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Local Resources

Lynnwood Human Services Providers List 2017-2018

Housing Repair Assistance Program

Fair Housing Information

Utility Assistance (for low-income City of Lynnwood residents)

Lynnwood Food Bank (for anyone who needs basic food)

Community Health Center of Snohomish County (FREE Dental Care – no insurance required)


Recreation Scholarship Application
(for low-income seniors and youth, City of Lynnwood residents)

General Resources

Housing or Food
Call the 211 or visit http://win211.org/

Emotional Distress
Call 1-866-4CRISIS (427-4747) or visit http://crisisclinic.org/

Teen Link

(evenings 6-10 p.m.)

Help for Victims of Human Trafficking


Help for Victims of Sexual Assault

Domestic Violence Hotline

Or Call the 24-hour Crisis Hotline 425-25-ABUSE

Meeting basic needs

The City of Lynnwood defines human services as those provided specifically to individuals and families to meet basic human needs for:

  • Finding and retaining gainful employment
  • Support in times of personal and family crisis
  • Assistance in overcoming family or individual problems
  • Help in gaining access to available, appropriate services
  • To gain self-sufficiency

Lynnwood’s role in human services

Lynnwood takes one of the following three roles in human services, depending on the need:

  • Planner: assess and anticipate needs and develop appropriate policy and program responses.
  • Facilitator: convene and engage others in community problem-solving to develop and improve services.
  • Funder: disburse City grants to support a network of services which respond to community needs.

In 2015, the City Council resolved that the city would act to ensure that the basic survival needs of Lynnwood residents are met. The city serves as a planner, facilitator and funder for support systems that help people through economic and personal crisis and provide low-and moderate-income persons with opportunities to succeed.

To do this, the Human Services Commission and the City’s staff liaison, work together to implement the City’s human services initiatives and oversees the numerous nonprofit programs to help meet the needs of Lynnwood residents. Nonprofit service providers and community organizations strengthen our community by working to provide basic needs such as food, shelter, personal safety as well as to increase youth and adult self-sufficiency by providing opportunities, supportive education, and employment services.