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
Web: www.ssa.gov
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
Web: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/esa/community-services-offices/apple-health-workers-disabilities-hwd-program 

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.

Children with Special Health Care Needs

Pullman / Colfax
Phone: +1-509-332-6752 ; +1-509-397-6280
A state and federally funded program for families who have children from birth to 18 yrs. of age who have special health care needs. Provides support through assistance in obtaining and coordinating health-related services. No fee.

DSHS-Basic Health Plan of Washington

Toll Free: +1-800-826-2444
Available to low income individuals and families. Premiums based on a sliding fee scale determined by family size, income, and the cost of providing coverage in a given area.

Healthy Options/Kid Care

Toll Free: +1-800-562-3022
DSHS program for medical assistance to low income families.

Home Health & Hospice

Phone: +1-509-334-6016 ; +1-509-397-4641
Provides services in nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and social services to homebound individuals. Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance accepted.

Vision Services Coordinator for Eastern Washington

Phone: +1-509-332-1044
Program with mission to enhance the quality of vision services to students located in eastern Washington who are blind or visually impaired. Resource and referral also provided.

WSU Student Health

Phone: +1-509-335-3575

WSU Health & Wellness Programs

Phone: +1-509-335-9355
Provides prevention programs focused on substance & sexual abuse, and programs on sexual decision making, fitness and nutrition. Makes referrals. Primarily serves WSU campus community.

Pullman Memorial Hospital

Phone: +1-509-332-2541

Whitman County Hospital

Phone: +1-509-397-3435

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Common Ground

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

Earthtone Village Apartments

Phone: +1-509-332-6333
Federally Subsidized Housing

Community Action Center Shelter/Housing

Phone: +1-509-334-9147
Home Energy Assistance, Home Weatherization, Housing Assistance, Federal Subsidized Housing, Emergency Shelter.

Community and Residential Experience Support (C.A.R.E.S.)

Phone: +1-509-397-3403
Residential, supported living, and day program for adults with disabilities.

Pullman Child Welfare

Phone: +1-509-338-0801
Provides clothing, food bank, emergency shelter, and other special services, for low income families with children in the greater Pullman area.

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Postsecondary Education

Spokane Falls Community College

Web: https://sfcc.spokane.edu/

Spokane Community College

Web: http://www.scc.spokane.edu/

Washington State University

Web: www.wsu.edu  

Job Corps

Web: https://www.jobcorps.gov/

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Recreation & Leisure

Special Olympics

Provides training and competition opportunities for developmentally disabled youth in 19 Olympic-style sports, including aquatics, athletics, bowling, gymnastics, soccer, etc.

Palouse Area Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH)

Phone: +1-509-335-1303
Provides therapeutic horseback riding sessions for adults and children with developmental physical, psychological or learning disabilities. Accredited by the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association. Part of WSU's College of Veterinary Medicine.


Phone: +1-509-335-3915
Administers many programs, including Big Buddy Program, Special Olympics, Youth in Government, and Teen Program.

Families Together/Kid Power

Phone: +1-208-885-3930
Web: http://www.familiestogether.org/
Monthly meetings with dinner and child activities provided.

Camp Fire USA Inland NW Council

Toll Free: +1-800-386-2324
Serve children ages 3-5 years in Little Stars program and K-12th grade. Builds caring confident youth and future leaders. Programs for boys and girls include Club, Camp, Self-reliance, Teams, Action and School-Day-off (activities on school holidays and curriculum days).

4-H WSU Extension

Phone: +1-509-397-6290
Web: http://ext100.wsu.edu/whitman/youth/
Serves boys and girls ages 5-19. Year-round skill enhancement including projects in recycling, animal science, cooking, sewing, rocketry and more. Tailored to suit individual interests.

National Youth Sports Program

Phone: +1-509-335-1875
6-week summer day program on WSU campus emphasizing sports education and skill enhancement. Children must be at least 10 to participate.

Neill Public Library

Phone: +1-509-334-4555 (ext. 258)
Email: youthser@neill-lib.org
Offers several literacy activities for children including Toddler Time, Preschool Story Time, and Summer Reading Club.

Pullman Parks and Recreation

Phone: +1-509-334-4555 (ext. 258)
Offers everything from preschool and martial arts to dance, sports, and swim lessons. Serves community members from preschool through adulthood. Teen center.

Whitman County Parks and Recreation

Phone: +1-509-397-6238
Provides activities such as youth soccer, sports camps, nature hikes at county parks, and programs at the Kamiak Butte Amphitheater. Brochure of published activities available on request.

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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.

Pullman Dial-A-Ride

Phone: +1-509-332-5471

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