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Health and Well-being

Washington Teen Help Resources on pregnancy, parenting, relationships, and health.
Stay Teen Information on sex, birth control, relationships, and how to find health care.
Sex, etc. A website by and for teens that addresses topics such as birth control, HIV/AIDS and STDs, pregnancy, LGBTQ issues, abuse and violence, relationships, and sex. It provides videos on a variety of topics, forums for discussion, a health center locator, and tools for talking about sex in a healthy way.
Teen Link A statewide teen-answered help line to deal with issues such as bullying, drug and alcohol concerns, depression, and relationships.
TeensHealth Information about health-related issues such as food and fitness, depression and anxiety, body image, and sexual health.
Planned Parenthood of the Northwest Resources on family planning, sexually transmitted diseases, and health insurance.
Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence Information on where to find help in your county if you are in an abusive relationship.
Camp Korey Provides free camp programs and specialized medical support to children (up to age 16) with serious illness and their families.

Education and Employment

GRADS Program A program for pregnant and parenting teens to earn high school diplomas, gain good parenting skills, and prepare for careers or college.
WA State Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET) Free help for those receiving Basic Food benefit to finish school, go to college, start job training or find a job.
Check Out a College Information about choosing community and technical colleges to support career development.
Washington Career Bridge Washington’s one-stop source for career and education planning.
Washington State Vocational Rehabilitation Resources for individuals with disabilities to participate fully in their communities and become employed.
Pioneer Human Services Counseling, treatment, transitional housing, and employment services for persons leaving prison or jail.
Job Corps A free residential education and training program that helps young people 16-24 years old complete their high school diploma or GED and learn a career.

Foster Youth

Independence for WA State Foster Youth Resources for youth to get jobs, education, housing, budget, health, and self-advocacy.

Legal Help

TeamChild Resources that support legal rights of youth through legal services, community trainings, and advocacy on issues such as emancipation, juvenile justice, and record sealing.
Columbia Legal Services Help with legal advocacy and representation.
Washington Law Help Information on legal rights in civil matters like housing, debt, family law, and protection from abuse, plus a statewide directory.

Food Assistance

Washington State Food Banks Addresses and contact information for food resources near you.
Washington Connection Online application for food assistance and other benefits.

Housing Assistance

HousingSearchNW County resources for people who need housing.
Washington State Coalition for the Homeless County resources for people who need housing.
Pioneer Human Services Counseling, treatment, transitional housing, and employment services for persons leaving prison or jail.
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. 

Miscellaneous

Self-Sufficiency Calculator A tool to calculate the standard cost-of-living for the family type and assist in moving toward economic self-sufficiency.
4People Resources in each county for those in need of help with employment, health care, education, housing, and safety.
Low Cost Home Internet and Laptops Information on programs that provide low cost home Internet service and laptops.
Pioneer Human Services Counseling, treatment, transitional housing, and employment services for persons leaving prison or jail.
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