Community Resources


LWTech is committed to helping all students be successful. Below is a list of resources at both LWTech and local community based and government organizations that students can reach out to for support and funding. 

The LWTech Resource Coordinator is here to help you explore and navigate different resources in the community and on campus. If you are experiencing homelessness, food insecurity, financial hardship, and/or in need of other basic needs support, please contact Maret Carrillo or complete the Community Resources Intake Form for help in locating support services and emergency assistance. 

If you are experiencing a housing crisis (behind on your rent, facing eviction, or currently unhoused), additional supports may be available. Contact the Resource Coordinator, Maret Carrillo or complete the Community Resources Intake Form for more information. 

Community Resource Links by Category

LWTech has community partners who are on campus weekly to support students. Please email or call the contact provided to make an appointment.

  • YWCA: Supports individuals receiving food stamps from DSHS (EBT card). Provides 1-on-1 support with resumes, cover letters, job search, mock interviews, etc.
    • Contact: Mor Lapid-Reter, Employment Specialist, Economic Advancement
    • Email:
    • Mobile: (206) 773-4701
    • Office: (425) 882-1796
  • Northwest Education Access: Provides assistance with financial aid applications (FAFSA or WAFSA) Supports low-income youth (16-29 y/o) with accessing and navigating higher education. Works 1-on-1 with students on program/career exploration, navigating financial aid, admissions and registration, tutoring support, and connecting students to community resources.
  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Pacific Associates: Works with dislocated workers who may be receiving or exhausted unemployment insurance (UI), recievednotice of layoff or business closure, closed business because of general economic conditions, displaced homemaker who is no longer supported by another family member's income.
    • Contact: Sabrina Caldaron, WIOA Employment and Training Specialist 
    • Email:
    • Phone: (206) 422-9926 
  • IKRON Behavioral Health Services: Assessment and counseling services.
  • LWTech Counseling: Currently enrolled students can meet with a LWTech Counselor.
  • NAMI Eastside: Community based non-profit committed to improving the quality of life for those impacted by mental illness through advocacy, education, and support.
  • SOUND: Provides comprehensive outpatient counseling and case management for King County residents experiencing mental health issues .
  • DAWN: DAWN supports, empowers, and shelters survivors of domestic abuse in South King County.
  • Domestic Violence Services: Program in Snohomish County that provides an emergency shelter and comprehensive range of services to all victims of domestic abuse.
  • LifeWire: Helps adults, children, and youth who have been impacted by domestic violence to build safer, healthier homes by offering support, resources, and professional services.

These are some local resources that may be able to help you with cash assistance for emergency situations. Eligibility and limitations may apply. Please contact each agency for more information.

  • Student Emergency Grant Application, LWTech: LWTech has limited emergency funding available for registered students who have a current financial emergency during the current academic quarter.
  • Financial Assistance, Hopelink: Hopelink Financial Assistance Program provides emergency financial assistance related to eviction prevention and move in costs.
  • Food, Cash, Medical, DSHS: WA State Department of Social and Health Services can provide financial assistance depending on eligibility.
  • Community Stabilization Services, Jewish Family Service: Jewish Family Service offers short term, limited financial assistance to cover unexpected financial shock, such as job losses, interruptions in income, or unexpected expenses that threaten a household’s stability.
  • Help Center, St. Vincent de Paul: St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle/King County. St. Vincent de Paul helps people avoid eviction by providing rent and utility assistance as well as vouchers for gasoline, food, and other basic supplies.
  • Financial Resources, Washington Connection: Washington Connection site offers a list of financial resources including government assistance, credit counseling and free tax preparation.
  • Attain Housing: Housing support programs and case management for folks in East King County.
  • Catholic Community Services: Helps facilitate Coordinated Entry for families and individuals in Snohomish County.
  • Cocoon House: Offers housing options and referrals for young adults ages 12-24 in Snohomish County. 
  • Compass Housing Alliance: Compass Housing Alliance develops and provides essential services and affordable housing for homeless and low-income people in the greater Puget Sound region.
  • Congregation for the Homeless: Housing services for men including emergency shelter, day center, and paths to permanent housing.
  • Friends of Youth: Residential services and homeless youth services for people ages 15-24
  • Hopelink Housing Program: For families experiencing homelessness, transitional and long-term housing as well as emergency family shelter may be available through Hopelink.
  • Mama’s Hands House of Hope: Provides a safe and secure 24 hour living environment for women and children in crisis in Bellevue.
  • Mary’s Place: Provides shelter for women and children experiencing homelessness, from 5 emergency shelters to providing support for long term housing.
  • Safe Parking Program in Kirkland: Offers a safe place to park overnight for those living in their vehicles with access to toilets, WiFi and a refrigerator.
  • Solid Ground: Weather you have lost your home and need shelter – of need support to stay in your current home – Solid Ground can connect you with information, resources, and referrals to support your housing stability.
  • The Sophia Way: Committed to ending homelessness for women in King County. Programs range from emergency shelter to support finding transitional, permanent, and supportive housing. 
  • WELD: Housing and employment services for those previously incarcerated and justice-involved.
  • YWCA Housing: The YWCA works to help women and families find and maintain safe, stable housing.