Community Resources

Welcome to our Community Resource page. Below you will find a curated list of local resources, outside of Bellevue LifeSpring, that may be helpful for you and your family.

Do you know of a resource that you’d like to share with Bellevue families? Please email the information to our Community Outreach Coordinator, Dzenita, at Dzenita@BellevueLifeSpring.org and we will add it to the page. Thanks!

Transitional Housing

If you are homeless and seeking housing assistance, contact your Regional Access Point to get help finding housing and other resources. Individuals and families experiencing homelessness may call ahead to schedule an appointment.

The Bellevue Regional Access Point is The Salt House in Kirkland
Address: 11920 NE 80th Street, #100, Kirkland, WA 98033
Phone: (206) 328-5900
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. By appointment only.
Find more regional access points and information here: https://kcrha.org/regional-access-points/

Financial Capability Program

If you are looking for financial assistance, Hopelink offers a Financial Capability program, financial coaching, education, and other tools and resources.

You can join Hopelink’s financial sessions every Tuesday from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. for an informal question-and-answer session with financial coaches. Interpreters are available. No registration is required. You can find the Zoom link and other information about navigating your finances here: https://www.hopelink.org/programs/financial-capabilities

For financial coaching, email FinancialCoaching@hopelink.org or call 425-250-3003 to make an appointment.

Hopelink’s Bellevue Center Phone: (425) 943-7555 (press 2 and then opt 5)

Free Help With Taxes

If you need assistance with filing your taxes, you can receive free help from the United Way of King County and AARP. Their IRS-certified volunteers can help you understand your tax situation. Virtual Tax Assistance is available online.

Walk-in help is available through Sunday, April 21, 2024

Learn More Here.

Tenant Counseling

If you’re renting or looking for rental housing, Solid Ground provides tenant counseling, information, resources, and tools to help you understand your rights and responsibilities, avoid eviction, and maintain your rental housing. (Tenants seeking rental assistance should contact 2.1.1 for screening eligibility for all King County programs.)

Learn More Here.

Domestic Violence (DV) Shelter

Solid Ground offers shelter for parents experiencing domestic violence. Call (206) 299-2500 for Solid Ground’s confidential DV shelter for survivor-led households with parents of all gender identities – or call 2.1.1 toll-free at 1.800.621.4636, M–F, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. for info about all King County resources.

Crisis Care: Rent Assistance

If you are experiencing a short-term rent crisis due to unexpected expenses, India Association of Western Washington (IAWW) may be able to support you with rental assistance.

For crisis assistance please contact IAWW at (253) 234-9989 (ext.5).
Learn more about IAWW’s other crises supports here: https://iacswa.org/services/crisis-care/

Disaster Cash Assistance Program

This emergency cash assistance program is available to people who are not eligible for other cash assistance programs. Unlike Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF, people without children and who are not pregnant may be eligible, as well as families who meet the income and resource limits of the program listed in the tables below. This cash assistance is available to Washington residents regardless of citizenship status and does not require applicants to provide a Social Security number. The monthly benefit amount depends on household size, income, and need.

This program requires an application and interview.

You can apply online at WashingtonConnection.org or call the Customer Service Contact Center at (877) 501–2233.

Read more information here.

Eviction Prevention

This emergency cash assistance program is available to people who are not eligible for other cash assistance programs. Unlike Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF, people without children and who are not pregnant may be eligible, as well as families who meet the income and resource limits of the program listed in the tables below. This cash assistance is available to Washington residents regardless of citizenship status and does not require applicants to provide a Social Security number. The monthly benefit amount depends on household size, income, and need.

This program requires an application and interview.

You can apply online at WashingtonConnection.org or call the Customer Service Contact Center at (877) 501–2233.

Read more information here.

Emergency Temporary Housing

4 Tomorrow assists City of Bellevue residents who are unhoused and waiting on permanent or temporary housing with hotel or motel assistance.

To find out if you’re eligible, refer to the bottom of this page here: https://www.4tomorrow.today/ourprograms

Email: laura@4tomorrowtoday.org

Emergency Assistance

Catholic Community Services may be able to help, based on eligibility, families, single adults, seniors, and people with disabilities with a variety of emergency and basic needs. Services include: Rental Assistance and Eviction Prevention, Move-in Assistance, Utility Assistance and Shut-off Prevention, Information & Resource Referral, Short-term Case Management, Bus Tickets (based on availability)

To access services in East King County, please call (425) 213-1963 x2

Translation and interpretation is available. Learn more.

