Puyallup has everything from local organizations and federal programs to help you if you are low income. Take advantage of the opportunities that are available in your community.
Cash Assistance for single mothers
In Washington, you will find TANF and support services that provide temporary cash relief. If you meet qualifications, enroll in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), WorkFirst, State Family Assistance (SFA) or Diversion Cash Assistance.
Apply on the Washington Connection or WorkFirst website. Contact the nearest Community Services Office (CSO) in Pierce County to learn more and apply.
Help with Food for single mothers
Federal food assistance is provided through SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) has online links where you can apply and check your eligibility.
Help with Shelter and Housing benefits for single mothers
For emergency sheltering, contact Puyallup Homeless Coalition at (253) 845-2897 or Tacoma Rescue Mission for men at (253) 383-4493.
Help with Energy and Utilities
Get help for energy and utility bills by enrolling in the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). See if your low-income household is qualified to participate. Their contact information is LIHEAP@commerce.wa.gov and (360) 725-2857.
At one of the two LIHEAP agencies, make an appointment to apply for energy assistance.
Help with Telephone and Internet Bills
Help with Childcare
Receive funds to pay for your child’s care through DSHS. The Child Care Subsidy Program is your main source for child care assistance in Washington.
Help with Medical and Dental Care
Find a list of medical programs on the DSHS website. There are certain qualifications based on age and income.
Contact a CSO to learn all about medical assistance programs in Washington and your local area.
Find at least six free or affordable dental clinics in the Puyallup area.
Help with Legal Matters
Volunteer Legal Services serves the residents of Pierce County with their civil legal needs. They provide help for family law, landlord/tenant disputes, foreclosures, military veteran issues, etc.
Contact (253) 572-5134 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find a legal provider. Make a call to the CLEAR (Coordinated Legal Education, Advice & Referral) line at 1-888-201-1014 or fill out an online application.
Help with Financial Counseling
Help from Other Groups
Contact the Puyallup Valley Corps Community Center at (253) 841-1491 for everything from food assistance to church services.
The YWCA of Pierce County has emergency shelters, legal services and programs for domestic violence victims and children. Contact them at (253) 383-2593.
The state of Washington has many resources to help the low-income community. The organizations and companies are easy to contact by phone, email or online.
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