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Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) - Independent Living Program
Phone: Toll-free 1-800-754-5960 Voice/TTY
Web site: http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/dvr/index.htm
Description: The Independent Living (IL) Program helps people with severe disabilities become more involved in family and community life. The Independent Living Program is designed for people with disabilities who want to increase their independence. The program may assist with attendant care management, counseling and advocacy, living arrangements, skill training, and services to the customer’s family.
Area Served: Western WA
Eligibility: WA State Residents 
How to apply: Call for services
Fees: Free information and referrals. 

Center for Independence
10828 Gravelly Lake Dr. SW - Lakewood, WA 98499-
(253) 582-1253 - (253) 584-4374 TTY
Web: http://www.centerforindependence.org
Email: cfi@centerforindependence.org
Description: Provides resources and services for individuals with disabilities to more fully access and participate in the community through outreach, advocacy and skills Development. Also provides client support group
Area Served: Pierce County, South King County and Thurston County, WA
Eligibility: Individuals with disabilities and their families
How to apply: Call for services

Disability Resource Center
607 SE Everett Mall Way, Suite 17 - Everett, WA 98208-
Phone: (425) 347-5768: V/TTY - (425) 710-0767 FAX
Web: http://www.wa-ilsc.org/
Email: Ilsc@richpoor.com
Description: Provides information, resources and services for individuals with disabilities to more fully access and participate in the community through outreach, advocacy and skills Development. Services include computer and litercy training.
Area Served: Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom Counties
How to apply: Call for services
Fees: Many services provided free of charge 

Disability Resource Network
16315 N. 87th Street Suite B-3 - Redmond, WA 98052
(425) 558-0993 Ext: V/TTY – Fax: (425) 558-4773 --
Toll-Free: 800-216-3335
Web: http://www.wccd.org/dnet.htm
Email: dnetredmond@yahoo.com 
Description: Provides resources and services for individuals with disabilities to more fully access and participate in the community through outreach, advocacy and skills Development.
Area Served: King & Snohomish Counties
Eligibility: Individuals with disabilities
How to apply: Call for services

Central Washington Disability Resources
 422 North Pine Street, Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone: (509) 962-9620; TTY: (509) 962-9620l FAX: (509) 933-1571
Email: voncwdr@televar.com
Web site: http://www.disabilitypride.org/
Description: Provides resources and services for individuals with disabilities to more fully access and participate in the community through outreach, advocacy and skills Development. Also provides TBI Support group
Areas Served: central Washington
Eligibility: Individuals with disabilities and their families
How to apply: Call for services
Fees: Medicaid, private pay and insurance 
Languages other than English: Interpreter services available

Coalition of Responsible Disabled (CORD)
612 North Maple Street; Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: (509) 326-6366; TTY: (509) 326-6355; FAX: (509) 327-2420
Email: elecord@cet.com
Web site: http://www.darsw.com/
Description: Provides individualized services, referrals and advocacy  to assists people to maximize independence and integration into all aspects of life. 
Eligibility: Individuals with disabilities and their families
How to apply: Call for services 
Fees: Medicaid, private pay and insurance 
Languages other than English: Interpreter services available

Disability Resources of SWWA
5501 NE 109th Court Suite N -- Vancouver, WA 98663 
Phones: (360) 694-6790 -- (800) 735-2900  360-694-6910 FAX
Web: http://www.darsw.com
Email: disabilityresources@darsw.com
Area Served: Vancouver and Kelso
Description: Provides independent living resources and services for individuals with disabilities to more fully access and participate in the community through outreach, advocacy and skills development.