Emergency Shelter and Housing Support

If you are in need of rent support, The Y Social Impact Center is offering rental assistance, which includes rental, mortgage, and move-in assistance for Bellevue residents. Funding is available to cover a maximum of three months of assistance, including up to one month of future rent.

To find out if you are eligible to receive assistance, find out here.

Summer Food Support

If your child is in need of food support this summer, the Washington State Summer EBT program, SUN Bucks, will provide families with $120 for each eligible school-aged child to buy food when school is out. Students who are registered on the Free and Reduced Priced Meal Program at their school will automatically qualify for SUN Bucks. If your children are not already registered, you are encouraged to complete the 2023-2024 Free and Reduced Priced Meal application or the Family Income Survey (CEP schools only) by May 15, 2024. SUN Bucks will be issued beginning mid-June through the end of August 2024.

Learn more here.

Produce at Safeway with SNAP Benefits

If you shop at Safeway using your SNAP Benefits and spend $10 or more on produce, you’ll receive a $10 coupon for produce on your next visit. Be sure to check which local stores offer these coupons and remember to keep your receipt to claim your discount on future produce purchases.

Find a local store here.

Community Food Pantry

If you are in need of grocery assistance, Fall City Community Food Pantry offers grocery assistance for individuals in need.

Phone: (425) 269-8090 (For immediate needs.)
Hours of operation: First and third Wednesdays of the month, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Learn more here.

Hopelink Food Program

Hopelink offers a food market where families can shop at the market as they would in a typical grocery store, at no cost, by choosing the items that best fit their household needs. All shoppers must be enrolled in the Food Assistance Program and after enrollment paperwork is complete, can shop immediately within market hours of operation. Once enrollment is fully processed (this may take up to two [2] weeks) clients can schedule appointments. Appointments are scheduled in person with market check-in staff.

To fill out a enrollment form (at the bottom of the page) for the Food Assistance Program, click here.

Bellevue Hours of Operation:
Mondays- Appointments: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. &  5 p.m. to 6 p.m. / Walk-ins: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesdays – Appointments: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. / Walk-ins: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesdays – Appointments: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. / Walk-ins: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursdays – Appointments: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. & 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. / Walk-ins: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. &  6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Fri-Sun: Closed

Walk-in Meals

If you are in need of a meal, Sophia’s Way and Helen’s Way offers meals (breakfast and lunch) to women in need.

For more information, click here.

Sophia’s Way
Hours: Everyday, 8 am to 3 pm
Phone: (425) 896-7385
Address: 3032 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

Helen’s Way
Hours: 24/7
Phone: (425) 572-2178
Address: 8045 120th Avenue NE, Suite 200, Kirkland, WA 98033

Request a Meal

Lasagna Love will deliver a home-cooked lasagna or main dish to your family one night.

If you or someone you know would like to request a lasagna dinner for one night, fill out this form.

Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank

If your family is struggling to keep your cupboards and fridge full of healthy, nutritious food, the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank can help. They serve all residents in the state of Washington for food service and diapers. You can visit one time each week they are open.

If you are interested in getting assistance, learn more here.
Hours: Open every other week, Monday-Thursday from 1:00-7:00 p.m.
Address: 179 1st Ave SE, Issaquah, WA 98027

Renewal Food Bank

Renewal Food Bank provides food and hygiene resources to the Eastside community.

Get Help Here

Address: Highland Covenant Church, 15022 Bel-Red Road. Bellevue, Washington 98007
Hours of operation:
Mondays – 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesdays – 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Wednesdays – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Eastgate Bible Fellowship Food Bank

Eastgate Bible Fellowship Food Bank provides food resources to families on the Eastside.

If you are in need of food resources, learn more here.
Hours of operation:
Fridays – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
First Saturday of Each Month – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Free Food Boxes

If you are in need of weekly food supply, Plant Based Food Share is providing free weekly boxes full of healthy produce, grains, baked goods, bread, and more to anyone who needs them.

To get a box, you might sign up the week before for pick-up on Saturdays in Central Seattle and Sundays in South Seattle. Sign-up forms for each weekend are posted online the previous Tuesday at 7:30 pm

Sign Up Here.

Hopelink- PSE Assistance

If you are in need of reducing your household heating costs or avoiding disconnection, Hopelink offers assistance with a PSE Program. Puget Sound Energy customers can receive assistance and a discount on their billing rate with PSE Help and PSE Bill Discount Program. Please note that appointments are limited and get filled very quickly.

To see if you qualify for the program, learn more here.

If you have already applied and want to learn your current status, click here.

