Basic Needs & Tangible Goods


Reading & Writing Tutoring

Any child will benefit from the extra attention an experienced teacher who loves to read and write herself can provide!

Contact Foster Supports of Jefferson County for more info and availability about these one on one sessions.

Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program (WIC)

WIC is a place where families like yours get healthy food and a lot more. Foster children under age five and foster teens who are pregnant are eligible for WIC.

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St Vincent de Paul of Port Townsend

St. Vincent de Paul tries to fill medical and personal needs for anyone in our community. Just call their number and ask for a telephone appointment to explain your needs. They do their best to help people with donations they get from parishioners of St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church here in Port Townsend.




Melissa Pursley owner of the Wash House Salon, has generously offered to provide hair cuts to any child who is a dependent in Jefferson County.  She will even come to your home if that is helpful.  First get the OK from the caseworker and then just call her and leave a message at and say you are referred by Foster Supports.

435 Quincy Street, Port Townsend


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Established in 1999 and a 501c3, would like to provide interested teen girls with a few outfits from our shop of donated, clean and fashionable clothes.  Included in the visit will also be an outfit for the foster or relative caregiver mom.  Our hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, although we can adjust to accommodate school hours. 

1925 Blaine Street,  Port Townsend

If you are interested please contact Ellen Peterson:



Jefferson Transit Bus Pass

Call any of the following:

DSHS: 1-877-501-2233

St. Vincent de Paul 360-379-1325

Olycap: 360-385-2571


Clothes Closet

The Clothes Closet is a collection of clothing for children working with DCYF at any level. The goal of the closet is to support families by making warm and comfortable clothing available to all children working with DCYF at no cost to the caregiver. 


Complimentary Car Seat Checks

East Jefferson Fire Rescue provides complimentary car seat checks and will train new parents/grandparents, etc. in initial installation of car seats.  The car seat checks take place  at the administrative headquarters at 24 Seton Road, at the entrance to the Glen Cove industrial park just outside of Port Townsend. The car seat checks typically take about 30 minutes and we ask that the attendee bring their car seat manual and be prepared to be hands-on in the training. We will also conduct group car seat installation training (no formal certification) for organizations who transport children for others. 

To schedule a car seat check or initial installation contact EJFR:



The Relatives as Parents

The Relatives as Parents program through Olympic Area Agency on Aging is targeted towards grandparents raising grandchildren, aunts, uncles, or cousins raising related children and brothers & sisters raising siblings.

The service is not extended to the following situations:

● If the caregiver is a licensed foster parent

● If the children have an open child welfare or CPS case

● If the caregiver has applied for RAP program assistance within the last year

The income eligibility is based on number in household whose income is below 200% of federal poverty level (FPL) guidelines.

The qualifying relatives can receive funding towards basic needs such as food, housing, counseling, school fees and clothing. The amount of funding depends on our budget.

We also cannot guarantee funding is available at the time of application