Community Resources

Below you will find phone numbers and websites for resources in the community to help serve your needs. The counselors at Far West can assist you with many of the issues on this site and will also refer you to specific resources suitable for your situation. If you need further information or resources, call the Far West office at 206-682-8149. Other useful resources are community crisis lines and community resources centers to the right:

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ADD/ADHD


ADHD Resource Center American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: LINK. Information, resources, and links on ADHD

NW Children and Adults with ADD/ADHD (CHADD): A resource for families, adults, and children in the Northwest with an ADD or ADHD disorder. (The only group which seems to be active is the Eastside CHADD group.)




Adoption


Children's Home Society of Washington: LINK. Adoption and foster-to-adopt information, workshops, training.

Amara Parenting Resources: Seattle-based adoption agency.

Open Adoption and Family Services: 206-782-0442, 1-800-772-1115. 1737 NW 56th St., Suite 102, Seattle, WA 98107

WA State Adoption Information Exchange: The Washington State Adoption Council provides an extensive resource on adoption agencies, policies, and resources.

Honestly Adoption Blog: Helpful tools for challenges in parenting adopted children




Adult Day Care and Aging


Washington State Directory of Adult Day Care Centers. LINK. Services throughout the state by city.

Aging Wisdom: Offices located in Seattle and Bellevue. Aging Wisdom counselors serve as your personal coach and guide for help with an aging family member. By taking the time to listen and incorporating client and family preferences with their professional expertise, they create practical, cost- effective solutions to match client's individual situation and budget. Seattle: 206-456-5155. Bellevue: 425-894-9100




Alcohol and Drug Abuse


Alcoholics Anonymous: www.aa.org

Al-Anon: 888-4AL-ANON - To help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend

Alateen: An Al-Anon recovery program for young people living with the problem drinking of a parent or friend. Alateen groups are sponsored by Al-Anon members.

Rehabcenter.net/ A national directory for treatment and rehabilitation centers throughout the United States. Information on addiction and long-term recovery.

Washington State Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centers Directory: Find a listing of rehab centers in Washington state or other locations outside the state.

The Alcohol Awareness Council (ACA): The latest alcohol research, studies and statistical data, brought to you by government agencies, academic institutions, news sources and awareness organizations. You will also find a wealth of alcohol-related resources, support groups, and help lines for those struggling with alcoholism.

Marijuana and Addiction Information: The National Institute on Drug Abuse. Learn more about the risks and side effects of marijuana for adults and teens.

CHANGES: Parent Support Network - Changes is a support group for parents of acting-out adolescent and adult children. The group provides strength through the combined experiences and wisdom of parents sharing common problems and solutions related to substance abuse, violence, school failure, jail, suicide attempts, and running away. In the Puget Sound region. For more information call 206-406-6739.




Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers


Newport Academy (Formerly Residence 12): Inpatient and outpatient mental health and drug and alcohol treatment for women and teens in Kirkland. 425-823-8844

Youth Eastside Services (YES): Drug and alcohol programs for teens: education, prevention, treatment, relapse prevention. Located in Bellevue, WA.

Celebrate Recovery: National Christian-based 12-step programs. See website for groups in Washington state.

Lakeside Milam Recovery Centers: Several locations in Pierce, King, and Snohomish Counties. Free assessments; intervention, inpatient and outpatient services, adolescent services. 800-231-4303

Compass Health: Drug and alcohol recovery services in Skagit County. 360-419-3500

Northwest Recovery Centers LLC: Individual treatment programs. Located in Renton, 425-254-2899

Sea-Mar Community Health Centers of Washington: Providing drug and alcohol recovery services, mental health counseling, and medical treatment for low income families.

Sundown M Ranch, Selah, E. Washington. Recovery services for adults, adolescents, and families. 800-326-7444, email: info@sundown.org

Sound Health Recovery Services: Low-cost treatment centers in several locations in the greater Seattle area. Specializing in co-occuring mental health and addiction disorders and the needs of the chronically mentally ill.




Autism Spectrum


Autism Speaks, https://www.autismspeaks.org/ A comprehensive resource for parents of children with autism. Click here for providers of autism evaluations in Washington state.

