Community Resources

CONTACTS

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.

  • Community Health Plan of Washington: Provides assistance with accessing and applying for health and dental insurance through the State of Washington, regardless of immigration status. Helps individuals understand financial help available, answer questions about health insurance, and help individuals choose a plan. 
  • 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: mlreter@ywcaworks.org
    • 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.
    • Contact: Dafne Moreno, Education Advocate
    • Email: Dafne@nweducationaccess.org
    • Phone: (206) 922-8746
  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Pacific Associates: Works with dislocated workers who may be receiving or exhausted unemployment insurance (UI), received notice 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: scaldaron@pacassoc.com
    • Phone: (206) 422-9926 

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.

(Please see program pages for access to food resources near you.)

(Please see individual program pages for directions on applying.)