KING COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND HUMAN SERVICES – WORK TRAINING
PROGRAM – KING COUNTY JOBS INITIATIVE
Description: Coordinates employment services for adults in the criminal justice system, including intake and assessment, enrollment, job readiness training, vocational training, case management, job placement, supportive services and retention services. Participants may work exclusively with one case manager from the time that they are enrolled through job training, placement, and retention.
Offers job training in the following areas:
- Electronic assembly
- Commercial baking or cooking
- Certified nursing/hospital assistant
- Manufacturing basics
- Short-haul truck driver
- Hazardous materials technician
- Medical clerical/general clerical
- Office/computer applications
- Airport related jobs
- Brownfields Environmental Cleanup Certification Training
To Apply: Contact case managers at TRAC Associates.
TRAC Associates: Seattle/Capitol Hill: (206) 443-9999
Tukwila: (206) 574-0863
Kent: (253) 856-8880
700 Virginia St., Seattle, WA 98101
Description: Trains adults for food service industry jobs. 16-week training course covers many aspects of catering and restaurant operation and is tailored to meet the individual trainee’s interests and needs. Other areas covered include case management, assistance in securing housing, job readiness, job placement, and resume preparation assistance. Participants live in shelters while enrolled in the program.
Days/Hours: Office: M-F, 8:30am-5pm. Training: M-F, 8am-8pm; Su 11-6pm.
Eligibility: Homeless or unemployed adults eligible for food assistance, ages 18+. No level III Sexoffenders.
To Apply: Walk-in during training hours. Application may take up to 3 hours to complete. Updated: July 2012 5
PIONEER HUMAN SERVICES – PIONEER INDUSTRIES -BASIC TRAINING PROGRAM
(206) 768-1990 Office, 206-766-7032 Job Line, Toll Free: 888-920-7799
7440 W Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98108
Description: Trainees begin the program making minimum wage. Trainees are eligible for a
comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision after 3 months of employment.
Regular employment opportunities are posted for trainees to apply for as they become available; no permanent positions are promised as part of the Basic Training Program. Job Line lists open positions in Pioneer Industries.
Days/Hours: 8AM–4:45PM, M-F.
Bus Routes: King County Metro routes 132 and 23.
Eligibility: Trainees must pass pre-assessment testing at 6th-grade math level and 8th-grade reading level, have an employment ID, and be able to work any shift. Requires pre-employment drug screening.
To Apply: Call Human Resources to be put on the list of participants for the next pre-assessment day. Trainees are accepted on a first come, first serve basis and will be notified of employment on assessment day.
Fee: No charge.
PIONEER HUMAN SERVICES – REYNOLDS WORK RELEASE PROGRAM -WORK RELEASE FACILITY
410 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
Description: Provides state contracted work release/residential treatment program for offenders who have 6 months or less remaining on their sentences. Each resident must be working and be participating in appropriate treatment programs such as substance abuse treatment, parenting classes, life skills, and anger or stress management. Residents finish their sentences at the facility; they may leave only for work, school, or sponsored outings.
Days/Hours: Residential services provided 24 hours daily.
Bus Routes: Multiple King County Metro routes to downtown.
Eligibility: Men currently incarcerated in a state correctional institution.
To Apply: Screening review is based on referral by institutional counselor.
Fee: Residents pay $13.50 per day for room and board; the State pays additional costs. Call for further information.
WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS – WORK/TRAINING RELEASE FACILITIES
7345 Linderson Way SW, Tumwater, WA 98501
Description: The department contracts with private agencies to provide facilities for diagnostic services, work/training release and residential treatment.
Days/Hours: Vary with the program.
Eligibility: Varies with the program; depends, in part, on original sentencing, crime committed, time served, etc.
To Apply: Call to inquire.
Fees: No charge. Updated: July 2012 6
WASHINGTON RECOVERY HELP LINE
Description: Operates a statewide 24-hour behavioral health help line for those dealing with substance abuse, problem gambling or mental health. Assists callers in connecting to state funded mental health, problem gambling and substance abuse treatment providers. Also assists callers in connecting with privately funded chemical dependency treatment providers.
Days/Hours: 24 hrs daily.
Eligibility: No restrictions.
To Apply: Call
Fees: No charge.
ARCHDIOCESAN HOUSING AUTHORITY – MATT TALBOT NEW HOPE RECOVERY CENTER RECOVERY SERVICES
2313 3rd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121
Description: Provides year-long intensive recovery and relapse prevention program. Certified drug and alcohol counselors on staff. Offers over 20 classes covering topics including relapse prevention, life skills, problem solving, anger management, and conflict resolution. Classes include support groups, 12-step meetings such as AA and NA, and optional religious counseling, prayer service and Bible study.
Classes do not meet court-mandated requirements.
Hours/Days: 8AM – 2:30PM, M-F
Travel Info: King County Metro routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 16, 21, and 36
Eligibility: Men and women seeking drug and alcohol recovery in Greater Seattle area. Participants must attend program full-time for their first three months. Sobriety is required.
To Apply: Call or walk in to schedule intake.
Fees: No charge.
DSHS – ALCOHOLISM AND DRUG ADDICTION TREATMENT AND SUPPORT (ADATSA)
2106 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121
Description: Provides funding for treatment and/or shelter for individuals incapacitated due to alcoholism or drug use.
