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Social Services Links

Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)

Offers a directory of DSHS office locations and information for “Ways We Can Help.”

Maintained by Sound Transit, this site links to transportation tools and offers a searchable database to assist people with special transportation needs, case managers and agencies in finding transportation in the central Puget Sound region.

Fish Foodbank

Serving Pierce County and with seven food bank sites, the Fish Foodbank seeks to provide their clients with enough nutritious food to make three meals a day for three consecutive days.

South Sound 2-1-1

This Pierce County United Way site includes links to resources for dealing with job loss or foreclosure, as well as links to local information for utility, food, health, and child care assistance.

Washington Connection 

Easy to use State of Washington portal for information on services and benefits for low income families and individuals. Services covered include: food, cash, medical assistance, child care subsidies, drug and alcohol treatment and a host of other benefits and programs

Washington State Employment Security Office

Find information about unemployment benefits.

Where To Turn

An easy-to-use directory of local resources for seniors from the South Sound office of Lutheran Community Services.

A guide for low-income and homeless students to assist them with the financial challenges of college life.  This guide focuses on the various on-campus, off-campus and online resources these students can turn to for help.