Local Resources


If you are elderly or disabled you may qualify for cash assistance, food stamps and/or medical insurance. We recommend you go into your local Community Service Office at the following addresses or you can call their customer service number at (877)501-2233.


Olympia DSHS CSO

6860 Capitol Blvd
Tumwater, WA 98501


Shelton DSHS CSO

2505 Olympic Hwy. N #440
Shelton, WA 98584


Chehalis CSO

151 NE Hampe Way
Chehalis, WA 98532

Aberdeen CSO

415 W. Wishkah
Aberdeen, WA 98520

Social Security

Social Security can be a difficult administrative process to navigate. After a denial you only have 60 days to appeal or you risk having to start the process over. Below are frequently used documents to help you in understanding the process.

Claims process

Application: The first step to applying from Social Security disability is the application which can be completed online at www.ssa.gov or in person at your local Social Security office.

Reconsideration: If you are denied upon initial application your have 60 days to appeal your decision and file a request for reconsideration.

Hearing: If you are denied upon reconsideration you may file a request for a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge.

Appeals Council: If you are denied by the Administrative Law Judge the next level of appeal is to the Appeals Council.

If you are denied at the Appeals Council please contact our office to discuss the next steps in the appeal process for Social Security Disability.

Applications & Forms

For frequently used application forms and Social Security forms visit www.ssa.gov/forms or use the hyperlinks below:

Application for:

Frequently Used Forms:

Local Resources

Thurston County has resources for those in need including shelter, food and housing resources. Below is a list of community resources for Thurston County. Contact the 24 hours housing and Shelter hotline for immediate assistance (844)628-7343.


  • SideWalk: Provides screening for rapid rehousing and local shelters from 10pm-2pm, Monday through Thursday.
    • Location: 1139 5th Ave SE Olympia, WA 98501
    • Phone: (360) 515-5587
  • Salvation Army Men and Women’s Transitional Shelter Program
    • Location: Olympia, WA 98501
    • Phone: (360) 352-8596
  • Rosie’s Place: CYS Shelter for young adults under the age of 24. 
    • Location: 711 State Ave NE, Olympia, WA 98506
    • Phone: (360) 586-2777
  • Family Support Center
    • Location:201 Capitol Way, Olympia, WA 98501
    • Phone: (360) 628-7342

Local Resources

  • Thurston County Food Bank: Mon, Wed, Fri 11:00AM-3:00PM and 2nd and 4th Wed 5:00-7:00pm
    • Location: 220 Thurston Ave NE 98501
    • Phone: (360) 352-8597