St. Vincent de Paul Helpline

St. Vincent de Paul Helpline assists people who need help with paying their utilities. If you have already called the Helpline and have a request that is pending, please follow-up with their Helpline Call Center at (206) 767-6449, M-F, 8 am-3 pm

If you would like to submit a request to get assistance, click here. This form is available 7 am to 7 pm, Monday to Friday.

Jubilee Reach- Utility Assistance

Jubilee Reach provides support for rent and utility bills. After receiving a referral through the Bellevue Public Schools or other community partners, families meet with Jubilee Reach qualified Community Care staff who can assist with various issues. Connect with the family engagement specialist at your child’s school to access Jubilee Reach services.

Learn More Here.

Bellevue Clothing Bank

The Bellevue Seventh-Day Adventist Church provides free clothing resources and small household items for individuals in need.

Get Clothing Support Here

Hours of Operation:
Open to serve clients from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday.

Jubilee Reach Thrift Store

In order to receive clothing assistance from Jubilee Reach, families have to receive a referral through the Bellevue Public Schools or other community partners. Connect with the family engagement specialist at your child’s school to access the Jubilee Reach Thrift store.

Learn more about the Jubilee Reach Thrift Store.
For questions or information, please email Jubilee Thrift Store at info@jubileereach.org

Hygiene Kits

Essentials First Community Kit program offers four types of kits: Hygiene, Street, Warmth, and Cold. These kits are available at no cost to community members through the drop-in center in our Bellevue office, community events, and partner organizations throughout the Puget Sound Region. Weather-dependent kits are made and distributed seasonally, while hygiene and street kits are available year-round.

Learn more about these kits.
For questions, call (425)-502-7768 or email admin@essentialsfirst.org

Hygiene Bank

The Life Community Church offers a variety of hygiene products families may need.

Hours: Every first Thursday of the month from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
For questions, contact (425) 827-5681 or visit here.

Highland Health Center

If you have a child in the Bellevue School District, Highland Middle School has an onsite health center open to Bellevue families and students. They offer services of no-cost medical, behavioral and dental health including health education services for all Highland students.

To schedule an appointment at the Highland Health Center, stop by Room 111 or call at (425) 373-3135. They are currently offering Telehealth appointments, as well as in person.

To register online, learn more here.

Address: 15027 Bel-Red Rd, Bellevue, WA 98007

HHC Brochure English 2022
HHC Brochure Spanish 2022

CALMA Clinic

If you have a child between the ages of two and 18, Seattle Children’s Hospital offers the CALMA Clinic, a Spanish mental health clinic for children and families who prefer to get some or all of their care in Spanish. Their providers are bilingual in Spanish and English.

To learn more about their services, click here.

Free King County Health Clinic

If you are struggling getting access to affordable care, The Seattle/King County Clinic is hosting a four-day event, February 15 – 18, providing free medical, dental, and vision care. Patients do not need to live in Seattle or King County to get care. No ID, documentation, or insurance required. Tickets are required to attend and are handed out each day starting at 5:30 a.m. at Fisher Pavillion in Seattle Center.

To learn more about this event click here.

Free Eye Exams

If you are in need of an eye exam, America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses offers free eye exams. When you call for an appointment, mention the “National Cares Vision” program when setting up the appointment.

Families can qualify if they:

  • Earn less $50,000
  • Do NOT have insurance
  • Have State Insurance (Apple or Molina)

Learn more here.
Bellevue location: 15015 Main Street Bellevue, WA 98007.
Phone: (425) 519-6264

Mental Health Support

If you or your family are in need of assistance accessing mental health care or substance abuse treatment, Care Solace is a mental health care coordination service for Bellevue School District students, staff, and families. They offer a variety of services to remove the barriers to accessing care. Assistance is provided in various languages and operates 24/7, every day of the year.

Learn more here.

Other Services:

Washington Health Insurance: Find Affordable Plans
YMCA Counseling Services and Suicide Prevention for All Ages
YMCA Services for Youth & Young Adults 
YMCA Resources for Partners & Families 
SeaMar Bellevue Behavioral Health- Child & Family Services
SeaMar Behavioral Health Clinics 
Youth Eastside Services | Youth Service Center Seattle

Babies of Homelessness

If you are a low-income parent or family facing homelessness, Babies of Homelessness serves families with children that are in need of support. They offer diapers, wipes, and formula. To receive assistance, Call (866) 442-6443.

Learn more here.

KidVantage

If you are in need of essentials for your child, including clothing, diapers, etc, the KidVantage Issaquah location works with partners in King and north Pierce counties to assist families with essentials for children and expectant mothers each week.

