The Office of Human Services and its partner agencies offer a wide range of resources to members of the community. These resources address primarily basic needs and cover the areas of safety net, positive and healthy relationships, support for self-sufficiency and information and referral. Specifically, partners help with housing support, shelters, domestic violence support services, food banks, medical and dental services, mental health support, sexual abuse, childcare, English as a second language, and more. Some of the services are available in Tukwila itself, such as those that address the needs of school age children. Other services are available in surrounding communities. Services address the need of many populations including adults, children, seniors, those with disabilities, refugees and immigrants.
Tukwila’s success in applying for federal funds has resulted in the funding of a minor home repair program, which addresses health and safety needs for low to moderate income homeowners. The program’s goal is to help maintain a homeowner’s independence at home, while preserving affordable housing stock. Jobs too large for this program are referred to the King County Housing Repair program.
The staff in the Human Services office has many years of experience and provide information and referral to connect residents with the most appropriate services for their needs. In assisting residents, the Human Services staff may coordinate with other City departments, Tukwila School District staff, faith-based organizations and other community-based organizations.
- Tukwila Human Services Providers
- Tukwila Community Resource Guide
- Financial Education/Resources
- Homeless Individual/Family Resources
- Homelessness Facts for King County
- Tukwila Area Food Banks
- What Happens After You Contact Adult Protective Services (APS)
- A Guide to Landlord and Tenant Issues
- Start Your Recovery (Substance Abuse)
Housing Repair Services