Community Resources

We offer a number of resources that the greater Bellevue and Northwest community may utilize for learning more about Bellevue College Multicultural Services, Multicultural Knowledge Building resources, cultural events calendars, and consulting resources.

Car Repair

 

Childcare

 

Clothing Assistance

  • 7th Day Adventist Church – (Wed 9:30am-12pm)  (425) 746-1763
    Offers free clothing and small household needs for anyone in need; Provides limited emergency food
  • Dress for Success – (206) 325-3453
    Promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire
  • YWCA Family Village – (425) 556-1350
    Men’s & Women’s clothing service

 

Counseling

  • City University  – (sliding scale) (425) 709-5333
    Students in the masters program offer affordable individual, family and couple counseling services; no prescriptions written
  • Eastside Domestic Violence – (425) 746-1940
    Confidential services; assists in preparing safety plans, domestic violence education and services and referrals
  • Sea Mar – (sliding scale) (425) 454-2605 ‎
    Provides affordable primary health and dental care; Serves Spanish speaking and low-income children and adults
  • Sound Mental Health – (sliding scale) (206) 302-2300
    Provides comprehensive counseling and case management services; accepts Medicaid, Medicare and most insurances

 

Cultural Services

 

Disability Services

  • Alliance of People with disabilities –  (425) 558-0993
    Provides information, referral and advocacy for individuals with disabilities
  • Arc of King County –  (206) 364-6337
    Provides information, referral, advocacy and support for individuals and families of developmental disabilities

 

Employment

  • Goodwill Job Training – (425) 289-0040
    Adult basic education classes; GED preparation, basic computer, life-skills; 8-week retail and customer-service training program
  • Workfirst (Bellevue College) –  (425) 564-5474
    Language and employment skills and training for individuals receiving TANF
  • Worksource –  (425) 861-3700
    Provides services for job-seekers; computer and telephone access; computer job-matching service; re-employment counselors; job coaching; resume workshops
  • YWCA Eastside Employment Services – (425) 556-1352
    Vocational and educational counseling, career and skills assessment

 

Financial Assistance

  • Catholic Community Services(Wed 2pm-5pm) (425) 213-1963
    Provides emergency financial assistance for eviction prevention, move-in costs, utility bills, prescriptions and transportation
  • DSHS Community Services Center –  (866) 877-2233
    General financial assistance programs offering financial, food, medical and childcare
  • Hopelink – rent & case management (425) 943-7555
  • Hopelink – energy assistance (disconnect letter) (425) 869-6027
  • Hopelink – energy assistance (non-crisis) (800) 348-7144
  • Housing Stability Project – (rental/move-in) 211
  • Jewish Family Svcs. – (rental & deposit) (206) 861-8796
    Provides basic needs and financial services to King County residents
  • Salvation Army – (425) 452-7300
    Provides financial assistance for rental, move-in, utilities, food, school supplies

 

Food Assistance

 

Governmental Agencies

  • DSHS – (department of social & health services)  (877) 501-2233
    General financial assistance programs offering financial, food, medical and childcare
  • Employment Security Office – (800) 318-6022
    Application and information for unemployment services, job-seeking services and referral
  • Social Security Administration – (800) 772-1213
    Application and information for social security number, disability benefits, retirement Medicare

 

Homeless Resources / Men & Women

  • Compass Service – (206) 357-3180
    Offers toilets, showers, and laundry facilities for homeless adults; provides toiletries and hygiene packets, mail services, transitional housing, men’s shelters
  • Congregations for the Homeless – (425) 749-8369
    Provides food, shelter and life-coaching to homeless men
  • Share-wheel Eastside tent city – (206) 448-7889
    Provides overnight shelter for homeless adults; indoor facility accepts pre-screened adults; Tent City offers portable showers and nightly hot-meals
  • Urban Rest Stop – (showers, laundry, referral) – (206) 332-0110
    Provides no-cost services for homeless adults and children

