Last Updated on September 19, 2023 by Lori Pace
Puyallup offers everything, including federal grants and programs that can help a single parent family or low-income family. Make the most of the opportunities available to you in your local community.
Single parent grants in Puyallup, Washington
Cash Assistance for Single Mothers
You will find TANF and support services in Washington which provide temporary cash relief. Enroll in Temporary Assistance For Needy Families (TANF), WorkFirst or State Family Assistance (SFA), if you have the right qualifications.
Register on the Washington Connection and WorkFirst websites. For more information and to apply, contact the closest Community Services Office (CSO).
Help with Food for Single Mothers
Federal food assistance can be obtained through SNAP. There are online links in Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) where you’ll be able to apply and check if you meet the requirements
Help with Shelter and Housing benefits for Single Mothers
Contact Puyallup Homeless Coalition at (253) 845 2897 or Tacoma Rescue Mission at (253) 383 4493 for emergency sheltering.
Help with Energy and Utilities
Enroll in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) to get help with your energy and utility bills. Contact them at (360) 725-2857 or email them.
Make an appointment at one of the two LIHEAP offices to apply for energy assistance.
Help with Telephone and Internet Bills
Help with Childcare
DSHS will provide funds to help pay for your child’s care. The Child Care Subsidy Program provides the main source of child care assistance in Washington.
Help with Medical and Dental Care
On the DSHS website, you’ll find a listing of medical programs. Certain qualifications are based on income and age.
Learn more about the medical assistance programs available in Washington by contacting a CSSO.
Discover six affordable or free dental clinics within the Puyallup region.
Help with Legal Matters
Volunteer Legal Services assists Pierce County residents with all their civil legal issues. They offer assistance in family law, landlord/tenant conflicts, foreclosures, and military veteran issues.
To find a lawyer, contact (253) 572-5134 or send them an email. Call the CLEAR (Coordinated Legal Education, Advice & Referral Line) at 1-888-201-1014 to make an appointment or submit an online request.
Help with Financial Counseling
Help from Other Groups
For everything, from food assistance to church services, contact the Puyallup Val Corps Community Centre at (253)-841-1491
The YWCA of Pierce County offers legal services, emergency shelters and programs for children and domestic violence victims. Call them at (253) 383-253-2593.
Washington offers many resources for helping its low-income residents. Contact these companies and organizations by phone, email, or online.