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Web site: http://www.aasa.dshs.wa.gov/
Description: In-home services can help with activities of daily living (personal hygiene, self- medication, toileting, transfer, bathing, walking, dressing, cooking and eating); keeping up the house (essential shopping, laundry, housework, help with essential wood supply); and some medical services (home health care, care for the terminally ill, help with medications, positioning, transportation to medical appointments). 
Areas Served: WA State
Eligibility: DSHS determines your eligibility for services according to both functional and financial requirements. 
How to apply: Call visit web site, or apply in person 

Aging and Disability Services Administration Minor Household Repairs 
Phone: 1-800-422-3263 (voice) – 1-800-737-7931 (TDD) 
Web site: http://www.aasa.dshs.wa.gov/
Description: Home or apartment repairs/modifications for health and safety can be made. (Not available in all communities.)
Area Served: WA State
Eligibility: Age 60 or older DSHS determines your eligibility for services according to both functional and financial requirements. 
How to apply: Call visit web site, or apply in person 

Aging and Disability Services Administration – Personal Emergency Response System 
Phone: 1-800-422-3263 (voice) – 1-800-737-7931 (TDD) 
Web site: http://www.aasa.dshs.wa.gov/programs/inhome.htm
Description: This electronic device allows certain high-risk people to get help in an emergency. The system is connected to a phone; the person may also wear a portable "help" button. 
Area Served: WA State
Eligibility: DSHS determines your eligibility for services according to both functional and financial requirements. 
How to apply: Call visit web site, or apply in person 

Kinship Caregivers Support Program  (KCSP)
Web sitehttp://www1.dshs.wa.gov/kinshipcare/
Description: Do you have responsibility of raising your grandchild or other relative child(ren)? Do you feel you cannot continue caring for this child(ren) unless you get some help? Are you raising the child(ren) without the help of the child welfare system?
If yes, help is available! The Kinship  Caregiver Support Program provides financial assistance to eligible families in need. 
Area Served: Statewide
How to apply: Visit web site to contact the local KCSP in your area.

BenefitsCheckUp Online – Washington
Phone: 1-888-435-3377
Web site: http://beta.benefitscheckup.org/link/seniorservices
Description: What benefits do you qualify for? Senior Services in partnership with the National Council on Aging brings you a free, new product that will assist you in determining what benefits you or a loved one may qualify for. 
Area Served: WA State
Eligibility: By filling a confidential, anonymous survey you can find out what programs you or a loved one may qualify for at a reduced price or for free.
How to apply: Visit web site or call toll free for services
Fees: Most services are low cost or free.

Benefits Checkup - Federal
Web site: http://www.govbenefits.gov
Description: National comprehensive online service to screen for federal, state, and local public benefits that may pay for some costs of prescription drugs, health care, utilities and other essential items or services.
Eligibility: Public
Fees: N.A.
Access: Online only

Caregiver and Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor’s Guide
Brain Injury Resource Center – 
Phone: 206-621-8558
Email: brain@headinjury.com
Web site: http://www.headinjury.com
Description: This guidebook explores the thorny behavioral and intellectual aspects of TBI and offers effective strategies for healing and adjusting to the challenges in the home and beyond.
This book presents a wide array of simple common sense, and behavioral management strategies. Its goal is to help you avoid secondary consequences of TBI that lead to unemployment, academic failure, social isolation and family upheaval. 
Area Served: Seattle, King County, the Pacific NW and the World Wide Web
Eligibility: Brain injury survivors, families, caregivers, and the professionals serving them.
How to apply: Call or email for services
Fees: $15 including postage and handling

Community Information Line - Community Resources Online
Phone: 206-461-3200 –TDD: 206-461-3610 – Toll Free outside Seattle: 1-800-621-INFO 
Web site: http://www.ci.seattle.wa.us/crisisclinic/
Description: A comprehensive information and referral service for health and human services in King County.  It also offers specialized assistance for people with disabilities and caregivers.  The database of community services is available on the web.
Area Served: Western WA
Eligibility: Public
How to apply: For service call 8 am – 6 pm, M – F; or 24 hr web site access
Fees: Information and services are free of charge

Community Parent Resource Center
1118 S. 142nd Street - Tacoma, WA 98444
Phone: (253) 531-2022; (253) 531-0246 – Fax: 
Email: support@p2ppower.org
Web site: http://p2ppower.org
Description: Forus on Asian population. Funded by U.S. Department of Education it provides services to parents of children in need of special education with the goal of empowering them to become better advocates for their children. Asian languageinterpreter service 
Area Served: Pierce, Kitsap and South King County
Eligibility: Asian population 
How to apply: Call for services
Fees: Most services are free of charge.