If you have questions about KidVantage and how to receive services, contact (425) 865-0234.
Learn more here.

WIC and Northshore Public Heath

WIC offers a variety of resources for pregnant women and women with babies. The ICM program provides support and referral to needed medical, social, educational and other resources in the local community to help babies and families thrive. Care team members include Public Health Nurses, Nutritionists, Social Worker and Community Health Worker.

If you have questions about the Public Health Center and how to receive services, contact (206) 263-2850.
Learn more here.
Address: 13030 121st Way NE #202, Kirkland, WA 98034
Hours:
Wednesday – Thursday: 8 am to 6 pm
Friday: 8 am to 5 pm

HealthPoint

If you or your family need assistance receiving a medical care, HealthPoint employs a wide range of medical, dental, pharmacy, and behavioral health specialists to help you and your family get complete and convenient care. In addition to primary medical and dental care, they provide other essential services.

To see if you qualify and request an appointment, learn more here.
Find a location closest to you, here.

Small Threads for Kids — Issaquah

If you have extra clothes or your children have grown out their current clothes, Small Threads may be able to help. Small Threads for Kids is simple — bring them your gently, pre-loved items (6 items per day or 35 items with an appointment) and they  will take it from there. Once your item sells, you receive 40% in-store credit, which you can then purchase other clothing items that fit your children’s needs.

To learn more and schedule an appointment, click here.
Address: 1480 NW Gilman Blvd, Issaquah, WA 98027
Contact: (425) 427-5430

Working Connections Child Care

Working Connections Child Care (WCCC) helps eligible families pay for child care. When a family qualifies for childcare subsidy benefits and chooses an eligible provider, the state pays a portion of the cost of child care. Parents may be responsible for a copayment to their provider each month. Families experiencing homelessness may be approved for up to 12 months to help resolve issues surrounding homelessness.

To see if you are eligible for Child Care Subsidy Benefits, learn more here.
To apply, click on the application site here.

Childcare Assistance

If you are a parent in search of little to no-cost childcare, ChildCare Aware of Washington helps parents and guardians find licensed childcare near you. Their childcare experts serve families in over 250 languages at no cost to families. If your family is experiencing homelessness, they will help you find free childcare for up to 12 months.

You can use the online search tool or call the Family Center at 1-800-446-1114, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Learn more here.

Free Internet for Your Child

Project 10Million offers free 100GBs/year of data, free mobile hotspots, and access to low-cost laptops and tablets, for eligible students. The application only takes a few minutes to complete.

To apply for your child, click the link here.

Free Orca Cards for Youth

If your child is in need of transporation, Orca Transit is free for riders 18 and younger thanks to Move Ahead Washington, a statewide transportation funding package. You will need to upload a copy of your K-12 student ID, state ID, driver’s license, birth certificate or passport to confirm your age.

To learn more about the requirements, click the link here.

ESL Classes

If you need assistance with learning English, Jubilee Reach offers free English language classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced-level students. Classes run from October 2023 to May 2024 on certain mornings and evenings.

Students attend twice per week for three hours of instruction at the Jubilee REACH Center in Bellevue. Registrations are accepted year-round, although class space is limited, and registering does not guarantee enrollment.

If you would like to register, please complete the registration form here. You will then receive an email with the date and time of your pre-test at Jubilee REACH.

For more information, send Jubilee Reach an email at esl@jubileereach.org. 

Rent Smart Virtual Classes

The King County Library and Solid Ground are holding free online courses for community members to learn more about renting in the state of Washington. You will discuss tenant’s rights and procedures from the Residential Landlord Tenant Act of Washington State and more. Registration is required.

To register for the next course, click the link here.

Practice Your English

English Language Learners Alliance (ELLA)  has four ways non-native English speakers in our local area (in and around King County) can practice English. All events are free. For in-person events, no sign-up is required.

For online events, sign up here.

Free Virtual Credit & Budget Counseling Workshop

If you are looking to improve and understand your credit standing and ultimately help get your finances on track, Urban League offers free (virtual) two-hour workshops every fourth Tuesday of the month.

To join, register here at least 24 hours before the workshop date.

Free Medical Care for Homeless Individuals

If you experiencing homelessness and are in need of medical care, King County’s Mobile Medical Program provides walk-in medical care for people who are living homeless (or were recently homeless) only. Their program can provide resources for health insurance, transportation, referrals to shelters and more. Call the Mobile Van nursing lines if you would like to confirm the clinic start and end time for a particular day.

Learn more here.