Ages 40+: Resources



Housing and In-Home Supports

Apply for DDA in-home services/supports (e.g., Personal Care, Respite, Supported Living, Companion Home, Adult Family Home)

Apply for HUD federal housing assistance. Contact your local Housing Authority to find out how long the waiting list is. (visit locator)

Legal Advocacy and Protection

Disability Rights Washington
Legal services for disability rights violations, general information about legal rights, community education and training.  1-800-562-2702 | Language interpreters are available via the AT&T Language Line. Please use 711 for Washington Relay Service (TTY)

NW Justice Project
Civil legal assistance and representation to low-income people in situations affecting basic human needs, such as family safety and security, housing preservation, protection of income, access to health care, education and other basic needs.  1-888-201-1012 (Outside King County) | 2-1-1 (Inside King County)

Washington LawHelp
Provides information about legal issues and where to find legal help for low-income individuals.

END HARM
If you suspect that a child or vulnerable adult is being abused or neglected, call this number: 1-866-363-4276 The operator will connect you with the right DSHS office to make your report. [Note: If you are calling about an immediate life-threatening emergency, call 911.]

Planning

DD Endowment Trust Fund
Considerations in planning for the future may include wills and special needs trusts.  One option for you to explore is the DD Endowment Trust Fund (ETF), administered by The Arc of Washington State. This public/private partnership creates a stable resource to enhance the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities.  For more information, call toll-free 1-888-754-8798 ext. 1

My Life Plan
Created by a partnership between the DD Council and The Arc of Washington State, is a free online tool to help you plan for the future. The questions have been designed with input from families and professionals to identify age-specific questions related to a person’s strengths, interests. My Life Plan puts the individual at the center of life decisions every step of the way.

Other Resources

Basic Food
Monthly benefits to help low-income individuals and families buy food. 1-877-501-2233

Washington Assistive Technology Act Program
Information, referrals, training and device loans.

Northwest Access Fund
Low interest loans and matched savings accounts for low-income households.



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