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Department of Children, Youth, and Families Early learning and child care, child welfare system, education for foster youth.
WIC Nutrition Program Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. (WIC).
ParentHelp123 Resources for parents, other caregivers, and pregnant women
Love, Talk, Play Free resources for parents
Washington 211 Search by zip code for resources in your neighborhood.
Washington State Basic Food Employment and Training Program Job search training for Basic Food recipients through community or technical colleges and community based organizations.
Camp Korey Provides free camp programs and specialized medical support to children (age 5-16) with serious illness and their families.
Free and Reduced Programs in Hands On Children's Museum Call (360) 956-0818 to learn more about enrolling in these programs.
Safe Families for Children Find short term host homes for children whose families are going through difficulties like homelessness, job loss, or medical crisis.  Hotline number: 1-877-341-7332.
Developmental Screening Use a developmental questionnaire to check your child’s progress and readiness for preschool.
Milestone Tracker Track your child’s development from birth to 5 years and act early if you have a concern.
Five Protective Factors for Strengthening Families Learn about factors that can increase positive outcomes for children and their families.
Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) Check out these parenting tips and routines that can make big differences to your family.
Help Me Grow Washington Connect with free resources to give your kids the best start and make sure they are growing and developing on track.

Youth Services

Stay Teen Organization Website with accessible information on sex, birth control, relationships, and how to find health care.
GRADS Program Located in some school districts, GRADS provides opportunities for pregnant and parenting teens to earn high school diplomas, gain good parenting skills, and prepare for careers or college.
Washington State Basic Food Employment and Training Basic Food clients can get free help to finish school, go to college, start job training or even find a job.
Foster Care Services Foster care services provide a safe, temporary placement for children who cannot remain safely in the home of their parents.
Kinship Care Support Services and Resources Resources and services for grandparents or individuals raising a relative’s child. More information is available in these languages: English,  Cambodian,  Chinese,  Korean,  Laotian,  Russian,  Somali,  Spanish, and Vietnamese.
MusicLink Program Free music lessons for low-income children in Washington State.
The REACH Center Support youth ages 16-24 for education, work opportunities, housing, and peer mentoring in Pierce County.

Child Support

Child Welfare

Department of Children, Youth, and Families Safety tips, child abuse prevention, adoption support, foster parenting.

Child Care

Apply for Child Care Use Washington Connection online application to apply for Working Connections Child Care Program or Seasonal Child Care Program.
Child Care Subsidy Programs Find eligibility information for Working Connections Child Care Program and Seasonal Child Care Program.



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