Autism Society: A national resource and advocacy group for persons with autism. Click here for the Washington state chapter.




Child Abuse


Child Abuse Report: To report suspected child abuse contact DSHS Child Protective Services: https://www.dcyf.wa.gov/safety/report-abuse. 866-363-4276

Dawson Place: Child Advocacy Center is a safe place where abused kids and non-offending family members can come for safety, justice, and healing. Program of Compass Health in Snohomish County

Catholic Community Services of Western Washington: A variety of services for children and youth including child abuse, mental health, parenting training, etc. Throughout western Washington.

Childhaven: 24-hour crisis phone line, crisis intervention, resource referral, and free emergency respite care for children during family crisis or other stressful situations. No fees. 206-328-5437, TDD 206-587-5500




Childcare Resources


Childcare Resources

Seattle: 206- 329-1011

East King County: 425-865-9350

South King County: 253-852-3080




Couples/Relationship Workshops


Imago Relationship Training https://imagorelationships.org/ Imago is a highly respected international organization based on the lifelong work of psychologist Harville Hendrix, PhD. Imago workshops "provide a whole weekend of conversations with your partner about the things you have been longing to connect around. Safe, connecting, and supportive conversations which bring back love and tenderness. "Getting the Love You Want" workshops.

The Gottman Relationships Institute: "The Art & Science of Love" training weekend workshops in Seattle for couples. This two-day workshop will give you new insights and research-based relationship skills that can dramatically improve the intimacy and friendship in your relationship and help you resolve conflict in a healthy, productive way. Presented by John and Julie Gottman, internationally recognized marriage researchers and trainers.




Cutting and Self-Abuse


S.A.F.E. Alternatives: A comprehensive website on cutting and self-abuse.

HelpGuide.org: Understanding cutting and self-harm. Tools and information.




Depression


Depression Guide: for comprehensive information go to HelpGuide.org

Teen Depression Crisis Line: Call Teen Link: 6:00-10:00 pm daily and talk to trained youth crisis counselors at 206-461-4922 or 1-888-833-5465.

Suicide: see the Suicide link below




Disabilities


Supported Living Option - VOA Disabilities Services: Volunteers of America Western Washington is committed to the enhancement of non-traditional supports by encouraging personal choices, self-directed living, and community involvement. The program provides efficient, effective services and supports which allow individuals to live in their own homes and apartments in the community. 425-259-3191

221 - Community resources online: Extensive information for people living with disabilities in Washington state.

Skagit County Community Resources for Aging and Disabilities: Resources for people living with disabilities and for the aging in Skagit County

The Arc of Snohomish County: The Arc is for families with a child who has been diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Support for parents, siblings, and families.

Resources for College Students with Disabilities: Support, advocacy and assistive technology to facilitate the transition to higher education




Divorce


Divorce Lifeline at Samaritan Counseling Services click HERE: Group and individual counseling services. 206-694-5757 or 1-800-509-0515

DivorceCare: 206-694-5757 or 1-800-509-0515: An international organization supporting men and women and children through support groups, daily emails, and self-help programs. Go to the website for information on local groups.




Domestic Violence


Domestic Abuse Women’s Network - DAWN: 425-656-7867; TDD 425-656-8423

Washington Statewide Domestic Hotline: 1-800-562-6025

LifeWire: Since 1982, we have partnered with more than 148,000 domestic violence survivors on their courageous journeys towards safety, stability, and healing. 425-746-1940 (voice & TDD)

New Beginnings for Battered Women and Children: New Beginnings provides services to those whose lives have been affected by domestic violence; physical, emotional, or sexual abuse. 206-522-9472 (voice & TDD)

STEP-UP: King County program for teens who are violent toward family members. STEP-UP is a domestic violence program for teens who have been violent with parents or other family members. 20-week group counseling program for teens and a support and education program for parents. Various locations in King County. Call 206-296-7841 for more information.

Snohomish County Domestic Violence Resources: Information on shelters, legal services, safety planning, teen violence, and other victim services.

