About 2019-03-08T21:51:53+00:00

About Mainstay


Empowering job seekers with disabilities to achieve financial and personal independence through employment.

Mainstay’s Values

  • Respect for the individual
  • Diversity in the work place
  • Contribution to the community
  • Accessible, inclusive employment and lives for people with disabilities
  • Commitment to job seeker and employer success

A Valued Employment Resource Over 30 Years

Mainstay matches job seekers with disabilities in careers of their choice. Our services are free to the job seeker and employer. We work with our job seekers to determine their interests, abilities and goals for a successful outcome of rewarding employment. Mainstay employment specialists are determined to make a great match for both the employer and the job seeker.

Located in Capitol Hill, Mainstay is a department of Seattle Central College. Our team supports job seekers and employers throughout Seattle, the Eastside, and surrounding areas.

In 1980, Seattle Central College and the University of Washington were partnered in a pilot project. This project, considered to be innovative at the time, helped people with developmental disabilities prepare for food-service jobs.   Now, Mainstay job seekers are competitively employed in virtually every sector of today’s workforce. Both Seattle Central College and Mainstay have a long history of being leaders of change in our community!

Nationally Accredited

Mainstay is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF International) in the areas of employment planning services, job development, job support, and job-site training.

“Staff members are responsive and committed to the clients’ needs. Mainstay at Seattle Central College provides a valuable service to the clients, who clearly benefit from their involvement with the organization. The clients are treated with dignity and respect and speak about the organization and its staff members in positive terms. The clients, families, and funders are highly satisfied with the services offered. Staff members are involved at both national and local levels in their work and advocacy for persons with disabilities.”

-Fred Dominguez and Tammy Seitz, CARF Surveyors


Gratitude Report (aka Annual Report)

Mainstay believes in access to services free from discrimination of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, HIV/AIDS status, creed, national origin, age, disability of any kind, marital status or veteran status.

Contact us today!