ODMF COVID-19 Resources - GDOC Version

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Food: Free Meals

Food: Food Bank / Pickup

Food: Drop Off

Mental Health: Counseling

Mental Health: Crisis Numbers

Mental Health: Stress Management

Mental Health: Youth

Mental Health: Webinars & Trainings

Medical: Medical Waiver

Medical: Insurance/State Assistance

Medical: Health Care Lines

Medical: Transportation

Medical: Loan Closets

Medical: COVID-19 Facts / Public Health

Financial: Utilities

Financial: Rent

Financial: Internet

Financial: Other Financial Resources

Financial: Child Care

Financial: Unemployment

Housing: Rental Assistance

Housing: Housing

From Home: Learning

From Home: Entertainment

From Home: Equipment

Immigration / DACA

Deaf / Hard of Hearing

Outside King County / Pierce County

Employment: Full Time / Part Time / Temporary

Employment: Government Jobs

Employment: Employment Assistance

Employment: Essential Worker Resources

Early Learning: Other

Early Learning: Financial

Early Learning: Health

Early Learning: Learning

Food: Free Meals

Updated Comprehensive Free Food Resources During Closure: Current as of 5.18.20

Public Health – Seattle & King County and the City of Seattle are updating this map with free public food resources in King County.

 

Click on the ‘Return to Main Page’ button to see a list view and printable list view.  

The Summer Food Service Program provides children with nutritious meals during the summer. To find a summer meals site near you, text “food” or “comida” to 877-877. You can also view the summer meals site locator online. For more information contact the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Child Nutrition Services Department at (360) 725-6200.

KSD Free Meals for Everyone Ages 0-18 During Closure

As the unprecedented coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced the closing of Kent School District, we want to reassure you that all children in our community, up to age 18, whether or not on the Free or Reduced Meal Program, will be fed.

The COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly evolving situation. Service times and locations are subject to change.

Child Eligibility

Must be 0-18 years old: The child or teen must be 18 years old or younger to receive free meals.

Must be present: The eligible child or teen must be present to receive their grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals.

Available Monday-Friday from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Beginning Tuesday, March 17, free breakfast and lunch meals will be distributed together Monday-Friday between 10:00-11:00 a.m. at select school and community partner sites across our district throughout the closure.

Birch Creek Youth Center: 12910 SE 273rd Street, Kent, WA 98030

Carriage Crest Elementary: 18235 140th Avenue SE, Renton, WA, 98058

Cascade Youth Center: 20500 106th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98031

Cedar Heights Middle School: 19640 SE 272nd Street, Covington, WA, 98042

Covington Elementary: 25811 156th Avenue SE Covington, WA 98042

Kent Elementary: 24700 64th Avenue S, Kent, WA, 98032

Kent YMCA (Begins service on Wednesday, March 18): 10828 SE 248th Street, Kent, WA 98030

Kent-Meridian High School: 10020 SE 256th Street, Kent, WA 98031

Kentridge High School: 12430 SE 208th Street, Kent, WA 98031

Valli Kee Youth Center: 23401 104th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98031

Franklin High school

3013 S Mt Baker Blvd, Seattle, WA 98144

From 11 am - 1 pm Free lunch every Monday through Friday.

No Service April 6-10

KSD will not be serving meals during our regularly scheduled spring break, April 6-10, 2020.

Food Support for the Rainier Beach Community

Starting Friday, March 13, WA-BLOC and FEEST Seattle are providing free hot lunch for students in the Rainier Beach Community every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rainier Beach Community Center plaza while schools remain closed. More information is at WA-BLOC's Facebook page.

Food

Eastside Baby Corner 425-865-0234

Emergency Feeding Program 206-277-0300

Hopelink 425-869-7555

Renewal Food Bank 1-866-793-6512 or 425-736-8132

Salvation Army 425-452-7300

Sound Generations-Meals on Wheels 206-448-5757

“Grab and Go” student meal sites at kingcounty.gov/covid/student-meals

Food: Food Bank/Pickup

EFFECTIVE 5.22.2020: PLEASE SHARE:

 

LOCATION:  Sunset Community Church - hosting next Friday  

WA State Potato Commission is sending a semi-truck with FIFTY THOUSAND POUNDS of potatoes and we need to give it all away. They are given out in bags such as those purchased in the grocery store.

 

If you heard about the event last week at Tacoma Dome, it's that, on a smaller scale.

 

Please share this flyer widely with families!!

 

Ryan - rquigtar@rizpartnership.org

Atlantic Street Center - Free Food Distribution

Hello there community partner!

 

I’m reaching out to you because I want to let you know about a new resource in downtown Kent that you may want to share with some of your clients. Atlantic Street Center is distributing free groceries and prepared foods every Friday from 2:00 PM until gone in the parking lot of our office at 610 W Meeker Street, Kent.

 

Anyone is welcome and we do not collect any personal information, just anonymous demographic information to share with our funders. We will always have fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as boxes and bags of dry goods and freshly prepared meals from local restaurants. I’ve attached a flyer with the dates and sites of our distribution. I’m working on getting a Spanish one, so I can pass that along too once it’s ready. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you have!

Emilie Carr - emiliec@atlanticstreet.org 

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&ik=27c94cbc86&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-f:1668336468964527063&th=17271f2de675cbd7&view=att&disp=safe&realattid=17271cd663d397a8ed52

If you’re looking for help feeding yourself or your family, visit the Food Lifeline website to find a partner food bank, food pantry, or hot meal program in your neighborhood. This food is free and available to you, even if you don’t qualify for SNAP or EBT.

Safeway Emergency Food Vouchers for Seattle Families

On March 20, the City of Seattle will start distributing a series of $20 vouchers to approximately 6,250 families who may be experiencing financial hardship during the coronavirus outbreak.

Families will receive two mailers of 20 vouchers (a total of $400 a month) over the next two months.

The City is exploring additional investments from private businesses and hopes to expand this program to up to 100,000 Seattle residents.

Vouchers may be used to purchase items from any Washington Safeway store, with the exception of alcohol, tobacco, fuel, or lottery tickets.

Customers must spend at least $20 to apply the $20 coupon.

For more information, check out this Emergency Food Vouchers Frequently Asked Questions page.

Food pickup from market northwest harvest

If you or anyone you know – at ANY age – needs groceries or meals at no charge, please come to Northwest Harvest’s SODO Community Market.

SODO Community Market is located in Seattle's SODO neighborhood at 1915 4th Ave S, near the corner of 4th Ave S & S Holgate St. More location and transportation information can be found here.

You can pick up pre-bagged produce, prepared foods, and shelf-stable groceries right at the door – no need to enter the grocery area.

All are welcome and no ID is required. Follow the link below.

https://www.northwestharvest.org/sodo-community-market

The Auburn Food Bank

Everytime a client comes in – they must prove their address – with a piece of mail for every adult in the household – dated within the last 30 days.

They prove children one time a year

They must live within the Auburn School District boundaries

they come and enter through our doors – we are sanitizing hands –

They put their name on our list of visits for today – just their name….

Then go to a computer to get registered for a visit – we keep track of names and address of all living in the same household

Then they go through a quick line to receive a box of food == prepackaged for them – and outside to get bread and produce – and then out to their car and can leave!

Usually takes about 15 minutes – unless new – then takes about 30 minutes

Contact Debbie Christian- Executive Director ---The Auburn Food Bank… at 253-833-8925

www.theauburnfoodbank.org

King County Food Resource List

New website for Emergency Food Access Resources: www.kingcounty.gov/covid/emergency-food

Multi Service Center - Federal Way

Food Bank (also has designated time for 55+)

https://mschelps.org/gethelp/food/

Current Food Bank Map in Area

https://www.uwkc.org/need-help/covid-19-resources/

Food: Drop Off

Food Delivery Resource

My name is Natalie and I lead outreach and recruitment at United Way of King County. I am reaching out today about an exciting new home food delivery program in partnership with United Way Worldwide, DoorDash, and South King County food banks. We are providing free food boxes to South King County community members who have been affected by COVID-19.

 

If anyone in your network might benefit from this service, please have them fill out this Online Home Delivery Sign-Up Form as soon as possible. I have attached an informational flyer for you and your team as well as a client-facing flyer to share with community members. Please let me know how I can partner with you to spread the word about this opportunity! If you have questions about the service, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

 

All the best,

 

Natalie Marques (she/her/hers)

Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator

United Way of King County

nmarques@uwkc.org

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If you would like food or other supplies dropped off at your front door, please use this form. We are prioritizing folks who are sick, disabled, quarantined without pay, elderly, undocumented, queer, Black, Indigenous, and/or people of color -- including those displaced from Seattle to the nearby areas.

English: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdgbAX21UARi98rKKX6b6mpvpVHW4b63F2n2beJlHielcdU2Q/viewform?fbclid=IwAR2RGiDm26Vguth_Dp-M0Hn_gyt5D7De8uVTHp1BeT412oJ-tIDVKveEoh0

Español (Spanish): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Peh9KEnZ0EFF7j4mV8opmG345hpo5s49DnsBJbVAiBY/viewform

Food Delivery Apps

Walmart - Not delivering

Fred Meyer

Shipt

Instacart - 80 min wait time

Amazon Fresh - Not delivering everywhere

https://www.costco.com/all-costco-grocery.html

Online “marketplace” connects donors with people and organizations in need during COVID-19 outbreak:

https://kcemergency.com/2020/03/21/online-marketplace-connects-donors/

Seattle City of WIC Program - 206.447.8238

The Official WIC program is available to low to moderate-income pregnant women, recently delivered women, breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk.

Fathers can also bring their children to apply for WIC. You may apply for WIC if you are working or unemployed.

Check the Income Guidelines Table to see if you are eligible for WIC. This website was created for women looking for WIC information and locations.

We are also working towards adding other locations and services that may help out women.

ACRS FOOD BANK

contact:Gertrude (Jo) Pullen at : P 206.774.2420

Or email her at: GertrudeP@acrs.org

Required:

Names

Address

phone number

Preference

daily meal deliveries only or grocery bags once a week or both.

48 hrs advances notice until the grocery are deliver

Our agency needs enough time to coordinate with other agencies and team of people who are in charge of the pick-up and deliveries of meals or grocery items. Our cut-off time is around 4:00 pm.

Metro Access

King County Metro Access is partnering with food banks, senior centers, and other agencies to provide

food delivery during the COVID-19 epidemic. To discuss options to partner with Access, contact

Access contractors directly. Lorelei Berndt from MV Transportation may be reached at 206-853-7693

or lorelei.berndt@mvtransit.com. Will Toaspern from Solid Ground may be reached at willt@solid-

ground.com or 720-226-6039.

Lyft

Lyft is shifting services to food delivery and looking to assist nonprofits and government agencies.

They ask that you provide specifics about your need by filling out a survey to determine whether they

may be able to help. The survey is available by clicking here.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScUiTfWdML2vVHXxNcsooEPxLYNQ8SMN3q4x8ICY8nszgR0Xw/viewform

Catholic Community Services, Volunteer Services

Belina Van

belinav@ccsww.org

206-328-6853

Community Van –Duvall and Shoreline/LFP

Victor Londono Quintero

communityvan@hopelink.org

Northshore Senior Center

Kelly Hosea

kellyh@mynorthshore.org

425-286-1059

Snoqualmie Valley Transportation

Amy Biggs

abiggs@svtbus.org

425-888-7001

Solid Ground

Will Toaspern

willt@solid-ground.com

720-226-6039

Sound Generations Volunteer Transportation

Monique Schreiber

moniques@soundgenerations.org

206-749-6885 x5

Sound Generations Hyde Shuttles (Hyde Shuttles is not accepting new referrals as of 3/19)

Mark Smutny

marks@soundgenerations.org

World Relief (Also doing Food for Pickup)

Tahmina Martelly

253-277-1121 ext 251

Tmartelly@wr.org

If you have a large number of families that you think will need deliveries, it might be better if I get their phone, address and names from you (if you have access to that). That way I can deploy a separate set of volunteers to deliver to your group.

For detailed info, check out flyer below:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/?usp=sheets_ald&authuser=0

Community Supported Agriculture

Fresh Veggies available for online order and delivery from Pacific Coast Harvest.

https://www.uwkc.org/need-help/covid-19-resources/

Mental Health: Counseling

COVID-19 Resources

Guidance and Social Support

  • Washington State is starting a Crisis Counseling Program called "Washington Listens." Washington Listens will provide non-clinical psycho-education based support to anyone in Washington experiencing elevated stress due to COVID-19. The person will receive support and connection to community resources in their area. It is anonymous and no identifying information is maintained.
  • Protect seniors from scammers impersonating contact tracers (attached)
  • Emergency food resources map: tableau map
  • Emergency COVID Medical Coverage for Undocumented Residents (updated)

Atlantic Street Center (Located in the Rainier Beach neighborhood)

atlanticstreetcenter.org

206-329-2050

*Serving current clients only through telehealth. Not accepting new clients.

Catholic Community Services (Provides services regardless of religious affiliation)

ccsww.org

206-328-5696

*Serving current clients only through telehealth. Not accepting new clients.

Center for Human Services (Located in Shoreline)

chs-nw.org

206-362-7282

*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth

Consejo Counseling and Referral Service(specializing in services to the Latino community)

consejocounseling.org

206-461-4880

*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth

Cowlitz Tribal Health Services (specializing in services to the Native American community)

cowlitz.org

206-721-5170

*Serving current clients only through telehealth. Not accepting new clients.

Kent Youth and Family Services

Kyfs.org

253-859-0300

*Serving current clients only through telehealth. Not accepting new clients.

Muckleshoot Behavioral Health Program(specializing in services to the Native American community)

muckleshoot.nsn.us

253-804-8752

*Serving current clients only through telehealth

Navos Mental Health Solutions (Located in West Seattle & Burien)

navos.org

206-248-8226

*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth

Nexus Youth and Families

Nexus4kids.org

253-939-2202

*Serving current clients only through telehealth. Not accepting new clients.

Northshore Youth and Family Services

northshoreyouthandfamilyservices.org

425-485-6541

*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth

Renton Area Youth and Family Services

Rays.org

425-271-5600

*Serving current clients only through telehealth. Not accepting new clients.

