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2040 84th Ave SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Phone: 206.275.7611
Fax: 206.275.7890
Email: miyfs@mercergov.or. . .
M & F 8:30AM - 5:00PM; Tues, Wed, Thurs 8:30AM - 7PM
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Family Assistance

The Family Assistance Program serves low-income Mercer Island residents. Resources include case management and emergency assistance with such basic needs such as food, rent and utilities. An Emergency Assistance Fund, supported by community donations, provides limited financial assistance to Mercer Island families.  Our staff assists families and individuals to gain access to resources and develop long term plans. A limited food pantry is also available for those in need.  For more information, please contact Family Assistance & Employment Coordinator Cheryl Manriquez at (206) 275-7869.
The following services and information is also offered by the Family Assistance Program:

Types of Assistance & Support

  • Assess financial difficulties and discuss options
  • Find other countywide financial resources
  • Locate emotional support
  • Access low-cost medical care
  • Identify and build your strengths
  • Overcome barriers to success
  • Refer you to other MIYFS services

For assistance, please contact Family Assistance & Employment Coordinator,
Cheryl Manriquez at (206) 275-7869.


Mercer Island Food Pantry

MIYFS has a Food Pantry at the Luther Burbank Administration Building in Luther Burbank Park. The Food Pantry is used by many Mercer Island families throughout the year. We depend on the contributions of local churches, families and service clubs to replenish the pantry.

We welcome your non-perishable donations at these locations:

  • The MIYFS Office in Luther Burbank Park, 2040 84th Ave SE
  • Banner Bank on 78th Ave SE
  • Community & Event Center, 8236 SE 24th Street
  • Mercer Island Thrift Shop, 7710 SE 34th Street

Non-perishable food donations are tax deductible.  Please ask for a receipt when dropping off donations at our office in the Luther Burbank Building.  Examples of food most needed are cereal, soups, tuna, peanut butter and jelly, pasta and sauces, school lunch snacks and canned fruit. 

If you would like to coordinate a food drive or collection or if you have a large collection that needs to be dropped off or picked up, please contact Tambi Cork at (206) 275-7755 or by email at 


Mercer Island Preschool Association Scholarship Program

The Family Assistance Program also administers a scholarship program for the Mercer Island Preschool Association. Individuals, service clubs and other organizations are encouraged to contribute financially to these efforts.   For more information, please contact Family Assistance & Employment Coordinator Cheryl Manriquez at (206) 275-7869.


Holiday Family Sponsorship Program

During the winter season, the Family Assistance Program coordinates a holiday sponsorship program for approximately fifty families in need. For more information, please contact Family Assistance & Employment Coordinator Cheryl Manriquez at (206) 275-7869.


Additional Resources

Community Information Line
Referrals for all King County Social Services
(206) 461-3200

Health Care - Community Health Access Program
Low cost and no-cost health insurance for
children, including dental coverage
(800) 756-5437 

DSHS Eastside Community Service Office
Medical coverage for adults and children, food assistance, child care subsidies and support services
(425) 649-4000

Low Cost/Sliding Fee Scale Medical Care
Eastgate Public Health Clinic
(206) 296-4920 or (800) 244-4512

Utility Shut-off and Eviction Notices
Hopelink - Bellevue
14812 Main Street, Bellevue WA 98007
(425) 943-7555

The Salvation Army Eastside
911 164th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98008
(425) 452-7300

East King Catholic Community Services
14044 NE 8th, Bellevue WA 98007
(425) 213-1963

King County Housing Stability Project
(206) 461-3200



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