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Thurston County, Washington

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Public Health and Social Services

Community Resource List

This list is meant to be as comprehensive and thoughtful as possible. Please share additional resources to add, update, or if there are other resource lists that can be referenced and included. TCPHSS does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information found in linked resources. Any organization included or excluded in this list does not imply an endorsement or disapproval by Thurston County Public Health and Social Services.

If you are in need of immediate assistance, please call the Housing and Shelter Hotline.



What is Coordinated Entry, and how does it work in Thurston County?

Thurston County Resource Hub

Thurston County Shelters 2023-2024

Thurston County Community Connections and Care Guide

Community Connections and Care Guide Spanish | Korean | Samoan | Tagalog (Filipino) | Vietnamese 

Community Resources

Fair Housing Center of Washington 253-274-9523 or  

Rental Housing and Renter Resources

Rent Assistance in Thurston County This webpage is inclusive of rent assistance and related programs available in Thurston County.
DSHS Housing & Essential Needs Program (HEN) To get a HEN referral, you must apply for Cash and Food Assistance and if you are eligible, you get a HEN referral to the local provider. 
Additional Requirements for Emergent Needs (AREN)  
Drinking Water Assistance Programs  
Energy Assistance Program (LiHEAP) 360-438-1100
Wood Stove Replacement Program 360-539-7610 or

Contact your utility providers to request information about assistance programs they may offer to their customers. 

Families with Children

All school districts have a McKinney Vento program for kids who are houseless or unstably housed.

Trevor Support Center is a place where LGBTQ+ youth and their allies can find answers and explore resources on topics like coming out, healthy relationships, homelessness and mental health. 212-695-8650
TransFamilies - run parent support groups, a trans youth leadership program, special topics groups, and youth support groups, with more programs in development.  855-443-6337
Stonewall Youth (LGBTQIA Youth Support Group for 12-21)  360-888-4273

Perinatal Support

Behavioral Health Resources - Accepts Medicaid insurance and can prescribe medications. 360-704-7170 3857 Martin Way E Olympia, WA 98506

Community Youth Services - Transitional Age Youth Support Program (TAY) - Supports individuals ages15-24 with mental health counseling and wraparound support services. Accepts Medicaid insurance and can prescribe medications.

Call: 360-918-7860 or Text: 360-701-8981 914 7th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98502
The Olympia Free ClinicOffering 4 counseling sessions and assistance in connecting with additional resources if longer term mental health services are needed. When needed, referral can be made to a medical provider and/or psychiatric provider to discuss medication options. 360-890-4074 x 3 520 Lilly Rd NE, Building 3, Olympia, WA 98506
Nisqually Tribal Health & Wellness Center Behavioral Health Program - Mental Health Services **Serving Native Americans. Please call to check Eligibility for Services••


4840 Journey St SE, Olympia WA 98513

Tumwater Behavioral Health Clinic (Sea Mar Community Health Centers)Accepts most insurances including Medicaid and provides services regardless of a patient's ability to pay and can prescribe medications.

360-704-7590 6334 Littlerock Rd. SW, Tumwater, WA 98512
Yelm Behavioral Health Clinic (Sea Mar Community Health Centers)Accepts most insurances including Medicaid and provides services regardless of a patient's ability to pay and can prescribe medications. 360-400-4860 202 Cullens St. NW, Yelm, WA 98597
Nurse-Family Partnership-Free1:1 nurse support during pregnancy and up to 2 years postpartum. Must enroll during pregnancy. Provides assessment, information, and referrals. Serving Thurston, Mason, and Lewis County families. 360-968-4037                                         

Family Intervention Nurse Program- Free 1:1 nurse support for Thurston County parents with infants up to l year old who need support in navigating life stressors and/or mental health issues. Provides assessment, information, and referrals.

Parents as Teachers - A free program designed to help parents learn more about parenting and their child's development, provide support with the challenges of family life, and help identify and address any concerns parents may have about their child. Eligibility: Families who are pregnant and/or parenting with children ages 0-5 and live in Thurston or Lewis County. 360-918-7871
Sea Mar Maternity Support Services (MSS) - Provides free support and information related to your prenatal and postpartum health. All clients who are eligible for Medicaid and have a Provider One Service Card qualify for MSS services.


New Parent Support Program A free service that helps military parents' transition successfully into parenthood and provide a nurturing environment for their children. Services may include home visits, parenting classes, playgroups or prenatal classes. The program is available to military families who are expecting a baby or have children aged 3 or younger.


Parent Child Assistance Program - Provides case management, home visits, and support services to pregnant and parenting women with substance use disorders and their young children. Supports women who are currently pregnant or postpartum up to 24 months.


Support groups can provide support for experiencing the everyday challenges of parenthood. Find additional virtual groups at Perinatal Support Groups (many online and virtual groups available}.

Thurston County Postpartum and Parenting Support Group -An inclusive and supportive environment that offers community and social support to people who are pregnant or parenting infants. Infants and partners welcome. 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 1:30pm - 3:00pm at the Olympia Timberland Library.



Being the Village. A supportive environment that offers genuine community & social support to Black & Brown moms. Thursdays at 11:00am on Zoom.

Book a virtual call

Olympia Breast/Chest Feeding Drop-in Group - Weekly meetings Thursdays from 10am to 12pm online on Zoom

Text or email Linda Sisson: 360-453-7757

Recommended Trainings

Intro to Housing First

housing first Original - YouTube 

Intro to Rapid Re-Housing

rapid rehousing Original - YouTube

Intro to Progressive Engagement for Programs and Systems

progressive engagement Original - YouTube

Working with Survivors of Domestic Violence

domestic violence Original - YouTube 

Introduction to Problem Solving (Diverson)

problem solving Original - YouTube

Introduction to Landlord Engagement for Rapid Re-Housing

landlord engagement Original - YouTube

Commerce hosts two live trainings for Homeless Service Providers on Racial Equity in Homeless Services and LGBTQ+ Informed Training

Gender Odyssey group in Seattle has held an annual conference since 2001. They provide trainings, support groups, and resources to families navigating queer, trans, and gender non-conforming space:  Trans Families