ProviderOne Referral Page (WA State)
The Medicaid Purchasing Agency (MPA)and ProviderOne has a helpful new website for caregivers who need to locate a Medicaid provider for the children placed in their home. Just enter the town/county/clinic name and enter search. You can also search by specialty.
The Starting Point Guide for Accessing Resources for your Special Needs Child in Washington State: A fabulous 42 page booklet on accessing services for a variety of special needs in Washington State.
Parent Help 123 offers a resource based website including a Benefit Finder which helps you apply for the Washington State benefit programs listed below.
• Apple Health for Kids (Children’s Medical, also called the medical coupon)
• Family Medical
• Basic Food (Food Stamps)
• Cash Programs (TANF)
• Basic Health
• WIC (Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children)
•Take Charge and Family Planning
•Head Start and ECEAP
• Working Connections Child Care
Washington Information Network 2-1-1 maintains a statewide database of community resources. Search their online database for information on such things as free school supplies, financial assistance and material goods.
Child Care Check: A website to search the Washington State Department of Early Learning website for licensed child care facilities. You can use the advanced search to search type and by zip code.
Child Care Aware: The local child care resource & referral (CCR&R) programs serve four fundamental roles including Parent Information & Referral, Caregiver Support, Community Building and Education and Data and Research.
Child Care Resources (King County Only): Finding the right, high quality child care to meet your family’s needs can be an overwhelming experience. To assist you in your search, we have a database of over 2,000 child care programs in King County, WA and Resource Specialists available by phone to help you find a provider who accepts DSHS payments for your foster child. Our database includes licensed child care centers, family child care programs, license-exempt preschools and school age programs.
Team Child: A group of attorney’s who provide free or low cost educational advocacy services; TeamChild uses its legal expertise and community partnerships to break down barriers to community services in order to overcome the root causes of a youth’s involvement in the juvenile justice system.
Partnership for Action/Voices for Empowerment: PAVE is a parent directed organization that works with families, individuals with disabilities, professionals and community members in all walks of life and with all types of disabilities. Since 1979, PAVE has provided information, training and support for over 1,000,000 individuals with disabilities, parents and professionals.
Foster Care/Adoption Taxes
American Resource Families Institute: The primary work of American Resource Families Institute is to support and educate foster/adoptive parents to better understand, evaluate and prepare financially for their role as caregivers to America’s at-risk youth. In addition to providing a federal tax workshop for resource families, they also train tax professionals, state and local placement representatives, and attorneys on the unique tax issues of resource families.