Time for your
new family.
You’ve earned this.

Through Washington’s Paid Family and Medical Leave program, now you can take time off work to care for those you love and still pay your bills.

We’re here to help.

"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. Click on “Get Started.” 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
KWA Collaborative (Korean Women’s Association, Answers Counseling, Greater Destiny Church)
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