Domestic Violence and Drug Abuse: Learn more about the link between drug abuse and domestic violence.




Dating Violence Resources for Teens and College Students


Love is Respect: https://www.loveisrespect.org/ Learn about healthy dating skills and signs of potential abuse or violence. Learn listening and communication skills. Take a relationship quiz and learn how healthy your relationship is. If you are in danger, seek help immediately. Download a "Safety Plan for College Students" or "Safety Plan for High School Students" and prepare a written plan and share with your family and friends.

Love is Respect for LGBTQ teens. For more information for abuse in teen LGBTQ relationships, go to LGBTQ Relationship at Love is Respect. Or text “loveis” to 77054 to communicate with a professional 24/7 if you need help or support.

One Love Foundation: Dedicated to the memory of Yeardley Love, who was violently beaten to death by her college boyfriend. Take a test and see if your relationship has the seeds of violence. Download the app, "One Love Lite," on your iPhone, iPad, or Android. Learn how to keep yourself safe and informed.




Eating Disorders


Overeaters Anonymous: 206-264-5045

Thira Health Center for Eating Disorders: In-patient and out-patient programs for women and girls. Bellevue, WA 98004. 425-454-1199

Eating Recovery Center: In-patient and out-patient treatment programs, Bellevue, WA Emily Program: Residential treatment, in-patient, and day treatment programs for teens and adults with eating disorders




Elder Care


Aging Wisdom: Located in Seattle and Bellevue, provides consulting and care management regarding transitions, housing, medical, and emotional care for aging family members.

Choice Advisory Services: Free senior housing and care information service. Serving Snohomish, King, and Pierce Counties. Personal services to guide seniors and their families: selecting housing, selling an existing home, financial planning, counseling, and more. Most services are free or covered by insurance or medicare. 1-800-361-0138

Seattle and King County Office of Aging and Disability Services: Aging & Disability Services (ADS) plans, coordinates, and advocates for a comprehensive service delivery system for older adults, family caregivers, and people with disabilities in King County.

Washington Adult Day Services Association: Directory of Services in Washington state.

NW Regional Area Agency on Aging: Services for the elderly in Whatcom, Skagit, Island and San Juan Counties.

Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities of SW Washington: Services for the elderly and disabled in the southwestern area of Washington state. 1-509-469-0500 or toll-free 1-866-891-2582




Financial Education and Debt Consolidation


Washington State Employees Credit Union (WSECU) For debt consolidation and financial education, credit union members may access the "Balance" Financial Fitness Program online or by calling 1-888-456-2227. You may join the credit union by going to the WSECU website.

Apprisen Counseling Services: Financial Advocates (An Association of Consumer Credit Counseling Services). Excellent non-profit counseling and education agency for people needing low service fees for help with mortgages, bankruptcy, credit counseling, and debt management. Excellent online tools.

Home Foreclosure Help: What to do when your house is in foreclosure, from the State of Washington Home Ownership Program. Order or download an informational brochure. To talk to a counselor, call 1-877-894-HOME.

Homeowners HOPE Hotline: Need urgent help with a foreclosure or mortgage problems? Call the Homeowner's HOPE Hotline at 1-888-995-HOPE

US Government "Making Home Affordable" program: Find out if you can qualify for government assisted home loan refinancing or a loan modification.




Gambling Addiction


Gamblers Anonymous: Based on the 12-Step program for people who struggle with compulsive gambling.

Problem Gambling Helpline: Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling. Help for individuals and famlies struggling with the effects of problem gambling in Washington state. 1-800-547-6133




Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Issues


PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays): Local chapter in Seattle area: Seattle-pflag

The Trevor Project: For LGBTQ youth needing protection, resources, someone to talk to. Call 1-866-488-7386

The NW Network: Bisexual, transgender, lesbian, and gay survivors of abuse in the greater Seattle area.

Lambert House for LGBTQ youth: Lambert House is a safe center for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth and their allies that encourages empowerment through the development of leadership, social and life skills.

