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 9th through 12th grade in Washington State
    Districts Served
    Benton County: Richland and Kennewick
    Clark County: Battle Ground, Evergreen, and Vancouver
    Franklin County: Pasco
    King County: Auburn, Bellevue, Enumclaw, Federal Way, Highline, Issaquah, Kent, Lake Washington, Northshore, Renton, Riverview, Seattle, Shoreline, Snoqualmie Valley, Tahoma, and Tukwila
    Pierce County: Bethel, Clover Park, Franklin Pierce, Puyallup, Tacoma, and University Place
    Skagit County: Burlington-Edison, Mount Vernon, and Sedro-Woolley
    Snohomish County: Edmonds, Everett, and Marysville
    Spokane County: Central Valley, Cheney, Deer Park, East Valley, Mead, Spokane, and West Valley
    Thurston County: North Thurston and Tumwater
    Walla Walla County: Walla Walla
    Whatcom County: Bellingham
    Yakima County: Yakima
Launch Success

Launch Success is open to emerging adults who have graduated high school or earned their GED while participating in our Graduation Success program. Launch Success participants can choose to opt in after completing high school with our Graduation Success program and they will be assigned to a Launch Success Coach. Most Graduation Success alumni are eligible to request a Launch Success Coach by completing this Self-Referral Form. Please note that there might be a waitlist.

Treehouse Store

Youth and young adults who are placed in King County or have King County cases are eligible for the Treehouse Store. In addition, any youth enrolled in our Graduation Success or Launch Success programs statewide are eligible for the program.

Treehouse CARES Project

Dependents of the state of Washington through the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) are eligible if:

  • In out-of-home placement;
  • In trial-return home; or
  • In the Extended Foster Care program.

Children placed in out-of-home care on a Shelter Care Order are eligible.

Youth under the care and placement authority of a Washington state federally recognized tribe through tribal court jurisdiction are eligible.

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.

Treehouse CARES Project Funding
Dependents of the state of Washington through the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) are eligible if:

  • In out-of-home placement;
  • In trial return home; or
  • In the Extended Foster Care program.

Children placed in out-of-home care on a Shelter Care Order are eligible.

Youth under the care and placement authority of a Washington state federally recognized tribe through tribal court jurisdiction are eligible.

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

Educational Advocacy serves all school-age youth across Washington State not eligible for Graduation Success, as long as they have an open case and are in an out-of-home placement.

  • Youth must have an immediate need, such as:
    • Student/caregiver need assistance with an IEP or help with the special education process.
    • Student is at risk of retention, not graduating, or is not making academic pr0gress.
    • Student/caregiver need assistance with school enrollment or assistance with a disciplinary issue.
  • Youth must be attending or attempting to attend a public Pre-K – 12 school in Washington State.

Youth DO need a referral specifically for Educational Advocacy (separate from annual referrals for the Treehouse Store or for Just-in-Time Funding). Referrals for Advocacy should be submitted at any time an educational need arises.

Note: Once the immediate educational needs of the youth have been met, youth will be transitioned out of the Educational Advocacy program. If additional needs arise, a new referral should be submitted.

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.
  • Tribal Care: a child/youth in out-of-home care whose case is under the jurisdiction of a tribal court within Washington State.

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