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) 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.



  • 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



  • 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.



  • 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



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


Legal Services


Medical & Dental


  • 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 April 26, 2019