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Resources

From social services to educational advocacy and family and community support, we’ve collected a vast network of resources for parents and caregivers in Washington state who are seeking help for their children with complex mental and behavioral health needs, including those with substance use disorders or educational and judicial needs.

If your organization supports integrated behavioral health matters in Washington state and would like to be listed here, please contact us.

Social Services

Mental Health Services in Washington State 

 **From the main page there are links to what is available in every area of our state**

Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) www.dshs.wa.gov/dda

WA State Department of Social and Health Services www.dshs.wa.gov/

  • Food, Cash and Medical
  • Housing Assistance
  • Office Locator
  • Child Support
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Adult Care
  • Mental Health and Addiction Services
  • Disability Support

Children’s Administration – www.dcyf.wa.gov/

Kinship Care – www.dshs.wa.gov/altsa/home-and-community-services-kinship-care/kinship-care

Medicaid – www.hca.wa.gov/health-care-services-supports/apple-health-medicaid-coverage

Apple Health Manage Care Service Area Map – www.hca.wa.gov/assets/free-or-low-cost/service_area_map.pdf

WISe – Wraparound with Intensive Services www.hca.wa.gov/health-care-services-supports/behavioral-health-recovery/wraparound-intensive-services-wise

FYSPRT – Family Youth System Partner Roundtable www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/behavioral-health-recovery/family-youth-system-partner-round-table-fysprt

CLIP – Children’s Long Term Inpatient Program http://www.clipadministration.org/index.html

Education

PAVE – Partnerships for Action, Voices for Empowerment www.wapave.org/

OSPI –  WA Office of Superintendent of Public Instructions www.k12.wa.us/

Wrightslaw: Special Education Law and Advocacy www.wrightslaw.com/

Family Support

A Common Voice – Serving Pierce County https://www.facebook.com/pg/A-Common-Voice-559600704125787/about/?ref=page_internal   (no current website)

Guided Pathways – Serving King County www.guidedpathways.org/

Open Doors for Multicultural Families – Serving King County https://www.multiculturalfamilies.org/

Family Alliance for Mental Health – Serving Thurston and Mason Counties www.familyallianceformentalhealth.com/

Passages – Serving Spokane www.passages-spokane.org/

Dad’s Move – Statewide www.dadsmove.org/

Washington State Fathers Network – Statewide www.fathersnetwork.org

Washington Autism Alliance – Statewide www.washingtonautismadvocacy.org

The Arc of Washington State – Statewide www.arcwa.org/

Parent Trust for Washington Children – Statewide www.parenttrust.org/

YBHA-WA – Youth Behavioral Health Advocates – Statewide https://www.facebook.com/groups/353084468424745/

Mothers of the Mentally Ill (MOMI) – Legislative Advocacy https://www.facebook.com/MOMI-Mothers-of-the-Mentally-Ill-287852191968017/

NW PANDAS/PANS Network – Statewide https://www.nwppn.org/

Community Support

211 Washington www.wa211.org/

Peer-Run Organizations

Consumer Voices are Born (CVAB) – Vancouver www.cvabonline.org/

Peer Seattle – www.peerseattle.org/

Peer Spokane – www.peerspokane.org/

United Peers of Washington (UP of WA)  www.facebook.com/UPofWA/

Jones Community Solutionshttps://www.facebook.com/dnet.jcs/

Youth Supports

Friends of Youth – Serves King County

Youth Care – Serves King County www.youthcare.org/

Community Passages is a Seattle-based nonprofit founded in 2017 with a vision for zero youth incarceration.                       www.communitypassageways.org/

Choose 180 – Serves King County www.choose180.org/program-overview

The Healthy Transitions Project – Improving life trajectories for youth and young adults with serious mental disorders

Crisis Supports

For Mental Health Crisis – Text “Home” to 1741741

24 Hour Regional Crisis Line – 1-877-266-1818

Suicide Prevention Hotline – 1-800-272-8255

Trevor Lifeline – 1-866-488-7386 or Text 678687

Veteran’s Crisis Hotline – 1-800-273-8255 or Text 838255

Upcoming Events

We host and provide support for a range of meetings all throughout the year to provide parents and caregivers with valuable information to help them find accessible care and support for their children. 

Statewide Family Network Meetings (Committee & Work Groups)

The Community Connectors Statewide Family Network Work Groups/Committees meeting takes place every other month (February, April, June, August, October, December) on the 4th Wednesday at 5:30 PM.
This meeting provides an opportunity for updates and receive feedback on workgroup and committee work. We do Offer participation support for work group and committee members for their participation in this meeting.

SUD Family Navigator Training

This 16 hour training is for parents and family members of a person with a Substance Use Disorder (SUD). This is a Healthcare Authority (HCA) approved curriculum created to assist parents, caregivers and other family members in understanding SUD and providing helpful support to the individual they are supporting.

Family, Peer Support and Leadership Workgroup

A safe space for parents/caregivers to identify barriers, gaps, and challenges in providing leadership opportunities and topic specific training to support families in strengthening their tool box. The goal is to ensure WSCC is creating and providing training opportunities for individuals seeking to expand their knowledge of peer and family support, as well as sharing partner organizations trainings. This workgroup will also provide recommendations to the Executive Director in the planning of the annual Children’s Behavioral Health Summit and Parent Weekend Training.

Inpatient Workgroup

A safe space intended to empower families and caregivers to learn and share their experiences with children’s behavioral health services. The goal is to identify barriers, gaps, and challenges statewide to accessing appropriate and effective in-patient children/youth behavioral health services. In turn, the workgroup will strategize and brainstorm potential solutions to recommend to WSCC with the intent to fill these gaps and move the work forward. The identified solutions will then be sent up the chain to our state partners at the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery to influence changes in our System of Care.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

A safe space intended to establish procedures to ensure the work of WSCC is done with these values at the forefront. Identify family leaders of marginalized communities and invite them to join us so we can include their voices in our work. Identify experts on this topic who can partner with us to provide training for the Community Connectors.

SUD Family Navigator Training

This 16 hour training is for parents and family members of a person with a Substance Use Disorder (SUD). This is a Healthcare Authority (HCA) approved curriculum created to assist parents, caregivers and other family members in understanding SUD and providing helpful support to the individual they are supporting.

Cross Systems Workgroup

A safe space intended to identify barriers, gaps, and challenges statewide to appropriate and effective cross system collaboration communication and services. The goal is to create work plans and find a diverse array of partners to collaborate with WSCC to educate and assist families in becoming familiar to the benefits of having one treatment plan across all systems they may be involved in. The work plan will then be sent up the chain to our state partners at the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery to influence changes in our System of Care.

Outpatient Services Workgroup Meeting

A safe space intended to empower families and caregivers to learn and share their experiences with children’s behavioral health services. The goal is to identify barriers, gaps, and challenges statewide to accessing appropriate and effective outpatient children/youth behavioral health services. In turn, the workgroup will strategize and brainstorm potential solutions to recommend to WSCC with the intent to fill these gaps and move the work forward. The identified solutions will then be sent up the chain to our state partners at the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery to influence changes in our System of Care.

Advocacy/ Leadership Committee

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Social Media and Marketing Committee

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WSCC Statewide Family Network Open Forum Meeting

This is our every other month meeting to share what is happening around our state and connect with each other.