The FamilyWorks Resource Center is a warm and inviting place where families and individuals are welcomed and encouraged to participate in programs designed to support and enhance a nurturing and vibrant community.
Our staff and volunteers provide individual support, skill building, and resource information to people and families in our community for free.
While our space remains physically closed due to COVID-19, we are accepting appointments to “shop” at our Community Closet and are continuing to run other Family Programs virtually and socially-distanced when possible.
Location & Hours
Family Resource Center
1501 North 45th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
Tue: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Thu: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Fri: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Outside of the drop-in hours listed above, the Family Resource Center is open for visits by appointment.
To schedule an appointment to visit our Community Closet, or learn about our virtual Family Programs, please call us at (206) 647-1790.
For questions regarding WIC Appointments, please call (206) 477-2335.
For all other questions and assistance accessing other resources, please email our Community Connector Morgan Grady-Benson at email@example.com or call the Family Resource Center main line at (206) 647-1790.
Our Family Programs
Children from birth to 5 years old and their caregiver are welcome to attend our playgroups, where we come together to play, sing, read, eat snacks and build community! Playgroups are led by a FamilyWorks staff member or volunteer, and are hosted indoors in our playroom with limited capacity.
We have English and Spanish (Kaleidoscope Play and Learn group) playgroups that are welcome to everyone. Participating in all playgroups is completely free!
Participants must register beforehand by email!
English Playgroup: LialaC@familyworksseattle.org
Spanish Playgroup: GladysM@familyworksseattle.org
By participating in playgroups, children learn social and developmental skills, caregivers and parents gain knowledge in child development and fun, age-appropriate activities, and we all get an opportunity to meet new people and build a supportive community network.
Click the button below to view our calendar for upcoming playgroups!
Community Connector (Resources & Referrals)
Looking for some assistance accessing resources outside of FamilyWorks? Our Community Connectors can refer and connect you to resources such as:
- Rental Assistance
- Utility Discount Programs
- ORCA Lift
- …and more!
Reach out via the contact info below to work one-on-one with a Community Connector and find the benefits and programs that are right for you!
Anisa Nun (Somali and Spanish speaking):
Phone – (206) 647-1772
Virtual Parenting Classes & Workshops
We offer free parenting classes each year along with a variety of workshops related to child growth and development. The parenting classes and workshops are free to participants (except for a small fee if a parenting book is required, with scholarships available for those unable to pay for the book), and will take place virtually via video chat.
These classes require that all participants register before attending by calling our office (206) 647-1780.
Community & Empowerment Programs
Skill-Building, Field Trips, & Participant-Led Programs
Through partnerships with organizations throughout Seattle, we provide opportunities for families and individuals to build resiliency. Whether it be participant-led cooking classes, Up-Close encounters with Woodland Park Zoo animals, or a trip to the museum, these programs contribute to a strong, caring community.
For the time being, all Community & Empowerment Programs will take place outdoors in socially distanced environments.
Drop by the Resource Center or call us at (206) 647-1780 to find out what programs we’re offering now.
Community Closet & Kids' Essentials
At FamilyWorks, we hope to provide items and experiences that we believe are essential to being a kid. Anyone can make an appointment to “shop” for free children’s clothes and toys from our Community Closet. Another essential part of being a kid is learning and having fun with your family, which is why we also distribute activity packets with educational crafts, lessons, and self-care tips for caregivers.
We also distribute diapers, baby wipes, and personal hygiene supplies during our food bank hours.
WIC Nutrition Appointments
WIC is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and children under 5 years of age eat well, learn about nutrition, and stay healthy. WIC is onsite at our Family Resource Center in Wallingford several Thursdays each month for walk-ins and by appointment. Please call in advance to ensure availability.
– Health Screening
– Nutrition and health education
– Information and support for breastfeeding
– Help getting other services
– Checks for nutritious foods
To get more information on whether you are income eligible and how to access services, please call (206) 477-2335.