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Washington State and Local Level Referrals
When a disaster occurs, local governments often work together with community leaders and organizations to provide on-the-ground emergency management. You may also reference our national-level referrals list.
Please contact us with questions or corrections.
For reference, the local resources we list provide disaster recovery services in the categories noted below.
For reference, see the full list of disaster recovery service categories covered in the below local resource list.
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Washington State and Local Level Referrals
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|Category||Entity||Type of Assistance||Telephone Number|
|Access and Functional Needs and Disabilities||Washington Department of Social & Health Services: Division of Developmental Disabilities||Information on services and programs offered by the Developmental Disabilities Administration, available for people with disabilities and caretakers.||360-407-1500|
|Access and Functional Needs and Disabilities||Washington Department of Social & Health Services: Deaf and Hard of Hearing||Provides services to individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind and speech-disabled facing communication barriers. Services includes telecommunications, reasonable accommodations and client services.||800-422-7930 (Voice/TTY)|
|Aging Services||Washington Aging and Long-Term Support Administration||Programs, support, and services for aging individuals. Long term care, residential care, and directory of local services, information, and resources by county.||360-725-2300|
|Agricultural Aid||Washington State USDA Farm Service Agency||USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides emergency loans to help producers recover from production and physical losses due to drought, flooding, other natural disasters, or quarantine.||509-323-3000|
|Agricultural Aid||Washington USDA Rural Development||USDA Rural Development provides low interest mortgages, guaranteed mortgages, 1% interest mortgages for seniors, loans for repairs and mortgage payment assistance for families living in rural areas.||360-704-7740|
|Agricultural Aid||Washington Department of Agriculture||Information on animal services, food safety, plant protection, licenses, permits, grant programs, agriculture disaster, and marketing.||360-902-1800|
|Animals/Pets||Washington State Animal Response Team||The Washington State Animal Response Team (WASART) helps companion animals and livestock out of immediate crisis and dangerous situations. Opportunities for training, donation, and volunteerism available.||Emergency: 425-681-5498|
|Consumer Services||Washington Office of Attorney General - Consumer Protection Division||Information on consumer issues, outreach and education, Lemon Law Program, Manufactured/Mobile Home Dispute Resolution Program, scams, price gouging, and consumer complaint services.||800-551-4636 (in-state)|
Online form available
|Contractors||Washington Department of Labor & Industry: Trades and Licensing||Online contractor's license verification and consumer complaints services.||360-902-5800|
|Crisis Counseling||Crisis Clinic of the Peninsulas||Serving Kitsap, Clallam & Jefferson Counties. Providing crisis intervention, information referral, and a supportive listening ear to people who are experiencing situational distress||Emergency: 911|
|Crisis Counseling||The Crisis Clinic of Thurston and Mason Counties||Provides confidential, anonymous and immediate response, at no cost, to Thurston and Mason County residents.||Emergency: 911|
360-586-2800 (Crisis Line)
360-586-2777 (Youth Help Line)
|Crisis Counseling||Washington Suicide and Crisis Hotlines||Listing of local suicide and crisis lines, outreach clinics, and mental health providers, 24/7 support in the area.||Emergency: 911|
See listing for local numbers and locations
|Disaster Specific Information|
|Disaster Unemployment||Washington Employment Security Department: Unemployment Benefits||When Disaster Unemployment Assistance is activated, the agency will provide disaster information. This assistance provides weekly beneﬁt payments to those out of work due to the disaster, including self-employed persons, farm and ranch owners, and others not covered under regular unemployment insurance programs.||800-318-6022 Online eServices available|
|Essential Needs||Washington Information Network 2-1-1||Health and human service information and referrals and other assistance to meet their needs. Online database search available by location.||211|
|Essential Needs||Washington Department of Social & Health Services: Food, Cash, Medical||Application assistance for public benefits such as food stamps, Medicaid, and other state financial assistance.||Community Services:|
|Essential Needs||Washington Department of Health: Woman, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program||WIC is for pregnant women, new and breastfeeding moms, and children under 5.|
Nutrition evaluation and monthly vouchers to receive supplemental, highly nutritious foods such as cereal, cheese, milk, eggs, peanut butter and dried beans. Online directory for WIC Clinics.
|Essential Needs||Food Lifeline||Supporting food banks, shelters, and meal programs throughout Western Washington.|
Referrals to organizations providing emergency food assistance, online "Need Food" search by location.
|Essential Needs||Washington State Dept of Agriculture: Food Access||Referrals to organizations providing emergency food assistance.||360-725-5640|
|Family & Protective Service||Washington Department of Social & Health Services: Report Abuse and Neglect||Individuals concerned with children or adults at risk for abuse and neglect.||Emergency: 911|
|Financial Assistance||Washington Department of Social & Health Services: Economic Services||Information and application for Economic Services. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) provides temporary cash for families in need. Some families participate in the WorkFirst Program. The WorkFirst Program helps participants find and keep jobs.||800-865-7801|
|Health Care Services||Washington Apple Health (Medicaid)||In Washington State, Medicaid is called Apple Health. Apple Health provides preventative care, like cancer screenings, treatment for diabetes and high blood pressure, and many other health care services||1-800-562-3022|
|Health Care Services||Washington Apple Health Behavioral Health||Assistance with mental health, substance use, recovery support, peer support, employment support, housing support and prevention||360-725-1500|
|Health Care Services||Washington Department of Social & Health Services: Aged, Blind and Disabled||Information about Health care coverage for aged, blind or disabled individuals.||800-865-7801|
|Housing Information||Washington USDA Rural Development||USDA Rural Development provides low interest mortgages, guaranteed mortgages, 1% interest mortgages for seniors, loans for repairs and mortgage payment assistance for families living in rural areas.||360-704-7740|
|Housing Information||Washington Department of Social and Health Services: Housing Assistance||Housing and Essential Needs (HEN) Referral Program provides access to essential needs items and potential rental assistance for low-income individuals who are unable to work for at least 90 days due to a physical and/or mental incapacity. HEN may include limited rent and utility assistance, move in costs, personal health and hygiene items, cleaning supplies and transportation assistance.||800-865-7801|
Agency prefers people apply online
|Insurance||Washington State Office of Insurance Commissioner||General insurance information and online fraud or complaint reporting services.||800-562-6900|
|Legal Services||Washington State Bar Association: Public||Information and referrals for legal clinics and programs, affordable legal services, and referrals to attorneys providing legal services to individuals affected by a disaster.||800-945-9722|
|Roadside Assistance &|
|Washington Department of Transportation: 511 Travel Information||State highway traffic and weather information is available by dialing 511 from most phones. Online traffic information available.||511|
|Tax Assistance||Washington State Department of Revenue||State tax information assistance for individuals and businesses. Online fraud reporting. Local office listing and contact information.||360-705-6741 |
Business licensing 360-705-6705
Tax assistance 360-704-5900
Sales & Use Tax
Live chat online
|Veterans Services||Washington Department of Veterans Affairs||Information regarding veteran benefits including pensions, medical care, home loans, burial, and life insurance.||800-562-2308|
|Vital Statistics||Washington Department of Licensing||Replacement identification and drivers license services, vehicle registration, boat registration, and title services. Online services available, and directory of "Office locations".||See office locations directory|
|Vital Statistics||Washington Department of Health: Licenses, Permits, and Certificates||Replacement birth, death, marriage certificates and other vital document services.||360-236-4300|
|Volunteer||VOLUNTEERS SHOULD NOT SELF-DEPLOY|
Referrals Last Updated: April 2021