The WorkFirst program assists parents receiving TANF/cash assistance to achieve their educational and employment goals. Students may enroll in Adult Basic Education, GED, High School+, English as a Second Language or Professional Technical program.

Types of Assistance

  • Tuition, fees, books (dependent on funding)
  • Case management support
  • Other assistance including support services may also be available through DSHS


  • Be a parent of a child 18 years or younger

  • Currently receive TANF cash assistance

  • Request a referral from your TANF/DSHS case manager

  • Enroll in in a Professional/Technical, ABE, GED, High School+ or ESL program

How to Apply

To get started, please contact Fatiha Mahfoudi by phone at (206) 546-4570 by email at, or in person in the FOSS Building (Building 5000), Room 5217.

Additional Information

Assistance is typically available for up to one year, depending on funding resources and ability to create other funding options.

Contact Us


FOSS (5000) Building, Room 5217
Fatiha Mahfoudi
(206) 546-4570
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