Explore frequently asked questions on the pros and cons of talking to the Department of Social Services (DSHS) about the violence you may be experiencing. Free download in pdf.
A distance learning course that covers basic information for advocates helping survivors navigate public benefits.
If possible work with an advocate to discuss the pros, cons and safety considerations of applying for benefits. This external site takes you to the DSHS application that is available in many languages.
This external link takes you to the guide case workers use to determine eligibility for a number of DSHS funded programs that include cash, food, medical assistance and more.
Find out more about how to get affordable telephone service through Washington's Telephone Assistance Program.
Federal program that helps pay for telephone service (both land line or wireless) for low-income households. Those living on some Tribal lands can be eligible.