes $25/quarter Mon-Thur 9am-12pm; Free employment services and basic needs (transportation, clothing, childcare, housing, training, and resources); Nursing assistant program with financial assistance available; Free childcare training program with 3 years of employment coaching and financial assistance; Free legal victim advocacy by appointment; REACH Center for youth ages 16-24 with education assistance, rent/utility assistance program, case management for housing and employment, and Rainbow Center for LGBTQA.



Tacoma Housing Authority

P: (253)572-5557 or (855)798-4328 for outside Tacoma

3628 S 35th St, Tacoma

Utility discount rate program and bill credit assistance plan; LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) does not require delinquent balance or shutoff notice; Winter protection plan; flexible payment arrangements.



Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department Family Resource Centers

P: (800)330-1844

Various locations throughout Pierce County. Provides: Family support and advocacy, parenting classes and support groups, health programs, apple health, free diapers and wipes, basic food, child screenings and assessments, domestic violence intervention, financial and legal aid, behavioral health, immunizations, college and career education, and other social connections.



WorkSource Pierce

P: (253)593-7300

2121 S State St, Tacoma

Mon-Thur 9am-5pm By appointment

Free employment assistance and training. Also provides: Orca cards, tech support, personal ID retrieval services, education services, child support services, veteran benefit assistance, referrals, paid internships, GED prep, and financial literacy.