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, Early Learning & Child Development
ProgramPhone
Description
Child Care Resources206-329-1011 Find child care and early learning programs in King and Pierce counties
Working Connections Child Care subsidy1-844-626-8687 Assistance with paying for child care
A Step Ahead253-471 – 2727Child development services in Pierce County
YMCA of Pierce & Kitsap Counties253-534-4715Free memberships for children in foster care and more
Kindering425-747-4004Early learning & school readiness, family education and support, pediatric therapy and support 
The Arc of King County206-364-6337 Serves all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, programs available for parents & guardians too 
Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT)360-725-3500Early intervention services for children from birth to 3 years old with developmental delays or disabilities 
Child Aware of Washington1-800-446-1114Find child care near you
Pierce County Early Childhood Network Resources for families with young children
Concrete Goods for Babies & Kids
Amara Family Resource Center in Tacoma206-260-1707Food pantry, diaper bank, other concrete goods – call for hours
Westside Baby206-767-1662 Basic needs for infants and children; diapers, formula, equipment, etc.  
Eastside Baby Corner425-865-0234 For ages birth to 12 years old for clothing, diapers, formula 
Treehouse206-767-7000 Clothing, school supplies, extracurricular activity assistance, job supplies for youth and young adults in foster case 
St. Mary’s Baby Cupboard206-324-7100 Diapers, formula, and more for families with babies under age two

 

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

Diversion Cash Assistance (DCA) 

877-501-2233 

Short-term assistance for families not interested in TANF assistance

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) 

877-501-2233 

Temporary cash for families in need

 

 

Food

 

Amara Family Resource Center in Tacoma206-260-1707Food, diapers and more
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)877-501-2233 Monthly funds for food
State Food Assistance Program (FAP)877-501-2233 Monthly funds for food for legal immigrants who are not eligible for SNAP
Women Infant and Children Nutrition Program (WIC)1-800-841-1410 Food and infant formula support, nutritional education, health screenings 
United Way of King County206-461-3700 Fuel Your Future program provides essential, culturally appropriate foods 
West Seattle Food Bank206-932-9023 Food bank, including delivery and pet pantry
White Center Food Bank206-762-2848 Food distribution, baby support, mobile food bank, no-cook service 
Kent Food Bank and Emergency Services253-520-3550Food and clothing assistance
The Making a Difference Foundation Eloise’s Cooking Pot Food Bank253-212-2778 Food assistance with no eligibility requirements, including delivery 
Nourish Pierce County food banks253-383-316421 food banks throughout Pierce County

 

 

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

 

Housing, Rent, Utilities

 

King County Housing Authority206-574-1100 Subsidized housing, housing programs, Section 8 vouchers
Pierce County Housing Authority253-620-5400 Subsidized housing, housing programs, Section 8 vouchers
Seattle City Light Assistance Help paying for electricity
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) Assistance Help paying for electricity
Housing Justice Project206-267-7069 Free 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 Free and/or low-cost internet

 

 

Kinship Resources
Amara’s kinship programs206-260-1700Several programs supporting kinship families, including Kin Connections, KinPLUS & the Collaborative Parenting Workshop
Washington State Kinship Navigators360-601-8230Connections to multiple sources of local support
State Dept. of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF) Information about kinship in Washington
Catholic Community Services – Kinship Services206-328-6858Multiple services for kinship families

 

Legal
Northwest Justice Project 206-464-1519Civil legal help
Legal Counsel for Youth and Children  Protects the interests and safety of youth in Washington state Legal services available  
CLEAR (Coordinated Legal Education, Advice and Referral) 

206-494-0323 

Verbal or written legal advice, written legal information and forms, refer to legal aid services to fit to situation 
The King County Bar Association 

1-888-201-1014

(In King County, call 2-1-1)

Free legal service programs, lawyer referral program, Pro Bono services 
Washington State Pro Bono Council 

 

Free legal aid services 
Kinship Care Solutions 206-267-7086 Provides legal advice and representation for relatives and caregivers seeking minor guardianship of a child/ren 
Civil Legal Aid 206-263-9105 Free legal services and resources in King County 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transportation

Orca Lift 

888-988-6722 

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 

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