Single and Low Income Parent Resources
Washington Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
WIC is for pregnant women, new and breastfeeding moms, and children under 5. provides nutritional information for expectant or recent mothers and monthly checks for up to $100 for healthy foods.
Washington Summer Food Service
Free or reduced price meals for children who would normally reciece lunches during the school year.
Washington School Breakfast and Lunch Program
Provides nutritional meals to public and private school children.
Income assistance for Single Mothers.
Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)
Rental Assistance for Single Mothers up to 12 months.
Hours: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m
Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Health and medicaid for Children.
Washington Telephone Assistance Program (WTAP)
Government program providing Low-income Single Mothers with discounts on Cellphone and home phone bills.
Most DSHS offices are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed weekends and holidays.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Energy and Heating bill assistance.
Hopelink has food banks or soup kitchens that offer groceries or meals from every nutritional group, as well as baby items and personal care products to people who need help. Locate a food pantry near you. They also offer rental assistance.
The Black Diamond Community Center
Provide assistance with paying Puget Sound Energy electric and gas bills during the winter months, January thru April. In addition, they offer assistance up to the LAST $75 with rent if there is an eviction notice.
Friends of Youth
Only supports East and North King County. Applicants need to be single and under the age of 25 or families with children, including single moms. All of the financial aid is limited and paid out on a case by case basis.
Need Help Paying My Bills
An online resource that lists local assistance programs.
Parents without Partners
The largest international, nonprofit membership organization devoted to the welfare and interests of single parents and their children. Single parents may join one of the many chapter around the US and Canada; they may be male or female, custodial or non-custodial, separated, divorced, widowed or never married.
Parenting Support Groups
An online list of support groups for parents in King County, by Psychology Today.
Somali Community Services of Seattle
A Somali founded organization dedicated to helping newly arrived East African Immigrants.
Immigrant and Refugee Affairs
List of Seattle programs to assist immigrant parents and families.
Parent Help 123
ParentHelp123.org, is operated by the statewide non-profit WithinReach, and helps Washington State families find services in their communities and apply for health insurance, food assistance programs and more. The website also provides important health information for pregnant women, children and families.
FamilyWorks is the only organization in Seattle with a food bank and family resource center in the same building. Because of this unique blend of services, neighbors and families have access to nutritious groceries at both our Greenwood and Wallingford Food Banks, as well as a wide array of programs and resources at our Wallingford Family Resource Center.
Greenwood: (206) 694-6727
Wallingford: (206) 694-6727
Fussy Baby Network
A program for parents with concerns about their baby’s temperament and behavior during the first year of life, including a Warm Line to call for support and resources. Part of Cooperhouse.
Program offers a unique opportunity for parents of babies birth through six months of age to discover the joys of parenting. Our science based curriculum will help you turn the present moment into a positive moment.
Lytle Center for Pregnancy and Newborns at Swedish
Lytle Center for Pregnancy & Newborns at the Swedish First Hill campus is a modern, 5,400-square-foot, ground-level space that provides a much-needed support network – not only for new moms and babies, but for all family members and caregivers of a newborn, whether or not the baby was born at one of Swedish’s four birthing centers.
Washington organization for children and parents, with classes and free ASQ-3 developmental screenings.
Red Tricycle mission is simple, to help parents have more fun with their kids. We offer ideas for cool things to see, eat, make and do with your kids in your neighborhood.
Family Law CASA: Parenting Classes
A list of parenting classes.
Child Care Resources
A list of child care options in King county.
Know Your Child Care Options: Choices, Costs, & Assistance
From traditional to innovative, there are many different types of child care available and several factors to consider when making a choice for your family. What’s more, child care is expensive, plain and simple. This guide was created to help parents make informed decisions about child care and understand the financial implications of your decision. With a structured approach, asking the right questions and assessing your individual needs, you can find a child care provider that works for your family.
Check out MoneyGeek for more the cost comparisons!