Orting Community Resources
Affordable Connectivity Program
The Affordable Connectivity Program is a Federal Communications Commission program that helps connect families and households struggling to afford internet service. This new benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.
Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) using an online or mail in application.
You can learn more about the benefit, including eligibility and enrollment information, by visiting www.fcc.gov/ACP, or by calling 877-384-2575.
Answers Counseling & Consultation
ANSWERS counseling provides in home, evidence-based therapy for those in Pierce County who are on Medicaid insurance. We currently offer Infant Mental Health, which specializes in mental health and social emotional development of children 0-5 years old. Our infant mental health provider is a licensed clinician in the state of Washington with a certificate in Infant Mental Health.
Comprehensive Life Resources
A private, not for profit community mental health agency providing a continuum of behavioral and mental health Services. The agency provides school- based mental health and substance use services for children and adolescents and Therapeutic care to students. Call your school counselor or https://www.comprehensiveliferesources.org/contact-us or call (253) 396-5800
Offers Behavioral Health Services to children, youth, adults, and older adults. We provide school-based mental health and substance use services for children and adolescents and therapeutic care for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.
Contact your school counselor or https://consejocounseling.org or call (253) 285-4750.
Please visit The Tacoma Pierce County Health Department website, https://www.tpchd.org/healthy-people/human-coronavirus.
Free COVID-19 Test Kits at the Orting Public Library
Call (253) 548-3312 during curbside hours for instructions on how to pick up the kit and drop off locations.
View hours online at https://www.piercecountylibrary.org/branches/central-south-county/orting/orting-library.htm.
Free Triple P Parenting Groups Online Courses
To register, call (253) 649-1011 or visit www.tpchd.org/fspreferral.
Multi-Care Behavioral Health
Provides a continuum of behavioral and mental health services. Call your school counselor or contact the Access Center by calling 888-445-8120.
NAMI Pierce County Support Groups
NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Call (253) 677-6629 or email email@example.com (groups are virtual)
Orting Family Resource Center
Resources, masks, diapers, gas cards (limited), Parenting Programs, Basic Food/Apple Health and NW Furniture Bank application assistance.
120 Washington Ave. N., Orting, WA 98360
Orting Food Bank
Orting Food Bank was started in 2007 by a handful of volunteers to meet the growing need for food assistance in the Orting community. Their mission is to assist those in need by providing food and referral services. They are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Orting Teen Haven
Offers a teen center and intermittent activities which offers opportunities for students ages 12-18 to get involved in the Orting Community.
Orting United Methodist Church
Hygiene Closet/hygiene needs, diapers and other resources are available.
Please call for dates, times and more information.
Orting Valley Recovery Café
Offering support groups and individual support. Please contact the café at (360) 208-8018 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
PAVE (Partnerships for Action, Voices for Empowerment) provides support, training, information and resources to empower and give voice to individuals, youth and families impacted by disabilities.
Phone - 253-565-2266
Email - email@example.com
Pierce County Energy Assistance Program (EAP)
The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) pays heating bills directly to utility companies for eligible applicants. Payments are based on eligible household’s fuel usage for the past 12 months and income.
Eligible applicants must provide social security cards, a photo ID, and documents to verify your address and income. Applicants must also meet the below guidelines to receive assistance:
Call 253-798-4328 to schedule an over the phone appointment.
Pierce County Rental Assistance
To apply, visit www.PierceCountyWA.gov/housinghelp or call 211 to apply over the phone.
You can also search www.aptfinder.org to find housing availability in your price range.
Email - HSrent@piercecountywa.gov
PSE Utility Assistance Program
If you’re struggling to pay your energy bills, our bill assistance programs and a home weatherization program can help. It’s easy to learn if you’re eligible for bill assistance or free home weatherization upgrades.
First, check the income guidelines to see if you might qualify; then, contact the county agency that can assist you with your application.
Call (253) 798-4328 to schedule an over the phone appointment.
Safe Families for Children 24-hour phone
Safe Families for Children is a movement of compassion led by the Church, giving hope to families. It equips the faith community to work together to effectively care for families in their community, providing an extended network of support that helps stabilize and strengthen vulnerable families.
Phone - 1 (877) 341-7332 (24/7 Hotline)
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sea Mar Community Health Centers, founded in 1978, is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, human, housing, educational and cultural services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos in Washington state. Sea Mar proudly serves all persons without regard to race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, or sexual orientation, and regardless of ability to pay for services.
Sea Mar's network of services includes more than 90 medical, dental, and behavioral health clinics and a wide variety of nutritional, social, and educational services.
If you need assistance applying for insurance or you have questions regarding your current insurance, you can call a representative at 1-855-289-4503
South Sound 2-1-1
211 is the most comprehensive source of information about local resources and services in the country. Thousands of caring, local experts are available to help, 24/7. Calls to 211 are confidential and can be anonymous.Call 211 or (800) 572-4357
Tacomaprobono Community Lawyers
Tacomaprobono is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization providing free civil legal aid to low-income individuals who face legal issues in Pierce County, Washington.
If you are needing assistance with legal issues, visit https://tacomaprobono.org/ to submit a request for an appointment.
Services are free.