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.

Appointments

Schedule an appointment today with one of our coaches, stop by the Career and Advising Center (SA-104) 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
    • Reduced fare ORCA Lift program
    • Assistance in applying to EBT (Basic Food/Food Stamps)
    • Healthcare

Schedule an Appointment

Drop-In Hours

Thanks for checking our hours. While these times are here for you to stop by, we do suggest you make an appointment, as these times are filled fairly quick!

  • Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Please contact us at benefitshub@greenriver.edu for all inquiries.

Tax Assistance

This tax season, January 14 - April 15, United Way is providing free, walk-in tax preparation assistance on campus. This service is open to anyone (students, staff, faculty, and community members) who made less than $66,000 in 2019.

This service will be provided in TC-206 on Tuesdays 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Wednesdays 1 - 4 p.m.

Workshops and Information Sessions

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

Pay for College Series

The Benefits Hub & Progress and Completion Center are excited to host our first ever "Pay for College" Series! From FAFSA applications to Benefits Access, we'll be covering various topics to empower students financially. Find our presenters Lottie, Kegan, and Eirol, along with surprise guests at the Student Union's Twin Peaks room, every Tuesday January 21 to February 11, 3 to 4 p.m.! You can also join in remotely from Kent Campus in the KC-255 computer lab.

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Contact Us

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

Erica Chang
Benefits Hub Campus Coordinator
Email: echang@greenriver.edu
Phone: 253-833-9111, ext. 2569

Iana Mae Abinales
Benefits Hub Associate
Email: iabinales@greenriver.edu
Phone: 206-604-6541 or 253-833-9111, ext. 2572

Eirol Bernardino
Benefits Hub Coach
Email: ebernardino@greenriver.edu

Lottie Duren
Benefits Hub Coach
Email: lduren@greenriver.edu

Kegan Ross
Benefits Hub Coach
Email: keross@greenriver.edu

Location

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

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