Resources for Families - Amara

Resources for Families

Finding the resources your family needs isn’t always easy. Amara can help you find what you need so everyone can focus on learning, growing, and healing. Click on the blue bars below to find resources primarily in King and Pierce counties, though some are available statewide. Kinship families can find supports specific for kinship families in the kinship tab below, and in all the other tabs.

If you know a resource that’s not listed here, please let us know so we can add it.  


Child Care Resources206-329-1011 child care and early learning programs in King and Pierce counties
Working Connections Child Care subsidy1-844-626-8687 with paying for child care
A Step Ahead253-471 – 2727 development services in Pierce County
YMCA of Pierce & Kitsap Counties253-534-4715 memberships for children in foster care and more
Kindering425-747-4004 learning & school readiness, family education and support, pediatric therapy and support 
The Arc of King County206-364-6337 all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, programs available for parents & guardians too 
Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT)360) 725-3500 intervention services for children from birth to 3 years old with developmental delays or disabilities 
Child Aware of Washington1-800-446-1114 child care near you
Pierce County Early Childhood Network for families with young children


Amara Family Resource Center in Tacoma206-260-1707 pantry, diaper bank, other concrete goods – call for hours
Westside Baby206-767-1662 needs for infants and children; diapers, formula, equipment, etc.  
Eastside Baby Corner425-865-0234 ages birth to 12 years old for clothing, diapers, formula 
Treehouse206-767-7000, school supplies, extracurricular activity assistance, job supplies for youth and young adults in foster case 
St. Mary’s Baby Cupboard206-324-7100, formula, and more for families with babies under age two


Non-Needy Child only Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)877-501-2233 and/or medical assistance for children in the care of a relative or legal guardian 

Diversion Cash Assistance (DCA) 


Short-term assistance for families not interested in TANF assistance

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) 


Temporary cash for families in need




Amara Family Resource Center in Tacoma206-260-1707, diapers and more
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)877-501-2233 funds for food
State Food Assistance Program (FAP)877-501-2233 funds for food for legal immigrants who are not eligible for SNAP
Women Infant and Children Nutrition Program (WIC)1-800-841-1410 and infant formula support, nutritional education, health screenings 
United Way of King County206-461-3700 Your Future program provides essential, culturally appropriate foods 
West Seattle Food Bank206-932-9023 bank, including delivery and pet pantry
White Center Food Bank206-762-2848 distribution, baby support, mobile food bank, no-cook service 
Kent Food Bank and Emergency Services253-520-3550 and clothing assistance
The Making a Difference Foundation Eloise’s Cooking Pot Food Bank253-212-2778 assistance with no eligibility requirements, including delivery 
The Eloise’s Cooking Pot Food Pantry at Amara in Tacoma206-260-1707  Food assistance with no eligibility requirements – call for hours
Nourish Pierce County food banks253-383-3164 food banks throughout Pierce County



211Dial 2-1-1 to local resources and supports
Help Me Grow WA1-800-322-2588 for parents and caregivers to local family and child development resources
LGBTQIA+ Resources’s curated list of resources for our LGBTQIA+ community
Access to Baby & Child Dentistry (ABCD) care and oral health for young children from birth up to age six 
Community Health Care 253-722-1771 and Adoption Clinic available for families and children in foster care, kinship care, and adoption  
Hilltop Medical Clinic (Tacoma)253-441-4742 providers and behavioral health providers available 
Apple Health Core ConnectionCoordinated Care 1-844-354-9876 or low cost health insurance for people in Washington



King County Housing Authority206-574-1100 housing, housing programs, Section 8 vouchers
Pierce County Housing Authority253-620-5400 housing, housing programs, Section 8 vouchers
Seattle City Light Assistance paying for electricity
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) Assistance paying for electricity
Housing Justice Project206-267-7069 legal assistance to low-income tenants facing eviction in King County. Interpreter services available 
Low-cost internet – Seattle area

Low-cost internet
Low-cost internet – multiple counties and/or low-cost internet



Washington State Kinship Navigators360-601-8230 to multiple sources of local support
State Dept. of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF) about kinship in Washington
Catholic Community Services – Kinship Services206-328-6858 services for kinship families


Northwest Justice Project legal help
Legal Counsel for Youth and Children the interests and safety of youth in Washington state Legal services available  
CLEAR (Coordinated Legal Education, Advice and Referral) 

206-494-0323 or written legal advice, written legal information and forms, refer to legal aid services to fit to situation 
The King County Bar Association 


(In King County, call 2-1-1) legal service programs, lawyer referral program, Pro Bono services 
Washington State Pro Bono Council legal aid services 
Kinship Care Solutions 206-267-7086 legal advice and representation for relatives and caregivers seeking minor guardianship of a child/ren 
Civil Legal Aid 206-263-9105 legal services and resources in King County 








Orca Lift 


Orca has card plans for riders who are low-income or interested in subsidized annual passes.  

Pierce County Transit 

Reduced fares available for seniors and people with disabilities 

Generations United released a report in 2022 on the state of “grandfamilies,” grandparents raising their grandchildren. It’s full of great information about what it is like to raise grandkids today.

Click here to open and print the full list of resources we’ve found.