Babysitting Pool 

Seattle SPACE recognizes that one of the most unique and challenging needs of the single parent is childcare outside of the typical 8-5, Monday-Friday schedule. Evening child care is mostly non-existant and emergency childcare can be costly and out of the way. Seattle SPACE would like to offer both planned and emergency in-home child care for the single parent faced with an emergency or any other type of unusual circumstance that may arise requiring a trusted, trained and experienced background checked caregiver.

MATCH (Make  A True Change Happen!) 

Seattle SPACE is proud to work with local businesses in giving back to the community at large. Local businesse have the opportunity to donate goods or services that will be matched to a single parent in need-to alleviate financial burdens and develop trusting relationships with repeat consumers. Examples of goods or services may include but should not be limited to:

  • ​automobile maintenance (oil change, breaks, tires, etc.), dining,  baked goods (birthday or special occasion cake), health care (massage, chiropractor, dental, optometry, audiology, acupuncture, herbs and supplements) haircuts, carpet cleaning, household maintenance (carpentry, electrical, plumbing, etc.), laundry services, debris removal, landscaping & photography.  

Case Management 

Seattle SPACE assists clients with comprehensive goal setting for multiple concrete support needs which may include,  but is not limited to assistance with one or more of the following:

  • food resources, housing , shelter, budgeting, time management, goal setting, accessing legal documents, moving, cleaning and organizing,  employment, identification,  accessing baby items, obtaining child care, DSHS and other social service applications & referral to other services.

Advocacy 

​Seattle SPACE is proud to provide case workers who will focus on taking action to help single parents say what they want, secure their rights, represent their interests, obtain services needed in a variety of different settings and foster social change at micro, mezzo and macro levels .

  • Seattle SPACE can offer a free personal advocate to witness and assist in meetings ​with  CPS, lawyers, educational staff, employers etc. and  provide documentation of these meetings to protect the client. 
  • Examples of advocacy cases include assisting clients with filing complaints with various offices of the Ombuds, advocating for a flexible work schedule, attending appointments at other social service agencies to ensure correct information is being provided to the client, changing IEP's, increasing training for staff working with a child with special needs, obtaining child care benefits through the state of washington,etc. 

Seattle SPACE currently accepts MEDICAID; otherwise, counseling services are offered on a sliding fee scale based on  income and ability to pay. Seattle SPACE will provide an invoice for you to submit to your insurance company.You are responsible for understanding your insurance coverage. Case management and enrichment services are typically not covered by insurance. 

Enrichment

Educational and Interactive group training in the following areas:

  • ​​COMMUNICATION SKILLS 
  • ACTIVE LISTENING

  • ATTACHMENT & BONDING 

  • PARENTING SKILLS

  • ​COPING SKILLS FOR CHILDREN

Counseling 

Counseling is offered in-home, at the Seattle SPACE office or a mutually agreed upon meeting space. Evenings, weekday & weekend appointments available. Free to low cost (sliding fee) available depending on income. Call for availability:

  • INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS, FAMILY SESSIONS, GROUP COUNSELING FOR SINGLE PARENTS, GROUP COUNSELING FOR CHILDREN OF SINGLE

              PARENTS​, COUNSELING FOR CO-PARENTS, IN-HOME PARENT COACHING

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