Connect with Social Services at Your Library

Are you in need of services like reduced fare ORCA cards, after-school meals for kids, job training, senior housing, or shelter intake? You may be able to get assistance and information from community agencies at your library.

Browse all upcoming social services information and assistance sessions, or use the list below to find assistance by type of service you need. Select any link below to view dates, locations, and eligibility information in the online calendar.

Financial Assistance

Cash assistance from Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
Information about and help signing up for DSHS services such as protection, comfort, food assistance, and cash assistance.

Food Assistance

Food Assistance from Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
Information about and help signing up for DSHS services such as protection, comfort, food assistance, and cash assistance.

Health Benefits

Medical and health assistance from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
Information about and help signing up for DSHS services such as protection, comfort, food assistance, and cash assistance.

Housing or Shelter Assistance

A.R.I.S.E. Shelter Intake
First come, first served intake sessions for Catholic Community Services' A.R.I.S.E. men's homeless shelter.

Housing assistance from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
Information about and help signing up for DSHS services such as protection, comfort, food assistance, and cash assistance.

Job Preparation and Training Help

Hopelink Employment Help Desk
Job search, resume, or long-term career goals counseling from Hopelink Employment Specialists.

Legal Assistance

Legal Clinic
Free 30-minute consultations on civil legal issues from volunteer attorneys from the King County Bar Association.

Reduced Fare Public Transportation

Get Enrolled: ORCA LIFT
Help signing up for ORCA LIFT reduced fare on public transit and Washington State's Basic Food Program.

Senior Resources

Senior assistance from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
Information about and help signing up for DSHS services such as protection, comfort, food assistance, and cash assistance.

Questions about Medicare?
Free, unbiased, and confidential counseling on Medicare-related questions from trained and impartial Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) volunteers.

Veterans' Resources

Drop-in Veterans' Resources
Assistance with locating veteran's information and resources from a VFW Post 2886 member.

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