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Family Support and Resources

Support Groups and Resources

Crisis Line Intervention

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King County Crisis Line

206-461-3222 or


The 24-Hour Crisis Line provides immediate help to individuals, families, and friends of people in emotional crisis. We can help you determine if you or your loved one needs professional consultation and we can link you to the appropriate services. We are a primary source for linking residents to emergency mental health services in King County.

African American Family Support Group

African American Family Support Group

The African American Support Group hosts weekly Zoom meetings for parents and caregivers of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The meetings are hosted by Richard Mullen, an African American Family support specialist, and are held every Monday, 2-3 pm via zoom.

For questions, email

Parent to Parent: Coffee and Conversation

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Here are two support group options for parents and caregivers of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities:

In-Person: Second Tuesday of every month. 10-11:30 am at 660 SW 39th St., Renton, WA 98057

Via Zoom: Every Thursday, 10-11:30 am. 

For Zoom links and questions, email

Peer Parent Support Group

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This is a Parent Support Group hosted by Juvenile Court Services

Group meets online every 3rd Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8 pm.

Come talk to other parents going through the same struggles as you.

Network and support each other, learn about resources, and choose subject matter for future groups. Raffle for $50 in gift cards each month.

For questions and meeting Zoom links, contact Heather at 206-263-8634 or

Thriving On Two Spectrums

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Thriving on Two Spectrums is a virtual support group for the parents and caregivers of autistic and transgender/nonbinary youth.

Professionally facilitated by parents of autistic and transgender/nonbinary youth, this one of kind group provides information and emotional support for parents by parents. For the days when you feel alone and isolated, and even more for the days when you're proud and excited, meet us online for support, resource sharing, friendship and fun.

Meetings are held on the 4th Sunday of the month from 2-2:30 pm.

Free membership is required. To learn more and to register, please visit

UW School of Psychology Free Testing & Assessment

The University of Washington's School Psychology Clinic is offering free mental health services for children 8-21 years old.

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Seeking children in grades 3 through 12 to participate in testing in February 2023.

The University of Washington’s School Psychology Program invites you and your child to participate in a free psycho-educational assessment program.
Under licensed psychologist/faculty supervision, graduate students administer assessments designed to identify strengths, weaknesses, and learning differences that may influence your child’s academic performance.
Recommendations for supporting your child’s learning are provided.

If interested, please contact the School Psychology Clinic for more information and to schedule a phone call at (206) 543-4970 or email

UW Free Counseling for Children and Adolescents

The University of Washington’s School Psychology Program is offering free weekly counseling sessions for youth between the ages 9-18.

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Students experiencing mental health issues (e.g. anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, anger problems, and/or adjustment to life stressors) are appropriate referrals for counseling. All free sessions are provided by school psychologist trainees and are supervised by a licensed psychologist/clinician and/or faculty member. Parental commitment to participate and consent is required in order to receive services.

Services begin in early January and continue until the first week of June.

Each counseling session is approximately 50 minutes long and will be scheduled on Monday or Wednesday evenings at appointment times of 4:30, 5:30 or 6:30pm. All families will have the option to choose between receiving services via HIPAA protected telehealth or in-person in the confidential School Psychology Clinic. Counseling includes the use of evidence-based therapy practices (i.e., Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Multicultural/Culturally Responsive psychotherapy, Interpersonal Therapy, and Integrative therapy).

If interested, please contact the School Psychology Clinic for more information and to schedule a phone call at (206) 543-4970 or email

Where To Turn for Teens

Where to Turn For Teens (WTTFT) is a resource guide that was created specifically for youth who are seeking personal empowerment with the support of others.

The agencies listed in the WTTFT can link youth to organizations that provide a wide variety of services.

The goal of WTTFT is to make sure teens are aware of the many youth friendly resources that exist to serve individual needs.