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Homeless Services
Additional services available to support homeless students
 Assistance with School Supplies
Do you need help with school supplies?
Items such as backpacks, pens, paper, or other basic school supplies can be obtained, at no cost, through Hopelink's Kids Need School Supplies program. To qualify for assistance, you need to meet the following criteria:
  • Your children must be entering kindergarten - twelfth grade
  • Your children must attend school within Lake Washington, Riverview, Snoqualmie Valley, or Sultan school districts
  • You must meet the household income criteria below:
    Household size - parents & children 2​ ​3 ​4 ​5 ​6 ​7
    ​Max. monthly gross income ($) ​2,470 ​3,108 ​3,746 ​4,385 ​5,023


 If you meet the criteria above and would like to receive school supplies free of charge, contact your closest Hopelink Center to register as a Hopelink Food Bank client and schedule an appointment (you may skip this step if you are a current food bank client).

  • Redmond: 425-882-0241
  • Kirkland/Northshore: 425-889-7880
  • Sno-Valley: 425-333-4163

For more information, view the Kids Need School Supplies flyer or email

Summer Meal Assistance
Free Summer Lunch Program
Sponsored by Hopelink, Open Kitchen, and City of Redmond




July 5 - August 26

Monday - Friday, 11:30 - 12:30

Sunset Gardens Park

18304 NE 95th Street

Redmond, WA

View flyer in English or Spanish 


  • First-come, first-served lunches
  • Food donated by Hopelink and Open Kitchen
  • Activities run by City of Redmond staff
Food Lifeline Summer Meals Program








​June 27 - August 31 (closed July 4 and August 2)

Monday - Friday, 11:30 - 12:30 and 3:00 - 3:30

Juanita View Apartments

11807 - 101st PL NE, office 54

Kirkland, WA 98034

(206) 545-6600

​Available to children and teens through age 18 ​

HopeLink End Summer Hunger Program
​Available to families that are enrolled at a Hopelink ​food bank. For information on enrollment, click here.
Open Kitchen






Every Wednesday, 5:00 - 7:00 pm​

Redmond United Methodist Church

16540 NE 80th Street

Redmond, WA 98052

Free warm meal. Open to all.

 Energy Assistance


​The McKinney-Vento Act is federal legislation that has been in effect since 1987 to support children and youth experiencing homelessness. The McKinney-Vento Act defines ‘homeless children and youth’ as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. The intent of the McKinney-Vento Act is to ensure homeless children and youth enroll and succeed in school.
Students living in any of the following situations may be entitled to additional support:
  • In a shelter, motel, vehicle, or campground
  • On the street
  • In an abandoned building, trailer, or other inadequate accommodations (lack of heat, water, etc.)
  • Doubled up with friends or relatives because you cannot find or afford housing
Students living in homeless situations have a right to:
  • Get help with enrolling in school from the district liaison or other school contact to continue academic success
  • Continue in the school they attended (referred to as the school of origin) before they became homeless or the school they last attended, if that is the parent’s choice and is feasible
  • Get transportation to and from the school of origin
  • Receive free school meals
  • Receive additional services such as ELL, Special Education, Title 1, preschool, Quest (gifted), career / technical education
Homeless Students: Enrollment Rights and Services
Contact information
For more information about Lake Washington School District’s Homeless Services, or to request specific support for a homeless student, visit your local school or contact the district homeless liaison.
Joan Wraalstad
Lake Washington School District
(425) 936-1287
Additional information about homeless services is available through:
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Melinda Dyer
Program Manager, Homeless Children and Youth
(360) 725-6050
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