Basic Needs

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)


Assistance obtaining new state ID


Free Orca Passes: We have an amazing resource this week—free 12-month Orca Cards! King County Metro and Sound Transit are offering free Orca passes for residents of King, Pierce and Snohomish counties who make at or below 80% of the FPL. They must also be enrolled in one of the following state programs: TANF, RCA, ABD, PWA, SSI, or HEN.


DSHS Reduced Cost Services Guide: A comprehensive listing of state-wide discount programs on utlities, transportation, retail, and recreation.


Real Change, The Emerald City Resource Guide: The Emerald City Resource Guide is a publication of Real Change and a comprehensive, up-to-date list of services for people experiencing homelessness and poverty.

A Century of Hope- Catholic Community Services

Crisis Clinic- Helping Lives on the Line

Washington Connection- Your Link to Services

This is the website where Washington State residents can sign up for public benefits, including Medicaid, Food Stamps, TANF, and WIC. 

Money Steps- Financial Education Program for Those who have Experienced Incarceration

Washington State Coalition for Language Access

Advocates for Immigrants in Detention Northwest

Helps provide basic needs for people releasing from the Northwest Detention Center.