Crisis Line / 24-hour
Description: A publicly funded, confidential telephone support service for people in emotional distress or crisis.  Anyone can call for immediate support and/or linkage to community services. You do not need to be in crisis to call. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Phone: 206-461-3222 – TDD: 206-461- 3219 – Toll Free outsideSeattle: 1-800-244-5767 
Web site: http://www.crisisclinic.org/
Areas Served: King County, Washington
Eligibility:  Anyone in King County, Washington. 
How to apply: Call for services
Fees: Support and referrals are free of charge

Eldercare Locator
Phone: 1-800-677-1116
Email: %20eldercare_locator@aoa.gov
Web site: http://www.eldercare.gov
Description: A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. The Eldercare Locator connects older Americans and their caregivers with sources of information on senior services. The service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers. 
Eligibility: Public
How to apply: Call or visit web site for services
Fees: Web access, information and referrals are fee

Family Caregiver Alliance
Phone: 1-888-435-3377
Web site: http://www.caregiver.org/ 
Description: A community-based advisory group involved in the planning and evaluation of the Family Caregiver Support Program. Individuals interested in developing information, supportive services, and resources for unpaid family caregivers of seniors and adults with disabilities are invited to participate.
Eligibility: Public
How to apply: Call for services
Fees: Most services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance.

Family Caregiver Programs & Information
Phone: 425-258-4357 or 1-800-584-3578.
Email: info@ snocare.org
Web site: http://www.snocare.org/
Description: Provides information about public and private non-profit agencies that offer services to seniors and disabled adults and their caregivers.
Area Served: Snohomish County
Eligibility: Family caregivers
How to apply: Call for services
Fees: Most services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance.

Family Caregiver Network
Phone: (425) 290-1240 Toll free: 1-800-584-3578
Email: info@snocare.org
Web site: http://www.snocare.org/
Description: provides information on public and private non-profit agencies that offer services to seniors and disabled adults and their caregivers.
Area Served:  Snohomish County
Eligibility: Family caregivers
How to apply: Call for services
Fees: Most services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance.

Help for Caregivers: You're Not Alone – Free Caregivers' Handbook
Phone: Toll-Free 1-800-422-3263
Email: kortelm@dshs.wa.gov
Web site: http://www.aasa.dshs.wa.gov/topics/caregiving/caregiving.htm
Description: Help for family caregivers. Free Caregiver Kit. 
Area:  Served: WA State
Eligibility: The Handbook is also available in Russian and Spanish.
How to apply: To receive it, send us an email or call. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Fees: Free 

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of WA (HMHB)
Phone: 1-800-322-2588 – TTY relay, call 711 or 1-800-833-6388
Email: jenniferl@hmhbwa.org
Web site: http://www.hmhbwa.org/aboutus/home.htm
Description: Provides information and referral for social and health services across Washington State. Also provides eligibility screenings for many programs, including Medicaid, WIC (The Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children), Basic Food and Take Charge Family Planning.
Area Served: WA State
Eligibility: At-risk mothers and babies (substance abuse)
How to apply: Call or email for services
Fees: Most services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance.

http://www.211.org
Telephone: 211
Web site: http://www.211.org
Description: Social and human services information and referral network available in may states and Canada. Funded by a combination of federal, state and local dollars 
Area: Served: King and Snohomish Counties new service beginning in 2005 
Eligibility: Public
Fees: N.A.

Southwest Washington Agency on Aging
7414 NE Hazel Dell, Vancouver, WA 98666-0425
Phone: (360) 694-8144 or (360) 694-6577
Web site: http://www.irccv.org/swaa/contactus.htm
Description: This regional non-profit service agency dedicated to helping frail seniors and adults with disabilities access needed community services in Clark, Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, Klickitat and Skamania counties. Administers Medicaid in-home services, non-Medicaid, and other community services within the five county area.
Areas Served: (360) 577-4929 - Cowlitz & Wahkiakum Counties, (509) 427-9466 - Skamania County Senior Services; (509) 493-3068 - White Salmon, Klickitat County Senior Services
(509) 773-3757 - Goldendale, Klickitat County Senior Services
Eligibility: In-home services to seniors and persons with disabilities.
How to apply: Call for the number in your county for services 

Southeast Washington Family Caregiver Support Program
Phone: 360-664-2168 Toll free: 1-888-545-0910
Web Site: http://www.altcwashington.com/
Description:  Multiservice center serving disabled, elderly and low-income citizens. Services include: adult day health, and respite, transportation, housing, information and referral, employment, case management and caregivers support..
Areas Served: Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, Kittitas, Walla Walla, and Yakima counties
Eligibility: Seniors and disabled adults
How to apply: Call for services

Southwest Washington Family Caregiver Support Program
7414 NE Hazel Dell, Vancouver, WA 98666-0425
Phone: (360) 694-8144 or (360) 694-6577
Cowlitz & Wahkiakum: (360) 577-4929 - 
Skamania: (509) 427-9466 - 
White Salmon & Klickitat Counties: (509) 493-3068 - 
Goldendale, Klickitat: (509) 773-3757 -
Web site: http://www.irccv.org/swaa/contactus.htm
Description: Administers Medicaid in-home services, non-Medicaid, and other community services 
Eligibility: In-home services to seniors and persons with disabilities.
How to apply: Call for the number in your county for services 

