Community Resources

WA State Hard Times Resources:

www.sos.wa.gov/library/hardtimes/

This website provides a comprehensive overview of resource information, including links to support services & special sections for seniors, disabled persons, & veterans. Topics include:

  • Family & parenting information, including:
    • Medical & resource information for children.
    • Government family support programs & resources.
    • Counseling services & information.
  • Health & food programs, including:
    • Low income energy assistance.
    • Home weatherization.
    • Medical bill assistance.
    • Uninsured assistance.
    • Low cost insurance.
    • Stress management.
    • Food assistance.
  • Housing information, including links to several available programs.
  • Information for special populations, including:
    • Disabled persons, including programs, services, & nonprofit organizations that connect individuals with resources & rehabilitation.
    • Seniors, including programs, services, & aging/elder law resources.
    • Spanish speaking persons, including En Espańol for Washington State residents.
    • Veterans, including veteran support services.
  • Money-related topics, including links:
    • Money management.
    • Bill paying.
    • Credit information.
    • Banking information.

Tip: This website is accessible for everyone & serves as a “jump-off point” to related resources outside the WA State Hard Times homepage. Don’t forget to check out easy-to-use extras such as the Tip Jar, Employment Calculator, FAQs, & interactive Services Map.

A few of the topics in the Washington State Hard Times Resources are:

Disabled Persons
www.sos.wa.gov/library/hardtimes/disabled.aspx
Family & Parenting
www.sos.wa.gov/library/hardtimes/family.aspx
Health & Food
www.sos.wa.gov/library/hardtimes/health.aspx
Housing
www.sos.wa.gov/library/hardtimes/housing.aspx
Money
www.sos.wa.gov/library/hardtimes/finances.aspx
Seniors
www.sos.wa.gov/library/hardtimes/seniors.aspx
Spanish-Speaking Persons
www.sos.wa.gov/library/hardtimes/spanish.aspx
Veterans
www.sos.wa.gov/library/hardtimes/veterans.aspx

Gov Benefits.gov

www.benefits.gov/

This website provides tools to help you identify government benefit services, including searches for available benefits based on:
  • Resource type.
  • Service category.
  • Location.
Tip: This website is accessible for everyone. To determine benefit eligibility, this site will ask you a series of confidential questions. Many of the questions are of a personal nature & you may feel uncomfortable supplying this information online. Feel free to explore the site in other ways, or call the agency providing the benefits directly. Most programs list contact names & numbers.

Career One Stop

www.careeronestop.org/

This website’s Washington State Resources section lists re-employment links, including:
  • Unemployment.
  • Training & education.
  • Healthcare.
  • Foreclosure.
Its clear categories help you find information quickly.

Tip: This website is accessible for everyone & serves as a “jump-off point” to related resources outside Career One Stop. Remember, links will take you away from the main page. Use your browser’s back button or click the link above to return to your starting point.

Employment Security-WA

https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/worksource/Employment.aspx

This website focuses on unemployment, including information on:
  • Unemployment insurance.
  • How to open an unemployment claim.
Information is available in several languages.

Tip: This website is accessible for everyone & especially helpful for laid-off workers. Use the Quick Guides to access valuable information fast.

Mapping Your Future

http://mappingyourfuture.org/

For Students & Job Seekers:
http://mappingyourfuture.org/Money/
Show Me the Future:
http://showmethefuture.org
The home page contains important information for anyone going to school or looking for work, including tools for:
  • Money management.
  • Checkbook balancing.

The Mapping Your Future section lets you play a decision-making game, including decisions about:

  • Renting versus buying a home.
  • What food(s) to purchase.
  • Buying a car versus taking the bus.
  • Other life choices based on income, family makeup, & career level.


Tip: This website is accessible for everyone. For general information, consult the home page. Use topic-focused links to explore different sections of the site.

Department of Social & Health Services

www.dshs.wa.gov

This website provides DSHS program information, including:
  • Eligibility calculator to help determine if you are eligible for services.
  • Financial assistance, such as temporary assistance for needy families.
  • Food assistance, such as WIC & food bank locations.
  • Medical assistance for adults, children, the disabled, & the elderly.
  • Emergency assistance.

Tip: This website is accessible for everyone & serves as a “jump-off point” to other state sponsored services & programs. Remember, links will take you away from the main page. Use your browser’s back button or click the link above to return to your starting point.

Home Page

www.dshs.wa.gov
Eligibility Calculator
www.dshs.wa.gov/esa/TEC/
Food Assistance
http://foodhelp.wa.gov
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
http://www.dshs.wa.gov/manuals/aces/sections/tanf.shtml
Medical Assistance
http://hrsa.dshs.wa.gov/HRSAClient.htm

WA Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

www.dshs.wa.gov/dvr/Individuals/Individuals.aspx

This website focuses on services for workers with disabilities, including information on:

  • General resources.
  • Employment resources.

Tip: This website is for disabled workers & serves as a “jump-off point” to related resources outside DVR. Remember, links will take you away from the main page. Use your browser’s back button or click the link above to return to your starting point.

Home Page
www.dshs.wa.gov/dvr/Individuals/Individuals.aspx
Employment

 www.dshs.wa.gov/dvr/Individuals/Resources.aspx

 

Washington Connection

www.washingtonconnection.org

Through Washington Connection residents can easily and securely learn about and apply for a broad array of programs and services online:

  • Food, cash, and medical assistance
  • Child care subsides
  • Long-term care services and support
  • Drug and alcohol treatment

 

Palouse Resource Guide

www.accessonthepalouse.org/

The Palouse Resource Guide is now a part of Project Access.  This website focuses on social service assistance programs in Whitman & Latah Counties.

Tip: This website is accessible for everyone. To access information, type a category in the search box. This site serves as a “jump-off point” to related resources outside the Palouse Resource Guide. Remember, links will take you away from the main page. Use your browser’s back button or click the link above to return to your starting point.

4 People.org

http://4people.org/eastern/whitman.html

This website focuses on Whitman County assistance programs.

Tip: This website is accessible for everyone & serves as a “jump-off point” to related resources outside 4people.org. Remember, links will take you away from the main page. Use your browser’s back button or click the link above to return to your starting point. Select the County Links icon for phone numbers.

Parent Help 123

www.parenthelp123.org/

This website connects families to:
  • Food & health resources.
  • Employment & financial assistance.
Tip: This website is for parents & serves as a “jump-off point” to related resources outside Parent Help 123. Remember, links will take you away from the main page. Use your browser’s back button or click the link above to return to your starting point. Select the County Links icon for phone numbers.

WA Law Help

www.washingtonlawhelp.org

This website provides Washington State-specific information on:
  • Finding legal assistance, including low-income & circumstance-related qualification details.
  • Legal issues.
Tip: This website is for Washington State residents & serves as a “jump-off point” to related resources outside WA Law Help. Remember, links will take you away from the main page. Use your browser’s back button or click the link above to return to your starting point. Select the County Links icon for phone numbers.