Ryther (Located in North Seattle)

ryther.org

206-525-5050

*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth

Sea Mar Community Health Centers(Specializing in service to Latino community)

seamar.org

206-766-6976

*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth

Seattle Children’s Odessa Brown Clinic(Located in the Central District)

seattlechildrens.org

206-987-7210

*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth

Seattle Children’s Hospital

seattlechildrens.org

206-987-2000

Seattle Counseling Service (specializing in services to the LGTB community)

seattlecounseling.org

206-323-1768

*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth

Sound (Multiple locations)

sound.health/

206-302-2300

*Serving crisis clients only

The Arc of King County (Developmental Disability Support)

thearc.org

Phone Buddies: 206-829-7053

E-mail: ask@arcofkingcounty.org

The Northwest Network (specializing in services to the LGBT community)

nwnetwork.org

206-568-7777

*Serving current clients through telehealth. Not accepting new clients

Therapeutic Health Services (Located in Central Seattle)

ths-wa.org

206-322-7676

*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth

YMCA

seattleymca.org

206-382-5340

*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth

You Grow Girl!

yougrowgirl.org/programs

206-417-9904

*Serving current clients and accepting new clients through telehealth

*Offers free virtual support group everything Thursday @ 12 for young ladies 11-18

Youth Eastside Services Youth

eastsideservices.org

425-747-4937

*Serving current clients only through telehealth. Not accepting new clients.

Mental Health: Crisis Numbers

Crisis Support

  • Washington State is starting a Crisis Counseling Program called "Washington Listens." Washington Listens will provide non-clinical psycho-education based support to anyone in Washington experiencing elevated stress due to COVID-19. The person will receive support and connection to community resources in their area. It is anonymous and no identifying information is maintained.

Crisis Support

CCORS - Children’s Crisis Outreach Response System and ISS – Intensive Stabilization Services (Services available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for children experiencing a mental health crisis)

seattleymca.org

206-461-3222

Crisis Connections 24-Hr Crisis Support

crisisconnections.org

866-427-4747 or 206-461-3222

King County Crisis Line 24-Hr Crisis Support

kingcounty.gov

206-296-0582

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24-Hr Support

suicidepreventionlifeline.org

1-800-273-8255

Teenlink

teenlink.org

1-866-teenlink (1-866-833-6546)

*If you have private insurance consider contacting your insurance provider for additional resources.

Recognizing behavioral crisis

Signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and crisis communication skills. Behavioral Health and Crisis Info

LGBTQ Support

The Trevor Project has launched TrevorSpace, a safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth. And if they feel hopeless, alone, or have thoughts of suicide, please have them call the TrevorLifeline 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386. They can also connect with trained counselors every day 24/7 by texting 678-678 or via chat at TheTrevorProject.org/Help.

Mental Health: Stress Management

Stress-management resources

When everything feels overwhelming, check out tips for taking in rapidly changing news.

De-stress together with meditation apps for kids and families.

Get the blood flowing and elevate the mood with these 25 dance games (you might need to buy a special control from Amazon).

Apps, websites, and video games that inspire running, jumping, and more to stay active.

Don’t forget to enjoy a device-free dinner or two.

You can always visit commonsensemedia.org or commonsense.org/education for more resources and support.

https://childmind.org/article/how-mindfulness-can-help-during-covid-19/ 

UNC School of Education

Our UNC team at the School of Education and Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute developed a free online toolkit designed to help families and caregivers supporting individuals with autism during the COVID-19 epidemic. This guide is full of user-friendly strategies, ready-made resources and examples, and links to additional supports to help families navigate this challenging time. Individuals with autism and their caregivers are especially vulnerable to the current stressors and this guide provides a toolkit of strategies that can provide some relief in these uncertain times.

Please share this link with your networks and on your professional personal social media accounts:https://afirm.fpg.unc.edu/supporting-individuals-autism-through-uncertain-times

STRESS MANAGEMENT IN EXTRAORDINARY TIMES

https://www.govloop.com/community/blog/stress-management-in-extraordinary-times/

https://healthtalk.unchealthcare.org/9-ways-to-give-yourself-a-break-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/ 

https://www.verywellmind.com/tips-to-reduce-stress-3145195 

Stress Management, Online Learning

https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/benefits-rewards/worklife/covid-19-resources 

https://www.brighthorizons.com/family-resources/mindful-kids-calmer-days

Manage stress level resources

https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/communicable-diseases/disease-control/novel-coronavirus/self-care.aspx 

https://www.welcoa.org/blog/benefits-stress-management-employees/ 

17 options to connect, Parent to Parent

Are looking for support during the Covid19 closures?

Do you need information about local neighborhood resources?

Do you want to stay connected to learning and recreational opportunities in the coming months?

The Arc of King County and Parent to Parent host a number of groups using both Facebook and Google. We’d love to have you be a part of our online community. All our groups are tightly moderated, the information is closely vetted, and they are a perfect place for parents to find the disability-related information and support you’re looking for. Please check our list of virtual groups and join us in any of the groups that feel relevant to you. Looking forward to connecting online!

Parent Coaching Resources

Link to webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuaCS19djPw

Link to additional telehealth resources: https://psychology.psy.msu.edu/autismlab/telehealth_resources.htm

Link to list of manualized parent-mediated interventions for children with ASD and related challenges: https://psychology.psy.msu.edu/autismlab/manualized_programs.pdf

AFIRM modules: See materials for Parent Implemented Intervention: https://afirm.fpg.unc.edu/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuaCS19djPw&authuser=0

Link that could be used for Virtual Parent Support Groups (Shared by Ismahan)

www.FreeConferenceCall.com

Stay Connected

https://healthtalk.unchealthcare.org/3-tips-for-staying-connected-while-physically-distant/ 

https://healthtalk.unchealthcare.org/how-to-protect-yourself-if-you-must-leave-your-home/

Stress Related Tools and Resources (Anxiety Assessment/ GAD-7)

Stress Self Exam

https://wa.kaiserpermanente.org/static/kbase/hwxml/media/pdf/hw/form_abn2339.pdf 

Stress/Anxiety Disorder Treatment

https://wa.kaiserpermanente.org/kbase/topic.jhtml?docId=hw177276#hw177350

Mental Health resource from Kaiser Permanente

https://wa.kaiserpermanente.org/html/public/specialties/mental-health-

https://wa.kaiserpermanente.org/kbase/topic.jhtml?docId=hw53796 

WebMD Stress Managements Resources

https://www.webmd.com/balance/stress-management/stress-management

Stress Management for Employees

https://www.welcoa.org/blog/benefits-stress-management-employees/ 

Mental Health: Youth

Hello,

With everything happening in the world, we wanted to check in to see if you're interested in exploring Year Up.

Year Up is a training program that helps young people with great potential—just like you—move to a meaningful career in just one year. Thousands of young adults have graduated from our program, and they’re earning an average salary of $40,000/year.

Year Up is currently accepting new students for our Fall cohort! We are committed to the health and safety of our students, and our info sessions are being held virtually, as we continue to monitor the status of the global pandemic.

If you’re interested in applying, sign up for an info session below. During the info session, you’ll learn more about Year Up—including specialties, start dates, and more.

Start Your Application Today

We hope to host you at our next info session, and please reach out to us with any questions that you have!

Thanks,

Year Up Puget Sound

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Homelessness for Youth:

Range of resources re youth experiencing homelessness

https://www.schoolhouseconnection.org/covid19-and-homelessness/

Support Systems for LGBTQ Youth: Feeling connected to peers through school groups and youth drop-in centers is crucial for LGBTQ young people. Sometimes, these places are the only chance for LGBTQ youth to fully be themselves and feel affirmed. When access to those programs and activities is limited or cut off, that can have a significant impact on their overall well-being. Here are some resources that LGBTQ youth and their parents/guardians can access online or by phone.

https://www.hrc.org/resources/direct-online-and-phone-support-services-for-lgbtq-youth

Youth Housing Connection for Homeless Young Adults 18-25 - In person appointments take place at various agencies depending on the day and time, (206) 328-5796 for information.

Mental Health: Webinars & Trainings

Engaging Fathers Virtually: Free ZOOM Webinar

Presented by J. Michael Hall, M.Ed.

Friday, September 25th @ 11:00 AM CDT

“You need MORE than tips or tricks! Your Families deserve a PLAN!

Register for free @ strongfathers.com/virtual

We must have an EFFECTIVE plan to engage fathers and families.

With all of the present (and perhaps future) restrictions in place we still must work to engage fathers and families in the lives and education of their children.

What does VIRTUAL father and family engagement look like?

What are the best (and easiest) ways to bring them in and work with fathers online?

What do we NEED to pull these virtual events off effectively?

JOIN US this Friday as we talk about all of the components and processes of effective virtual engagement programs and events.

Sign up below and we will send you the ZOOM link later this week.

Have your questions ready. We will help you get a plan, a process, and a program.

Strong Fathers Strong Families, P.O. Box 136188, Fort Worth, TX 76136, United States

New Video Resources

CADRE's Dispute Resolution Parent Guides - Español

CADRE’s ten IDEA Dispute Resolution Parent Guide companion videos are now available in Spanish. These videos cover topics such as IEP Preparation, What to Expect After a Due Process Complaint is Filed, Preparing for Mediation, & more!

En Español.

Click here to access the video in English.

Discover CADRE's Early Intervention Dispute Resolution Family Guides here.

Virtual Meetings: Strategies, Tips and Resources

Circumstances may prohibit participants from attending special education meetings in person. In these situations, technology allows one or all of the individuals to participate through the Internet or telephone. Many types of meetings can occur virtually, including IEP meetings, mediations, resolution sessions, and due process hearings. While each of these types of meetings is unique, virtual meetings share common traits and considerations. CADRE has collected resources, tips and strategies for meaningfully participating in a virtual meeting.

These resources were produced in collaboration with Center for Parent Information and Resources, Family Network on Disabilities, National Center for Systemic Improvement, PROGRESS Center, and Wisconsin Family Assistance Center for Education, Training, and Support.

On this page, you will also find video resources and webinars useful when preparing to conduct or participate in virtual meetings.

Online Learning Series: CADRE's Working Together Series 

(La serie Trabajar juntos)

The Working Together Series includes five interactive self-directed courses. These courses provide families and educators with a number of strategies for working together and through conflict. Anyone supporting children or youth with disabilities may benefit from this series, however, the setting in which collaborative problem solving and conflict resolution takes place within this series is typically the school or IEP meeting.

 

Discover the series here (en español).

Upcoming CADRE Webinar: Got Back to School Questions? We’ve Got Your Answers.

October 26, 2020 from 10:00am - 11:30am PT

Register for the free webinar here!

 

As students head back to school, either in person or online, there are often questions about parental rights under the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). With a global pandemic disrupting every part of our education system, there is additional confusion and concern about how COVID-19 is impacting students with disabilities. We’ve identified pressing questions parents asked about how to navigate this new normal, and will have them answered by an expert attorney in the field.

Topics to be covered will include: compensatory education, procedural safeguards, the waiver of rights, and keeping the “I” in IEP.  Please join us for an interactive Q&A session about navigating the special education landscape during COVID-19.

Presenter:

Diana Autin, Executive Co-Director, SPAN Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN)

 

There’s more!

Visit the CADRE website for a full list of past CADRE webinars and recordings.

Looking For Professional Development?

 

Visit CADRE’s Upcoming Events webpage to find a national listing of webinars, conferences, trainings, and more.

Featured upcoming events include:

Find out what's happening in the dispute resolution community here!

A Continuing Legal Education & Community Webinar Series, October 2020

https://nohla.org/index.php/trainings-by-nohla/pandemic-response/

  • The link above will take you to the Webinar Series info page. Click ‘Registration’ to be led to the Registration page.

 

ELAP (Eastside Legal Assistance Program)

  1. Legal Help with Public Benefits by Solid Ground

https://www.solid-ground.org/get-help/more-services/#legalhelp

 

If you have questions for presenters, contact:

  • Francesca Matias for HCA at Francesca.matias@hca.wa.gov
  • Mario Paduano for DSHS at paduamj@dshs.wa.gov
  • Mary McHale for Exchange at mary.mchale@wahbexchange.org
  • Janet Varon for NOHLA at janet@nohla.org
  • Jamie Adachi for UW Medicine Maternal-Child Mental Health Program at jadachi@uw.edu
  • Jennifer Covert for ORCA LIFT at jennifer.covert@kingcounty.gov

 

FFF presentation slides and recording will be available at www.kingcounty.gov/FFF by the end of this week.

Apprenticeship Information Session

Wednesday, July 11 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM

Flyer: Preview attachment July 2020 Apprenticeship Information Sessions.pdfJuly 2020 Apprenticeship Information Sessions.pdf2.3 MB

Lunch and Learn Webinar Series!

For working professionals in the field of Developmental Disability or other fields that may come into contact with disabilities, we are starting our twice-a-week Lunch and Learn webinar series!

For information on individual sessions from this series please contact ask@arcofkingcounty.org or 206-829-7053.

Topic: Cultural Support for African American Families

Date and time Thursday May 19th 2020, 12-1pm

In this Lunch & Learn session Richard Mullen, African American Family Support Coordinator at The Arc of King County, will explore the concept “Cultural Humility” as a way to improve the support of African American families. Cultural Humility encourages personal reflection and growth around culture, in order to increase the support person’s awareness through introspection after interactions with clients. The goal is for professionals to learn with and from their African American clients while offering competent and quality support to families of all backgrounds.

Zoom Meeting ID: 178-967-846

 

 

Topic: Supporting Safe and Healthy Relationships for People with I/DD

Date and time Thursday May 21st 2020 12-1pm

This workshop will discuss the ways society treats people with developmental disabilities that make them uniquely vulnerable to unhealthy and unsafe relationships. Participants will learn practical tools to teach and reinforce healthy relationships skills like: boundaries, assertiveness, privacy, and choice. They will also learn how to answer challenging questions about relationships and sexuality.

