Human Services

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Welcome to City of Lynnwood's Human Services page. Here you will find current and updated links to a variety of services in the area. Please expand each section below for more information.

For more information on human services in your area, call 211.

To see City of Lynnwood's services and resources for veterans, click here.  

The Cold Weather Shelter is now open! Click here to see locations and hours for places to keep warm.

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Benefits and Assistance

Alderwood Community Services Office

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. Phone: (877) 501-2233

Washington Connection

Apply online for benefits, including food and cash assistance. See website for details.

Crisis/Emergency and Domestic Violence

Safe Place Snohomish County

24/7 access to community resources for youth in crisis, ages 13-17. Phone: (425) 877-5171 (call or text)

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County

Emergency shelter, supportive housing, legal advocacy and community-based resources for victims of domestic violence in Snohomish County. Phone: (425) 252-2873

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

24/7 hotline for those in crisis or those concerned about a friend or loved one. Options available for Veterans, Deaf + Hard of Hearing, online chat and services in Spanish. Phone: 988 (call or text)

Washington Teen Link

Hotline for teens in crisis, available 7 days a week. Calls received between 6pm-10pm are answered by a teen peer counselor. Phone: (866) 833-6546 (call or text) After Hours: (866) 789-1511

 

 

Employment

Washington Vocational Services

Employment support for those with a disability or disabling condition, including job searching, training, resume building and specialized employment opportunities. Phone: (425) 774-3338

Worksource Washington

Statewide partnership of state, local and nonprofit agencies that provides an array of employment and training services to job seekers and employers in Washington. Phone: (425) 258-6300

Workforce Snohomish County

Offers programs and support that strengthens businesses, supports workers, and assists unemployed residents obtain gainful employment. Phone: (425) 921-3423

SnoCo Connect

Provides low-barrier, direct support for Snohomish County residents aged 14-24 with connections to education, career skills training, community and employment resources, and workshops. Phone: (425) 374-8351

 

Food

Lynnwood Food Bank

Families may come to the Food Bank every week to receive services which include canned and dry goods, meats, deli and dairy, fresh fruits and vegetables, desserts, bread, and miscellaneous items. Drive-thru available. Phone: (425) 745-1635

Alderwood Compassion Center

Food assistance and other services for families in South Snohomish County. Phone: (425) 774-7766

Lynnwood Food Resources - English/Spanish(PDF, 127KB)

Lynnwood Food Resources - Arabic(PDF, 140KB)

Lynnwood Food Resources - Dari(PDF, 133KB)

Lynnwood Food Resources - Hindi(PDF, 175KB)

Lynnwood Food Resources - Punjabi(PDF, 134KB)

Health and Hygiene

Community Health Center - Lynnwood

Primary care family medicine, including preventive health exams, prenatal care, acute care visits, minor procedures, health education, follow-up care from hospital visits, and referrals. Phone: (425) 835-5200

Free Nurse Advice Line is available outside of clinic hours of operation. Phone: (425) 640-5544

Lahai Health

Health care for underserved individuals and families in King and Snohomish Counties. Services include integrated and comprehensive medical, dental, and mental health counseling for free or reduced cost. Phone: (206) 363-4105 

Sea Mar Community Health Center - Lynnwood

Medical, dental and mental health care regardless of income, insurance or immigration status, available via appointment or walk-in.                Phone: (425) 616-4100

Lynnwood Hygiene Center

Showers, hygiene products, clothing and nightly dinners served. Walk-ups only.

