King County Community Resources

May 2003

Community Information Line 206-461-3210

Community resources online:  financial, food, housing, mental health, etc. 

Crisis Line 206-461-3222

24-hour crisis hot line for clients, mental health referrals

Domestic Violence Resources, King County Office of Civil Rights

Domestic violence resources

DSHS  Department of Social and Health Services

Provides information on community service offices by zip code

Application for cash, medical, food benefits

DSHS publications

Food Banks/Hot Meals, City of Seattle Human Services Department

Information on where to go for food bags or hot meals

Northwest Justice Project, 206-461-1519

Advocate/legal information on debt, education, employment, family, government benefits, healthcare, housing immigrants, senior citizens, youth, Native Americans. Information in many languages.

King County Community and Human Services

Mental health and chemical dependency resources

Metro Online Information

Information on planning a bus trip, bus passes, timetables, etc.

Patient Assistance Programs for prescription medications

Inclusive listings and applications by drug and/or manufacturer name

Seattle area drug hotlines and treatment resources

Drug treatment resources, etc.

Seattle King County Dental Society 206-443-7607

Dental resources

Seattle Housing Authority 206-239-1500

Information/ resources for low-income housing

Senior Information & Assistance (Senior IA) 206-448-3110

Excellent resource for all things related to seniors

Screening for many entitlement programs

Senior Rights 206-448-5720

Social Security Online

Information on retirement, disability, survivorís benefits, SSI, Medicare, Medicaid

SHIBA 800-397-4422

Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) Consumer Help line. Information on health insurance access and coverage.

Washington State Basic Health 800-826-2444

Information and application for Basic Health

Where To Turn Plus& (WTT+) 206-448-3110

Resources available in book form or online (prepared by the Crisis Clinic, above). A copy of this book is at the Social Work desk.

Note: For other counties contact the Community Information Lines:

Pierce County 253-572-4357
Snohomish County 425-258-4227
Kitsap County 360-377-0053