Links for Parent & Family

Lines For Life  (503-575-3764)  offers a Racial Equity Support Line with support offered by BIPOC professionals for individuals who are seeking support in response to experiences of racism, microaggressions, and issues related to immigration or cross-cultural conflict. Monday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm Pacific Standard Time.

Arc of Washington – A statewide website with county support, resources and information focused on intellectual and developmental disability.  Look here to find your local Parent to Parent (P2P) support!

Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) – Where to apply for respite, in home care and other state services when there is a qualifying disability

Department of Children Youth and Families  – Where to apply for early intervention services for children in Washington State, ages  Birth-3, when there is a suspected delay. DCYF also manages  child welfare for abuse and neglect and support for fostering and adoption.

Disability Rights Washington – Legal assistance, advocacy, support and resources from the disability  community in Washington

Informing Families DDC – Statewide resources are organized by age across the lifespan and include articles and video material to address specific support needs. Material is translated into multiple languages.

Seattle Children’s Mental Health Referrals – Parents who are struggling to access mental health services anywhere in Washington State can reach out to a referral helpline administered by Seattle Children’s Hospital: 833-303-5437. Please note that your call will be answered electronically, and you will be directed to provide your contact information. You may need to wait a couple of weeks before your call is returned.

Social Security Administration -This link will get you to a starter kit to apply for Social Security Supplemental Income (SSI) for a Child.

Wheelchairs 4 Kids is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of children with physical disabilities by providing wheelchairs, home and vehicle modifications as well as other therapeutic devices at no charge to the families. They service children up to age 21.  They must have been denied by Medicaid or insurance.  In some instances, they may be able to pay deductibles or pay to add an accessory that insurance has denied such as an elevation element to a child’s chair.  Don’t hesitate to call! They have several programs that may benefit children with disabilities.