WA Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities
4649 Sunnyside N, Suite 100 - Seattle, WA 98133 
Phones: (206) 545-7055 -- (206) 632-3456 TTY -- 206-545-7059 FAX
Web: http://www.wccd.org
Email: info@wccd.org
Description: Provides resources and services for individuals with disabilities to more fully access and participate in the community through outreach, advocacy and skills Development.
Area Served: King County
How to apply: Call for services

Tacoma Area Coalition of Individuals with Disabilities (TACID)
6315 South 19th ST - Tacoma, WA 98466-6217
Phones: (253) 565-9000 EXT 14 -- (253) 565-5445: TTY -- 253-565-5578 Fax
Web: http://www.tacid.org
Email: Chris.E@Tacid.Org
Area Served: Pierce County, South King County and Thurston County, WA.
Description: Provides Information and referral on affordable housing and/or accessible housing in Pierce County, Career Consultation. Also provides homeless crisis case management.
Area Served: Tacoma, Lakewood and Pierce County.
Eligibility: Serve all people with disabilities 
How to apply: Call for services
Area Served: Southwest Washington, Clark County, 
How to apply: Call for services

IN-HOME CARE 

Catholic Community Services - Long-Term Care (LTC)
1323 S. Yakima - Tacoma, WA 98405
Phone: 253-383-3697 Toll Free: (877) 870-1582
Web site: http://www.ccsww.org/
Description: Provides in home and personal care services. Homecare workers do everything from housework, such as grocery shopping, laundry and dishes, to personal care such as dressing, bathing, and help transferring from the bed. Care may be just a few hours a day or around the clock.
Area Served: Western Washington 
Eligibility: Private Pay, Chore COPES MPC Chore, Transportation, Multilingual Staff, Volunteer Chore, Live-in and Companion. Affordable for all income levels.
How to apply: Call for services

Catholic Community Services - Patient Assistant Services
1323 S. Yakima - Tacoma, WA 98405
Phone: 253-383-3697 Toll Free: (877) 870-1582
Web site: http://www.ccsww.org/
Description: Provides patient assistants trained in mental health issues and physical support procedures to provide in-hospital care as directed by authorized St. Joseph Hospital personnel. 
Area Served: Western Washington 
Eligibility: This partnership with St. Joseph Hospital involves the Catholic Community Services Family Center Service Circle in providing round-the-clock supervision of patients in hospital care.
How to apply: Call for services
Fees: Private Pay, Chore COPES MPC Chore, Multilingual Staff. fully licensed, Medicare/Medicaid-certified agency. 

COPES - Senior Information and Assistance
7414 NE Hazel Dell Ave - Vancouver, WA 98665 
Phone: 360-694-8144 
Email: info@irccv.org
Web site: http://www.humanservicescouncil.com
Fees: None 
Eligibility requirements: Financial eligibility for Medicaid determined by Home and Community Services - see description for more information 
Area Served: Clark County 
Description: Evaluates and assists individuals and their families to identify long-term care needs. Authorizes and arranges personal care and other services for persons in their homes; and for care in adult family homes, adult residential care facilities, or assisted living facilities. Referrals made to DSHS. COPES initial service plan is established by Home and Community Services social worker. Senior Assistance monitors and reassess for continued program eligibility and level of service and other non-Medicaid services. Referrals are made to the Adult Day Health Center Program. If needed clients may be screened for minor home modification needs. 

Government Services:

DSHS Constituent Services
PO Box 45130 – Olympia, WA 98504-5130 
Phone: 1-800-737-0617 for Washington State information only
Email: Ask DSHS – http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/geninfo/askdshs.asp
Web site: http://www1.dshs.wa.gov/geninfo/askdshs.asp
Description: If you have questions about services provided by programs administered by DSHS, please contact the following address or the phone numbers below. Contact information is also provided on individual Web pages through out this site
Areas Served: Statewide
Eligibility: Individuals with disabilities and needy families
How to apply: Call for services
Fees: Most services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance.

