Single and Low Income Parent Resources

Goodwin Connections

Fomerly the Seattle Milk Fund. Connects families to educational opportunites. Helps parents who are attending college afford childcare and preschool. 


[email protected]

Goodwin Connections

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 State Department of Health

Washington Summer Food Service

Free or reduced price meals for children who would normally reciece lunches during the school year. 


Summer Food Service program

Washington School Breakfast and Lunch Program

Provides nutritional meals to public and private school children.


National School Lunch Program


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

Department of Commerce

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.


Economic Services Administration

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

Energy and Heating bill assistance. 

Offices of Community Services


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. 

(425) 869-6000


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.

Black Diamond Community Center

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.

(425) 869-6490

Friends of Youth

Need Help Paying My Bills

An online resource that lists local assistance programs. 

Need Help Paying my Bills

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.

Parents without Partners

Parenting Support Groups

An online list of support groups for parents in King County, by Psychology Today. 

Psychology Today

Somali Community Services of Seattle

A Somali founded organization dedicated to helping newly arrived East African Immigrants.

206 760-1181

[email protected]

Somali Community Services of Seattle

Immigrant and Refugee Affairs

List of Seattle programs to assist immigrant parents and families. 

Iand Affairs

Parent Help 123, 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.



Family Works

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. 

(206) 402-3168 


Listening Mothers

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. 


Listening Mothers

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.


Lytle Center

Parent Trust

Washington organization for children and parents, with classes and free ASQ-3 developmental screenings

(206) 233-0156


Red Tricycle

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. 

Family Law CASA

Child Care Resources

A list of child care options in King county. 

Child Care Resources

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!