Time for your
new family.

Paid time off to be
with the ones you love.

Washington’s Paid Family and Medical Leave program lets you take paid time off work to care for those who matter most to you. Community partners are ready to help you apply today!

"Having uninterrupted time with our daughter was one of the best parenting decisions we made."
–Serenah Runyan

How can I get help applying?

Get started with our group of community-based partners. We are here to help you learn more about the Paid Family and Medical Leave program. Applying for government programs can be confusing. While our partners are not state employees, they are trained community partners who can offer you safe, private help so you can apply for paid leave when you need it most. They cannot approve or deny your application.

Get Started

Get help applying in three easy steps:

Step 1. Select your area and language to get help applying. 

Step 2. You’ll get an email right away with more information about how to apply.

Step 3. A community organization will call or email you as soon as possible to learn how they can help you and answer any questions in the application process. 

Our community-based partners

Community partners are ready to help you get paid time off to care for those you love.

What we can do

  • Answer your questions
  • Let you know when you can apply
  • Help you start your application

What we can’t do

  • Tell you the status of your application
  • Accept or deny applications

Find a community partner near you

Pierce County

  • Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC)
  • Children’s Home Society of Washington
  • GDC Collaborative (Greater Destiny Church, Answers Counseling, KWA)
  • Greentrike
  • Step by Step Family Support Center
  • MultiCultural Child Family & Hope Center with Tacoma Recovery Café
  • Multicultural Self Sufficient Movement
  • Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
  • United Way of Pierce County

Yakima County

  • Asian Pacific Islander Coalition-Yakima
  • Easterseals Washington
  • EPIC Early Learning Programs
  • La Casa Hogar
  • Nuestra Casa
  • Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC)
  • People For People
  • Save the Children
  • United Way of Central Washington
  • West Valley School District
  • Yakima Neighborhood Health Center
“Having time to be home bonding with my newborn meant having time to hold him just a little longer while the rest of the world seemed to stop.”
–Katrina Miranda