Home and Community Services - DSHS
Olympia, WA 98661 
Phone: 1-877-980-9220
Web site: https://wws2.wa.gov/dshs/onlinecso/findservice.asp
Area Served: Locate a DSHS Community Service Office near your home
Description: DSHS agency that provides help to seniors and disabled adults through the following programs: Adult Protective Services, COPES, and Personal Care. Also coordinates licensing for adult family home, boarding home, and assisted living and nursing home placements. 
Eligibility requirements: 18-65 yrs. old, disabled, meet income guidelines.
Fees: Vary

State Independent Living Council
PO Box 45343 - Olympia, WA 98504-5343
Phone: 1-800-624-4105 V/TTY.
Description: The Governor-appointed State Independent Living Council (SILC) functions in accordance with Title VII of the Rehabilitation Act. The Council jointly develops and submits a State Plan for Independent Living in conjunction with the general vocational rehabilitation program. The Council provides advocacy, education, and leadership to guide the development of and promote access to independent living services and centers for independent living statewide. It also increases opportunities for self-determination and creates awareness of people with disabilities as a valuable human resource.
Area Served: Washington State
Eligibility: Public
How to apply: Call for services

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) 
Services for Job Seekers 
Phone: Toll-free 1-800-754-5960 Voice/TTY
Web site: http://www1.dshs.gov/dvr
Description: Services for job seekers in Washington State including:  a self-directed job search with on-line activities and support services.
Area Served: Statewide
Eligibility: Public 
How to apply: Call for services
Fees: Most services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance.

EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS

Governor's Committee on Disability Issues and Employment 
PO Box 9046 - Olympia, WA 98507-9046 
Phone: 360-438-3168 Office - 1-800-949-4232 Questions Re: American Disabilities Act
Eligibility requirements: Public 
Area Served: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska 
Fees: None

EDUCATIONAL ADVOCACY:

Washington PAVE - Parents Are Vital in Education 
6316 S 12th Street - Tacoma, WA 98465 
Phone: 1-800-572-7368 (V/TTY) Office - 1-253-565-2266 Office 
Email: wapave9@washingtonpave.com
Web site: http://www.washingtonpave.com
Area Served: Washington State 
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.. 
Eligibility requirements: Public
Fees: None

BENEFITS & SERVICES:

Washington Adult Day Services Association
85 S Washington #314 -- Seattle, WA 98104
Phones: (206) 461-3899 Office -- FAX: (206) 461-3218 -- Toll Free: (888) 60-WADSA 
Web site: http://www.adultday.org
Description: Non-profit 501(c)(3) County funded agency offers free referrals to adult day care centers, advice to caregivers, technical assistance to providers, training programs for staff and volunteers, and public education and information.
Area Served: King County & WA State
Eligibility: Public
How to apply: Call for services
Fees: Free referrals to adult day care

Eldercare Locator
The National Council on Aging -- NCOA's
300 D Street, SW, Suite 801 – Washington, DC  20024
Phone: 800-677-1116
Email: mailto:%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.
Areas Served: W. WA and Nationwide
Eligibility: Public
How to apply: Call or email for services
Fees: Free referrals to adult day care

Benefits Check Up
The National Council on Aging -- NCOA's
300 D Street, SW, Suite 801 – Washington, DC  20024
Phone: (202) 479-6967 – Toll Free: 1-800-424-9046
Email: jean.walters@ncoa.org
Web site: http://beta.benefitscheckup.org/link/pcaltc
Description: Helps thousands every day to find programs for people ages 55 and over that may pay for some of their costs of prescription drugs, health care, utilities, and other essential items or services. NCOA's latest innovation, BenefitsCheckUp, is a simple and confidential online service made for seniors and caregivers. The program searches more than 1,100 federal, state, and private benefit and prescription savings programs and finds those for which the senior may be eligible. 
Area Served: Nationwide
Eligibility: People ages 55 and over
How to apply: Fill out a simple questionnaire to find programs that can assist you or your loved ones.
Fees: Most services are covered by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance.

DISABLED PARKING PERMIT (DEPT. OF LICENSING 
1125 Washington Street SE Olympia, WA 98501
Mailing Address: Disabled Persons Section PO BOX 9043  Olympia  WA   98507-9043
Phone: 360-902-3770 #5 – FAX: 360-902-4089
Web site: http://www.wa.gov/dol
Description: Provide parking permit or disabled plate to individuals with disability which impairs mobility. Permit for temp disability available in Seattle @ 500 4th Ave. #401. Plates issued for those with permanent disability. Permits for those with temporary disability
How to apply: Call for services
Fees: Plate fees apply. Permits are free.


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