Zoom Meeting ID: 178-967-846

 

 

Topic: Trans and Autistic Identities

Date and time: Tuesday May 26th, 2020 12pm-1pm

This workshop will discuss how to better support transgender and autistic people. Participants will learn how the histories of disability and queerness affect the current experiences of trauma by these communities and how to support authenticity and autonomy in trans autistic individuals. Topics will include physical and mental health, community, family, work, housing, and well-being.

Zoom Meeting ID: 178-967-846

 

 

Topic: Developmental Disabilities and Homelessness

Date and time: Thursday May 28th, 2020 12pm-1pm

People with Developmental Disabilities are disproportionately represented in the homelessness system and are disproportionately at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Join this workshop to learn about the unique barriers that people with I/DD and their families and caregivers face in the housing/homelessness system, and additionally learn new ways to advocate for clients with developmental disabilities within these systems.

Zoom Meeting ID: 178-967-846

PEAK Parent Center: Conversations that Matter

Join us for this three part series where you get to ask the questions and learn about the things you want to know, Each week, we will feature a different topic and presenters. Registration is limited to the first 60 people.

These conversations are for parents, educators and the community at large.  Join us for an evening of friendly and open conversation. All conversations start at 6:30 pm and last for one hour. Due to these sessions being a conversation, recordings are not made available.

PEAK Parent Center: 719-531-9400 - www.peakparent.org

May 20 Topic: Supporting your youth’s mental health and accessing services during the time of Covid-19

Presenter: Keely Garren

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlcemsqD0pGNA3bdvZjF0S9iH81R5cI2pD

May 27 Topic: The Shifting Role of a Parent as Your Child Becomes Self-Determined

Presenter: Beth Schaffner and Sherrell Bethel

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMod-2trDkiGtAqW-y-ARBMluv_kVhQq3WQ

June 3 Topic: Summer is Coming! Setting Up for Success

Presenter: Kiki McGough

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYucOCrrDIsG9SgCyaZKcvsFDAXSe6ri4cU

Eastside Legal Assistance Program: Public Benefits Webinar

As a response to current events with Covid-19, ELAP is now conducting webinars. Please see below for the recordings of these webinars, along with transcripts and further resources. If you are interested in a particular topic, please email Chris Lovings – ELAP’s Community Engagement Manager – at chris@elap.org.

We need your feedback on our webinars! Please fill out this short survey so we can improve your experience: ELAP Webinar Feedback

PUBLIC BENEFITS DURING COVID-19: RECORDED 4.21.2020

http://www.elap.org/webinars-public-benefits/

Speakers:

Grete Schultz – Benefits Attorney at Solid Ground

Hannah Rosenberger – Benefits Attorney at Solid Ground

Adriana Lasso-Harrier – Advocacy Communications Manager for Statewide Poverty Action Network

Resources and Factsheets:

Powerpoint Presentation

WA Public Benefits During Covid-19: English | Spanish

Unemployment FAQ: English | Spanish

Stimulus Check FAQ: English | Spanish

Protecting Immigrant Families – Organization that posts current info in multiple languages about the different facets of the Public Charge ruling and how it affects the undocumented community.

Transcript: English

Eastside Legal Assistance Program: Social Security Benefits

As a response to current events with Covid-19, ELAP is now conducting webinars. Please see below for the recordings of these webinars, along with transcripts and further resources. If you are interested in a particular topic, please email Chris Lovings – ELAP’s Community Engagement Manager – at chris@elap.org.

We need your feedback on our webinars! Please fill out this short survey so we can improve your experience: ELAP Webinar Feedback

SSI/SSDI BENEFITS PRESENTATION: RECORDED 4.28.2020

http://www.elap.org/webinars-social-security/

Speakers:

Madeleine Harnois – Directing Attorney, Social Security Advocacy Project at Benefits Law Center

Powerpoint Presentation

Additional Resources:

SSI Application – Link to apply for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) from the Social Security Administration (SSA).

SSDI Application – Link to apply for Social Security Disability (SSDI) from the Social Security Administration (SSA).

Social Security Administration During Covid-19 – An FAQ with information about the SSA during the current crisis, includes info about the Economic Impact Payments (Stimulus Checks).

Relief Fund for Undocumented Folks – The Undocumented community is currently unable to receive stimulus payments. There has been a Fund created for the sole purpose of providing for this community during these challenging times.

Legal Aid Organizations: ELAP | Benefits Law Center | Public Benefits at Solid Ground | Unemployment Benefits

Transcript: Will be posted soon

Eastside Legal Assistance Program: Tenant Rights Webinar

(2 Parts)

Part 2: UPDATED TENANT RIGHTS DURING COVID-19 (MINI-WEBINAR): RECORDED 4.23.2020

http://www.elap.org/webinars-tenant-rights/

Speakers:

Shane Woerner – ELAP Kirkland Housing Stability Project Staff Attorney

Additional Resources: WA Emergency Housing Protections – This document lists the Housing Protections for cities throughout King County.

WA Attorney General’s Office – The WA Attorney General’s office is enforcing the moratorium. Tenants and advocates can fill out a form on their website (linked above), email them at civilrights@atg.wa.gov, or contact them via phone at (833) 660-4877 and leave a general message by selecting Option 1.

Residential Landlord/Tenant Act – Shane mentions this law that explains the basic Landlord/Tenant relationship. Washington Law Help has a good summary of the law along with more information about it’s application.

WA Community Action Network – Washington CAN is the state’s largest grassroots organization dedicated to racial, gender, and economic justice in Washington State.

Legal Aid Organizations: ELAP | Housing Justice Project | Solid Ground | Tenant Law Center

Transcript: English

PART 1: TENANT RIGHTS DURING COVID-19: RECORDED 4.1.2020

Speakers:

Shane Woerner – ELAP’s Kirkland Housing Attorney

Edmund Witter – Housing Justice Project’s Senior Managing Attorney

Additional Resources: WA Emergency Housing Protections – Edmund mentioned this document during the presentation that lists the Housing Protections for cities throughout King County.

Transcript: English | Spanish | Russian | Korean | Chinese (Simplified) | Chinese (Traditional)

Eastside Legal Assistance Program: Veterans Rights Webinar

As a response to current events with Covid-19, ELAP is now conducting webinars. Please see below for the recordings of these webinars, along with transcripts and further resources. If you are interested in a particular topic, please email Chris Lovings – ELAP’s Community Engagement Manager – at chris@elap.org.

We need your feedback on our webinars! Please fill out this short survey so we can improve your experience: ELAP Webinar Feedback

VETERANS’ RIGHTS Q & A: RECORDED 4.2.2020

http://www.elap.org/webinars-veterans-rights/

Speakers:

Paul Burton – Private Attorney Accredited by the Veterans Administration

Additional Resources:

Minority Veterans of America – ELAP’s Community Partner, with the mission statement of: “To create community belonging and advance equity for minority veterans.”

Short Answers Q&A Session – Attorney Burton wrote out short answers to the questions posed.

VA Claim Alternatives During Covid-19 – During Covid-19, if you’d like to file a claim the VA has provided this webpage with additional information.

Transcript: English | Spanish

Health and Wellness webinars

Free classes you can take anytime

Health and Wellness: Mindfulness

Health and Wellness: Sleep

Health and Wellness: Nutrition

Health and Wellness: Physical Activity

Health and Wellness: Whole Person Well-being

Grief Support for Providers Webinar

We will be hosting a webinar about “How to talk with kids and families about death and loss” on May 28, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. It is a difficult topic but it may be a really important one specially during the time of COVID-19.

 

We will be talking about:

·      1. Childhood bereavement

·      2. Different developmental stages as related to grief and what is supportive for children at different developmental stages

·      3. Information about what is different with traumatic loss

·      4. How the pandemic is compounding grief issues for those who have lost someone and is causing different grief reactions in children who haven’t necessarily experienced a death

 

During this webinar we will have two special guests:

Karen Schrantz, MPA, is Executive Director of Safe Crossings Foundation, a 31-year old nonprofit that funds free children’s bereavement programs and professional development for grief support providers in the Pacific Northwest. Safe Crossings Foundation helps fund Providence Hospice of Seattle’s Safe Crossings Program, Camp Erin-King County, and numerous grief support programs including art therapy, wilderness and nature programs, school support groups, and bilingual family groups. Karen has been a champion for children throughout her career as a nonprofit director, educational consultant, teacher trainer, and public school classroom teacher.

Amy Thompson, MA, LMHC is a Counselor with Providence Hospice of Seattle and Program Coordinator for Safe Crossings, a program that provides free support for children, teens, and families in King County who are anticipating or have experienced the death of a significant person in their lives. Support services include consultation for parents and caregivers, community grief support events including Camp Erin, bereavement support groups, and in-office, home and school visits.

 

If you would like to participate please register clicking here.

Date: May 28, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

 

Thank you all for your continuous support to our community,

Bests,

 

Adrian Lopez Romero

BSK Home-Based Services Program Manager

401 5th Ave. CNK-PH-1000 -Seattle, WA 98104

Office: 206-263-0384 | Cell: 206-375-3351

Eastside Legal Assistance Program: Social Security Disability Benefits Webinar

Social Security Disability Benefits

Wed. May 27th at 12 Noon

Join ELAP and a representative from the Social Security Administration, as information is presented about SSDI Benefits. Bring your questions about how the program works and ways to access it.

Registration Link

Eastside Legal Assistance Program: Spanish Immigration Webinar

Spanish Immigration Webinar

Tue June 2nd at 4 PM

Do you have questions about the current state of immigration during this time? Are you wondering about the status of the Public Charge and what it means if you accept aid? Join in with ELAP and Attorney Omar Barraza as he answers common questions about Immigration Law. The webinar will be on Tuesday, June 2nd at 4 PM and all are welcome!

Registration Here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvcOCpqTkoE9xY-MHrEEWSqSXj19umY8da

SPANISH TRANSLATION:

Seminario web sobre inmigración en español

martes 2 de junio a las 4 PM

¿Tiene preguntas sobre el estado actual de la inmigración durante este tiempo? ¿Se está preguntando sobre el estado de la carga pública y qué significa si acepta ayuda? Únase con ELAP y el abogado Omar Barraza mientras responde preguntas comunes sobre la Ley de Inmigración. ¡El seminario web será el martes 2 de junio a las 4 PM y todos son bienvenidos!

Registrar aquí:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvcOCpqTkoE9xY-MHrEEWSqSXj19umY8da

American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Education Archives of PowerPoint Webinars

As of right now, there are 8 pages worth of powerpoint webinars on various topics. It would take too long to list every single one so here is the link for the archive where you can find all of them. Just scroll through the list to find which one appeals to you personally. Thank you.

Link:

https://www.aaidd.org/education/education-archive

Medical: Medical Waiver

WSHA Medical Waiver

Washington State Health Authority: March 17th, 2020

Waiver requests flexibility in provider settings, funding, eligibility

OLYMPIA – Washington State has submitted a request to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requesting significant flexibility in how we use Medicaid services and funding to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The request is under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act—commonly known as an 1135 waiver—and comes jointly from HCA, the Washington State Department of Health, and the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.

"This waiver supports use of telemedicine, and especially our health care facilities and workforce in this time of need," said HCA State Medicaid Director MaryAnne Lindeblad.

"It would allow us to get critical flexibility for provider settings and credentials, use of telemedicine, and Medicaid eligibility. We continue working closely with CMS to get to agreement, including through other waiver and amendment means, as quickly as possible so we can most effectively use Medicaid services to support the COVID-19 response."

Examples of the flexibility Washington is seeking through the waiver:

Supports for health care facilities, workforce, and community programs

Relief from health facility requirements to create new facilities to quickly treat people with COVID-19.

Relief from certain federal privacy rules that would impede delivery of crisis response services.

Relief from certain provider licensing to allow physician credentials to be extended to others.

Ability to allow changes to skilled nursing and other facility rules for new or expanded facilities.

Flexibility for provision and payment of telehealth services. Apple Health has already opened new billing codes for both telehealth and telephonic services, including for behavioral health services to cover telehealth services in the same manner and at the same rate as in-person care.

Permit Accountable Communities of Health to coordinate with clinical and community partners on a variety of response strategies.

Supports for patient eligibility and system financing

Ability to quickly enroll individuals in the Aged, Blind and Disabled Medicaid program, rather than conducting a full asset review before enrollment, which can take up to 90 days.

Eliminate any co-payments and waive certain spend down provisions for clients.

Allow Medicaid emergency financing approaches to ensure provider sustainability and retention, particularly for smaller and more vulnerable behavioral health, home care and Tribal health providers.

Provide enhanced Medicaid funding for certain public health services.

Allow flexible service funding for participants enrolled in Foundational Community Supports (FCS) to assist with housing and pay for phones.

Medical: Insurance/State Assistance

Washington Health Plan Finder

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Washington Health Plan Finder is opening enrollment to qualified individuals until April 8, 2020. Apple Heath enrollment is year-round.

Those who are currently uninsured should contact a Navigator for help filling out an application and selecting a plan. More information on enrollment can be found here. Contact information for Navigators across the state can be found here

FEMA CIVIL RIGHTS NOTICE FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

FEMA may provide or fund programs to support the public before, during, and after a disaster.

These programs must comply with Federal civil rights laws and nondiscrimination requirements in

the Stafford Act.

FEMA does not treat people differently because of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual

orientation, religion, age, disability, English proficiency, or economic status.

FEMA provides free aids and services to people to help them communicate with us and

understand FEMA programs:

Information available in Braille, large print, or audio

Information available in accessible electronic formats on FEMA’s website

Qualified sign language interpreters

Qualified multilingual interpreters

Information written in other languages

If you need assistance to access a FEMA program or service or a program or service funded by

FEMA, please contact FEMA at 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585), or FEMA-

CivilRightsOffice@fema.dhs.gov.

If you have a complaint, you must report it within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory act. To

report a concern or complaint of discrimination, please

call FEMA at 202-212-3535 and press 1 for Civil Rights

send an email to FEMA-CivilRightsOffice@fema.dhs.gov ;or

send a letter explaining the issue to:

FEMA OFFICE OF EQUAL RIGHTS

Civil Rights Section

500 C Street, SW

Room 4SW-0915

Washington, DC 20472

For questions about disaster assistance, please call FEMA's Helpline at 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-

462-7585). FEMA’s Helpline is available to all disaster survivors, including those whose primary

language is not English. Press 2 for Spanish or stay on the line for more language options.

