Housing Insecurity Resources
At Cascadia College, we are aware of the growing need for resources to assist students facing housing or food insecurity. As such, we have a gathered a collection of outside resource to refer students to when they are facing such issues. Below you will find a listing of some broad bases resources to assist those facing housing insecurity:
- Washington Information Network 2-1-1 Online Resources: Online directory with an extensive list of Washington State resources for those in need. The services listed include basic needs (food, housing, utilities, etc.), criminal justice and legal services, education, healthcare, income support and employment, and mental health and substance abuse services.
- Hopelink: Service centers are located in Bellevue, Kirkland/Northshore, Redmond, Shoreline, and Sno-Valley. Programs help with food, housing, family development, adult education, transportation, energy assistance, and emergency financial assistance. 425-869-6000
- Housing Hope: Offers a full range of housing solutions for those experiencing homelessness or with low incomes. Includes emergency shelter.
- Washington State Department of Social and Health Services: State services for food, monetary, housing and medical. Also provide resources for youth services and mental health and addiction treatment.
- Bothell Chamber of Commerce Resource Guide: An extensive list of resources for housing, medical, food, legal and other services in the Bothell area.
For more in depth resources, including medical legal and employment check out the Student Resource Guide.
CARE stands for Consultation, Assessment, Response, Education. The Care Team works to connect students with college and community resources in a non-judgmental and discrete manner.
If you or a Cascadia student you know needs assistance, please refer them to CARE Team.
Aroha Compassion Emergency Grant
Students who encounter emergency financial circumstances that jeopardize their ability to be successful students at Cascadia may apply for emergency financial assistance through the Aroha Compassion Grant program. These small grants are designed to cover a variety of one-time expenses. Documentation of the need is required.