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.




  • 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) 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



  • 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



  • 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 –  (877) 501-2233
    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



  • 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



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 & Dental

  • Dental Insurance Companies
    Info on choosing a dental insurance program and tool to compare programs
  • 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
  • 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


  • 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
  • ZipCar – (short-term car rental) (866) 494-7227
    Short-term car rental; ages 25 and older; BC student discount


Last Updated February 27, 2018