Days/Hours: 8AM – 5PM, M-F
Eligibility: Serves residents of 98101, 98104, 98109, 98119, 98121, 98134, and 98199. To be eligible for shelter, must be currently using an addictive substance and have a significant physical and/orcognitive impairment which is the result of chemical dependency.
To Apply: Call or visit. Applications can be made online at www.onlinecso.dshs.wa.gov.
Fees: No charge. Updated: July 2012 7
22022 Boren Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Description: Provides a range of recovery support groups, classes, and 12-step meetings, including AA and NA groups.
Days/Hours: Tu-Sat, noon-6:30pm
Eligibility: Serves all people in recovery. Requires photo ID, proof of address, and proof of household income.
To Apply: Call or walk into the cafe.
Fees: No charge.
SALVATION ARMY – ADULT REHABILITATION CENTER
(206) 587-0503 ext. 26 (men) ext. 57 (women)
1020 4th Avenue S, Seattle WA 98134
Description: Six month Christian-based program offers a residential social rehabilitation program, including individual and group counseling, spiritual counseling, and occupational therapy. Provides education about alcoholism and other drug addiction. Teaches communication and coping skills.
Recreation program includes billiards, bowling, an exercise room, and a canteen. Clients can stay 6-12 months.
Days/Hours: Intake 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM M-F
Bus Routes: Over thirty King County Metro routes, including 31,107-110,174-177.
Eligibility: Adults 21 and over with identifiable social handicaps, including offenders. Clients must be able to pass an alcohol and drug screening test at admission. Will not accept those who are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, or suffering from severe medical or psychiatric problems.
To Apply: Call or walk in to program office and complete a pre-screening packet. Referrals from court or probation department and other social service agencies are accepted.
Fees: No charge.
WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH – SEX OFFENDER TREATMENT DIRECTORY
Description: Provides a directory of professionals who are certified to provide sex offender treatment in Washington State.
To Apply: Visit website. Updated: July 2012 8
SOLANUS CASEY CENTER
1008 James St, Seattle, WA 98104
Description: Offers drop-in hospitality, advocacy, telephone use, resource information, and limited WA State ID and birth certificate assistance. Limited Spanish translation available by phone.
Days/Hours: M W F, 1-4pm.
Eligibility: Serves anyone in need. Primarily serves low-income people in transition and individuals just out of jail.
To Apply: Call or walk in.
Fee: No charge.
Description: Freedom Project strengthens community through supporting the transformation of prisoners into peacemakers. Offers trainings in concrete skills on Nonviolent Communication and mindfulness leading to reconciliation with individuals, loved ones, and community.
Days/Hours: 10AM–4PM, M-Th
Eligibility: Male and female ex- and sex-offenders.
To Apply: Call for more information.
Fees: No charge.
KING COUNTY VETERAN’S PROGRAM – VETERANS’ INCARCERATED PROJECT (VIP)
2124 4th Ave 4th Floor
Seattle, WA 98121
Description: Partners with the WA State Dept. of Veterans Affairs to identify incarcerated veterans in the King County Jail System. Programs may include employment counseling, job referral, and a transitional housing program. Refers clients to resources for free or low-cost clothing, medical, dental, vision, and mental-health care.
Hours/Dates: M-F, 8:30am-12pm, 1pm-4:30pm
Eligibility: Veterans who have served 180 days or more of active duty with an honorable or general discharge and are incarcerated in King County.
Fees: None. Updated: July 2012 9
SOLID GROUND – COMMUNITY VOICEMAIL
1501 N. 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103
Description: Provides voicemail serves to people who are homeless, without phones and other clients for the purpose of helping communicate with potential employers, landlords, and human service providers. Inmates with public defenders in King County can communicate with their attorney via CVM. Upon their release from jail can get access to a fully functioning CVM number. CVM users can check messages for free on 70 payphones throughout King County.
Days/Hours: M-F, 9am-5:30pm
To Apply: Call
COLUMBIA LEGAL SERVICES – LEGAL FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS CLINIC
Description: Provides legal counseling to individuals who have Legal Financial Obligations. Attorneys are available to assist people re-entering society after incarceration who owe fees, fines, and restitution. The purpose of the clinic is to inform those affected of their their rights and responsibilities and to help them set up realistic payment options so they can meet their obligations to courts and crime victims. There are no time restrictions for the amount of money owed, and the fines can be owed to any institution in Washington state.
To Apply: Call intake line.
BANK ON – SEATTLE/KING COUNTY
A partnership of banks, credit unions, and community organizations that can help ex-offenders open free or low-cost checking and savings accounts and facilitates financial education opportunities. Provides alternatives to paying exorbitant fees and interest for financial services. Helps people open checking and savings accounts that currently don’t have them. Program features a low opening deposit requirement, no monthly minimum balance, no (or low) monthly minimum fee, free ATM or debit card, savings account, direct deposit, online banking (if available) and programs that encourage savings.
Participating institutions will accept Mexican Matricula Consular card as primary ID and will accept an ITIN in lieu of a Social Security number. Will open accounts for people on ChexSystems if the activity is more than six months old, except for internal fraud or restitution policies. Some banks will open accounts for people on ChexSystems with activity present within the last six months, on a case-by-case