Economic Services Administration

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Family-Centered Innovations include new partnerships for Division of Child Support 

The Division of Child Support is taking a more comprehensive look at the issue of child support collection. Parents that are behind on payments often face significant barriers to getting back on track. Helping them find the resources they need requires a community of partners and some new programs with the division that hold promise for the future. We look forward to working with noncostodial parents and the whole family in new ways. Read extended article (Word document)

Find free summer meals

The Washington State Summer Food Service Program provides free meals and snacks to all children and teens (18 years and younger) during the summer months. No proof of income, address or citizenship is ever required. Find a location near you here.

What We Do

We transform lives by empowering individuals and families to thrive.  We serve many clients who live on the margin.  Although most are not receiving a cash grant, they may be relying on food assistance, work-related support services, assistance with child support, medical coverage, or child care subsidies.  A family crisis or change in the economy, even a small one, can force these families into situations requiring assistance, whether it’s the full support of a cash grant, help with child support, or temporary assistance to avoid losing housing.

Washington Connection offers you a way to find and apply for a variety of services and assistance online.  By entering in basic household information, Washington Connection will let you know what programs or services you or your family may be qualified to receive from various State, Federal or Local sources.