Grant County - North Columbia Family Caregiver Support 
903 W 3rd Ave, Moses Lake, WA 98837
Phone: (509) 765-9206 Info Line - Accepts Collect Calls From Clients -- FAX: (509) 765-9619:  Toll Free: (888) 765-9206
Web site: http:www.nccac.net
Description: Provides a broad variety of survival and transitional services such as energy assistance, housing, emergency assistance
Areas Served: Grant, Adams and Lincoln counties.
Eligibility: Low income disadvantaged persons 
How to apply: Call for services

Snohomish County Long Term Care and Aging
2722 Colby Avenue, Suite 104 Everett, WA 98201
Phone: 425-388-7307
Email: FamilyCareGivers@co.snohomish.wa.us
Web site: http://www.co.snohomish.wa.us/humansrv/LTCA_Main_Page.htm
Description: Long term care and aging services
Area Served: Snohomish County
Eligibility: Public 
How to apply: Call for services
Fees: Most services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance.

Snohomish County Family Caregiver Resource Line
2722 Colby Avenue, Suite 104 – Everett, WA 98201
Phone: 425-388-7200 – FAX: 425-388-7304
Web site: http://www.co.snohomish.wa.us/humansrv/LTCA_Main_Page.htm
Description: Comprehensive information and referrals
Area Served: Snohomish County
Eligibility: Public
How to apply: Call or visit web site for services
Fees: Information and referrals and web access are free of charge.

Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP)
6316 S. 12th Street, Suite B - Tacoma, WA 98465
Phone: (253) 565-2266 (V/TTY); (800) 572-7368 (V/TTY)
Email: stomp@washingtonpave.com
Web site: http://www.washingtonpave.org/
Description: A special service of PAVE - Parents Are Vital in Education. Provides training and support for military parents.
Area Served: Western WA
Eligibility: Military parents
How to apply: Call for services
Fees: Most services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance.

Stillaguamish Senior Center
Arlington, WA
Phone: 360-653-4551
Description: Offers information and support for those caring for a spouse, partner or family member. Participants share ideas on caregiving, discuss ways to alleviate stress and offer each other emotional support  Hours: Every Wednesday, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Area Served: Arlington
Eligibility: Caregivers
How to apply: Call for services
Fees: free support group.

Visiting Nurse Services of the NW
6100 – 219th St SW Ste 400 
Mountlake Terrace, WA 9843-2282
Phone: 1-800-449-2221 –   425-778-2400 
Email: info@vnsnw.com
Web site: http://www.vnsnw.com
Description: Home Health Agency providing skilled nursing, rehabilitative, and maintenance services to patients their home. No hourly minimum
Area Served: Pacific NW
Eligibility: Adults and children in need of in-home, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services.
How to apply: Call for services
Fees: Most services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance.

Volunteer Search & Rescue
5506 Old Machias Rd. – Snohomish WA 98290 
Phone: 425-388-3825
Email: nwelt@pacifier.com
Web site: http://www.scvsar.org/
Description: The CareTrak mobile locator is a state of-the-art tracking receiver that can locate a missing wanderer up to a mile on the ground and many miles from the air. When a person wears a one-ounce transmitter bracelet and wanders, the Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff’s Office Volunteers or Search and Rescue can locate the wanderer by dialing in the specific frequency of the person’s wrist transmitter. 
Area Served: Snohomish County
Eligibility: Cognitively challenged individuals who wander off and become lost.
How to apply: For more information or service call or visit the website
Fees: Most services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance

Washington PAVE - Parents Are Vital in Education 
6316 S 12th Street - Tacoma, WA 98465 
Phone: 1-800-572-7368 Office - 1-253-565-2266 Office 
Email: wapave9@washingtonpave.com
Web site: http://www.washingtonpave.org/
Description: Originated in 1979 through the Parent's Campaign for Disabled Children and Youth to help parents learn about the rights of children with special needs and how to become their child's best advocate. Castle Rock office PO Box 775, Castle Rock, WA 98611. Email address: wapave@tdn.com. 
Area Served: Washington State
Eligibility requirements: Public
Fees: None

Washington State Fathers' Network
16120 NE 8th Street - Bellevue, WA 98008-3937 
Phone: 425-747-4004 X 4286 (Bellevue) 
206-284-2859 Office (Seattle)
Email: jmay@fathersnetwork.org
Web site: http://www.fathersnetwork.org
Description: Advocates and supports fathers and families of children with chronic illness and/or developmental disabilities. Sponsors fifteen regional programs across the State of Washington.
Eligibility: Have a child with special needs or work with families that do 
Area Served: Washington State 


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