Stay Informed


In partnership with:


Cascadia College

Center for Career Alternatives
Center for Career Alternatives

Employment Security Department

Everett Community College

United Way of Snohomish County: Evertrust Foundation

Edmonds Community College


United Way of Snohomish County: Lutheran Community Services





Salvation Army

Snohomish County
Snohomish County Human Services Department


Volunteers of America Western Washington

Snohomish County DSHS

Workforce Development Council


Worksource Snohomish County

Help for Hard Times: A Survival Guide to Unemployment

Who to Call

is the free telephone number that’s your best “first call” to quickly find the right source of help. Trained specialists answer your call and maintain a comprehensive database of health, welfare and recreation resources such as:

  • Rent/Utility Assistance
  • Food
  • Legal Assistance
  • Shelter
  • Support Groups, and more

The North Sound 2-1-1 line is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone: 425.258.4227 or 800.223.8145
TTY: 425.339.3301 or 1.800.846.8517

If it’s a life-threatening emergency, always call 911.

Care Crisis Response Line

24-hour crisis intervention counseling, suicide intervention and access to mental health emergency services for individuals and families in Snohomish, Skagit, San Juan, Island and Whatcom Counties. This program is run by the Volunteers of America Western Washington.

Phone: 425.258.4357 or 800.584.3578
TTY: 800.846.8517

Directory of Resources

Unemployment Benefits

Unemployment Compensation
Phone: 800.318.6022 or 877.558.8509 or apply online at

Employment Programs & Job Training

Washington Career Bridge

Find the education and training you need to get the job you want.
Phone: 360.753.5662 or

Washington State Labor & Industries Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction under the supervision of a journey-level craft person or trade professional in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation.

Worksource Snohomish County
Phone: 425.258.6300 (Everett) and 425.673.3300 (Lynnwood)

Worker Retraining

The State Worker Retraining Program has served more than 60,000 unemployed and dislocated workers in Washington to retrain into new career fields. Funds can help pay for tuition, books, fees and other related expenses for individuals who lost their jobs due to economic changes and for those receiving Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits. Working Retraining also serves displaced homemakers and recently discharged veterans.

Cascadia Community College
Phone: 425.352.8132 or

Edmonds Community College
Phone: 425.640.1433 or

Everett Community College
Phone: 425.388.9009 or

Statewide Training Opportunities
List of worker retraining contacts

Credit Counseling

ClearPoint Financial Solutions
Confidential advice on managing money and debt in person, over the telephone or by Internet. Most services are free, but there is a fee for some so be sure to ask. Evening and weekend hours available.
Phone: 877.422.9040 or

Rent & Mortgage Assistance

Rent assistance
becomes available the first of the month, but runs out quickly. Call 2-1-1 for information on availability and eligibility.

Making Home Affordable
Visit the Obama administration's new website at to see if you're eligible for mortgage refinancing or loan modification.

Answers on Obama's mortgage relief plan
Published by The Herald (Everett, Wash.) on 3/5/09

Utility Assistance

Snohomish County Energy Assistance
Provides one-time per heating season assistance, usually between November 15 and April 1.
Phone: 425.388.3880

Project PRIDE
Snohomish County Chapter American Red Cross offers year-round assistance with energy bills. 
Phone: 425.252.4103

Food Assistance

Food Banks
Call 2-1-1 for the closest food bank.

Basic Food Benefits
For more information or to apply online, visit and click on "apply for services."
Phone: 877.514.FOOD

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
There are a number of sites in the county.
Phone: 800.322.2588 or

Emergency Shelter Assistance

Call 2-1-1 for information on locations and hours.

Medical & Dental Assistance Programs

Medical Assistance Benefits

For more information or to apply online, visit and click on "apply for services."

Community Health Center of Snohomish County
Phone: 425.789.3789 or

Providence Everett Health Clinic
One time vouchers for medical services may be available at the Salvation Army at 2525 Rucker Ave. in Everett. These must be picked up in person during work hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to
5 p.m.
Phone: 425.317.0300

Low-Cost Dental Resources
Click here for a list of dental clinics and offices accept Medicaid for covered dental services including: Healthy Options, Basic Health Plus, Provider One, Molina and others. If Medicaid does not cover needed services these clinics may offer reduced fees.

Mental Health/Counseling/Support Groups

Call 2-1-1 for counselors and fees charged, if any.

Alcohol & Drug Helpline
Phone: 800.562.1240

Domestic Violence Hotline
Phone: 800.562.6025

Veteran’s Assistance

Veterans Affairs

Phone: 425.388.7255

Navy Marine Corps Relief Society
Phone: 425.304.3203

Red Cross
Phone: 425.304.4476

Saint Vincent de Paul

This agency may be able to help in a small way once other sources have been exhausted.
Phone: 425.355.3504

Child Care Assistance

Working Connections Child Care

For more information or to apply online, visit and click on "apply for services.

Family Caregiver Assistance

Family Caregiver Program

425.290.1240 or

Advocates for the Rights of Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (ARC)

For families with members who have developmental disabilities and that are also struggling to juggle their daily lives as a result of job loss.

Mission: Leading positive change that transforms our community and improves people’s lives in Snohomish County

Site by FUSE IQ