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Caregiving Resources

Caregiving Resources

Adult Protective Services (APS): Report concerns involving vulnerable adults: (206) 341-7660. 

Aging and Disability Services (ADS):  Partners with community-based organizations to provide adult day services, caregiver support, case management, elder abuse prevention, health maintenance, health promotion, information and assistance, legal support, nutrition, senior center, and transportation services.

Hotline number is 1-(800) 562-6078

  •  Community Living Connections : This program from ADS helps you find the services you need to connect with community, state and federal benefits and resources providing you with information and advocacy services.  Call toll free at: 1-844-348-5464.


End of Life Organization Resources At the End of Life nonprofit organization's website you will find the support and resources you need to help you do the advance planning you need for considering end of life choices. Find checklists for advance directives, power of attorney, living wills and much, much more on the Choices and Planning Page.


How to Report an Unsafe DriverIf you feel that someone you know is an unsafe driver you can report using the process detailed on this page.  Read that before you complete the online Evaluation Request form which is linked to this page.

King County Caregiver Support NetworkFor unpaid caregivers of adults age 18 and older. By helping to reduce caregiver stress, the network enables care receivers to remain at home and independent. 

Providence Hospice of Seattlea not-for-profit, community-based hospice ministry, serving seriously ill patients in all of King County, Washington including Vashon Island. We provide comprehensive and compassionate physical, emotional, and spiritual care to people nearing the end of their lives - The Hospice team consists of a RN, Social Worker, Chaplain and Home Health AIde to assist with bathing needs. A doctor's order is needed to start services.  206-320-4000.


Providence Transitions: A home-based program that provides palliative care: relief from the pain, symptoms and stress of serious illness. It helps in supporting  patients, giving them information they need to make decisions as  their health changes & to help plan for expected changes as their illness progresses. A doctor's order is needed to start services.   206-320-7396 


Providence Home Services of King County:  Care includes RN visits and therapy for any chronic or acute illness depending on each individual case. Patients do not need to have been hospitalized to receive home services, but will need a Doctor's order to start services. Services include: Visiting RN, Physical Therapist, Physical & Speech Therapy. Phone: 425-525-6825. Fax: 425-525-6828

Veterans Services Benefits & entitlements, jobs, training, counseling and emergency financial assistance.  

1 (800) 562-2308. 



Recovery Services

Counseling and Recovery Services

Vashon Youth & Family Services:  Counseling for youth, families, seniors, Hispanic and Latinx support services, Case management, Substance use disorder assessment and treatment, homeless prevention, and vouchers for medical purposes including ferry vouchers.  

  • Main office and counseling:   Phone: 206-463-5511 Fax: 206-463-5513 ; E-mail: Location: 20110 Vashon HWY SW, Vashon WA 98070

  • Resource Connections and Wellness Vouchers: Drop-in hours: Wednesdays 10-12 at the Food Bank and Thursdays 12-3 at the Methodist Church.  Phone: 207-200-6788  Fax: 206-463-5513

  • Family Place:  Phone: 206-463-5502 Fax: 206-463-5513
    Location: 9822 SW Gorsuch RD, Vashon WA 98070

  • Vashon Kids:  Phone: 206-930-2592 Fax: 206-463-5513
    Location: 20110 Vashon HWY SW, Vashon WA 98070

Recovery From Substance Abuse Counseling Services

Vashon Youth & Family Services:  Substance Abuse Counseling Phone: 206-492-9196


Washington Recovery Help Line:  Phone: 866-789-1511. For Teens:  866-833-6546 or see


Food Resources

Emergency Food Vouchers for Thriftway & IGA Vashon Market: To arrange for vouchers call:

Food Bank  (Vashon): Located behind and above the Vashon Neighborcare Clinic.  Distribution days and times:  

  • Wednesdays: 10 a.m.-2p.m. , and 4 p.m. - 7p.m.  (No specific Senior hours)

  • Home Delivery option:  Thursdays  and Fridays -Call  206.463.6332 for information.  

  • Emergency food bags available.

Food Card: Call Miguel Urquiza who is with King County Public Health to sign up for food stamps (and also Medicaid and Orca Cards)  His phone number is: 206-477-6965.

Food Stamps/Cash Assistance:  The DSHS Van comes to Vashon every six weeks.  

  • Call Food Bank for dates at 206.463.6332  

  • Van parks at the Vashon Food Bank from 10:30 a.m to 1 p.m. and the Vashon Market (IGA) parking lot from 2:30-4:30 when on Vashon. 

