Dealing with the impact caused by a traumatic event can leave you and your child feeling helpless and lost.

You are not alone! ​​

Washington State Crisis Helplines & Resources

Report Child Abuse & Neglect

Youth Needing to Talk

Phone: Youth Help Line: 360-586-2777 (free, confidential, anonymous)

LGBTQ Youth Resources

Stonewall Youth; Providing resources for LGBTQ ages 12-24:

Homeless, Runaway, Shelter Services














Community Lifeline
is a nonprofit agency located in Shelton Washington that provides support for homeless & less than fortunate individuals in Mason county.
Providing basic services of food, emergency shelter and showers to those needing help.







*Information taken directly from - SideWalk, Community Youth Services, and Community Lifeline websites


Domestic Violence Services



SafePlace
is a community based domestice violence/sexual assault organization that provides services and programs for survivors.
  • Speak with an advocate by calling their 24-hour helpline: 360-754-6300 
  • For questions or other information call the business office: 360-786-8754




The National Domestice Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE

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Washington Information & Resources

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  • Washington Information and Resources: Washington Information Network "Get Connected! Get Answers!"
​​​​​​​Statewide Database
Washington 211 maintains a statewide database of community resources. Looking for help? SEARCH the online database.

Regional Call Centers

Washington 211 is a network of 7 regional call centers. Call 2-1-1and get connected to a specialist in your area.

Partnerships

2-1-1 partners with services statewide to meet community needs and get help into people’s hands.


  • Phone: 211 or Text: your zip code to 211  ​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Family Support Center

Family Support Center of South Sound
                       Is a nonprofit multi-service agency located in Olympia, WA. providing families and survivors of violence with coordinated services. They work to end family homelessness, poverty, and family violence through programs and service, some of which are listed below. Please click the green link below to be directed to the FSCSS website.

LOCATED AT 3545 7TH AVE SW, OLYMPIA, WA 98502

Family Support Center offices are on floors 2 & 3 of the tallest building on the left side of the complex.  open Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. 
The Family Resources Services Program has walk-in openings Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. 
If you have any questions please call 360-754-9297.

*Information and snippets taken directly from fscss.org website.

Community Youth Services


Community Youth Services 
Offers an extensive list of programs to help youth, and their families (mainly serving youth ages 12-24). They are a private, non-profit agency serving the South Puget Sound area of western Washington State.


Early Intervention:

  • Family Services- (Learn how to resolve crisis, learn proactive strategies, improve parenting & problem-solving skills)
    •  Phone: 360-918-7881



Juvenile Justice:



Employment-Education:

  • Americorps/Youth in Service- (opportunities for young people to become involved in their communities; develop civic responsibility & leadership skills)
    • Phone: 360-918-7851



  • Support Employment- (program for youth ages 16-24, needing support finding work) 
    • Phone: 360-918-7860



  • YouthBuild- (Youth ages 17-20 who have dropped out of high school and wish to earn their GED or diploma while gaining construction or nursing experience)
    • Phone: 360-701-6593

Out-of-Home Care:


  • Crisis Residential Centers- (provides short term shelter and services for youth ages 12-17)
    • Haven House (Olympia) Phone: 360-754-1151
    • New Directions (Tacoma) Phone: 253-212-3432


  • Foster Care- (assists children; 6- 21, who are referred by the WA state division of Children and Family Services, CYS also recruits and certifies foster parents for licensing) 
    • Phone: 1-888-R-FOSTER

Shelter-Housing:




  • Young Adult Shelters- (overnight facilities offering a safe, dry place to sleep for young adults age 18-24) (Olympia)
    • ​​​​​​​Phone: 360-918-7879

Behavior Health & Wellness:



  • InkWell- (uses writing to help youth express feelings, process trauma)
    • Phone: 360-918-7844



More information on Community Youth Services and each of their current programs can be found on the website:
♦  www.communityyouthservices.org or click the green button below the CYS logo​​​​​​​
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Community Youth Services
Main office located at: 711 State Avenue N.E. Olympia, WA. 98506 Phone: 360-943-0780
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Parent Help 123

ParentHelp123: Washington Families can find services in their communities and apply for:
  • health insurance 
  • food assistance program  
  • information about state-benefit programs and local resources.

​​​​​​​They offer simple, integrated family focused paths to help.
Visit: https://parenthelp123.org/ or click the green button below the Parenthelp123 logo.

Parent Trust for Washington Children

Parent Trust for Washington Children

 offers unique solutions for the entire family. Some of which includes:

  • free or low-cost parenting classes 
  • workshops and coaching 
  • parenting help
  • pregnancy resources and childbirth classes
  • information on programs for pregnancy, family services, childbirth classes and infant care.
If you need to talk with someone about parenting or need resources within Washington state for your family Parent Trust offers a searchable database for Washington State programs

SEARCHABLE DATABASE FOR WA STATE PROGRAMS:


Phone: 1-800-932-HOPE (1 800 932 4673)

 https://www.parenttrust.org/ or click the green link below the ParentTrust logo.





National Crisis Helplines & Resources

Click on an arrow below to find a national hotline or website resource that can help you today!

Reporting Abuse & Neglect

  • Abused or Neglected Children: Child Help - National Abuse Hotline.
    • Phone: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

  • Child Sexual Abuse: Stop It Now!
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Phone: 1-888-PREVENT (1-888-773-8368)

  • Rape & Sexual Abuse: Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.
    • Phone: 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)

Missing,Abducted,Runaway Children


  • Missing or Abducted Children: National Center for Missing or Exploited Children
    • Phone: 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)
  • Runaway & Homeless Youth: National Runaway Safeline.
    • Phone: 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929) or text 66008

Domestic Violence & Victims of Crime


  • Domestic Violence: National Domestic Violence Hotline.
    •  Phone: 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233)
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  • Crime Victims: National Center for Victims of Crime.
    • Phone: 1-855-4Victim (1-855-484-2846)

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Their Mission: "To raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families and communities throughout the United States."

Offering Information and Resources:

  • About Child Trauma
  • Trauma Types
  • Populations at Risk
  • Trauma Treatments
  • Screening & Assessment
  • Psychological First Aid and SPR
  • Core Curriculum on Childhood Trauma
  • Trauma-informed systems
  • Culture and Trauma
  • Families & Trauma
  • Family, Youth, Provider Partnerships
  • Secondary Traumatic Stress
  • Training
  • Información en Español

Please visit: https://www.nctsn.org 


Child Welfare Information Gateway

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The Child Welfare Information Gateway: Their Mission: "Connecting child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive resources to help protect children & strengthen families.

Child Welfare Information Gateway promotes the safety, permanency, and well being of children, youth, and families by connecting child welfare, adoption, and related professionals as well as the public to information, resources, and tools covering topics on child welfare, child abuse and neglect, out-of-home care, adoption, and more. "

(combined resource by: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Adminstration for Children & Families, and the Children's Bureau)

Please visit: https://www.childwelfare.gov/  or click the green link below

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Child Welfare Information Gateway has an informational leaflet: Parenting a Child who has experienced abuse or neglect Available online at: https://www.childwelfare.gov/.pubs/parenting_CAN.cfm Download the PDF here or view their website by clicking the green link

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The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: "The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support to people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals."

Phone: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

Please Visit: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

You can also find help at: 

The Trevor Project- which is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25

All of the help below is available 24/7 












Find more information on Educational websites by visiting our Educate & Empower page!








Children's Advocacy Centers of Washington is an accredited member of the NCA