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If someone in your family has suffered serious injury or illness – including a birth injury or other harm caused by medical negligence – it’s likely that you could benefit from help with your medical and other needs.

Below are Washington medical and social support organizations that might be able to offer assistance in your time of crisis.

For help with a legal claim, contact a Washington medical malpractice lawyer today by calling The Tinker Law Firm, PLLC at 206-842-3330, or by using the firm’s online contact form.

  • Washington State Department of Social & Health Services
    For a complete list of services DSHS offers, click here.
  • University of Washington Medical Center
    The University of Washington Medical Center is a leading academic medical center capable of providing advanced treatment for many specialized medical care needs, all in an environment that emphasizes patient- and family-centered care.
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital
    Seattle Children’s Hospital combines broad medical treatment and research efforts for all types of children’s clinical care needs, including rehabilitation services for children and families affected by cerebral palsy.
  • Tacoma General Hospital
    With a history of over 130 years of service, Tacoma General Hospital belongs to the largest health care system in the South Puget Sound region. The system also includes Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Auburn, where pediatric specialists provide advanced care for children with serious medical and developmental issues, including cerebral palsy.
  • Catholic Community Services of Western Washington
    Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services offer a variety of programs and services to assist families in need. CCS Family Centers throughout Western Washington offer support services to families in crisis.
  • Lutheran Community Services Northwest
    A human services agency with offices in Port Angeles, Bremerton,  Vancouver, Kennewick,  Seattle, South King County, and Tacoma among other locations in Washington and Oregon.
  • ACAP Child and Family Services (South King County)
    This organization provides social services to families in South King County.
  • The Arc of King County
    Managed by The Arc, the Family Support 360° Program provides family-focused services and support to improve the quality of life for families caring for people with developmental disabilities (autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, and epilepsy, for example).
    It offers other types of child and family services, including daycare, clothing, education, food and transportation services.
  • Together Center (East King County)
    Offers access to social service agencies.  For a complete list, visit the Together Center website.
  • Solid Ground (Fremont, WA)
    Formerly Fremont Public Association, Solid Ground offers social service support throughout King County.
  • Hopelink
    Serving Shoreline and East King County.  Provides social services to families in crisis.
  • Kitsap Cancer Services
    Kitsap Cancer Services is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing life enhancing support services for cancer patients, their family members, and their caregivers in Kitsap County and surrounding counties. KCS offers support groups, counseling and grief services, educational workshops and other resources.
  • Helpline House
    Helpline is “the hub” of the human services delivery system on Bainbridge Island.  They offer diverse services such as a food bank, clothing, medical equipment loans, transportation assistance, and professional counseling services including family counseling and crisis intervention.
  • Northwest Burn Foundation
    Among other services, the Northwest Burn Foundation provides emergency housing to families of burn victims undergoing care at the Harborview Medical Center Burn Unit.
  • Pushing Boundaries
    Pushing Boundaries, a non-profit organization, provides specialized exercise recovery therapy for people with paralysis caused by spinal cord injuries and neurological disorders like MS or strokes.
  • The Center for Children with Special Needs
    The Center for Children with Special Needs, a program of Children’s Hospital in Seattle, is a resource center for children with chronic conditions and their families. Examples of chronic conditions include asthma, cancer, autism, cerebral palsy, depression and complications of prematurity.
  • Seattle Ronald McDonald House
    The Seattle Ronald McDonald House provides a place to stay for families who are in Seattle while their children are being treated at Children’s Hospital.
  • Medical Quality Assurance Commission