Medical: Health Care Lines

Molina Healthcare's 24-Hour Nurse Advice Line

Members can call Molina Healthcare's Nurse Advice Line 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our nurses are ready to answer your medical questions. You can talk to a nurse for health care advice in your language. They will help you get the care you need.

Neighborcare Health

https://neighborcare.org/

Members can call the Nurse Advice Line with health questions.

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, call:

(844) 794-3638

TTY for Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 711

How to find out if you are diagnosis, protect yourselves and your family with COVID- 19

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Medical: Transportation

Transportation for COVID Positive Riders

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Public Health – Seattle & King County in conjunction with King County Metro, developed and implemented Transportation for Pandemic Response (TPR). TPR allows authorized agencies to book trips for Access customers who are confirmed Covid-19 positive or presumed Covid-19 positive. To be clear, TPR is a separate service from regular Access Transportation.

 

To be eligible for TPR, agencies must meet all the following criteria:

 

  • Be an agency (for-profit or nonprofit corporation as defined by Washington’s Secretary of State) registered to do business in the State of Washington
  • Administer life-sustaining medical treatments to individuals on an outpatient basis within King County. Such treatments shall include, but are not limited to, dialysis, chemotherapy, and Methadone maintenance treatment.
  • Currently administer a life-sustaining medical treatment to one or more Access eligible individuals.

 

To apply and learn more about TPR go to:  https://www.research.net/r/TPRApplication

 

John Rochford

Administrator of Access Operations

KSC-TR-0800

201 South Jackson

Seattle, WA 98104

(206) 477-2844

Hopelink Mobility

(425-943-6760)

Transportation Resources Line available for community transportation trip planning Mon-Fri, 9:00am-4:00pm. – this is our CLC program, service levels over the phone remain the same!

Community Van

(206-625-4500)

Normal operations; increased flexibility with trip requirements and driver training; able to assist with transporting goods (Email, 3/30) – these serve mostly eastside cities but can potentially help with homebound clients and getting them food from foodbanks.

Solid Ground

(206-205-5000)

Operations reduced but vehicles and drivers are available to support with community needs such as food delivery, sanitization supplies, help shelters move, etc. (Email, 3/25) – I am happy to facilitate introductions if food delivery is needed.

King County Metro Access

Customers with disabilities who are no longer able to reach their essential destinations using fixed-route service can contact the Access Transportation *Call Center at 206-205-5000 for assistance with both emergent and ongoing essential transportation needs.

*Customers with disabilities who have emergent transportation needs do not need to be currently certified for Access service.

*Those with an ongoing need for transportation will need to apply for Access service through our temporarily streamlined eligibility process.

****For COVID-positive individuals who need to travel for medical care, Metro is currently working with Public Health to create a separate service using dedicated Access vehicles, bus bases, and drivers who have volunteered for the assignment. As we learn more, we will share that information with our customers and community partners.

****Access has taken significant steps to protect our customers and operators in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

· To promote social distancing, we’re scheduling no more than two passengers on a bus at one time and we’ve eliminated fare collection.

· We’ve issued personal protection equipment to all operators, including gloves and hand sanitizer.

· We’ve installed vehicle disinfecting sites around the county. Staff with personal protective equipment disinfect the buses between trips and operators frequently wash their hands.

· All Access vehicles are disinfected again at the end of service each night.

· Signs at all Access facilities encourage office staff to stay six feet apart.

In accordance with Public Health guidance, we ask our riders to stay home if they can and only travel if necessary. We will allow all late cancellations without penalty and ask that customers reach out to us as soon as possible.

Hyde Shuttle: Update 5.7.2020

The Hyde Shuttle program is reopening to provide rides for older adults and persons with disabilities beginning Monday, May 18 under the following conditions:

 

•                 Essential rides only: medical appointments and food related

•                 No more than two riders at a time

•                 Riders required to wear facemasks (one mask complimentary)

•                 Drivers wear facemasks and gloves

•                 Vans equipped with sanitizer and wipes

•                 Vans cleaned and sanitized daily

•                 Call now! 206-727-6262 press 1 to make reservations, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For more information on eligibility and service areas visit https://hydeshuttle.org/ .

Modified Vans

In terms of modified vans, here is the link for Kersey Mobility that I mentioned - https://www.kerseymobility.com. There are several vendors available in the area for modified vans (the other big one in the Puget Sound area being Absolute Mobility, which has a location in Tacoma), I have just found that the folks at Kersey are particularly helpful. They have given me a tour of their Sumner facility before, and it was really useful to see the different kinds of modifications that are possible, as well as the general costs of stuff.

As you'll see on the funding resource guide and I mentioned on the phone, there are relatively few resources available to assist people in accessing vans, even though they make such a difference in day-to-day life. One thing is that there is an AT grant program available to people accessing COPES, from what I understand, and that can be used toward a modified vehicle. We have a couple of times in the past year made a loan for someone to purchase a modified vehicle who also had some grant support through the COPES grant through DHHS.

Medical: Loan Closets

Helpline House

Located in Bainbridge Island, Helpline House offers crutches, walkers, toilet and bath equipment, wheelchairs and seated walkers. A deposit is required for some items. 282 Knechtel Way NE Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Phone: 206-842-7621 | Email: helpline@helplinehouse.org | Website: http://www.helplinehouse.org

Multiple Sclerosis Helping Hands – Donor Closet

This nonprofit organization provides affordable medical and mobility equipment to individuals with MS, with locations in Edmonds, Spokane, and Tacoma.

Edmonds Phone: 425-712-1807 | Spokane Phone: 509-487-4119 | Tacoma Phone: 253-327-1033 | Website: http://www.mshh-donorcloset.com/

Bridge Ministries

Bridge Ministries provides wheelchairs,

walkers, commodes, bath benches, and other

equipment at little or no cost to low-income

individuals with disabilities.

12356 Northup Way, Suite 103 Bellevue, WA 98005 Phone: 425-885-1006 Email: bridge@bridgemin.org Website: http://www.bridgemin.org/

Thurston County Medical Equipment Bank

The medical equipment bank provides free medical equipment and/or supplies to those who cannot afford to purchase their own. Borrowers return equipment when finished. Locations in Lacey and Yelm.

Phone: 360-491-3000 Website: https://medicalequipmentbank.org/

Medical: COVID-19 Facts / Public Health

Free COVID-19 Testing in Renton

805 SW 10th Avenue, Renton, WA 98057 

Mon-Sat, 8:30am-5:30 pm

REGISTER ONLINE:  

bit.ly/free-testing-renton

•If you have symptom(s) or you  

have been exposed to someone  

with COVID-19 within the past 14  

days, get tested immediately!

•Testing is FREE and available to  

anyone regardless of citizenship  

or immigration status.

Have questions? Contact our King County COVID-19 Call Center at 206-477-3977  (open daily from 8 am to 7 pm). If you need language assistance, we will connect  you with an interpreter.

Pruebas Gratuitas de COVID-19 en Renton

805 SW 10th Avenue, Renton, WA 98057 

Lunes a sábado, de 8:30am a 5:30 pm

 REGÍSTRESE EN LÍNEA:  

bit.ly/pruebas-gratuitas-renton

•Si usted tiene síntomas o ha estado  

expuesto a alguien con COVID-19 en los  

últimos 14 días: ¡hágase la prueba de  

inmediato!

•Las pruebas están a su disposición  

independientemente de su ciudadanía o  

estado migratorio.

¿Tiene preguntas? Llame al Centro de Atención Telefónica COVID-19 del Condado  de King, disponible los 7 días de la semana, de 8 a. m. a 7 p. m., al 206-477-3977.  Cuenta con intérpretes en diferentes idiomas.

Free COVID-19 Testing in Auburn

2701 C St SW, Auburn, WA 98001

Mon-Sat, 9:30am-4:30pm

REGISTER ONLINE:  

bit.ly/free-testing-auburn

•If you have symptom(s) or you have  

been exposed to someone with  

COVID-19 within the past 14 days, get  

tested immediately!

•Testing is FREE and available to  

anyone regardless of citizenship or  

immigration status.

Have questions? Contact our King County COVID-19 Call Center at 206-477-3977  (open daily from 8 am to 7 pm). If you need language assistance, we will connect  you with an interpreter.

Pruebas Gratuitas de COVID-19 en Auburn

2701 C St SW, Auburn, WA 98001 

Lunes a sábado, de 9:30 am a 4:30 pm

 REGÍSTRESE EN LÍNEA:  

bit.ly/pruebas-gratuitas-auburn  

•Si usted tiene síntomas o ha  

estado expuesto a alguien con  

COVID-19 en los últimos 14 días:  

¡hágase la prueba de inmediato!

•Las pruebas están a su disposición  

independientemente de su  

ciudadanía o estado migratorio.

¿Tiene preguntas? Llame al Centro de Atención Telefónica COVID-19 del Condado  de King, disponible los 7 días de la semana, de 8 a. m. a 7 p. m., al 206-477-3977.  Cuenta con intérpretes en diferentes idiomas.

What you need to know about…

Universal Masking

 

Masks are now required universally in Washington state

All people in Washington state must wear a face covering in any indoor or outdoor public area. Children under two should not wear a face covering. People unable to wear a face covering for medical reasons are not required to. The mask may be removed to eat, drink, or communicate with someone who is deaf or hard of hearing. Disregard of the order may result in a misdemeanor charge, punishable by a fine of up to $100 and/or up to 90 days in county jail.

 

Free face coverings are available to all low-income Washingtonians

The Washington State Emergency Management Division has purchased 3.6 million cloth face coverings to be distributed to Washingtonians at or below 200% of the federal poverty level ($52,400 annual income for a family of four). Interested and eligible persons may pick up a cloth face covering at a local emergency management office.

Hand Sanitizer Alert:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning about methanol-based hand sanitizers. The FDA is advising consumers not to use any hand sanitizer manufactured by “Eskbiochem SA de CV” in Mexico, due to the potential presence of methanol, a toxic alcohol that can cause blindness or death when absorbed through the skin or when swallowed.

Wildfire Season

Wildfire season can cause severe health issues, especially for those with pre-existing cardiovascular conditions or asthma, stroke survivors, children and older adults. During the COVID-19 pandemic the dangers of smoke are only exacerbated. Public Health has issued a blog with preventative tips on dealing with wildfire smoke. We recognize that many people will not be able to purchase air purifiers and/or do not have the option to stay indoors when air quality is poor. This DIY air filter instruction provides text and video guidance. You don't need a power drill to complete the filter successfully, but if you are looking to use one or have other supply needs, we recommend calling your local tool library.

New Guidance for Shelter Providers during Wildfire Smoke and COVID Pandemic


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Resources on Wildfire Smoke


Our region is currently experiencing very unhealthy air quality as a consequence of wildfire smoke.  Several forecasts predict the air quality that may worsen over the next few days. Patients and healthcare providers alike should be aware and informed of steps to reduce their risk.

Populations known to be vulnerable to wildfire smoke exposures include:

  • Children less than 18 years;

  • Adults age 65 years or older;

  • Pregnant women;

  • People with chronic health conditions such as heart or lung disease, including asthma and diabetes;

  • Outdoor workers;

  • People of low socioeconomic status, including those who are homeless and with limited access to medical care.

You may find useful resources at King County's website and the CDC.

https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/environmental-health/toxins-air-quality/wildfire-smoke.aspx

 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/smoke-faq.html

New Guidance from Environmental Health on Wildfire Smoke During COVID-19

Public Health - Seattle & King County would like to ensure that homeless shelter providers and meal programs have important information for ventilation and air filtration to continue to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 during wildfire smoke events.

The guidance can be found in multiple locations on King County's website:

https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19/providers.aspx

www.kingcounty.gov/hch

www.kingcounty.gov/covid/homeless

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Wildfire Emergency Shelter Open in SoDo

King County Department of Community and Human Services in cooperation with the Salvation Army have opened a temporary Emergency Wildfire Shelter in SODO from 3pm Friday, September 11 through Monday, September 14th. The shelter will remain open and operational 24/7 and is intended for homeless individuals who are struggling with conditions of the wildfire and have been unable to obtain shelter elsewhere.

The shelter is located at:

1045 6th Ave S. Seattle, WA 98134

Bus route 545.

 

smoke shelter

Wildfire smoke at unhealthy levels in King County

 

Please share these resources about what to do when wildfire smoke is at unhealthy levels. Current air quality forecasts are updated frequently from Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (www.pscleanair.org ) and Air Now (www.airnow.gov).

 

Messages and infographics in 10 languages from Public Health – Seattle & King County: www.kingcounty.gov/wildfiresmoke

 

Emergency alerts about wildfire smoke in 18 languages: these are attached as a spreadsheet. The messages are suitable for sending alerts through text or Twitter. Please note that the highlighted message about going to a place with air-conditioning like a mall or library should not be used this season due to closures from COVID-19.

 

Smoke from Fires webpages in language from the Washington Department of Health

·         Humo de Incendios (Spanish)

·         화재 연기 (Korean)

·         Дым от пожаров (Russian)

·         Qiiqa Ka imaanayo Dabka (Somali)

·         Usok Mula Sa Apoy (Tagalog)

·         Дим від пожеж (Ukrainian)

·         Khói Từ Các Đám Cháy (Vietnamese)

·         烧烟雾 (Chinese)

 

Smoke from fires can be dangerous flyers:

·         For everyone: English | Spanish | Arabic | Chinese | Korean | Punjabi | Russian | Somali | Tagalog | Ukrainian | Vietnamese

 

Information from Public Health – Seattle & King County’s blog:

·         How to Keep Indoor Air Clean – in English and Spanish

·         Hazy Days are Here Again – in English

·         Wildfire Smoke Preparedness During the COVID-19 Pandemic – in English and Spanish

 

For the quickest updates on critical life-safety information in English, please encourage bilingual community members to enroll  in ALERT King County and ALERT Seattle for timely alerts via text/email.


 

Visit www.kingcounty.gov/COVID/Homeless for up to date information on King County's COVID-19 Response for people experiencing homelessness.

