How We Help

Hopelink offers an integrated array of programs that enable families in crisis to make progress toward and achieve self-sufficiency.

Food
Hopelink's five centers each offer food banks, plus food deliveries to elderly and disabled individuals who are homebound. Related programs include education and seasonal activities. Hopelink also offers an Emergency Feeding Service, which delivers bags of food to schools, religious institutions, and community centers to provide to families in need.
Learn more about Hopelink's food programs.

Housing
Eviction prevention support can help families avoid homelessness. Our Emergency Family Shelter provides a temporary home base for homeless families. Hopelink Transitional Housing offers up to two years of housing and ongoing case-management support. The First Month's Rent program helps families get started in more permanent homes.
Learn more about Hopelink's housing programs.

Family Development
The Family Development Program works with families at risk of homelessness, to help the family stay in their home and move from crisis to self-sufficiency. Family Development Specialists work one-on-one with the family, helping them assess their strengths, connect with community resources, and set and meet goals.
Learn more about Hopelink's Family Development Program.

Adult Education
Hopelink's Adult Education Department is committed to providing a diverse selection of educational services to clients which meet their needs, build self-sufficiency and a habit of lifelong learning. The Adult Education programs address literacy and lifelong learning.
Learn more about Hopelink's Adult Education Program.

Financial Education
Money Smart classes educate individuals with the tools and skills necessary to be financially stable. Students will build knowledge, develop confidence, learn how to effectively use banks, and manage money.
Learn more about Hopelink's Financial Education programs.

Transportation
Access to services can make the difference between being homebound and isolated, or healthy and active. Hopelink's TransportationBrokerage provides an essential link to the community for King County residents on Medicaid assistance, and to low income families and children. Our drivers and dispatchers also provide all of the Metro DART service in King County.
Learn more about Hopelink's transportation program.

Energy Assistance
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and Puget Sound Energy Home Energy Lifeline Program (PSE HELP) assist with the high cost of heating and energy bills.
Learn more about Hopelink's Energy Assistance program.

Emergency Financial Assistance
On a case-by-case basis, Hopelink can often help with those costs which might make the difference between a family going hungry or homeless, and the family surviving. In addition, we can often help with rent and other emergency needs that "fall through the cracks" of other available assistance. To apply for assistance, contact the Hopelink center nearest you.
Learn more about Hopelink's Financial Assistance program.