Hopelink’s Family Development Program will help clients create a long-term, step-by-step plan of action for their future. Working with a case manager, they will discover their unique strengths, set goals, and work toward those goals. A client’s action plan will be tailored to their family’s needs, and may include such areas as education, employment, health, housing stability, parenting, and financial management. Case managers are also connected to many local resources and will offer referrals and advocate for families when necessary.

Hopelink’s Family Development Program is a one-on-one case management program for families whose income qualifies at 50% area median income and live, work, or go to school and have children enrolled in school in north and east King County. These areas include:

  • Shoreline
  • Bothell
  • Woodinville
  • Kirkland
  • Redmond
  • Bellevue
  • Issaquah
  • Snoqualmie Valley

Case management is designed to help families identify goals and needs along with aid in the creation of goal planning and goal achievement. Families get to set their own goals and can rely on their case managers for resources and referrals, advocacy, navigation, and support.

Case management not only connects clients with Hopelink services and one-on-one support meeting their goals, the program also directly connects clients to resources outside of Hopelink.
The program is particularly helpful for clients experiencing homelessness or imminent risk of homelessness. Hopelink can help negotiate and coordinate with landlords and otherwise provide direct assistance in a variety of areas.

To complete a phone screening, call 425-883-4755 or complete the online form. Calling a Hopelink Center is also an option.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enroll in the Family Development Program?
To enroll you must complete an eligibility screening and be added to the waitlist. Please call the intake line at 425-883-4755 and leave a clear message with your name and phone number.

I’m having a housing crisis. Can the Family Development Program get me into housing quickly?
Hopelink’s Family Development Program is not an entry point for homeless or low-income housing. FDP can assist families in their housing search, but housing placement is not guaranteed. Families experiencing homelessness must call their nearest Regional Access Point to be screened for Coordinated Entry for All.

Regional Access Points:
Catholic Community Services (Seattle)
100 23rd Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 323-6336

Catholic Community Services (East King County)
11061 N.E. 2nd St.
Bellevue, WA 98004
(206) 328-5900

Solid Ground (North Seattle)
9600 College Way N.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 753-4890

Multi-Service Center (Federal Way)
1200 S. 336th St.
Federal Way, WA 98003
(253) 838-6810

YWCA (Renton)
1010 S. 2nd St.
Renton, WA 98057
(425) 264-1400

For access to same day emergency shelter for families call 206-245-1026 daily starting at 9am to complete a short screening.

More information on Coordinated Entry for All can be found here.

I’m a provider and I want to refer a family to the Family Development Program, how do I do that?

Please instruct the family to call the intake line at 425-883-4755 and leave a clear message with their name and phone number to complete an eligibility screening.