Students with Dependents Network
The Students with Dependents Network at UW Bothell is a community in which information, support, and resources are provided for the first-year and transfer students who self-identify as the primary support for another, whether it’s a child or adult. If you also identify with this network and would like to join, feel free to contact the Network Leads by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are a number of resources available in the community and at the University of Washington Bothell for students with dependents. As part of your orientation process, you will have the chance to learn more and connect with this Network and its members.
- Title IX Resources for Students who are Parents: UWB has compiled a list of resources for students with children. These include childcare options, financial resources, and lactation rooms on campus.
- The Parent Union: UWB promotes the Parent Union for establishing and promoting onsite childcare and providing resources and contacts for parents who are in need of support. They create a safe place for parenting students and a network that supports them.
- HAWRC: The health and wellness resource center provide resources that can aid in financial matters like tuition, housing & transportation. The HAWRC also aids in student advocacy and wellness resources like a nurse hotline.
- Child Care Aware of Washington: Non-profit organization that provides information and support for families seeking quality childcare, has access to quality early learning choices for their children, and prepare children for success.
- Northshore YMCA: Local organization that provides crucial programs and services that strengthen communities, educate and nurture children, while promoting healthy living. Northshore YMCA childcare program provides kids with a strong start offering toddler childcare, preschool childcare, before & afterschool care.
- Children’s Home Society of Washington: An organization that believes children should be living in homes and not institutions. Children’s Home Society of Washington supports healthy childhood development, creating strong families, and build engaging communities.
- The Nest: Local organization filled with passion to create a “home away from home” providing playful leaning experiences, dedicated to your child’s development. The Nest provides a safe, structure and nurturing environment.
Phone numbers and online resources:
- Medical crisis hotlines: This website shows all the crisis hotlines and resources needed if a situation were to ever arise.
Why We Became Students with Dependents Network Leads
“I want to ensure that students with dependents find success while juggling work and a family to achieve a meaningful education.” -Myles
“Having helped raise my baby brother & having worked with children, I know how much time and patience it takes. So, to help ease some of the struggles of being a working provider.”
“Having worked with kids and parents who have gone back to school, I understand how hard it is to focus on school and a dependent and I want to help.” -Sally
“After seeing some the difficulties students with dependents experience, I want to help find and organize a balance between a student’s family life and academic life.”