Free Meals Through the Week:  Currently the free evening meals are Sunday through Friday, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at       the Methodist Church only. They are take-out only at this time.  Check the Land Trust Building for Saturday evening meal distributions.

Meals on Wheels:  Delivery of meals to your home.  Call:  206.448.5767

Health Care

Health Care

Apple Health Insurance: Visit the Washington State Health Plan Finder and also

King County Public HealthCall Miguel Urquiza to sign up for Medicaid and Orca Cards.  Phone:  206-477-6965

Assistance With Medical Costs:  Interfaith Council To Prevent Homelessness.  Call 206.643.5169

Child Strive Support services are available to children ages birth to 3 years old who have a developmental delay or disability.  The team of providers includes a Family Resource Coordinator, Physical therapist, Occupational therapist, Speech and Language Pathologist, and Educator. The team provides developmental assessments free of charge.

To make a referral you can contact ChildStrive at 425.245.8377 or email

Laurel McCormick-Family Resource Coordinator on Vashon



Free Medical Equipment & Supplies:  Vashon Care Network's Care Closet. Call: 206-473-8715

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Advocacy:   The  DOVE Project (Vashon).  Call 206-462-0911 or  email:

Dental Care:

  • Dental Van: Vashon Youth and Family Services.  Call 206-463-5511

  • Union Gospel (Seattle)  $10 fee.  Adults only:  Call 206-621-7695

  • Apple Valley Dental and Braces (West Seattle). Accepts Apple Health insurance.  Call 206-315-9937

  • Denture Services Northwest (Tacoma).  Accepts Apple Health insurance.  Call 253-565-4435

  • Emergency Dental Assistance.  IFCH.  Call 206.643.5169

Utility Assistance
Emergency Cash & Voucher Assistance

Housing  - Utility Assistance - Emergency Cash Assistance

 Showers - Clothing Vouchers & Clothes Washing


VashonHouseHold: Working to provide access to affordable housing for low income and moderate income Islanders: 206-463-4880


Energy Assistance through Multi-Service Center Phone: 253-838-6810 ext. 154   

Emergency Utility Assistance Vouchers:  

  • St. Vincent DePaul: Phone: 206-450-7577    

Water District 19 Vouchers:  Phone: 206-463-6332 

Heights Water:  low-income assistance.  Call:  206-463-0014

Free Wood: from St. John Vianney Catholic Church:   Phone: 206-463-9871 

Warm Home Fund: Interfaith Council To Prevent Homelessness:  Phone: 206-463-5169


Emergency Rent, Utility, and Food: 

Assistance for Medical, Food, Ferry and Bus: Vouchers from Vashon Youth and Family Services. Phone:207-200-6788 


Showers:  available at the Methodist Church (located in Vashon at 17928 Vashon Hwy SW) for males and females respectively.  Call the United Methodist Church for information:  206-463-9805


Clothing Vouchers: 

  • Vouchers for clothing at Granny's Attic from DOVE for clients in emergency situations to be used at Granny's Attic.  Call 206-462-0911

  • Vouchers for clothing and household supplies at Granny's Attic from Vashon Youth and Family Services.  Call  207-200-6788

  • Baby Stuff Free Exchange: VYFS Family Place.  Call 206-463-5502

Clothing Washing:  Suds Laundromat 9 a.m. -7 p.m. daily.  Suds also offers a wash and fold service allowing you to drop off clothes and pick them up when they're ready. For coins for free loads: Come to Suds Tuesdays 1-2 p.m.

Legal Assistance

Legal Assistance

Free Legal Clinic at the Senior Center:   Come to the Vashon Senior Center on the first Thursday of the month. Call  206-267-7070  Tuesday through Thursday to make an appointment.

Monthly Legal Clinic: for survivors of sexual assault/domestic violence. Call DOVE at 206-462-0911



Bluebird Medical Transportation:   Medical transport for seniors.  Call The Vashon Senior Center at 206-463-3253

Hopelink Transportation:  Bus/gas/ferry fare provided and you will be picked up for your medical appointment.  For Medicaid-covered appointments.  Call 1-800-923-7433

Lunch Care-A-Van:   Door-to-door transportation to lunch ($4.50 for lunch) at the The Vashon Senior Center at 206-463-5173

Metro Access Bus: To schedule call 206-263-3113 

Metro Community Van:   Email:   Visit

Vouchers for gas: Call IFCH at 206-643-5169. for ferry/bus: Vashon Youth and Family Services.  Call 206-463-5511 ext. 225 or 207-200-6788

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