 

Housing

  • ARCH A Regional Coalition for Housing – (425) 861-3676
    Provides list of available affordable renting and purchasing housing programs
  • Fair Housing (discrimination) – (888) 766-8800
    Dept. of Housing and Urban Development provides housing resources, referral and support services for individuals and families
  • Foreclosure Hotline – (800) 368-1455
    Urban League of Seattle provides comprehensive housing counseling services
  • Habitat for Humanity – (425) 869-6007
    Affordable home purchasing program
  • HUD (Housing & Urban Development) – (206) 220-5101
    Dept. of Housing and Urban Development provides housing resources, referral and support services for individuals and families; fair housing and discrimination information
  • King County Housing Authority – (206) 574-1100
    Subsidized rental programs for low-income families, seniors and individuals with disabilities; Section 8 voucher program information and application
  • King County Housing Preservation Program – (206) 315-4380
    Provides information and applications for affordable housing programs and grants
  • Legal Action Center  (tenant’s rights)  – (206) 324-6890
    Provides eviction and landlord tenant issues to low-income individuals and families
  • Overlake Christian Church – (425) 702-0303
    Transitional housing facility and program for pregnant women ages 18 and over with no other children in their custody
  • Seattle Housing Authority – (206) 615-3300
    Provides information and application on low- income public housing rentals for individuals or families ; do not have to be residents of Seattle, but housing options will be within Seattle city limits
  • Tenants Union of WA – (206) 723-0500
    Provides education and information and referrals regarding landlord/tenant laws
  • Solid Ground – Mortgage Counseling  (206) 694-6766
    Provides education, information, counseling and housing programs to prevent eviction, foreclosure and homelessness
  • YWCA – (206) 461-4888
    Provides a variety of emergency, temporary and permanent housing programs for women and families

Hygiene Items/Free toiletries

  • Compass Service – (206) 357-3180
    Provides services, shelter and referral for individuals and families facing homelessness; hygiene center offers showers, restrooms and laundry facilities; banking and mailing services
  • Urban Rest Stop – (206) 332-0110
    Provides no-cost services for homeless adults and children; toiletries such as soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, disposable razors, shaving cream, shampoo

 

Immigration/Citizenship

http://www.immigrationdirect.com/

For Student, Work or Tourist Visa visit website or contact King County Bar Association for attorney assistance (sliding-scale available)

(206) 267-7010

  • Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (citizenship only)
    Direct legal services for low-income immigrants(206)587 4009
  • International Rescue Committee (citizenship only)
    Refugee services to provide referral to social services; promotes and assists self-sufficiency; immigration services; permanent- residence application services; no-charge and nominal fees available (206) 623-2105

 

Legal Services

 

Medical

  • Eastgate Public Health – (206) 296-4920
    Provides primary health and dental services to low-income individuals and families
  • HealthPoint – (425) 882-1697
    Provides medical and dental care to individuals regardless of inability to pay
  • Partnership for Prescription Alliance – (877) 923-6779
    Free or nearly free prescription assistance to low-income individuals
  • Rotacare Free Clinic/Hopelink – (425) 828-4304
    Basic health care and prescriptions for low-income or uninsured individuals
  • WA Basic Health Plan – (800) 826-2444
    State sponsored program providing low-cost health care coverage- Wait list only
  • Washington Women in Need – (425) 451-8838
    Provides grants to cover health care premium payments and prescription costs to women

Transportation

  • Bus Pass BC Cashier’s Office – (student pricing) (425) 564-2309
    Metro, Sound and Sounder transit pass for a student discount
  • Metro Rideshare/Carpool – (206) 625-4500
    Resource for commuting options
  • Uber -
    The Uber app connects you with a driver at the tap of a button. Available on iPhone, Android, and at m.uber.com
  • ZipCar – (short-term car rental) (866) 494-7227
    Short-term car rental; ages 25 and older; BC student discount