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Economic Services

We provide economic, employment and training, child support, medical, and other services to help people in need achieve and maintain their highest level of self-sufficiency.

  • Economic Services Briefing Book for State Fiscal Year (SFY) Your reference guide to our programs, client demographics, caseloads, and expenditures. The book highlights information for each State Fiscal Year (SFY), the period of July through the following June, and provides you with some historical data as well.

  • Community Service Offices (CSO) Where to go in your community if you need help

  • Child Support Resource Center

  • Report New Hires

  • Most Wanted Program This site is a tool to locate non-custodial parents who are hard to find and to provide an incentive for non-custodial parents who are avoiding their child support obligations.

  • Policy Proposal pages are used to post drafts of WAC rules, manual material and other policy documents during the review process. These are available for you to view and to make comments.

  • Statewide listing of Community Service Offices

  • TEC the Trial Eligibility Calculator, is provided by the DSHS Division of Assistance Programs to let you quickly find out if you meet basic family and income rules for food, medical, cash, or child care assistance. It is a good first step in deciding whether to apply for services at your local Community Services Office where actual progam eligibility is determined.

  • WorkFirst Learn about Washington's new program for reducing poverty.

  • Cash, Food and Medical Households by Primary Language. This report provides the state, regional, and CSO totals for the number of unique head of household members and the number of unique clients receiving cash, food, or medical benefits, broken down by the clients' primary language. A new report will be posted every month (Please note there is a three month lag in data.)