For more extensive, comprehensive directories of resources and their descriptions, check out the collections below.
Crisis Connections | 2-1-1
Crisis Connections has a large directory of resource information. Five key programs focus on serving the emotional and physical needs of individuals across Washington State including a 24-Hour Crisis Line, King County 211, Teen Link, WA Recovery HelpLine and WA Warm Line.
- 24-Hour Crisis Line 1-866-427-4747
- King County 2-1-1 Dial 2-1-1
- Community Resources Directory website
- WA State 2-1-1 website
Emerald City Resource Guide
Compiled by Real Change, connects people in the Seattle area to services like meals, shelters, treatment centers, and more. Available as a pocket-sized guidebook or an on-line tool. The online tool can filter resources based on your resource needs and your identity.
ParentHelp123 is an on-line resource finder operated by WithinReach, helping Washington State families find services in their communities and apply for health insurance, food assistance programs, and more. Important health information especially for pregnant women, children, and families.
- ParentHelp123 Resource Finder , or
- Call: Help Me Grow Washington Hotline 1-800-322-2588.
WorkSource is the statewide system with local offices to help job seekers find and prepare for their next job or educational opportunity. Job postings, workshops, retraining, and direct access to employers are just a few of the resources WorkSource can provide during your career transition.
- Visit WorkSource North Seattle in-person at the Opportunity Center on campus
- Call: 206-440-2500
- WorkSourceWA website
The Seattle Public Library (SPL)
The SPL is a system of 27 physical locations and a large collection of online resources. As a free public service, it is a hub of information of all sorts for everyone, including books, other media, community resource information, classes, events and special exhibits — and more.
- The Seattle Public Library website
- Community Resource Information at SPL: https://www.spl.org/programs-and-services/civics-and-social-services
- Call: 206-386-4636
Holiday Food & Gift Help for Low-Income Families
This website contains a list of organizations that provide help during the holidays. They are ordered in alphabetical order by city. Scroll down to the “S” section to find locations within Seattle. There are often long waiting lines to get help in these programs so start reaching out early.