Court Resource Center

A social service hub within the courthouse, the Court Resource Center is a place where those in need can access social services and community support.

All services open to the public. Walk-ins welcome.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Some services may not be available 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Location

600 5th Avenue, 2nd Floor, Room 235

Services On-Site

The following services are offered on-site and provide immediate assistance. Please note the hours may vary by provider.

Download a listing of available resources here: Court Resource Center Brochure.

Basic Needs

  • Clothing bank
  • Hygiene kits
  • Bus Tickets
  • Food and shelter referral
  • Free voicemail and cell phone service enrollment
  • Free PO Boxes
  • ID replacement

Food Assistance

Emergency Feeding Program
Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Services Provided:
Nutritional food bags that meet a wide variety of individual needs and provide enough food for two days.

Chemical Dependency Assessments

Center for Human Services
Hours: Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Services Provided: Chemical dependency assessments, counseling services and referrals to treatment options.

DUI Victim's Panel

1st Choice
Hours: 1st, 3rd, and 4th Friday of each month, 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. (no appointment needed)
Services Provided: Learn about the impacts of DUI related crashes. $40 if court ordered.

Employment Resources

Employment Workshop
Hours: Monday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Services Provided: Help with job readiness, resume development, interview skills, how to discuss criminal history and more.

Employment Services
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Services Provided: One-on-one assistance and referrals. New job listings weekly.

Food, Cash, and Medical Assistance

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)
Hours: Monday - Wednesday, Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Services Provided:

  • Applications for DSHS benefits including food, cash and housing assistance (EBT, TANF, HEN)
  • Income verification
  • ID card replacement
  • DSHS review

Public Health - Seattle and King County
Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Services Provided: Free to low cost health insurance enrollment.

Housing/Homeless Services

Catholic Community Services
Hours: Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Services Provided: Coordinated Entry for All (CEA) Housing Program Enrollment and housing resources.

Downtown Seattle Association
Hours: Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Services Provided: Personalized case management for homeless individuals, job placement, ID replacement assistance and more.

Literacy and Library Services

Seattle Public Library
Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Services Provided: Access to Internet, books, CDs, DVDs, job resources, sign-up for library card, ESL and computer classes.

Transportation

Orca Lift
Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Services Provided: Apply for a reduced fare bus card.

Workshops

Free Life Skills Workshop
Hours:
2nd and 4th Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Description:
Improve communication, resilience, relationship-building, and goal-setting skills.

Free Self-Awareness Workshop
Hours: 1st and 3rd Wednesday, 8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Description: Develop greater self-esteem by creating positive change from the inside out

Patronizing Intervention/John's Class
Hours: 4th Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Workshop Description: Increase knowledge of the social, health, and legal consequences of prostitution (court-referred only).

Need Assistance?

Call us at (206) 684-9291 or email SMCResource.Center@seattle.gov

Seattle Municipal Court Outreach Event

Anyone with an outstanding court warrant, needing relicensing, or information on how to resolve unpaid tickets is welcome to attend. The Court will also have onsite service providers to provide assistance with DSHS benefit enrollment, ORCA passes, Medicaid or insurance questions, chemical dependency and mental health issues.

Click to view the SMC Outreach Event flyer in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Khmer.