Transgender Support (Seattle area): Ingersoll Gender Center, Seattle: Ingersoll Gender Center supports transgender people toward growth and wellbeing. They provide support, education, advocacy, and information resources for people interested in gender identity issues, and for service providers, employers, families, and friends as well, in order to promote understanding, awareness, and acceptance of gender diversity. Support groups, counseling, advocacy.




Grief and Bereavement Support


The Healing Center is a non-profit organization located in Seattle. They provide grief support groups and individual counseling for adults, children, and families, who have lost a loved one and support for survivors of a spouse/partner suicide. 206-523-1206

Compassionate Friends: The Compassionate Friends is a national non-profit, self-help support organization that offers friendship and understanding to bereaved parents, grandparents, and siblings. For chapters in Washington state click HERE.

Safe Crossings: A grief support program for grieving children and teens. Support groups around the Puget Sound, a summer camp, Camp Erin, for children who've lost a parent, and more

Providence Hospice Bereavement: Program in Snohomish County. A variety of assistance and resources for families coping with a terminal illness. 425-261-4800

BRIDGES: A Center for Grieving Children in Tacoma is a family grief support center serving families with children ages 4 -18 who have experienced the death of a parent or sibling. Offering peer support groups facilitated by trained volunteers. 253-272-8266

Kaiser Grief support: groups for members and their families

The Landing--A Healing Place for Kids: Children's Bereavement Program through Peace Health at United General Hospital in Sedro Wooley. 360-420-9390

Swedish Hospital Edmonds Bereavement services: Swedish/Edmonds offers a variety of services for people in the community who are grieving after the death of a loved one, including support groups, workshops, memorial events, and resource and referral services. 425-640-4404

Virginia Mason Sudden, Traumatic Death Services. Virginia Mason Hospital Grief Services offers individual and group services after sudden traumatic death (such as homicide, suicide, accident and overdose).




Internet Gaming Addiction


reSTART Internet Addiction Recovery Program (https://www.netaddictionrecovery.com/)

"Disconnect and find yourself." reSTART is the nation's first online gaming addiction recovery program. Online resources and education, parent support and training, inpatient and outpatient treatment programs in Fall City, WA. Inpatient programs for persons age 18-38; outpatient programs for teens age 12-17.




Learning Disabilities and Testing


Puget Sound Psychology & Consulting, Lynnwood (https://www.pugetsoundpsychology.com/) Testing, assessment, diagnosis, counseling, consultation, and Autism Spectrum Clinic. 206-883-6175

Dean Doring & Associates: Educational consultation, assessment, neurological testing, medications. Located in Seattle and on Bainbridge Island.

Learning Disabilities Association of Washington: Resources for autism, ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, and other learning disabilities.

The National Center for Learning Disabilities: Excellent resources for parents of children with LDs and adults with LDs: types of LDs, school accommodations, social skills, tutoring, current research.

Educational Connections: A service that helps families in Seattle and Portland identify appropriate educational and therapeutic options for kids with drug and alcohol addictions, mental health issues, and learning disabilities. Options include therapeutic wilderness programs, emotional growth schools, therapeutic boarding schools, drug and alcohol programs, residential treatment centers, and psychiatric facilities throughout the country.




Legal and Mediation Resources


Northwest Justice Project: Legal services and referrals for low-income people living in Washington state. 888-201-1014

Washington State Bar Association "Moderate Means Program:" Legal help for low-income individuals and families in conjunction with law schools at Gonzaga University in Spokane, the University of Washington, and Seattle University. To apply, go the website and fill out the online application form. Referrals to lawyers in the areas of family, housing and consumer law.

Washington Law Help: Legal resources for individuals and families: legal information, forms, education, and resources available online.

King County Dispute Resolution Center: A non-profit organization providing mediation services for individuals, couples, and organizations. COVID eviction assistance. 206-443-9603, or toll-free 1-888-803-4696

Snohomish County Legal Services: Free legal aid program serving Snohomish County Residents experiencing poverty. 888-201-1014

Self-Help plus Family Law Program of King County: Helps low-income and modest-income families in King County that need help with uncontested divorces, parenting plans, and revising parenting plans.

King County Bar Association Legal Clinics: Thirty-minute free consultation for residents of King County in a variety of locations. Consult the schedule.

