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Washington Connection Community Partnership Program


Upcoming Events

FREE Washington Connection Community Partnership Trainings

Level I and Level II Certificated Trainings

Apr 4, 2014:     Tacoma

Apr 17, 2014:   Kent

Apr 17, 2014:   Wenatchee

May 7, 2014:    Tacoma

May 15, 2014:  Kent

May 20, 2014:  Spokane

Jun 11, 2014:   Tacoma

Jun 12, 2014:   Kent

Jun 13, 2014:   Wapato

Jul 1, 2014:      Tacoma

Jul 17, 2014:    Kent

Jul 24, 2014:    Spokane

     Partnership Subcommittee Webinar

May 6, 2014 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 

Contact Stephanie Hill, Program Manager at Stephanie.Hill@dshs.wa.gov to learn more or register for one of the above trainings and/or be placed on the webinar announcement distribution list.



Washington Connection -

We have recently received a report of a misleading website using a very similar domain name as www.WashingtonConnection.org.  The website in question is not a malicious site, but is misleading as it leads the user to believe they are applying for food benefits when it is nothing more than a way to collect personal information about individuals purely for marketing purposes. That being said, it is always wise to be cautious when a website is asking for personal information. 


Are you a Community-based Organization wishing to provide additional services to your customers?

You are invited to join Washington Connection where people can easily and securely learn about and apply for a broad array of services and benefits online such as:  food, cash, and medical assistance; child care subsidies; long-term care services and support; and drug and alcohol treatment.  Washington Connection also provides contact information and links to other services that require a different application process.

Being a partner, you will: periodically receive updated information related to services or features   supported by Washington Connection, have a local contact for your questions, have the opportunity to attend community partnership meetings, network with other organizations, and provide feedback about Washington Connection.  You may also receive technical assistance and marketing materials as needed.

There are two partnership levels that describe the investment you would make to help applicants. 

Service Level 1: 

Host Organization (assist with one or more of the following functions)

  • Display posters and printed marketing materials about Washington Connection
  • Provide applicants with access to a computer with an icon to Washington Connection on the desktop
  • Provide applicants with assistance in answering questions about the Washington Connection website

Service Level 2: 

Assisting Agency

  • Display posters and printed marketing materials about Washington Connection
  • Provide applicants with assistance in completing and submitting the online application (To protect the confidentiality of client information, Assisting Agencies will be required to fill out a Data Share Agreement and Non-Disclosure forms.)

In addition to choosing a service level, your organization must select the type of access you are able to provide:

  • Limited Access   Your address will not be published.  (Provide access to Washington Connection to your customers only.)
  • Public Access   Your address will be published. (Provide access to Washington Connection to the general public.)

To join, simply go to the Washington Connection  site, look for Register as a Community Partner under the "Community partner resources" navigation panel.