Resources

At Treehouse, we frequently receive questions regarding information and services that are available outside of Treehouse. The following links are resources that our different audiences have found to be most helpful.

Become a Foster Parent

FAQ’s, Questionnaires, and Licensing Information on becoming a foster parent: http://www.dshs.wa.gov/ca/fosterparents/be_fosterintro.asp

Learn about the YMCA’s support for Foster Parents and learn if foster parenting is right for you: http://www.yfamilyservices.org/recruitment

Youth

Housing assistance, job coaching, and life skills training are available thought the YMCA Young Adult Services: http://www.ymcayas.org/get/housing/housing-programs.aspx

Support services for youth, foster parents, and kinship caregivers: http://www.casey.org

Guides students and parents through the college admissions process.  Get support to research colleges, schedule test prep and testing, write essays and apply for financial aid. www.CollegeMapper.com

Youth Guide to School and Success: Educational Advocacy Youth Manual

Caregivers

Apply for free and low-cost computers from various non-profit organizations.
http://www.seattle.gov/tech/free_stuff/npo_giveaway.htm

A resource database for Washington State for various topics including Family Life, Health Care, Education, and Basic Needs.
http://www.resourcehouse.info/Win211/

Learn how you can apply for Seattle Rent Assistance.
http://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/seattle_rental_assistance.html

A resource guide for navigating financial, employment, housing, food, and healthcare assistance.
http://resourceguide.uwkcblog.org/

Crisis Clinic provides a broad array of telephone-based crisis intervention and information and referral services.
http://crisisclinic.org/

Sound Mental Health provides health and human services for those with mental illness and substance abuse challenges.
http://smh.org/

Children’s Administration’s website contains helpful resources on foster parenting, including licensing, financial assistance, and a foster parent’s rights and responsibilities.
http://www.dshs.wa.gov/ca/fosterparents/be_FosterIntro.asp

Foster Parent Resources from Casey Family Programs, a leading foster care foundation.
http://www.casey.org/Families/FosterParents/Resources.htm

Support groups and training for Foster Parents: www.fosteringtogether.org

Advice, support, and training for Kinship Caregivers: http://www.kccaregiver.org/what-we-do/kinship-care/

Mental Health Resources: http://www.navos.org/

Training for Foster Parents caring for abused/ neglected children: http://www.aplacecalledhope.us/

Provides a variety of human services including foster/kinship support: http://www.servalt.com/

Information about Safe Homes, Counseling, and Education for parents and youth: http://www.olivecrest.org/site/PageServer

Housing, financial assistance & education services: is http://center-stone.org/programs/

Protects children and parents from harmful agency action or inaction: http://www.governor.wa.gov/ofco/

Educators

OSPI Graduation Toolkit
http://www.k12.wa.us/graduationrequirements/GraduationToolkit.aspx

Washington State Office of the Education Ombudsman
http://www.governor.wa.gov/oeo/default.asp

Students in Foster Care: What School Staff Need to Know
http://www.dshs.wa.gov/pdf/publications/22-002.pdf

Social Workers

Auburn School District
http://auburnsd.schoolwires.net/Domain/4

Federal Way School District
http://www.fwps.org/

Highline School District
http://www.highlineschools.org/

Kent School District
http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/kl

Renton School District
http://www.rentonschools.us/

Seattle School District
http://www.seattleschools.org/

Shoreline School District
http://www.shorelineschools.org/

Referral Forms

Policy Support

Childcare and Early Education Research Connections
http://www.childcareresearch.org/childcare/welcome