Financial Education Clearinghouse

Financial Education Services by County

Adams/Grant Counties

  • OIC of Washington Energy Assistance Program
    The Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) of Washington provides community services such as Energy assistance and food assistance.
  • The Prosperity Center
    A financial planning organization that works with clients on financial education, money management, homeownership counseling, credit/budgeting counseling and small business development.

Asotin County

Benton/Franklin Counties

  • Community Action Committee
    The Community Action Committee provides resources for low income housing and financial assistance and counseling
  • Blue Mountain Action Council
    BMAC serves residents who meet the basic needs of low income individuals and families. They provide job training, energy assistance programs and housing services
  • Benton Co. PUD
    Offers discounts to qualifying low income and/or disabled customers
  • Franklin PUD
    Offers a low income senior and disability discount for qualifying applicants
  • Northwest Justice Project
    Publicly funded legal aid program

Chelan/Douglas Counties

Clark County

Clallam County

Columbia County

  • Blue Mountain Action Council
    A nonprofit, multi-purpose agency that meets the basic needs of low-income individuals and families and offers opportunities to achieve greater levels of strength, independence and self-sufficiency. BMAC can help with tax prep, power bill assistance, job training and homeless services.
  • Columbia REA
    Offers senior citizen energy discounts to those who qualify

Cowlitz County

Ferry/Stevens Counties

Grays Harbor County

Island County

Jefferson County

King County

  • Ventures
    Ventures offers trainings and workshops for low-income entrepreneurs
  • Seattle City Light Utility Discount Program
    Qualifying SCL customers can apply to reduce their electric bills
  • Energy Assistance and Home Heating
    If you need financial assistance to pay for energy bills or home heating repair, and live within Seattle city limits, Centerstone can help
  • YWCA
    YWCA overs many programs devoted to economic empowerment
  • King County
    Free or Low cost legal help provided by King County
  • Northwest Justice Project
    Publicly funded legal aid program
  • Centerstone
    Offers financial education programs and coaching
  • Neighborhood House
    Neighborhood House offers employment training and adult education to help people become self-sufficient, as well as housing assistance
  • Hope-Link
    Hope-Link offers financial education classes, energy assistance programs, an employment program, and financial help to those who qualify
  • Multi-Service Center
    Offers rental and emergency assistance, energy assistance, and employment programs to applicants that qualify (South King County)
  • Solid Ground
    Financial skills coaching and housing resources
  • United Way of King County
    List of free tax prep sites
  • Cares of Washington
    Offers employment services

Kitsap County

  • Kitsap Community Resources
    KCR offers housing programs, energy assistance programs, financial education classes, veteran’s assistance, employment and training
  • Housing Kitsap
    Offers a home ownership program to make the dream of owning a home a reality as well as an application for public housing
  • Bremerton Housing Authority
    BHA provides affordable housing opportunities to people with limited financial means
  • Cares of Washington
    Offers employment services

Kittitas County

  • HopeSource
    HopeSource offers Hope University to help students become self-sufficient, classes include money management. HopeSource also offers housing programs and energy assistance to those who qualify
  • Northwest Justice Project
    Publicly funded legal aid program

Klickitat County

  • Klickitat CO PUD
    Offers a discount to their qualifying low income senior customers

Lewis County

Lincoln County

Rural Resource Community Action, partnering with Family Resource Center, (509) 725-4358, assists those who need financial assistance for rent and utilities, emergency food and shelter and financial literacy.

Mason County

Okanogan County

  • Community Action Council
    Provides financial rental assistance, emergency shelter, low income home energy assistance, and other energy and utility assistance programs. They also have support services for veterans

Pacific County

  • Pacific CO PUD
    Offers a discount to low income senior and disabled customers who qualify
  • Coastal Community Action Program
    CCAP creates opportunities for community members through job training and placement, low income energy assistance, housing, and more

Pend Oreille County

  • Rural Resources
    Lone Office, Community Living connections : 201 Houghton, Ione, WA 99139, (509) 442-3223

    Newport Office: 333211 Hwy 2, #200, Newport, WA 99156, (509) 447-9997

Pierce County

San Juan County

Skamania County

Skagit County

Snohomish County

Spokane County

  • Northwest Justice Project
    Publicly funded legal aid program
  • Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners
    Offers money management help, energy assistance, and housing assistance
  • The Arc of Spokane
    Helps those with developmental disabilities manage their money and protect them from predatory financial services
  • Spokane Valley Partners
    Can provide limited financial assistance for utilities and other emergency costs and offers payee services to those who have been mandated to have a payee help with bills and financial management
  • Spokane Housing Authority
    Housing assistance
  • Spokane Cares
    Education of fraud and identity theft and what to do if you have become a victim
  • New Hope Resource Center
    Some of their resources for clients include emergency financial assistance, housing/rental assistance, and assistance for utility shut-off notices.

Thurston County

Wahkiakum County

Walla Walla County

Whatcom County

Whitman County

  • Northwest Justice Project
    Publicly funded legal aid program
  • Rural Resources Community Action
    Community Living Connections (seniors only): 1615 NE Eastgate, Section G, Ste 4E, Pullman, WA 99163, (509) 332-0365

    Employment and Training services only: 594 SE Bishop BLVD, Suite 103, Pullman, WA 99163, (509) 334-2375

  • Community Action Center of Whitman County
    The CAC of Whitman CO offers crisis housing, energy and heating assistance, affordable housing, support services and weatherization help.

Yakima County