Resources for Reopening

King County has been approved for a modified Phase 2 of Washington's Safe Start Plan. The approval means that gatherings of up to five people are now permitted, and that restaurants, retail, and in-person services can open to a limited extent. CCN partners who have not been able to provide in-house services until this point may be planning to re-open, as well. Follow this safety information on navigating the threat of COVID-19 during re-opening. Additionally, partners who operate housing and shelter services can watch this guide for a DIY face shield.

 

*Next Coronavirus Community Partners call is  Monday June 15th at 4pm (now with closed captioning). Join us on Zoom; get details by contacting PHPartnerships@kingcounty.gov

Thank you for helping keep our communities safe!

 

From us at King County Public Health

Public Health - Seattle & King County

https://kingcounty.gov/

New COVID-19 Testing Sites

  • Adventist Church, Auburn,  Tuesday, 9-3pm (starting June 9th)

·         Public Health, Kent, Thursday, 9-3pm (starting June 18th)

 Free and low cost testing locations are available and can be found here.

There are two new free drive-thru testing centers established for Seattle protesters and those who have been exposed to crowds, even if they are asymptomatic. These sites are located at 12040 Aurora Ave North, and 3820 6th Ave South. They operate Monday through Saturday 10am-3:30pm, and clients can book ahead through the website. Please note that the sites are not ADA compliant for pedestrians.

Free testing in South King County – a reminder that if you or someone you know are experiencing any symptoms, you should get tested for COVID19.  For assistance with locating testing sites or questions about symptoms, please call the King County COVID-19 Call Center (open 7 days a week, 8 AM – 7 PM), at 206-477-3977.

 

Free testing in Kent:

 

        HealthPoint at Kent Urgent Care

        219 State Ave N. (#100) Kent, WA 98030

        Phone: (253) 372-3602

        Languages: Spanish; interpretation available

 

        Sea Mar Community Health Centers, Kent

        233 2nd Ave S, Kent, WA 98032

        Phone: (206) 436-6380

        Languages: Spanish, Interpretation available

 

        UW Mobile Clinic at Kent Public Health

        25742 104th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98030

        Phone: (206) 744-0400

        Languages: Interpretation available

        Available Thursdays, 10am - 3pm, no appointment necessary

 

Free testing in Renton:

 

HealthPoint at Renton Administration Office

955 Powell Ave SW, Renton, WA 98057

Phone: (866) 893-5717

Languages: Spanish; interpretation available

 

The Greater Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network (SCAN) study is working to understand how COVID-19 is spreading throughout King County, and offers free, confidential, at-home tests. Enroll at scanpublichealth.org/screener.

Below is an attachment flyer of FREE open ACCESS COVID-19 Testing Locations.

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The City of Seattle, King County, and the University of Washington now offer free COVID-19 testing in two (soon to be three) sites across Seattle.

 

Here are some details:

  • Testing is available to anyone who lives, works, or regularly visits Seattle, regardless of citizenship or immigration status.
  • Testing sites are designed for drive-up clients.
  • Testing is recommended if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms and/or you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
  • You must first register online (http://www.seattle.gov/covid19testing) or over the phone (206-684-2489). Interpretation is provided for phone registration.
  • Testing is free; however, if you have medical insurance, you must bring proof of insurance.
  • You must be able to show ID.

COVID-19 Testing Flyers in Different Languages

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Good evening,

I'm following up on an email we sent a few weeks ago regarding our free COVID-19 course and its mental health effects, aimed at vulnerable families globally. The course is mobile-based, very simple to use, and available in Arabic, English, Hausa, French, Spanish, Kurdish, and Polish. This is an alternative platform for distribution of our COVID course with improved features, where our course is currently available in English.

We also have life skills courses as a capacity-building tool offered for free to partner organizations. We would love to set up a call to better explain our programs and facilitate course distribution, especially for our COVID courses in light of the second wave of cases. To schedule a meeting with us in the coming days, please click here.

Thank you so much for engaging in our mission to empower refugees and trafficking survivors in their communities!

Best regards,

Hannah Tyler

Dafero Team

COVID-19 Consultation, Testing & Quarantine Resources

Free COVID-19 is available from Public HealthThis link will take you away from uwkc.org – Seattle & King County for people with symptoms of COVID-19 who are at highest risk (e.g., elderly, underlying medical conditions, pregnant women, and people living homeless) for severe illness from the disease and don’t have regular access to health care. Symptomatic health care providers, workers in congregate care settings and people working in critical infrastructure occupations will also be served.

Where and when: Downtown Public Health Center at 2124 4th Ave in Seattle. No appointment needed. Walk up hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For more detailed info, go to this link: https://www.uwkc.org/need-help/covid-19-resources/

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

COVID Testing Sites (Spanish & English Flyer)

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&ik=27c94cbc86&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-f:1666049724328069342&th=171eff65acb648de&view=att&disp=safe&realattid=171eff625dd8401a09b1 (Spanish)

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&ik=27c94cbc86&attid=0.2&permmsgid=msg-f:1666049724328069342&th=171eff65acb648de&view=att&disp=safe&realattid=171eff625dd6eb14b002 (English)

COVID Only Facilities

https://www.dshs.wa.gov/sites/default/files/ALTSA/rcs/documents/multiple/020-05-04.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

  • Covid-19 Testing Locations shared by Daphne – the flier is attached in this email.

You can also go to this webpage to find locations not listed in the flier: https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.

 

  • NOHLA update by Huma:

Testing for COVID-19 is covered through the HRSA portal. Providers can submit claims for reimbursement and patients should not be billed for testing or testing related visits. As for the treatment, it is only covered if you are diagnosed with COVID-19. You cannot get reimbursed for COVID-19 treatment unless you have a diagnosis of COVI19. For more information, visit this page: https://coviduninsuredclaim.linkhealth.com/coverage-details.html. To summarize, for dates of service or admittance on or after February 4 2020, providers will be eligible to seek reimbursement for COVID-19 testing and testing related visits for uninsured individuals with a COVID-10 diagnosis.” You can also find more information on COVID-19 Resources through NOHLA at https://nohla.org/index.php/covid-19-resources/. If you have questions, please contact Huma Zarif (huma@nohla.org).

 

  • HCA COVID-19 Testing and Treatment for the Uninsured – a one pager is attached in this email.

 

  • For any DSHS related questions, please contact Mario Paduano (paduamj@dshs.wa.gov)

 

  • For questions on United Health Care Decals, please contact Ray Corona (ray_corona@uhc.com)

 

  • ORCA LIFT Update – the ppt by Jen is attached in this email. For questions, please contact Jen Covert (jennifer.covert@kingcounty.gov)

 

All the (other) presentation materials including ppts and fliers, except for DSHS ppt, will be uploaded to the FFF homepage next week at www.kingcounty.gov/fff.

 

To participate in the FFF as a presenter or to be added to FFF contact list, please let us know.

 

Thank you all for joining us this morning.  

 

First Friday Forum Team

Public Health Seattle-King County

401 5th Ave Suite 1000

Seattle, WA 98104

www.kingcounty.gov/fff

Flyers

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Partial Opening of King County

Please see information below and here - https://www.kingcounty.gov/elected/executive/constantine/news/release/2020/May/29-re-opening-limited-business-activity.aspx – about just announced changes for businesses.

Working with community, business, and government partners – including the County Council and Board of Health leadership – King County Executive Dow Constantine announced that the county is prepared to move forward to allow limited or modified openings for several business sectors and personal activities.

King County has not yet met key criteria to enter Phase 2 of the Safe Start plan and case counts are still unstable, so it will move forward with a modified approach, including partial re-opening of the following businesses and activities:

  • Recreation and fitness
  • Only allowed outdoor with 5 -- not including the instructor -- or fewer people outside of household
  • Gatherings
  • Only allowed outdoor of 5 or fewer people outside the household
  • Additional construction
  • As outlined in Phase 2 guidance
  • Manufacturing operations
  • As outlined in Phase 2 guidance
  • Real estate
  • 25 percent of building occupancy
  • Indoor services limited to 30 minutes
  • In-store Retail
  • 15 percent of building occupancy
  • Indoor services limited to 30 minutes
  • Personal Services
  • 25 percent of building occupancy
  • Professional services
  • 25 percent of building occupancy
  • Indoor services limited to 30 minutes for customers
  • Photography
  • As outlined in Phase 2 guidance
  • Pet grooming
  • 25 percent of building occupancy
  • Restaurants
  • No indoor dining allowed
  • Outdoor dining is permitted but seating at 50 percent of existing outdoor capacity.

King County will continue monitoring progress over the course of two weeks, and if metrics are more stable and meeting the state’s criteria, more businesses and activities will reopen in accordance with Phase 2.

Diana Phibbs (206) 477-1470 | diana.phibbs@kingcounty.gov

Pediatric Vaccine Outreach

Hi, my name is Heather Burton and I am a pediatrician and a member of the Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Our organization is working on getting the word out about the importance of bringing kids in for vaccines and ensuring families know they can access care for their children during the COVID pandemic. Thank you for taking the time to talk to me today on the phone!

We have created 2 flyers which have been translated into multiple languages to help families understand 1) the importance of bringing their children into clinic for vaccines, 2) that clinics have taken steps to reduce exposure to COVID-19 and to keep families safe, and 3) that parents should not hesitate to call their pediatrician’s office if their child is sick or if they need help with any of their child’s needs, including behavioral health support.

 

I am attaching these fliers in English and Spanish, but we also have them available in Somali, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Russian (and we will be getting Tigrinya and Amharic soon) at this website: https://wcaap.org/physicians/coronavirus-covid-19-resources/back-to-clinic-campaign/. Can you please help us get the word out by disseminating these flyers to families? If there is another format or tool that would be helpful to share these messages, let us know, and if we can serve as a resource to you in any way please feel free to reach out.  

 

 

Heather Burton, MD

Pediatric Resident | Seattle Children's

Heather.Burton@seattlechildrens.org

920-573-2119

Do your part: Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Stay Vaccinated!

  •  Need help finding a doctor or clinic, or other health resources? Call the Help Me Grow Washington Hotline at 1-800-322-2588.
  •  Not sure if your child is up to date on their vaccines? Access their immunization record for free at wa.myir.net/register
  • For additional information and resources about immunizations during COVID-19, visit immunitycommunitywa.org.

Your Child’s Doctor can Help You During COVID-19 (English Flyer): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BDW9M1ylkVL__pisudVsHC5hLMYulj6PME67NDjjAKg/edit

Your Child’s Doctor can Help You During COVID-19 (Spanish Flyer):

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-XTlGVJ7AH1ITiXTt3lEn2ELosrui-aDoNAy0VHxQvc/edit

Protecting rights of people with disabilities as face-covering directive goes into effect Monday

The directive to wear face coverings while in public goes into effect May 18 to help slow the spread of COVID-19. King County asks people to be mindful that it is not recommended for all community members to wear a face covering – including some people with disabilities.

View full press release.

Effective May 18th, 2020, COVID 19 Face Mask Directive

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CAN GO TO https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19/care/masks.aspx

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Which Face Mask Should I Wear Flyer? (In different languages)

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COVID-19 Updates/Public Services Announcements/Facts in Different Languages

Go to the site and click on the language you would like: https://www.uwkc.org/need-help/covid-19-resources/

www.kingcounty.gov/covid (21 languages)

Public Service Annoucements in DIfferent Language: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVPnW7kPMd5NSUNDvuUytYA

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3zjPpeFnXqvESr1y3d4DvQ/videos?app=desktop

Updated 5/7/2020: Public Health Language Access Efforts

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COVID Update: I&Q Prioritization Change

Isolation and Quarantine Prioritization Change

King County has updated its prioritization for placement in to Isolation and Quarantine (I&Q) sites:

Priority 1. Confirmed COVID positive with illness

Priority 2. New COVID compatible illness

 

The Coronavirus Call Center continues to be the first point of contact for providers to connect clients with King County I&Q facilities.

COVID-19 Call Center: 206-477-3977

Call center operates from 8am to 10pm, 7 days per week.

Antibody Testing

A lot of folks have been asking questions about antibody (serology) testing. The Public Health Insider blog post (from 4/21/20) entitled “Antibody (Serology) Tests: What We Know and Don’t Know.” covers the basics on antibody testing.

https://publichealthinsider.com/2020/04/21/antibody-serology-tests-what-we-know-and-dont-know/

 

Washington State Coronavirus Response (COVID-19) https://www.coronavirus.wa.gov

WA State Dept of Health COVID-19 website: www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus

CDC COVID-19 Resources: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2Findex.html

For more resources and ways to help, see our list of Road Map Project partner COVID-19 resources. https://roadmapproject.org/road-map-project-covid-19-resources/

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/groups-at-higher-risk.html 

Extensive List of COVID-19 resources Update 5.8.2020

https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus

COVID - 19 or ALLERGIES?

https://www.aoa.org/news/clinical-eye-care/allergic-conjunctivitis-in-a-covid-19-world 

https://www.medicinenet.com/covid-19_vs_allergies/article.htm 

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/flu-allergies-coronavirus-different-symptoms

COLD VS. COVID -19?

https://www.nationaljewish.org/patients-visitors/patient-info/important-updates/coronavirus-information-and-resources/health-tips/allergies-cold-flu-or-covid-19-virus 

Washington State Department of Health

Statewide news items

Emergency plans for people with disabilities: A Department of Health blog lists tips for how those with disabilities and their caregivers can prepare for emergencies, including a COVID-19 diagnosis.  

Webinar on accessing state government benefits during the time of COVID-19

 http://www.elap.org/webinars-public-benefits/ 

Opening Up America Again Plan

https://www.whitehouse.gov/openingamerica/

Eastside Legal Assistance Program: Veterans Rights Webinar

LINKS TO RESOURCES

COVID-19 RESOURCES

Financial: Utilities

Utilities will not be Shut Off During this Outbreak

Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) , Seattle City Light (SCL), and Puget Sound Energy (PSE) will keep utility services on during the COVID-19 Civil Emergency in Seattle. SPU and SCL customers who have been financially impacted by COVID-19, regardless of background or immigration status, can request a deferred payment plan that includes reversed late fees. SPU and SCL recommends that customers should as soon as possible call (206) 684-3000 or send an email anytime at seattle.gov/utilities/about-us/email-question. PSE is waiving late fees for customers who can find more information at PSE's COVID-19 Response page.

