Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)


Health & Emergency

Washington Basic Health Care Plan

1220 Eastside SE, PO Box 9014
Olympia, WA 98504
Toll Free: +1-800-826-2444
For people under age 65 who do not qualify for Medicare and are low income. Covers doctor care, hospital care, lab and emergency care.

Medicaid (through SSI)

Toll Free: +1-800-772-1213
TTY: +1-800-325-0778
Youth with disabilities may qualify for SSI at age 18 and therefore receive Medicaid based on their income (not parents) and disability. Medicaid pays for mandatory health services. In Washington, it also covers optional services.

Healthcare for Workers with Disabilities (HWD)

Toll Free: +1-866-272-7630
HWD is a Medicaid buy-in program for people with disabilities who work. The worker pays a small monthly fee (premium) based on his/her income.

Regional Support Networks -- County Mental Health Crisis Lines Mental Health Division

PO Box 45320
Olympia WA 98504-5320
Phone: +1-360-902-8070

The Department of Social and Health Services provides care and treatment for people with severe and recurring mental illnesses and children with serious emotional disturbance and the families, operates a crisis response system for all of Washington's citizens, regulates the individuals that provide mental health services and develops mental health policy for all providers. County government agencies and 145 private and non-profit organizations, supported by state and federal money, provide treatment for most of Washington's children with mental illnesses. The agencies are organized into 14 Regional Support Networks.

Thurston County Health Department

412 Lilly Road NE
Olympia, WA 98506
Phone: +1-360-786-5581
WIC, nutrition services, immunizations, prenatal programs, Children's Coordinated Services, family planning and sexually transmitted disease clinic.

Mason County Health Department

303 N. 4th Street
Shelton, WA 98584
Phone: +1-360-427-9670 (ext. 400)
WIC, maternal child health services, special health care needs, maternity support, nutrition education, communicable disease control, HIV/AIDS testing and counseling, S.T.D. clinic, TB clinic and immunizations.

Department of Social and Health Services

6860 Capital Blvd. S
Tumwater, WA 98502
Phone: +1-360-725-6600
If person qualifies for SSI or SSA they will be eligible for Medical Coupons issued through DSHS. Request medical coupons for your son/daughter. If someone does not qualify for SSI benefits, they may still be eligible for General Assistance support, both financial and medical.

Nurse Plus

Phone: +1-360-493-4111
Staffed by registered nurses from 7:00AM to midnight, seven days a week, to answer medical questions and provide physician referrals.

Easter Seals of Washington

521 Second Ave. W
Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: +1-206-281-5700
Durable Medical Equipment Loan Program: free equipment to handicapped children and adults. Dental Access Program: dental services provided by over 1200 dentists within Washington State. Allows clients to pay 75% of dental costs.

South Puget Sound Community College Dental Clinic

2011 Mottman Road SW
Olympia, WA 98502
Phone: +1-360-596-5464
Provides dental services with the exception of involved surgery, dentures and orthodontic treatment. Accepts medical coupons for emergency services.

Parent to Parent

420 Steele Street
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: +1-360-352-1126
Used medical equipment available for loan at no cost, as long as needed.

Behavioral Health Resources

317 E. 4th Ave.
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: +1-360-704-7170
Crisis Clinic: +1-360-586-2800
24-hour emergency number. Crisis, family, group and individual counseling. Medication evaluation and monitoring. Day treatment for adults.

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Common Ground

110 Prefontaine Place S #504
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: +1-206-461-4500
Non-profit consulting firm specializing in low-income and special needs housing development. Their mission is to create and preserve decent housing for people with low income and special needs throughout Washington State.

Housing Authority

Thurston County
505 W. 4th Ave.
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: +1-360-753-8292

Mason County

807 W. Railroad Ave.
Shelton, WA 98584
Phone: +1-360-426-9726
Low income handicapped persons may be eligible to receive rent subsidy. There are waiting lists and funds are limited.

Catholic Community Services

P.O. Box 1228
Shelton, WA 98584
Phone: +1-360-427-2230
P.O. Box 11399
Olympia, WA 98508
Phone: +1-360-586-2960
Chore services arranged.

Community Action Council of Lewis/Mason/Thurston Counties

6604 Martin Way E
Olympia, WA 98516
Phone: +1-360-438-1100
Emergency housing, first steps, WIC, weatherization, energy assistance, and senior nutrition services.

Community Youth Services

711 State Ave NE - 3rd Floor
Olympia, WA 98506
Phone: +1-360-943-0780
Counseling, emergency shelter, foster care, diversion and independent living skills.

Salvation Army

808 5th Ave. SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: +1-360-352-8596

Mason County DDA

2505 Olympic Highway N. Suite 440, PO Box 1127
Shelton, WA 98584
Phone: +1-360-432-2039
Group Homes, Tenant Support, Supported Living and Adult Family Home. Residential placement are through the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA). Only clients referred through DDA are eligible for placement.

Thurston County DDA

Bldg. 6 Airdustrial Park, P.O. Box 45315
Olympia, WA 98504-5315
Phone: +1-360-570-3150
Group Homes, Tenant Support, Supported Living and Adult Family Home. Residential placement are through the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA). Only clients referred through DDA are eligible for placement.

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Postsecondary Education

Clover Park Technical College


The Evergreen State College


Bates Technical College


Saint Martin's University


South Puget Sound Community College


Job Corps


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Recreation & Leisure

Special Olympics

2617-A 12th Court SW
Olympia, WA 98502
Phone: +1-360-786-5595
Toll Free: +1-800-752-7559
Provides training & competition opportunities for developmentally disabled youth in 19 Olympic style sports, including aquatics, athletics, bowling, gymnastics, soccer, etc.

Olympia Parks and Recreation

222 N. Columbia
Olympia, WA 98501
Phone: +1-360-753-8380
Many free and low cost programs for people of all ages.

Lacey Parks and Recreation

P.O. Box B
Olympia, WA 98503
Phone: +1-360-491-0857
Many low cost programs for people of all ages.

Thurston County Parks and Recreation

2617-A 12th Court, SW
Olympia, WA 98502
Phone: +1-360-786-5595
Toll Free: +1-800-624-1234 (ext. 5595)
Recreation programs serving persons with physical and developmental challenges. Programs include community access, camps, Special Olympics and vacation options.


South Sound YMCA

Easter Seals of Washington

521 Second Ave. W
Seattle, WA 98119
Toll Free: +1-800-678-5708

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DSHS Medical Coupon Transportation

Toll Free: +1-800-925-5438
If a person is unable to use public transportation and has a medical emergency, they may use medical coupons to pay for a taxi or cabulance prior approval necessary.

Intercity Transit

P.O. Box 659
Olympia, WA 98507
Phone: +1-360-786-1881
Individuals with disabilities are able to receive a monthly pass at a reduced rate. Reduced fare permit required (small fee charged).

Mason County Transit

P.O. Box 1880
Shelton, WA 98584
Phone: +1-360-426-9434
Toll Free: +1-800-374-3747
All vehicles accessible. Dial-A-Lift services available to all individuals. Covers all of Mason County and connects to Thurston, Jefferson and Kitsap Counties. There is no cost for this service.


Phone: +1-360-754-9393
Toll Free: +1-800-244-6846
Wheelchair-accessible transportation. Must make reservations five days in advance. Must be certified through Dial-A-Lift.


Toll Free: +1-800-846-5438
Custom Service for medical appointments for Medicare recipients.

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