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Family Support

Homeless Family Support

The Homeless Family Support Program contributes to the City of Seattles goal to improve academic achievement and school readiness by helping homeless children and children at risk of homelessness to develop age-appropriate motor, cognitive and social skills.

Services for homeless children ages one to five years are provided by Wellspring Family Services Specialized Homeless Child Care at Wellspring Early Learning Center, a licensed child care facility that provides specialized services for homeless children living in emergency shelters or transitional housing. The goal is to prepare children for school by helping them develop their motor, cognitive and social skills.

The Behavioral Health Services for Homeless Families pilot project provides behavioral health and classroom-based technical assistance services in school, early learning and/or afterschool settings to families with young children at Solid Grounds Broadview Transitional Housing Program to support childrens social and emotional development and to reduce behavioral issues in the classroom.


Information

For more information about Seattle Human Services Department-funded services for children and families, call 206-386-1017 or e-mail childrenandfamilies@seattle.gov.

For more information about related City of Seattle Programs, visit:

For information about our partners and related programs, contact the 211 Community Information Line by dialing 211 or 1-800-621-4636.

Seattle Human Services Department
Street address: 700 5th Avenue, Suite 5800, Seattle, WA 98104
Mailing address: PO Box 34215, Seattle, WA 98124-4215

Phone: 206-386-1001
Fax: 206-233-5119
TTY/TTD: 206-233-2778

Accommodations for people with disabilities provided upon request.