Basic Needs

Food Banks & Meal Sites

Food banks offer food to take home and eat while meal sites provide hot meals at specific times.

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Transportation

Options for transportation and reduced public transit far programs.

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Education & Employment

Places to Find Jobs

Local organizations that help people find jobs and online job boards, including those specifically for people who have been incarcerated.

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Education Programs

There are lots of organization supporting people seeking further education.

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Government Assistance & Financial Support

Governmental Programs

Lists of the numerous government programs that can help you with most needs including food, housing, cash assistance, and more.

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Debt & Finances

Organizations to help with credit, financial assistance, and financial education

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Healthcare & Safety

Mental & Behavioral Health

Numerous 24-hour hotlines for immediate support and organizations throughout Washington supporting people with mental and behavioral health services.

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Substance Use & Addiction Support

Many organizations and hotlines are available to support you with substance use problems, needle exchanges, and other addiction issues such as gambling.

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Housing

Housing Resources

Extensive resources for finding housing as a formerly incarcerated person. Includes many specific organizations providing housing in Washington, including transitional housing.

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Rent & Utility Assistance

Ways to get help with paying rent and utilities along with home weatherization, emergency repairs, and more.

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Emergency Shelters

Emergency shelters, including those available during cold weather or for specific groups including youth and domestic violence survivors.

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Identity-Specific Supports

Veteran Supports

Help lines, government programs, and private organizations all exist to serve the specific needs of veterans.

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Re-entry

Reentry Support

Organizations and programs across Washington state help people successfully return to their communities after incarceration.

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