Trouble Paying Rent or Mortgage?

If you don’t have enough money to pay, contact your lender or landlord immediately. Help includes:

• Washington Homeownership Hotline (877-894-HOME)

• Consumer Financial Protection Bureau suggestions

• Rental assistance & counseling (800-569-4287)

• List of Housing Counseling Agencies

• For Seattle renters, the Mayor has issued a 30-day moratorium on evictions – through mid-April

Catholic Community Services

offers King County residents emergency assistance. At most once per year, the non-profit provides move-in cost assistance, eviction prevention, emergency rent help, and limited motel and shelter vouchers.

There are a few locations in the region. Some of the requests for financial assistance may be addressed by the charity issuing loans for paying those rent or housing costs. Other social services and referrals are available too. Call (206) 323-6336 for more information

-https://www.alsadaqa.org/financial-assistance

"AlSadaqa is here to help those who are in need of assistance in the Puget Sound / Greater Seattle Metropolitan region regardless of race, color or religion. We provide short-term & emergency financial assistance to those in need.

At this time we are only assisting the needy in the following categories:Food

Housing/Rent

Medical

Transportation

Utilities"

Seattle City Light Assistance program

https://www.seattle.gov/light/assistance/assistance.asp

Emergency Low Income Assistance (ELIA)

https://www.seattle.gov/light/assistance/default.asp

Paying Utilities

If you need help paying your utility bills, contact your service provider immediately.

Puget Sound Energy will not disconnect customers, will waive late fees, and offers payments plans.

For Seattle residents, Seattle City Light and Seattle Public Utilities will not shut off service during the emergency. They also offer deferred payment plans and discount programs.

The Utilities and Transportation Commission offers energy assistance programs.

The federal government also has assistance programs to help with telephone and heating bills.

Comcast is offering free WiFi hot spots, unlimited data, and no disconnects or late fees.

CIty of Seattle Utility Discount Program (UDP)

The Utility Discount Program (UDP) lowers Seattle City Light bills by 60 percent and Seattle Public Utility bills by 50 percent. To learn more about enrollment in UDP, call (206) 684-0268 or go to: seattle.gov/humanservices/services-and-programs/affordability-and-livability/utility-discount-program.

Multi Service Center - Federal Way

Energy Assistance

https://mschelps.org/gethelp/energy/

PSE Covid Help

Yea I’d love for you to be able to distribute this information through all of your network so that the maximum amount of people can benefit.

Puget Sound Energy will make funds available to help customers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes customers who recently became unemployed, partially unemployed, or cannot work. The $11 million are carry-over funds under PSE’s Low Income Program. With approval from the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, PSE made revisions to its program to make these funds available to a broader group of customers.

This program will be available to PSE’s residential customers in Island, King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Lewis, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston and Whatcom counties who meet the household size and income criteria.

Depending on average monthly usage, a qualified PSE customer:

· Must have a monthly household income limit at 250% of Federal Poverty Level

· Can receive up to $1,000 in PSE utility-bill credits per household

PSE continues to offer payment plans and allow customers to change bill’s due date for those who may need additional assistance. PSE will continue to offer its other assistance programs, including the Warm Home Fund, PSE Home Energy Lifeline Program and Weatherization Assistance Program for income-eligible customers.

How to apply

A Customer, co-Customer on the PSE bill, or a customer care agent acting on a Customer’s behalf must first submit a complete and accurate application to the Company. Instructions on how to apply are available at www.pse.com. The application will include all of the following information:

Proof or a self-declaration of unemployment or underemployment;

Photo ID with date of birth of the Customer.

The Customer will create and/or sign into their myPSE account either on www.pse.com or via the myPSE mobile app for smartphones or other mobile devices. They will then access the Energy Portal where they can apply through the CACAP agency portal link. All supporting documents can be either scanned or photographed to create a JPEG picture file which can be uploaded to the portal.

Direct website URL: www.pse.com/covidhelp

Financial: Rent

Residential Evictions in Seattle have been Halted During this Outbreak

Residential evictions for non-payment of rent have ben temporarily halted. This is effective immediately and will last for 30 days or until Seattle's coronavirus emergency ends, pending the council's approval. For more information, you can access this FAQ.

King and Pierce County Housing / Shelter Resources

All Seattle Kids Home | (206) 488-2692

Multilingual service focuses on families in imminent risk of homelessness. They can provide critical resources to help families remain in safe housing or find new housing.

LifeWire | (425)746-1940 | lifewire.org

LifeWire helps victims of DV situations to assist with their rent. They’ll also help them with finding new housing and really work hard to prevent homelessness among DV victims and their children.

Plymouth Housing Group | (206) 374-9409 | 2113 3rd Ave, Seattle

Provides permanent, supportive housing for single adults 18 years or older who are homeless or have income less than 30% of local median income.

Solid Ground | (206) 694-6767

Some limited one-time rental assistance is offered. However more extensive is free eviction counseling, and basically free advice for those who receive eviction notices. Also get advice and support including information on tenants' rights and responsibilities.

Saint Vincent de Paul Financial Assistance | (206) 767-6449 | 5950 4th Ave S, Seattle

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is one of the largest charity organizations in the country. They are committed to provide social services, resources and financial assistance across the United States. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul parish near you is a non-profit that offers a unique style of personal assistance with food,clothing, gasoline, medicine, rent, utilities, and transportation to people facing economic or emotional crises. People of all backgrounds and religion can get assistance.

Salvation Army | (206) 442-8365 | 811 Maynard Ave S, Seattle

Resources can help with housing needs, with a focus on preventing homelessness in the King County area. Some of the services can include eviction prevention, move-in and security deposit assistance, limited rent help, and utility bill assistance. Counseling services are provided at the same time. Any type of assistance paid out is by appointment only and may require an interview process.

University Churches Emergency Fund | (206) 524-7885 | 4515 16th Ave NE, Seattle

Can offer emergency assistance up to once per year. Income limitations are in place. Call the program to get emergency financial assistance and referrals to non-profits.

Wellspring Family Services Housing Services | (206) 902-4271 | 1900 Rainier Ave S, Seattle

Offers programs including eviction prevention and rental assistance. Among other housing programs and services, the agency provides limited financial assistance and cash grants for low-income (50% or less of HUD income guidelines) and working poor individuals and families. In addition, speak to a counselor about housing stability services, advocacy, and eviction prevention programs.

West Seattle Helpline | (206) 932-4357

Provides limited emergency rent assistance to prevent eviction from homes and apartments.

World Relief Seattle | (253) 277-1121 | worldreliefseattle.org

Provides assistance for refugees and immigrants new to the USA.

YWCA Assistance Programs | (206) 461-4851

Hundreds of non-profit and charities are part of the YWCA or they work closely with the organization. The agency provides several services to women, their children, and families. Every year millions of people turn to the non-profit for help with childcare, economic empowerment, employment, and assistance for domestic violence. The YWCA also supports veterans and their families.

So many families are increasingly experiencing economic and health insecurity and vulnerability to violence caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. At Collective Justice, we are organizing a COVID-19 Rapid Response Program to support our community members impacted during this pandemic.

 

People who live in King County who have experienced, or are most at risk to experience, interpersonal and state violence can request financial assistance and basic needs support during this time. All you have to do is fill out this survey form. We will do our best to get the items you need.

 

We will strive to accommodate accessibility needs such as language interpretation, and safe delivery of resources and goods without compromising anyones’ health. Please provide us with information in the survey form to help us meet any access needs that you have regarding delivery of support.

 

Questions? Email info@collectivejusticenw.org or call 253-642-6760 to reach a staff person.

 

If you need additional support,

  • COVID-19 Resources for students and families in South King County.
  • Resource Kit collected by and for community, especially centering sick and disabled, immune suppressed, chronically ill queer and trans Black, Indigenous People of Color and survivors.
  • Tenant resources if you are not able to pay rent during this time.

Financial: Internet

Internet Essentials

Effective Monday, March 16, Comcast is offering 2 months free to new Internet Essentials customers in response to recent and anticipated emergency measures associated with the COVID-19 outbreak. Visit www.internetessentials.com for more information.

Xfinity WiFi is Currently Free for Everyone

Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country are available to anyone who needs them for free, including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, you can select the "xfinitywifi" network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.

New COVID-19 Resources:

Public Health has worked to develop guidance specific to different sectors and their needs. OIRA has received questions from faith leaders, especially with Ramadan coming next month. Please see this Public Health guidance for faith-based organizations. Additional guidance is below. (Please note that many of these were developed with the original guidance for events smaller than 250 people. As of March 16, 2020, these now apply to events for fewer than 50 people.)

For childcare facilities

For retail businesses

For gatherings of children and youth

For small events

For homeless service providers

Thanks for all you do. Our office has heard the many stories of people coming together to help each other during this outbreak. Please, keep it up! You inspire us!

FREE OR LOW-COST WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS

King County One-Pagers (we were still waiting on the translations to be posted)

English

Amharic

Chinese

Oromo

Somali

Spanish

Vietnamese

Pierce County Low Cost Internet Options

Spokane and Walla Walla Low Cost Internet Options

Seattle information Technology ―Low Cost internet access for Resident

https://www.seattle.gov/tech/services/internet-access/low-cost-home-internet-access-for-residents

Affordable Internet

Please Review this and see if you are able to qualify for this service for Affordable Internet at homes and families and households that are eligible from Comcast : https://www.internetessentials.com/

There are some qualifiers, so make sure you read it all before you apply

Financial: Other Financial Resources

Family Emergency Assistance Program

Governor Inslee has issued a proclamation authorizing the Department of Social and Health Services to expand eligibility for the agency’s Family Emergency Assistance Program to include individuals and families without children. It goes into effect immediately..

Other Financial Resource

My name is Megan and I'm contacting you today on behalf of Annuity.org; a site dedicated to providing the most accurate financial content to help heighten financial health in our country.

In light of the pandemic we are facing with COVID-19, we understand many individuals and organizations have been impacted. I wanted to share the free information we provide that I feel would be of great value to users looking for more information about the economic impact, small business help, federal benefits - along with much, much more. You can read our guide below:

annuity.org/financial-literacy/covid-19-financial-guide/

annuity.org/annuities/ (In case you had any annuity questions!)

To better serve your community during this tough time, would you consider sharing these resources on your page? I'm happy to answer any questions you may have.

Thanks for your time and consideration - I'm wishing all the best to you and yours during this very challenging time.

Best,

Megan Bellstedt

Outreach Coordinator

mbellstedt@annuity.org

Financial Resources for Consumers

The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions has developed a list of financial resources for Washington consumers impacted by the Coronavirus. We will add to this list as more resources become available.

http://startup.choosewashingtonstate.com/links/crisis/covid-19-resources/

Tax Amazon

https://www.seattle.gov/council/meet-the-council/kshama-sawant/tax-amazon

Student Loans Deferment

Student Loans. If you need help with your student loans, you may be able to temporarily suspend your payments by applying for a deferment or forbearance from the US Department of Education.

Westside Baby

Emergency Diaper Distribution https://westsidebaby.org/

T-Mobile

Beginning today, all current T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers who have plans with data will have unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days (excluding roaming).

Soon T-Mobile will provide T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers an additional 20GB of mobile hotspot/tethering service for the next 60 days.

T-Mobile is working with our Lifeline partners to provide customers free extra data up to 5GB of data per month for the next 60 days.

T-Mobile is also increasing the data allowance, free of charge, to schools and students using our EmpowerED digital learning programs to ensure each participant has access to at least 20GB of data per month for the next 60 days.

Additionally, T-Mobile is offering free international calling for all current T-Mobile and Metro byT-Mobile customers to Level 3 impacted countries.

In addition to these efforts, earlier today T-Mobile signed on to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s Keep Americans Connected Pledge, in which companies pledge:

Not to terminate service to any residential or small business customers because of their inability to pay their bills due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic;

Waive any late fees that any residential or small business customers incur because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic; and

Open its Wi-Fi hotspots to any American who needs them.

T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile retail locations have increased cleaning and sanitization efforts and added more disinfecting wipes, soap and hand sanitizer.

Legal Assistance

Catholic Community Services 206-324-6890

(Tenant Legal Assistance Center)

Eastside Legal Assistance 425-747-7274

King County Bar Association 206-267-7090

Tenant Services Hotline 206-723-0500 or 206-694-6767

DSHS - Free Cell Phones/ Minutes

During the COVID-19 emergency, the Health Care Authority is offering free cell phones and minutes to low income individuals through a federal program called Lifeline. For information on the phone services and carriers click here. To apply, go to the free government cell phones website.

For more COVID-19 - related information, please see DDA Coronavirus Information Page and the state COVID-19 resource page.

***Financial Assistance for Restaurant-industry Workers***

I wanted to get this out to you asap as I know many of the people you serve work in the restaurant industry. The Plate Fund has been established to help restaurant workers who have been laid off as a result of the COVID19 public health crisis. Here is the link to the application - https://www.theplatefund.com/apply.

Who is eligible to receive funds?

Anyone who lives in King County, worked in a restaurant or food service establishment and has experienced a reduction in hours or been laid off as a result of the COVID-19 crisis can apply, including dishwashers, cooks, servers, bartenders, food truck employees and cafe attendants. People already receiving government support should not apply so people more in need may access these emergency funds.

What documentation do I need to apply?

Applicants will be required to provide documentation to verify that they live in King County, worked in a restaurant and were laid off as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Applicants will be required to:

•Upload a pay stub dated on or after March 1, 2020;

•Upload one form of government issued identification or two forms of alternate identification that includes an applicant’s residential address;

•Demonstrate that their gross income is no more than $62,000 per year, inclusive of tips;

•Provide bank account information;

•Verify that they have experienced a decrease in work hours or loss of their job.

Do I need a Social Security number to be eligible to receive funds?

Social Security numbers are not required.

