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.

 

 

Childcare

  • BC Early Learning Center – (425) 564-2240
    Childcare for ages 3 mos. to 6 yrs; Offers priority and sliding-scale to BC students and Costco employees; Summer program for ages 5yrs – 10yrs
  • Childcare Resources (referral line) – (877) 512-3948
    Provides referral services for childcare
  • DSHS Working Connection – (206) 341-7404
    Helps qualified families pay for childcare
  • Bellevue HeadStart – (425) 456-6062
    Affordable childcare, preschool, after-school and summer programs

 

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) 461-4472
    Promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire
  • Working Wardrobe (YWCA) – Redmond: (425) 556-1354  Everett: (425) 258-2766

  Offer free, business-appropriate attire to women experiencing homelessness in need of clothing for interviews or new jobs

  Free food, clothing, shoes, accessories and household items are available.

 

Counseling

  • LifeWire – (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
  • Asian Counseling and Referral Service – (206) 696 7600

  ACRS promotes social justice, well-being, and empowerment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in over 40 languages and dialects.

 

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

  In case of a short term financial crisis, may provide assistance with one-months rent, eviction prevention, assistance with move-in costs

  Energy assistance with heating bills and disconnection 

  • Housing Stability Project – (rental/move-in) 1.800.621.4636
  • 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

  • DSHS Food Stamps – 1 (800) 737-0617
    Application and information for state food stamps program
  • Emergency Feeding Program – (425) 277-0300
    Provides referral to local distribution center to receive a 2-day supply of nutritionally balanced food that accommodates dietary and cultural needs
  • Hopelink Food Bank – See link for Locations and Phone numbers
    Provides emergency food bags and food bank program

 

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

  Provide housing assistance to eligible households that are housed at Fair Market Rate Rent and at imminent risk of housing loss.

  Resident self-managed transitional housing for homeless men and women, aids in money saving practices for permanent housing and provide learning skills to    acquire better jobs.

 Make a free cell-phone call to a family member. Located at Occidental Park on Washington and Occidental in Downtown Seattle every Wednesday night at       7pm.

 

Housing

  • ARCH A Regional Coalition for Housing – (425) 861-3676
    Provides list of available affordable renting and purchasing housing programs
  • Fair Housing (filing discrimination complaint) – (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
    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
  • Mamma’s Hands (House of Hope) – (425) 802-9595

  Provide safe and secure 24-hour living environment for women and children in crisis.

Hygiene Items/Free toiletries

  • 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

  Work or Tourist Visa visit website for attorney assistance (sliding-scale available)

 

Legal Services

 

Medical & Dental

Transportation

  • Bus & ORCA Card – (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

 

Last Updated September 25, 2018