The West Seattle Helpline is a non-profit social service agency offering temporary emergency assistance for West Seattle neighbors. We provide financial aid and referral advice to members of our community who find themselves in need. We also have a clothing bank where families can get 3 free outfits every two months. By providing access to a wide range of information and community services we also help people find their way toward self-sufficiency.
Each year we help approximately 1,200 West Seattle residents who, because of illness, loss of employment, disability, limited income, or a combination of circumstances, find themselves in need. Our services include direct aid toward rent, utilities, food, clothes, transportation, and referrals to other needed services. We do problem solving with clients to find long-term solutions. The Helpline is funded by individuals, churches, and businesses in West Seattle.