Dispute Resolution Centers of Washington: Free or low-cost mediation services at many locations throughout Washington state, including child custody plans, family conflicts, parent and teen mediation, small claims issues, and neighbor disputes.

King County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service: Online assistance for lawyer referral in King County.




Mental Health and Psychiatric Resources


Mental Health and Psychiatric Resources: Low-cost mental health services in the greater Puget Sound region

Behavioral Health Urgent Care, Providence Hospital Everett: No appointment is needed. Ages 18 and older. All insurance accepted. Mon-Fri: 10 am-5pm. 1330 Rockefeller Ave, Suite 140 Everett, WA 9820. 425-261-4210

Sound Health: Low-cost treatment centers in several locations in the greater Seattle area. Specializing in co-occuring mental health and addiction disorders and the needs of the chronically mentally ill and low income families.

Neighborcare Health is the largest provider of primary medical, dental and mental health care in King County for low income and uninsured families and individuals.

Samaritan Center of Puget Sound: High quality, faith-integrative, affordable counseling for individuals, couples, and families in 17 locations in Seattle, Bellevue, and the Eastside, South King County, Pierce and Kitsap counties.

Counseling Centers of North Puget Sound: Our goal is to make counseling services available to more people, by being affordable and nearby. As such, we are in multiple locations in Snohomish County.

NOVAS Mental Health Services in King County: Targeted to those who live at or near the poverty level, often as a result of mental illness. Treatment for co-occuring addictions. Children, teens, adults, elders. Inpatient and outpatient programs.

Compass Health: Offering a wide range of behavioral health services for clients of all ages in Island, San Juan, Skagit, and Snohomish counties.

State-wide Washington Mental Health Referral Service for Children and Teens. 833-303-5437 Monday-Friday, 8am - 5pm




Parenting Challenges


Anxiety Intensive Outpatient Program: Seattle Children's Hospital Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine: Outpatient program for children 7 to 17 experiencing high anxiety or OCD and not improving with therapy.

CHANGES: Parent Support Network: A support group for parents of acting-out adolescent and adult children. The group provides strength through the combined experiences and wisdom of parents sharing common problems and solutions related to substance abuse, violence, school failure, jail, suicide attempts, and running away. In the Puget Sound region. For more information, call 888-468-2620

Educational Connections: An educational consultation service that helps families in Seattle and Portland identify appropriate educational and therapeutic options for kids with drug and alcohol addictions, mental health issues, and learning disabilities. Options include therapeutic wilderness programs, emotional growth schools, therapeutic boarding schools, drug and alcohol programs, residential treatment centers, and psychiatric facilities throughout the country.

Turnaround: Turning Fear into Freedom: Audio educational program for children struggling with anxiety, fear, or phobias. Excellent resource materials and articles for parents of anxious children.

Emotion Coaching. The Heart of Parenting: A 5-step video training presented by the Gottman Institute that builds emotional intelligence and creates positive, long lasting effects for children. Easy to learn, and used by parents, educators, and caregivers, it supports kids through life’s ups and downs in a way that builds confidence and helps them grow socially, emotionally, and intellectually.

Friends of Youth Parenting Programs: Healthy Start program for new parents; classes for parents of teens, drug and alcohol prevention programs.

Honestly Adoption Blog: Helpful tools for challenges in parenting adopted children




Pornography/Internet Addiction


Sex Addicts Anonymous: 12-Step program dealing with sex and pornography addiction.

Your Brain On Porn: Informational website on the effects of pornography on the brain.

XXXChurch: A website for porn addicted Evangelical Christians.

Combating Pornography: Website for LDS/Mormon members seeking help to overcome addiction to pornography

Erik Bohlin: LMHC and Christian counselor for people with sexual addictions.

Sam Louie: LMFT and Christian counselor serving people with sexual addiction including porn.




