How-to Guides

Accessing Government Assistance

Find support and assistance for housing, food, healthcare, utilities, and more.

Become a Resident

Moving to Washington? Here's a checklist to get you ready.

Bicycle Commuting

Whether you are running errands or heading to work, learn how to get around on your bicycle.

Financial Aid

Learn about the government programs dedicated to helping students fund their futures.

Get Outside

Find information about parks and hiking trails, and check out activities such as camping, boating, and fishing.

Housing Assistance

Find programs and resources to help if you’re experiencing homelessness or the threat of losing your housing.

Lottery & Gambling

Get lucky in Washington. Learn the types of lottery and gambling in our state and gable responsibly.

Protecting Your Community from Wildfire

Learn some of the things you can do to reduce the risk of wildfire in your community.

SecureAccess Washington (SAW) is Your Login for State Services

Get access to our state’s central login where you can access secure online services of multiple state agencies in one place.

Updating Personal Records

Learn how to make corrections to birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates.

Use Public Transportation

Get to know the different types of public transportation and plan your trip.

Volunteer or Give to a Charity

Get involved and make a difference! Get ideas for how to can donate your time, services, and talents or contribute money to meaningful causes.

Vote & Participate In Local, State, & Federal Elections

Learn how you can participate in elections, get to know your elected officials, and find information about campaign finance and lobbying.