Food Insecurity

University District Food Bank / 206-523-7060 

  • Walk-in food bank 4 days a week
  • 5017 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
  • Serves residents in zip codes 98102, 98103, 98105, 98112, 98115, 98125 

UW Campus Food Pantry /

  • Supplies UW students, staff, and faculty with non-perishable groceries and select fresh produce for no cost
  • Poplar Hall, Room 210

Washington State Basic Food Benefits

Student Loans

If you have federal student loans, they are most likely eligible for deferment while you are enrolled as a student. Often this happens automatically, but if it does not, check in with your loan provider. Contact the Registration and Transcripts Office for more info:

225 Schmitz Hall, 206-543-4000,

Tenants’ Rights and Housing

Our union has fought alongside community and political leaders for improvements to tenants’ rights and increased affordable housing in Seattle and Washington State. You can find info about your rights as a renter – including move-in fees, rent increases, and more at and more about housing through our Housing Justice workgroup on our website.

Also visit:

WA Community Action Network:

Tenants Union of Washington State:

Reduced Public Utilities

Seattle and King County have a number of programs to help reduce cost of living that you may be eligible for, including 60% discount of Seattle City Light bills and reduced cost for internet. To find more information on these programs and/or apply, visit

Mental Health Resources

Many students seek counseling and therapy to protect and maintain mental health while in graduate school. As a union, we’ve fought to improve mental health coverage by reducing out-of-pocket costs for in- and out-of-network services, including waiving deductibles for all mental health services for ASEs covered by GAIP. 

Hall Health & Counseling Center / 206-543-1240

  • Offers group therapy, short-term counseling (10-12 sessions), & psychiatric services 
  • Offers crisis counseling, group therapy, couples counseling, short-term counseling, and referrals for continued counseling
  • Mental Health services at Hall Health are fully covered for ASEs covered by GAIP

King County 24 Hour Crisis Line / 866-427-4747

You can find more mental health providers covered by GAIP at

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