Treehouse Eligibility

Who We Serve

To be referred for Treehouse services, youth must have an open DCYF case, tribal case or federal foster case and be in out-of-home care at the time of initial referral (foster, kinship, fictive kin, group care, suitable adult, shelter).

In addition to meeting our program-wide eligibility requirements noted above, youth must also meet the below program-specific requirements to access services.

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Eligibility Requirements

Graduation Success
  1. Youth in foster care in King County or one of the other districts we serve are eligible for Graduation Success.
  2. Youth must be in 6th through 12th grade in King County or 9th through 12th grade in any of the other districts we serve in Washington state.
    Districts Served
    Benton County: Richland
    Franklin County: Pasco
    King County: Auburn, Bellevue, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Highline, Issaquah, Kent, Lake Washington, Northshore, Renton, Riverview, Seattle, Shoreline, Snoqualmie Valley, Tahoma, Tukwila
    Pierce County: Bethel, Clover Park, Franklin Pierce, Puyallup, Tacoma
    Skagit County: Burlington-Edison, Mount Vernon, Sedro-Woolley
    Snohomish County: Everett, Marysville
    Spokane County: Central Valley, Cheney, Deer Park, East Valley, Mead, Spokane, West Valley
    Thurston County: North Thurston, Tumwater
    Whatcom County: Bellingham
Launch Success

Beginning with the class of 2017, Launch Success is open to emerging adults who have graduated high school or earned their GED while participating in our Graduation Success program. The Launch Success participants will be automatically enrolled into the program and assigned to a Launch Success coach in their area. There will be no referrals needed for this program.

The Treehouse Store

Youth and young adults who are placed in King County or have King County cases are eligible for the Treehouse Store.

Funding Requests

Just-in-Time Funding
Youth in foster care in King County are eligible for Just-in-Time Funding (formerly Little Wishes). In addition, any youth enrolled in our Graduation Success program statewide are eligible for the program.

Launch Success Funding
Launch Success is open to young adults who have graduated high school or earned their GED while participating in our Graduation Success program. Launch Success participants are eligible for Launch Success Funding.

Driver’s Assistance Funding
Washington State youth in foster care, extended foster care or under jurisdiction of tribal court ages 15-20.99 are eligible to participate in the Driver’s Assistance program and receive funding.

Educational Advocacy
  1. Washington state youth in foster care are eligible for our Educational Advocacy program.
  2. Youth must have an immediate need, such as:
  • Student needs expansion/revision to existing IEP or help with the special education evaluation process
  • Student is at risk of retention or not graduating.
  • Student needs assistance with school enrollment or re-admittance.
  • Student has a current/preventative need regarding suspension or expulsion.
  1. For youth who do not meet eligibility requirements, Educational Advocacy may be able to offer a one-time conversation (to provide information, resources, or referrals for appropriate agencies or services to youth, caregivers or social workers). Please contact our Educational Advocacy program staff at 206.267.5144 or referrals@treehouseforkids.org.
Driver's Assistance

Washington State youth in foster care, extended foster care or under jurisdiction of tribal court ages 15-20.99 are eligible to participate in the Driver’s Assistance program.

Holiday Magic

Youth in foster care in Washington state (between October and December of the current year) are eligible for Holiday Magic. Kids also must fit under one or more of the following criteria:

  • Shelter Placement or Dependent children of the State of Washington.
  • Extended Foster Care: youth age 18 years and over that have chosen to remain in foster care.
  • Courtesy Supervision: a child/youth who is dependent of the State of Washington who resides in a different region or state.
  • Interstate Compact: a dependent child/youth of the State of Washington who resides out of state.

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