Three human service organizations joined , a one-stop human services campus serving East King County, earlier this week. The new agencies join approximately 15 other health, housing and human service organizations providing service to over 60,000 Eastsiders each year from the center’s Redmond campus.
The new service providers include the following:
- Lake Washington School District’s Transition Academy. This program helps developmentally-disabled 18–21 year-olds live, work and play in the community. Students make meaningful connections with adult services and supports and receive employment preparation and work based experiences. (Contact Transition Academy if you can provide a location for students to gain work experience with the support of T.A. staff.)
- Consumer Counseling Northwest (also known as Apprisen Financial Advocates). This agency helps people of predominantly low to moderate incomes master essential skills for successful money management, wise credit use, and asset building, including foreclosure prevention counseling.
- A former tenant and long-time partner, this program offers information about learning disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorders and related social issues that accompany these disorders. Families, professionals and/or adults can contact the office for extensive referrals to specialists in the community who have a background in learning and attention issues and provide services such as testing, tutoring and counseling.
One of the first nonprofit multi-tenant centers in the nation, Together Center (formerly, Family Resource Center) was designed first and foremost to lower barriers to finding help. Where East King County residents once needed to travel from Bothell to Renton or beyond to find help at individual locations, people from throughout the Eastside now find comprehensive assistance at one location in downtown Redmond.
Services include food, shelter, medical and dental care, child care assistance, youth and family counseling, mental health assistance, child care referral and more. In addition, the nonprofit campus keeps lease rates as low as possible so agencies can focus their resources on clients.
—From a Together Center news release