Benefits Hub

About Us

Welcome to the Benefits Hub! Everyday financial tools.

Are you balancing a combination of school, work, or life? Are you working as hard as you can, but still having a hard time keeping up with bills and the rising cost of living? United Way’s Benefits Hub will help you get by, get ahead, and stay ahead, so that you can achieve your college and career goals.

We’ll work with you to “get by” by connecting you with emergency assistance and important income supports to mitigate whatever crisis you’re facing today. Let’s tackle it one step at a time so that you can focus on your other priorities.

Once you’ve achieved stability, we’ll help you “get ahead” by creating and building savings. And finally we’ll make sure you “stay ahead” by talking through ways to improve your credit score and building a plan with you to continue to build assets and ultimately reach your financial goals.


Schedule an appointment today with one of our financial coach, stop by the Completion Center during our drop-in hours, or sign up for one of our upcoming workshops to learn more about the opportunities available to you here at Green River.

Benefits Hub offers one-stop financial assistance and enrollment in benefits, including:

  • FAFSA/WASFA Assistance
  • Utility Assistance
  • Homelessness Prevention and Housing Navigation
  • Financial Coaching
  • Food Resources
  • Help Paying for Financial Emergencies
  • Connections to Additional Community Resources
  • Enrollment in Public Benefits (see WithinReach drop in hours below)

Drop in Hours

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2 - 4 p.m. 
  • Wednesdays: 1 - 4 p.m.

OR meet with our WithinReach coaches during their drop in hours for enrollment in the reduced fare ORCA Lift program or assistance in applying to EBT (Basic Food/Food Stamps) and Healthcare. This quarter WithinReach will be available in TC Room 206 along with the United Way Tax Site.

  • Tuesdays: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

Tax Assistance

During the upcoming Tax Season (January 15 - April 18) United Way will be providing free, walk-in tax preparation assistance on campus. This service is open to anyone (students, staff, faculty, community members etc.) making less than $66,000/year and can be found in TC Room 206.

  • Tuesdays: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Wednesdays: 1 - 4 p.m. 

Workshops and Information Sessions

Join us for workshops and information sessions to learn more about resources available on campus!

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Contact Us

For questions, inquires and connections to additional resources please contact us!

Thomas Arbaugh
Benefits Hub Coach
Phone: 253-833-9111, ext. 2569


Please check in at the front desk of the Career and Advising Office (SA 104) for appointments and drop-ins.

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