NEW RELEASE 5/14/20 - SOCIAL SECURITY

Social Security’s online services are READY for business

 

During the current coronavirus pandemic, we continue to provide help to you and other people in your communities. While our offices are not providing service to walk-in visitors due to COVID-19, we remain ready and able to help you by phone with most Social Security business. You can speak with a representative by calling your local Social Security office or our National 800 Number. You can find local office phone numbers online by using our Social Security Office Locator at www.ssa.gov/locator.

During this time when our physical offices are closed to the public, you may wonder, “How can I get help from Social Security without visiting an office?” You can find the answer at www.ssa.gov/onlineservices, which links you to some of our most popular online services. You can apply for retirement and disability benefits, appeal a decision, and do much more.

Our newest my Social Security feature, Advance Designation, enables you to identify up to three people, in priority order, who you would like to serve as your potential representative payee in the event you ever need help managing your benefits. We have updated our Frequently Asked Questions at faq.ssa.gov/en-us/Topic/article/KA-10039 to answer questions you may have about Advance Designation.

You can also apply for Medicare online in less than 10 minutes with no forms to sign and often no required documentation. We’ll process your application and contact you if we need more information.

Visit www.ssa.gov/benefits/medicare to apply for Medicare and find other important information. If you’re eligible for Medicare at age 65, your initial enrollment period begins three months before your 65th birthday and ends three months after that birthday.

We’ve organized our Online Services webpage into four popular categories for easy navigation:

  • Review Your Information. You can access your secure, personal information and earnings history to make sure everything is correct. You can even print statements with ease.
  • Apply for Benefits. You can apply for retirement, disability, and Medicare benefits without having to visit a field office.
  • Manage Your Account. You can change your direct deposit information and your address online.
  • Find Help and Answers. We’ve answered your most frequently asked questions, and provided links to publications and other informational websites.
    Let your family and friends know they can do much of their business with us online at
    www.ssa.gov.

# # #

Access my Social Security from your home

 

With so many services available online through my Social Security, signing up for a secure account will help you conduct Social Security business from home. With your personal my Social Security account, you can:

  • Estimate your future benefits with our Retirement Calculator to compare different dates or ages to begin receiving benefits;
  • Check the status of your Social Security application;
  • Review your work history; and
  • Request a replacement Social Security card (in most States).
    If you already receive benefits, you can also:
  • Get a benefit verification or proof of income letter;
  • Set up or change your direct deposit;
  • Change your address;
  • Request a replacement Medicare card; and
  • Get a Social Security 1099 form (SSA-1099).
    You can even use your personal
    my Social Security account to opt out of receiving certain notices by mail, such as the annual cost-of-living adjustments and the income-related monthly adjustment amount notice. Instead, through the Message Center you can receive secure, sensitive communications.

Let your friends and family know that they can create a my Social Security account today at www.ssa.gov/myaccount.

# # #

Social Security and protecting elders from scams

 

June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Month. Throughout the month, government agencies, businesses, and organizations sponsor events to unite communities, seniors, caregivers, governments, and the private sector to prevent the mistreatment of and violence against older people.

Scammers often target older people. They use fear to pressure people into providing personal information or money. In times like the current pandemic when people are particularly vulnerable, scammers will pretend to be government employees, often from Social Security, to gain people’s trust to steal their money and personal information. The most effective way to defeat scammers is by knowing how to identify scams then hanging up or ignoring the calls.

What you can do

If you get a Social Security scam phone call, hang up, report it to our law enforcement office at oig.ssa.gov, and tell your family and friends about it! We’re telling as many people as we can that government agencies will never:

  • Tell you that your Social Security number has been suspended.
  • Tell you about crimes committed in your name, or offer to resolve identity theft or a benefit problem in exchange for payment.
  • Request a specific means of debt repayment, like a retail gift card, prepaid debit card, wire transfer, internet currency, or cash.
  • Insist on secrecy about a legal problem, or tell you to make up stories to tell family, friends, or store employees.

Scammers continue to develop new ways to mislead you. They might use the names of Social Security officials and tell you to look them up on our public websites (where they learned the names themselves). Or, they might email you official-looking documents with a letterhead that looks like it’s from Social Security or Social Security’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Don’t believe them! Social Security will NEVER email you attachments that have your personal information in them.

If you ever owe money to Social Security, the agency will mail you a letter, explaining your payment options and your appeal rights. If you get a call about a Social Security problem, be very cautious. If you do not have ongoing business with the agency, or if the caller mentions suspending your Social Security number or makes other threats, the call is likely a scam. Ignore it, hang up, and report it to us at oig.ssa.gov. We are working to stop the scams and educate people to avoid becoming victims.

# # #

Social Security benefits for children with disabilities

SSA’s Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program helps children with qualifying disabilities and their families. For this program, a child must meet all of the following requirements to be considered disabled and medically eligible:

  • The child must have a medical condition, or a combination of conditions, that result in “marked and severe functional limitations.” This means that the condition(s) must very seriously limit the child’s activities.
  • The child’s condition(s) must have been disabling, or be expected to be disabling, for at least 12 months; or the condition(s) must be expected to result in death.

Compassionate Allowances are a way we quickly identify diseases and other medical conditions that, by definition, meet Social Security's standards for disability benefits. Thousands of children receive benefits because they have one of the conditions on the list at www.ssa.gov/compassionateallowances/conditions.htm.

A child must also meet other eligibility requirements. Since we only pay SSI to disabled people with low income and limited resources, a child, who is not blind, must not be working or earning more than $1,260 a month in 2020. A child who is blind must not be working or earning more than $2,110. This earnings amount usually changes every year. In addition, if the parents of the child or children have more resources than are allowed, then the child or children will not qualify for SSI. You can read more about children’s benefits at www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10026.pdf.

Visit www.ssa.gov/people/parents/ to learn more about all we do to care for children. Please share these resources if you know a family or friend who needs our help.

# # #

Qualifying for Supplemental Security Income with Social Security

We pay monthly Supplemental Security Income (SSI) to people with disabilities who have low income and few resources, and people who are age 65 or older without disabilities who meet the financial limits.

Income is money you receive, such as wages, Social Security benefits, and pensions. Income also includes things like food and shelter. The amount of income you can receive each month and still get SSI depends partly on where you live.

Resources are things you own, including real estate, bank accounts, cash, stocks, and bonds, which we count in deciding if you qualify for SSI. You may be able to get SSI if your resources are worth $2,000 or less. A couple may be able to get SSI if they have resources worth $3,000 or less. If you own property that you are trying to sell, you may be able to get SSI while trying to sell it.

We will not count economic impact payments, also known as coronavirus stimulus payments or CARES Act payments, as income for SSI. These payments will also not count as resources for 12 months. You can read more about qualifying for SSI at www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-11000.pdf.

If you’re an adult with a disability intending to file for both SSI and Social Security Disability Insurance, you can apply online for both benefits at the same time if you:

  • Are between the ages of 18 and 65;
  • Have never been married;
  • Aren’t blind,
  • Are a U.S. citizen residing in one of the 50 states, District of Columbia, or the Northern Mariana Islands; and
  • Haven’t applied for or received SSI benefits in the past.

We’re here for you. You can find more information at www.ssa.gov/benefits.

NEW RELEASE 4/1/20 - SOCIAL SECURITY

“I want to provide an update to people who receive benefits from the Social Security Administration.

The Department of the Treasury (Treasury) announced on April 1 that Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file an abbreviated tax return to receive an economic impact payment. The IRS will use the information on the Form SSA-1099 to generate $1,200 economic impact payments to Social Security beneficiaries who did not file tax returns in 2018 or 2019.

Treasury, not Social Security, will make automatic payments to Social Security beneficiaries. Beneficiaries will receive these payments by direct deposit or by paper check, just as they would normally receive their Social Security benefits.

For updates from the IRS, visit www.irs.gov/coronavirus.

Note for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Recipients:

We are working closely with Treasury to address outstanding questions about our SSI recipients in an attempt to make the issuance of economic impact payments as quick and efficient as possible. We realize people are concerned, and the IRS will provide additional information at www.irs.gov/coronavirus when available. Please note that we will not consider economic impact payments as income for SSI recipients, and the payments are excluded from resources for 12 months.

We will continue to update Social Security’s COVID-19 web page at www.socialsecurity.gov/coronavirus/ as further details become available.”

Grants for small business

http://startup.choosewashingtonstate.com/covid-grants/

DSHS DCAP Program

On April 17, 2020, DSHS’s Community Services Division will begin administering the Disaster Cash

Assistance Program (DCAP) in response to the COVID-19 emergency. Thank you for taking time to learn

more about this temporary program and for sharing information about it with people who may be

eligible. Working together, we can help Washingtonians through this unprecedented time of hardship.

The Governor’s declaration of a statewide emergency enables DSHS to offer the DCAP program to

people who are not eligible for other cash programs. The assistance is available to all Washington

families and people without children who meet the income and resource limits of the program.

DCAP Overview:

The applicant must be living in Washington before the emergency declaration happened.

The applicant must first apply for other cash assistance programs available.

Under DCAP, applicants are not required to:

o Meet citizenship requirements;

o Provide a social security number; or

o Be pregnant or have a minor child.

The program is available for one month in a 12 month period.

The program is not a public charge program since it is disaster relief.

Payment standards are based on income and need and may not exceed the TANF payment

standards for their household size. For example, to be eligible for DCAP, a one person

household must have less than $363.00 in income after deductions are applied in the month of

application (approximately 34% of the Federal Poverty Level). If an individual has no income

and is resource eligible, they may qualify for the maximum payment amount of $363.00 in

DCAP.

How to Apply:

People can start applying for DCAP on April 17, 2020 by:

Calling the Customer Service Contact Center at 877-501-2233

Applying online at WashingtonConnection.org

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Babs Roberts, Director of the Community

Services Division, at Babette.Roberts@dshs.wa.gov. For additional information from DSHS about COVID-

19 updates, please visit: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/alert/covid-19-information. Thank you.

Financial Issues to be Aware of

SCAMER & HACKER

https://acl.gov/COVID-19 

https://www.investor.gov/introduction-investing/general-resources/news-alerts/alerts-bulletins/investor-alerts/look-out 

Scam & Fraud Alert from DDA & SSI

DDA: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/ffa/office-fraud-and-accountability

SSI: https://oig.ssa.gov/scam

Stimulus Payments Update

https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus-tax-relief-and-economic-impact-payments

Rapid Resource Fund in 2020 Update

https://roadmapproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/RRF_Guidelines_revised_May-2020.pdf

The 2020 Rapid Resource Fund guidelines have been revised and the call for applications is open! The Community Leadership Team was involved in this revision process and worked to prioritize efforts in the region that are community-led.

Specifically, in 2020, the Rapid Resource Fund will focus funding on investments in community engagement, through the activation, leadership and mobilization of youth, parents and families. Authentic community engagement is critical to continue building power within communities to shift and change systems. The fund will give priority to efforts that are led by and serving communities of color.

We ask prospective applicants to reach out to CCER, at rapidresource@ccedresults.org, with a summary of your proposed project, prior to submitting a proposal so that we can support project alignment with the fund guidelines. Please note, if a tax exempt status or fiscal sponsorship is a barrier to completing the application, please contact us.

2020 Submission Dates:
  • July 6
  • Sept. 8
  • Nov. 9

Applicants will be notified of decisions within three weeks of the submission date.

Financial: Child Care

BSD CHILDCARE INFO:

Childcare Sites: Stevenson Elementary & Lake Hills Elementary: Hours (both schools):

7:30am-6pm

Stevenson: 100 students, ages 3 yrs – 5 th grade

Lake Hills: 140 students, ages 3 yrs – 5 th grade

Hot lunch served on both sites (similar to summer school) Breakfast available: 7:30am-8:30am daily

11am-12pm, Monday-Friday: Both sites will also be full meal sites with grab & go bags available for 18 and under students to pick up lunch & breakfast for the next day.

Childcare is only for students who have registered and have been accepted. BSD is still in the process of checking lists and cross referencing their lists against the Boys & Girls Clubs lists to make sure families have not double booked at both places. The Boys and Girls Club is also providing childcare. For more information call 4250454-6162 or go online at www.bgcbellevue.org On the first page of their website there is a link for registration for out of school care.

Health Care Authority is offering free cell phones and minutes to low income individuals through a federal program called Lifeline. To apply, go to the free government cell phones website LINK: https://www.uwkc.org/need-help/covid-19-resources/

Financial: Unemployment

NOHLA

  1. Lost Wages Assistance Program

https://esd.wa.gov/unemployment/lwa

Plate Fund June 2020

ACRS is a proud partner organization of #ThePlateFund (for more information go to:  https://www.theplatefund.com/). #ThePlateFund was launched by the Schultz Family Foundation to provide immediate payments of $500 to King County restaurant and food-service workers who lost wages or jobs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since its launch, 2,300 generous donors have raised $7 million to reach over 14,000 restaurant workers in King County!

As a partner organization, ACRS will distribute payments of $500 to community members who were laid off from restaurant or food service work due to COVID-19.  If you know of a client or community member who is eligible for this assistance, please complete and submit the ACRS Restaurant Worker Assistance application ASAP.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:                                                                          

  • Have had an income of less than $62,000 in the previous year
  • Be a resident of King County
  • Have lost a restaurant job due COVID-19
  • Be willing to provide a photo of a government ID & basic demographic information
  • Provide a paystub with their name and their employer’s name on it, dated on or after March 1st

 

Application link for ACRS staff here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=IAvw8VSCu0O02JjcWUNjlNHL3WpIeONKhcHakDRdM39UMjVLT0VZUllRVzVTNjZPS044MzA5UzlZOS4u

!! To manage volume of anticipated applications, we will close this round of applications once we have reached our cap for processing, and we will re-open the application for a new round once processing is finished. Notice of re-opening will be sent via email.

 

Please note that individuals are limited to one round of funding from the Plate Fund, so if someone has already received funding, please do not assist them in applying again.

 

  • Please keep in mind that you will need to upload a form of ID and a paystub from the applicant as part of this application process. Please upload ID and paystub in PDF or JPEG format.

 

The payment to clients will come in the form of a pre-paid credit card.  There are no fees for the card, and recipients will be able to use the full $500.  The whole process may take a little over a week to review eligibility and dispense payments to clients.