Address: 19726 64th Ave W, Lynnwood WA 98036

Verdant Community Wellness Center

Health-focused classes and seminars offered free of charge to the public, as well as connections to regional social services. Phone: (425) 582-8600

Next Step Pregnancy

Helps those who are facing an unplanned pregnancy, offering free pregnancy testing, diagnostic ultrasounds and information on different options. Additional services include STI testing and treatment. Qualified, licensed personnel serve the immediate and long-term needs of those facing unplanned pregnancies, with compassion and dignity. Phone: (425) 329-4569 24/7 Helpline: (800) 712-HELP (4357)

Washington Detox Centers for Drug & Alcohol Addiction

Provides direct over the phone assistance with connecting individuals with detox centers throughout Washington state, depending on specific treatment needs. Phone: (866) 351-3840

Housing

Washington 211

Access point for Coordinated Entry and housing services, as well as other local and regional services. Phone: 211

Housing Authority of Snohomish County

Connects people with federal and local rent assistance, as well as helping individuals achieve housing stabilization. Phone: (425) 290-8499 

Pioneer Human Services

Provides treatment, housing, job skills training and employment to individuals released from prison or jail, and those in recovery, in Washington state. Phone: (425) 434-4680

Volunteers of America Western Washington

Western Washington assists with food banks, rent and utility assistance, crisis counseling, mediation, and ECEAP preschool. Phone: (425) 259-3191

Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County

Homeownership program with income-based eligibility for first-time home buyers, and repair services designed to assist homeowners in remaining in their homes by making needed repairs, preserving exteriors, and/or installing a limited range of aging in place and accessibility improvements. Phone: (425) 258-6289

Legal

Snohomish County Legal Services

Free civil legal aid services to eligible low-income residents of Snohomish County, regardless of citizenship or immigration status, primarily in the areas of Family Law, Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, Housing, and Wills for Seniors. Phone: (425) 258-9283

Northwest Justice Project

Free legal assistance to address fundamental human needs such as housing, family safety, income security, health care, education, and more. Phone: (206) 779-9543

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

Promotes justice by defending and advancing the rights of immigrants through direct legal services, systemic advocacy, and community education. Phone: (206) 587-4009

Tenants Union of Washington State

Information regarding tenant rights and housing laws in Washington state, as well as educational programs and tenant counseling.                 Phone: (206) 723-0500

Senior or Disabled

Homage Senior and Disabled Services

Critical services including mental health support, food & nutrition services, healthcare coordination, transportation and minor home repair for low-income older adults and people with disabilities in Snohomish County. Phone: (425) 355-1112

Lynnwood Senior Center

A community center engaging older adults in health, wellness, social and recreational opportunities. Optional annual memberships available. Phone: (425) 670-5050

Shelter

Everett Gospel Mission

145 emergency shelter beds for men and 100 beds for women and children. Phone: (425) 740-2500

YWCA Pathways for Women

45-day emergency shelter for single adult women and mothers with children. Clients have their own room and meet regularly with an advocate to develop and execute a Housing Stability Action Plan. Phone: (425) 774-9843

Cocoon House

Short-term shelter for young people between the ages of 12-17 located in Monroe, WA. Phone: (425) 877-5171

Drop-in center for 18-24 year old young adults in Everett, WA. Includes showers, laundry, Wi-fi, food, a recording studio and access to case management and support services. Phone: (425) 740-2945

Transportation

Community Transit - Lynnwood

Information regarding bus schedules and routes, as well as a trip planner, rider alerts and a listing of popular Lynnwood destinations.    Phone: (888) 889-6368

Zip Alderwood Shuttle

An on-demand shared ride service for travel anywhere within the Alderwood service area for the same price as our local bus fare.          Phone: (425) 521-5600

ORCA LIFT Reduced Fares

Reduced transit fares for low-income households, seniors, individuals with disabilities, and those on Medicare and other certain state benefit programs in King and Snohomish Counties. Individuals under 18 ride free with a youth ORCA card. Phone: (800) 756-5437

Utilities

City of Lynnwood Reduced Rates Program

Reduced rates and annual rebates to qualifying low-income households for the City’s water, sewer, and storm utilities. Paper copies of the application are available at Lynnwood City Hall and the Lynnwood Recreation Center during regular business hours. Phone: (425) 670-5164

Snohomish County Energy Assistance

The Energy Assistance Program provides a one-time per heating season assistance in paying the heat bill for eligible households. Additional utility assistance grants available. Phone: (425) 388-3880