Sexual Assault


King County Sexual Assault Resource Center: KCSARC is a victim-advocacy organization that provides critical support, tools, and direct services to children, teens, women and men who are victims of sexual assault. KCSARC works with clients of all ages and from all backgrounds. 888.998.6423

Skagit Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services: Services are provided to clients free of charge and are supported financially by donations and grants. These services are intended for survivors of domestic violence, friends and family of violence survivors, and other service providers. Skagit DVSAS has bilingual advocates and translation services available for clients who require them. 24-Hour Hotline: 888-336-9591

Harborview Center for Assault and Trauma Center: Services for adults and children experiencing sexual assault and trauma. 206-744-1600.




Suicide and Survivors of Suicide


Crisis Lines: 24-hour suicide intervention:

Snohomish County: 800-584-3578

King County: 206-461-3200. TDD 206-461-3610

Pierce County Crisis: 253-798-4333. TDD: 253-798-4349

Teen Link: 206-461-4922: Talk to trained youth crisis counselors available from 6:00-10:00 pm. (Other Crisis Line counselors available during other hours.)

Trans Suicide Hotline: 877-565-8860

Forefront: A program of the University of Washington for youth suicide prevention. 206-543-1016

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255

Survivors of Suicide (SOS) Group: Survivors of Suicide offers bereavement counseling to individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide. Through the King Country Crisis Clinic.

Survivors of Suicide Support Group (scroll down the web page to find heading.)

Provided by Swedish Hospital in Edmonds (Stevens Hospital). This eight-week evening group is for family members and friends who have lost a loved one to suicide. Registration is required.




Teen Violence and Substance Abuse Programs


Mental Health Out-patient and In-patient Treatment Centers in Washington: Treatment programs for teens and young adults

Friends of Youth: Supportive services for youth struggling with violence, substance abuse, and delinquency. King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties. Youth overnight shelters and residential treatment programs available.


Youth Eastside Services (YES): Programs for teens and their parents. Anger management, parenting education, teen drug and alcohol treatment and prevention. Located in Bellevue, WA.

Children's Home Society: Assessment and treatment for mental health, behavioral, child abuse, and substance abuse problems. Inpatient and outpatient services.

Teen Link 206-461-4922: Talk to trained youth crisis counselors who are available every day between 6:00-10:00 pm.

CHANGES: Parent Support Network: A support group for parents of acting-out adolescent and adult children. The group provides strength through the combined experiences and wisdom of parents sharing common problems and solutions related to substance abuse, violence, school failure, jail, suicide attempts, and running away. In the Puget Sound region.

STEP-UP: Step-Up is a nationally recognized adolescent family violence intervention program designed to address youth violence toward family members. Violent behavior includes threats, intimidation, property destruction, degrading language and physical violence. The goal of Step-Up is for youth to stop violence and abuse toward their family and develop respectful family relationships so that all family members feel safe at home.








Christian support


Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry provides one-on-one confidential Christ centered care to those in our community who are experiencing life difficulties. These trials might include grief, illness, divorce, job loss, financial loss, lost relationships, or other life transitions that are difficult. Stephen Ministers care for one person at a time. The caring relationship has no set length and caring visits typically are weekly and last about an hour. A Stephen Minister will walk alongside those who are hurting and provide comfort and support as long as needed. There is no charge for services and all caring is confidential. Stephen Ministry is non-denominational and you need not be a Christian to receive Stephen Ministry. (Please note that Stephen Ministry does not provide mental health counseling.)

Here are some churches that provide Stephen Ministry

Pine Lake Covenant Church

Sammamish, WA

In-person or remote

Edmonds United Methodist Church

Edmonds, WA

In-person or remote

First Church, United Methodist

Seattle, WA

Bear Creek Lutheran Church

Woodinville

Trinity Lutheran church

Lynnwood, WA





Statewide Community Resources On-Line: Dial 211 for the Get Connected resource line in your county. You can speak to the 24-hour line for resources specific to your county.

 

Statewide Washington Mental Health Referral Service for Children and Teens

833-303-5437 Monday-Friday, 8am - 5pm

 

King County Crisis Line: 206-461-3222

(for all Far West clients to use)

 

Snohomish County Care Crisis Line: 425-258-4357

Volunteers of America county resources

 

Skagit County Crisis Line: 800-584-3578

 

Whatcom County Crisis Line: 800-584-3578