About Us

Since 1985, Mainstay has been a self-sustaining department of the Seattle Central College. Serving thousands of job seekers with disabilities, Mainstay prides itself on high quality service, strong communication and a focus on social justice and equity. Mainstay goes above and beyond to ensure job seekers are prepared and ready for the world of work. Let us know if we can be of assistance to you, as a job seeker, employer, family member or advocate.

In 2014, Mainstay launched SAILS - Supported Academics and Independent Life Skills to support students with disabilities at Seattle Central. With academic tutoring, time management, executive functioning and communication with faculty, SAILS enhances the entire post-secondary experience. We can help students reach their academic goals!

Mainstay empowers 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 employment and inclusive lives for people with disabilities
  • Commitment to job seeker and employer success

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.