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Parenting

Pregnancy resources, previously on this page, now have a page of their own.

Emergency Feeding Program of Church Council of Greater Seattle
206-723-0647
P.O. Box 18145, Seattle 98118

Infant pack, meals for babies ages birth to 12 months.
Verified 1/03

Seattle Head Start
206-252-0960
Mailing address: Head Start
Seattle Public Schools
MS 31 555
P.O. Box 34165
Seattle, WA 98124-1165

Enriched preschool programs for 3- to 5-year-olds from low-income families. Part of Seattle Public Schools.

Applicants are encouraged to use the mailing address. Applications may be dropped off at the main receptionist desk of the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence, 2445 3rd Avenue South, Seattle (no mail to this address), but there is very limited parking.

Parents with children in the Head Start program are eligible to consult with an employment specialist who can help with an assessment of job skills and resume writing. Education, retraining and a job search are then part of the program.
Verified 12/02

Child Care Resources Information and Referral Line
206-239-5544 Seattle
253-852-3080 Kent
425-865-9350 Bellevue
2719 E. Madison St., Suite 300, Seattle 98112

Referrals to day care homes and centers, sliding scale fees.
Verified 1/03

Wellspring Family Services Baby Boutique
206-902-4270
1900 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98144

Free diapers and children's clothing for homeless families. Referrals for other services.
Verified 9/09

Wellspring Family Services Early Learning Center
206-826-3052
1900 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98144

Specialized childcare for homeless children ages 1-5 years old. Transportation, meals, in-classroom therapy, pediatric nurse practitioner, dental screenings. Provides diapers, clothing, warm coats, toys.


Verified 05/2014.

PEPS Program for Early Parent Support
206-547-8570
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N #324, Seattle 98103

Neighborhood support groups for parents of infants to 3 years old. Day and evening programs. There is a fee, but scholarships are available.
Verified 10/2013

Parent Trust for Washington Children/Family Help Line
1-800-932-4673
Parent Trust Support Group (formerly Parents Anonymous): 206-233-0156 Ext 223
Family Help Line: 1-800-932-4673
1305 Fourth Ave #310, Seattle 98101

Parent Trust Support Group: Free support groups and help for parents who are experiencing stress in parenting. Children's programs provided free while parents attend the group.
Family Help Line: Support, information, and referrals for parents wanting to improve their parenting.
Verified 1/03

Childhaven's Crisis Nursery
206-328-KIDS (206-328-5437)

24-hour crisis phone line, informationand referral, emergency daycare for children birth to six. No fees.
Verified 1/03

Adelle Maxwell Child Care Center
425-462-1456
537 102nd Ave SE, Bellevue, WA 98004

Child care facility for low-income and homeless families.
Verified 11/02

Family Support Worker Program
206-252-0950

Part of Seattle Public Schools elementary schools, intended to provide "resources to help families overcome barriers to their social, emotional and physical well being." Can provide a broad range of assistance and referrals for families of low-income and other at-risk Seattle elementary school students. Access to translators/interpreters, physical and mental health services, clothing, tutoring, etc.
Verified 1/03

Children's Response Center
425-688-5130
925 116th Avenue NE, Ste. 211
Bellevue, WA 98004

Serves children and youth in East and North King County who have been victims of sexual assault or other trauma, and their non-offending family members. Provides counseling, medical and legal advocacy, plus referrals for other services.

Besides their dealing with cases of known sexual abuse/assault, you can contact them if you are concerned that your child may have been sexually abused/assaulted, and would like to discuss your concerns with someone.

Also provide other related services, such as education about early identification and prevention of child abuse and sexual assault, support services for families after the death of a loved one, etc.
Verified 10/03

Women, Infants, and Children Supplemental Food (WIC)
1-800-322-2588 for information about locations

Nutritional education and food vouchers for pregnant or breast-feeding low-income women & families who have children under the age of 5. Available through numerous locations including all Public Health clinics.
Verified 12/09

DSHS Children's Administration
Child Abuse & Neglect Reports: 1-800-562-5624 (24-hour phone number)
Seattle office: 206-691-2300
Seattle office toll free number: 1-800-379-3395
Foster Parent/Adoptive Parenting Information: 1-800-760-5340

King West DCFS - Harrison Building; 100 West Harrison; South Tower, Suite 100; Seattle, WA 98119-4116; MailStop: MS N56-2

Formerly Children's Protective Services (CPS). Investigates reports of child abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Family counseling services. This is a government agency with enforcement powers.
Verified from their web site 3/06, but no telephone follow-up.


Related Seattle Crisis Resource Directory topics: Other related topics:
  • Attention Deficit Disorder Resources is a national non-profit organization that provides an extremely extensive set of resources related to ADD and ADHD. Resources are provided for adults and children with ADD/ADHD, parents of ADD/ADHD children, and for ADD/ADHD professionals.
  • An interesting and extensive site about Reactive Attachment Disorder and other related behavioral disorders. Also on that topic, ATTACh, "an international coalition of parents, professionals and others working to increase awareness about attachment and its critical importance to human development."
  • We are aware that the diagnosis and treatment of childhood behavioral disorders is a controversial topic. We would like to link to sites presenting a diversity of viewpoints on this topic. If you can recommend any apppropriate sites, please email heathens@scn.org.

This page last fully fact-checked: January 2003
This page last modified: May 29, 2014
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