Statewide/National Resources

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Statewide and National Housing resources, for example national programs like Housing & Urban Development and programs with locations in many/most counties like Oxford Houses. For local housing resources please check the Resources by County section of this wiki.

Note: The DOC's Statewide Transitional Housing List is available for viewing in Washington State Library branches for in library use only.

Employment and Education

Resources that are available state and/or nationwide, i.e. FAFSA, and resources that are in many/most counties in Washington, i.e. State Board of Community and Technical College information and L&I apprenticeship information.


Information on resources available to address physical health, mental health, and substance abuse services including food banks, help groups, and statewide/nationwide non-profits.

Government Assistance

Financial and resource assistance from the state and federal government, e.g. DSHS Cash and Food assistance, cell phone and cell service, social security benefits.

Voter Information

Office of the Secretary of State

  • Effective January 1st, 2022, if you were convicted of a felony in Washington State, another state, or in federal court, your right to vote will be restored automatically as long as you are not currently serving a DOC sentence of total confinement in prison.
  • Voting in Washington State Brochure 01/2022 [1]
  • Felony Conviction and Voting Rights [2]
  • Online Voter Registration [3]
  • Registration Forms To Mail In [4]
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Elections in Washington State [5]

Free The Vote Washington

  • As of January 1, 2022, Washington automatically restores voting rights to people with past felony convictions immediately after they finish their prison terms. Every citizen who is not in prison will be allowed to vote, even while on community supervision. Thanks to your activism, we are welcoming over 20,000 voters back into our democracy.
  • Flyer [6]
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Statewide resource databases

WA 211 [7]

  • 2-1-1 is a free confidential community service and your one-stop connection to the local services you need, from utility assistance, food, housing, health, child care, after school programs, elder care, crisis intervention and much more. Washington 2-1-1 is continually updating and adding resources to a comprehensive database of over 27,000 services that you can also access and search online. Search by location, service category, service term, or agency name to find the resources you need.
  • Database [8]
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Alternative Solutions Database [9]

  • With a database of over 4,500 community resources in the state, we can connect you to the services you need.
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  • Source Page

LastAuditDate 2022-02-22