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.
Housing & Shelter Hotline
|Union Gospel Mission||360-709-9725|
|The Salvation Army||360-352-8596|
|Family Support Center of South Sound - serves homeless families.||360-754-9297|
|Love Abounds Here– serves homeless individuals in the Yelm email@example.com|
|Catholic Community Services||360-753-3340|
|Olympia Mutual Aid Partnersfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Interfaith Works Homeless Services||360-918-8424|
|St. Vincent de Paul (St. Michael’s Parish)||360-292-7102|
|Community Youth Services – serves homeless youth ages 24 and under||360-943-0780|
|Partners in Prevention Education (PiPE)||email@example.com|
|Department of Social and Health Services||1-877-501-2233|
|DSHS Cash and Food Assistance Application||1-855-923-4633|
|Additional Requirements for Emergent Needs (AREN)|
|Refugee Cash Assistance||1-877-501-2233|
|CIELO – serves Latinx and immigrant community members||360-709-0931|
|Olympia Free Clinic||360-529-1937|
|Pierce County Aids Foundation - serves individuals living with or at risk of HIV or AIDS||360-352-2375|
|Capital Recovery Center||360-357-2582|
|ROOF Community Services (Rochester Organization of Families)||360-273-6375|
|Yelm Community Services||360-458-7000|
|Tenino Community Service Center||360-264-5505 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Port of Support||206-880-5766 email@example.com|
|ASHHO Cultural & Job Training Center||360-918-8625 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Fair Housing Center of Washington||253-274-9523 or email@example.com|
- Assessing evidence of housing discrimination and assisting with the complaint process – intake paperwork can be found at FHC.Washington.org.
- You can send an anonymous complaint about a housing provider by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include the full property address, the alleged fair housing violation, and any supporting evidence (i.e., discriminatory advertising)
- Template for self-advocating for a reasonable accommodation/modification request
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)|
Families with Children
|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|
|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 Clinic - Offering 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|
|Text or email Linda Sisson: 360-453-7757 email@example.com|
Intro to Housing First
Intro to Rapid Re-Housing
Intro to Progressive Engagement for Programs and Systems
Working with Survivors of Domestic Violence
Introduction to Problem Solving (Diverson)
Introduction to Landlord Engagement for Rapid Re-Housing
Commerce hosts two live trainings for Homeless Service Providers on Racial Equity in Homeless Services and LGBTQ+ Informed Training
Mandated Reporting Training for Child Abuse and Neglect
Not Neutral: The Impact of Mandatory Reporting on Domestic Violence Survivors
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