Human Services: Assistance and Discount Programs
Need help? Call the Crisis Clinic Community Information Line,
2-1-1, 8:00am - 6:00pm Monday - Friday. If your cell phone does not connect, dial 1-877-211-9274. TDD 206-461-3610. Operators will direct you to telephone numbers for local health and human services, including housing, food and clothing, volunteering, caregiver resources, legal help, utility assistance, health care, and disability services.
See the Renton Community Resource Directory, right, for names and telephone numbers of local and area-wide human services agencies and organizations.
- Application for reduced utility rates and utility tax rebate Must be 61 or older, or permanently disabled. Income qualifications on application.
- Cable TV discount application $36 discount per year for qualified applicants.
- Chore services
- Clothing - See Renton Kiwanis Clothes Bank
- Community resources for social services
- Credit Card/Debt Assistance available through the National Foundation for Credit Counseling.
- DSHS - Renton Community Service Office (CSO)
- Domestic violence For victims of domestic violence; also see further resources on the Community Resource Directory, right
- ESL Local ESL programs and resources for English language learners at all levels of proficiency. See also the ESL and Literacy Services website sponsored by the King County Library System.
- Food bank locations - Margie Williams Helping Hands, The Salvation Army Renton Rotary Food Bank
- Food stamps - Online application
- Food stamps - Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Retailer Locator
- Homeless shelters Also see the Community Resource Directory, in the sidebar at right, under Emergency Shelter/Assistance
- Housing Repair Assistance Program For qualified homeowners within the city of Renton.
- Housing Resources in Renton Rentals, transitional and emergency housing, first-time homebuyers, and other resources
- Immigration and Naturalization Guide
- Landlord/Tenant Resource
- Legal resources Research assistance from the King County Law Library and Legal Services. See also the King County Bar Association and the Washington State Bar Association.
- Money Management - Free money management resources offered available through the Bank on Seattle-King County Program. Money 101, a workbook for college students, is available at whatsmyscore.org. MoneyWi$e, a national financial literacy partnership of Consumer Action and Capital One, offers free, multilingual financial education materials.
- Prescription help for Washington state residents (and its website). Additional help may be available from the pharmaceutical companies that make your drugs. Go to Partnership for Prescription Assistance to find out more.
- Shelters for the homeless
- Subsidized housing options
- Utility assistance referrals. Please see the Renton Community Resource Directory, right, under Energy/Utility Assistance Programs, or the following links: The Salvation Army, Catholic Community Services, Multi-Service Center, or St. Vincent de Paul (the local telephone number for St. Vincent de Paul is 206-767-6449).