 

If your client/community member is having challenges producing these documents or if you have any questions, please email relief@acrs.org.

 

Please apply for your clients ASAP!  

 

If there are questions, please contact:

Jessica Valdez

(pronouns: she/her)

Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS)

3639 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S

Seattle, WA 98144

206-774-2418

jessicav@acrs.org

Federal CARES Act Implementation

The ESD is preparing for the implementation of federal relief packages included in the CARES Act by upgrading their technology systems. Beginning April 18, ESD can begin accepting applications for the three main elements of the new law:

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance: expands benefits to those directly impacted by COVID-19 who are not otherwise eligible for Unemployment Insurance in Washington State. This will be available until December 26, 2020 and is retroactive to February 2, 2020.

Pandemic Unemployment Compensation: increases the weekly benefit amount by $600 increase for all unemployment assistance recipients (including those already on Unemployment Insurance or participating in SharedWork). It runs until July 25, 2020 and is retroactive to March 29, 2020.

Pandemic Emergency Compensation: adds 13 additional weeks of benefits on top of the standard 26 weeks (if needed). It runs until December 26, 2020 and is retroactive to March 29, 2020.

All of these benefits will be retroactively paid from the time people lost their jobs or otherwise became eligible under the federal CARES Act. So, once approved, they will receive a lump sum payment of all benefits that are owed to them at that point. They will then be able to file weekly claims for benefits moving forward.

Independent contractors, self-employed and less than 680 hours

These benefits will expand support for individuals who typically do not qualify for unemployment insurance, such as those who are self-employed, independent contractors and those without enough hours in the previous year. This will make a tremendous difference for many families in our state. The best course of action for those not currently eligible for Unemployment Insurance, is to go to the ESD website and sign up for COVID action alerts. This will be the fastest way to get the most up-to-date information about when and how they can access their benefits.

Update: Employment Security Department

Washington's Employment Security Department (ESD) has received an unprecedented flood of applications for assistance and extremely high numbers of phone calls and emails. They are doing the best they can to meet this need by hiring additional staff, expanding service hours and upgrading their technology.

Many people also have questions about the recent federal stimulus package and the enhancements to eligibility and available benefits for individuals. To address your questions and to find out more information, please do not call their toll-free numbers first, instead:

Visit their website at esd.wa.gov.

Sign up for their COVID-19 action alerts to receive the most recent information possible about benefits.

View their Frequently Asked Questions for Workers and for Businesses.

Use their checklist before applying for benefits.

IMPORTANT: ESD officials have said that if an issue can only be resolved by speaking to an agent, they should continue calling, even if they must do so repeatedly. Thousands of individuals are getting through by phone every day. They have assured us that regardless of when a person gets through, they will receive retroactive payments back to their eligibility date.

Resources for small businesses and unemployment benefits

The Working Washington Small Business Grant, through the Governor’s Strategic Reserve Fund and administered by the Washington State Department of Commerce with the help of county economic development organizations. The grants will provide up to $10,000 for small businesses under 10 employees. Businesses can use this money to pay for rent, utility bills, supplies, inventory and other operating expenses. To apply for an emergency grant, visit coronavirus.wa.gov.

Business resiliency assistance, through the Washington State Department of Commerce by partnering with organizations that serve economically disadvantaged communities across the state.

Forgivable loans, through the U.S. Small Business Administration. Small businesses, non-profits, independent contractors or self-employed individuals in need of financial help may be eligible for a forgivable loan from the SBA. Beginning last Friday, local banks began taking SBA applications and issuing forgivable loans. For more information go to sba.gov.

Unemployment info (US department of LABOR)

Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA)

https://oui.doleta.gov/unemploy/disaster.asp  

NORTHWEST ACCESS FUND

Northwest Access Fund has a new loan product, a Resilience Loan, that we are rolling out to support individuals and families with disabilities who have lost income due to COVID-19.

About the Resilience Loan:

  • Maximum loan amount: $3,000
  • Maximum term: 36 months
  • 0% interest rate, no fees
  • The first payment will be deferred 3 months
  • After 3 months we will be as flexible as possible with the repayment plan
  • Eligibility: low-to-moderate-income residents of Washington and Oregon who are people with disabilities as well as those in households with a person with a disability. Low-to-moderate-income will be defined as households with incomes below 80% the Area Median Income as defined by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development. Eligibility for applicants from individuals and households with incomes between 80-120% of the Area Median Income will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Loan uses: Resilience Loans can be used to cover gaps in income during periods of furlough or unemployment to help consumers maintain housing stability and meet other basic needs.

Emerson Sekins, MPA

P.O. Box 55759

Shoreline, WA 98155

206-328-5116 Phone

206-328-5126 Fax

1-888-494-4775 TTY

emerson@nwaccessfund.org

Housing: Rental Assistance

Info for Non Profits: https://kingcounty.gov/depts/community-human-services/COVID/eviction-prevention-rent-assistance/nonprofits.aspx

Info for Tenants and flyers in 20 languages:

https://kingcounty.gov/depts/community-human-services/COVID/eviction-prevention-rent-assistance.aspx

 Tenant Eligibility

Tenants must meet BOTH of the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Income is at or below 50% of the Area Median Income over the past 60 days; and
  2. At least one month of rent is not paid or partially unpaid since March 1, 2020.

In addition, tenants must meet ONE or more of the following requirements:

  1. Rent-burdened: 50% or more of current monthly income is needed to pay rent.
  2. Previously homeless within last five years; includes experiences of couch surfing/doubled up.
  3. Eviction history within last seven years.
  4. Housing disrupted due to household member race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, or religion.
  5. At risk of severe illness as per the Centers for Disease Control: 62 years old or older, underlying health condition.
  6. Disability of any household member. Includes a physical, developmental, mental, or emotional impairment, including impairment caused by alcohol or drug abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, or brain injury. A person with HIV/AIDS is considered disabled.

- lottery launches 9/14/20

Residential Evictions in Seattle have been Halted During this Outbreak

Residential evictions for non-payment of rent have ben temporarily halted. This is effective immediately and will last for 30 days or until Seattle's coronavirus emergency ends, pending the council's approval. For more information, you can access this FAQ.

King and Pierce County Housing / Shelter Resources

Byrd Barr Place | (206) 812-4940 | 722 18th Ave, Seattle

Byrd Barr Place is committed to preventing homelessness in Seattle. They can help avoid eviction with temporary rental assistance or connect you to housing resources. Help with rent only for LEHAP recipients and referrals in house

Catholic Community Services | (206) 328-5724

Offers King County residents emergency assistance. At most once per year, the non-profit provides move-in cost assistance, eviction prevention, emergency rent help and limited motel and shelter vouchers. Help with rent only for LEHAP recipients and referrals in house

Downtown Emergency Service Center | (206) 464-1570 | desc.org

DESC can assist with people facing eviction with rent/legal fees. Help with rent only for LEHAP recipients and referrals in house

El Centro De La Raza | (206) 329-0786 | elcentrodelaraza.org

Provides assistance for various types of housing emergencies. For Seattle Residents. Help with rent only for LEHAP recipients and referrals in house

Jewish Family Services | (206) 861-8796 | 1601 16th Ave, Seattle

JFS provides services to people of all backgrounds as well as Jewish individuals and families. Financial Assistance may be available for emergencies like eviction prevention, move-in costs such as first/last months’ rent and security deposits, medical expenses, past due utility bills, transportation, or school clothes. https://www.jfsseattle.org/get-help/emergency-services/financial-assistance-request/ Help with rent only for LEHAP recipients and referrals in house

LifeWire | (425)746-1940 | lifewire.org

LifeWire helps victims of DV situations to assist with their rent. They’ll also help them with finding new housing and really work hard to prevent homelessness among DV victims and their children.

Plymouth Housing Group | (206) 374-9409 | 2113 3rd Ave, Seattle

Provides permanent, supportive housing for single adults 18 years or older who are homeless or have income less than 30% of local median income.

Solid Ground | (206) 694-6767

Some limited one-time rental assistance is offered. However more extensive is free eviction counseling, and basically free advice for those who receive eviction notices. Also get advice and support including information on tenants' rights and responsibilities.

Saint Vincent de Paul Financial Assistance | (206) 767-6449 | 5950 4th Ave S, Seattle

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is one of the largest charity organizations in the country. They are committed to provide social services, resources and financial assistance across the United States. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul parish near you is a non-profit that offers a unique style of personal assistance with food,clothing, gasoline, medicine, rent, utilities, and transportation to people facing economic or emotional crises. People of all backgrounds and religion can get assistance.

Salvation Army | (206) 442-8365 | 811 Maynard Ave S, Seattle

Resources can help with housing needs, with a focus on preventing homelessness in the King County area. Some of the services can include eviction prevention, move-in and security deposit assistance, limited rent help, and utility bill assistance. Counseling services are provided at the same time. Any type of assistance paid out is by appointment only and may require an interview process.

University Churches Emergency Fund | (206) 524-7885 | 4515 16th Ave NE, Seattle

Can offer emergency assistance up to once per year. Income limitations are in place. Call the program to get emergency financial assistance and referrals to non-profits.

Wellspring Family Services Housing Services | (206) 902-4271 | 1900 Rainier Ave S, Seattle

Offers programs including eviction prevention and rental assistance. Among other housing programs and services, the agency provides limited financial assistance and cash grants for low-income (50% or less of HUD income guidelines) and working poor individuals and families. In addition, speak to a counselor about housing stability services, advocacy, and eviction prevention programs.

West Seattle Helpline | (206) 932-4357

Provides limited emergency rent assistance to prevent eviction from homes and apartments.

World Relief Seattle | (253) 277-1121 | worldreliefseattle.org

Provides assistance for refugees and immigrants new to the USA.

YWCA Assistance Programs | (206) 461-4851

Hundreds of non-profit and charities are part of the YWCA or they work closely with the organization. The agency provides several services to women, their children, and families. Every year millions of people turn to the non-profit for help with childcare, economic empowerment, employment, and assistance for domestic violence. The YWCA also supports veterans and their families.

Housing: Housing

Housing Assistance

https://mschelps.org/gethelp/housing/rap/

Other useful links regarding your housing are listed below:

Renting in Seattle; http://www.seattle.gov/rentinginseattle ;

Renting in King County; https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/sheriff/services/evictions.aspx

From Home: Learning

Seattle School District Info: https://www.seattleschools.org/resources/faq/sped_faq 

On August 12, the school board approved via resolution the OSPI Reopening Plan Template, which includes a remote start to the 2020-21 school year for most students with exceptions for students receiving special education services in alignment with Individualized Education Programs. Some in-person instruction may be provided if it is determined that special education services can be provided safely, and services cannot be accessed successfully through remote learning. It is the recommendation of staff and the school board that the district continues this remote model until the risk of significant transmission of COVID-19 cases has decreased enough to resume in-person instruction. Visit https://www.seattleschools.org/district/calendars/news/what_s_new/planning_for_re-entry to read the latest information.

Technology Support for Start of School

We know there are lots of questions about technology/device access. Schools will be coordinating device pick-up throughout August and September. We have some iPads/laptops ready to go, but some of the shipments will not arrive until early September. They will be distributed to students as quickly as possible.



Kindergarten to 2nd Grade (K-2):Receive an iPad 

Grades 3rd-5th:Receive a Laptop 

Grades 6th-12th: New Students will receive a laptop. Other students received them the previous school year, but if you know of secondary students who still need laptops, they should report this to their school.

 

In order to receive a device, students and families must complete the Parent Student Agreement Form and review the following informational materials: Student Responsibilities and Expectations, Parent Device Usage and Safety, and Student Device Usage and Safety. All of these documents can be found here, including translated documents. The forms can be reviewed and filled out in advance, or can be received when students/families come to pick up devices at their school.

For more information on the student 1:1 laptop program, visit our website.

For technology support, please call 206-252-0100 and leave a voicemail, e-mail laptops@seattleschools.org or visit https://www.seattleschools.org/student_portal/technology_supports_for_families

REMINDER: Data Sharing Agreement for 2020-21

We are officially accepting new data sharing agreements for the 20-21 school year. Please visit our website for additional information including DSA templates, parent consent forms, and the Institutional Service application. Any questions and/or completed forms can be emailed to Jennifer Chamberlin, Partnership Data & Systems Manager.

BIG THANK YOU!

We've said it before, but we'll say it again: THANK YOU for your continued partnership and supporting SPS students and families! If you have any questions, or would like to be added to our invite list for quarterly partner meetings (which will happen again someday!) please email communitypartnerships@seattleschools.org

If you need COVID resources please refer to the SPS website and the Community Partner FAQ.

Kent School District Info about Remote Learning: https://www.kent.k12.wa.us/Page/12170

Prepare for remote learning through our new Family Tech Academy resource. With a focus on the technology and learning tools that enhance the online experience, including Canvas and Microsoft 365, this tool is a hub for family learning and resources in KSD.

Attend free live virtual trainings to learn how to use Microsoft Teams and other Office 365 applications.

  • Follow us on social mediato see the incredible things happening in our schools

SHARING: FREE INTERNET SERVICE FOR SPS STUDENTS (who qualify - read more below)

FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2020 | 11:00AM-2:00PM

BAILEY GATZERT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

1301 E. Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98122

Register, receive a promotional code and modem, and hook-up your household!

Free high-speed internet for up to six months will be sponsored by Seattle Public Schools. Online registration and language support will be available at event. Please wear a mask and adhere to social distancing upon

 arrival.

Who is Eligible?

Income eligible households with Seattle Public Schools students who are new subscribers to Comcast and Wave

What should I bring?

Eligible families must qualify for public assistance programs like the National School Lunch Program, Medicaid, SNAP, SSI, and others.

Dept. of Technology Services | 206-252-2815 |

www.seattleschools.org

[I have translated documents, email

erin@allfivesinfive.org if you want them, they are PDFs and too hard to attach at the moment.]

Education Equity FundEducation Equity Fund will help ensure students can continue to learn during the COVID-19 crisis, especially students furthest from educational justice.

SEATTLESCHOOLS.ORG

Summer of Learning Flyers

Dear partners and friends:

 

I hope you are all staying healthy and finding ways to make the best of a challenging time. I think of you all often and can’t wait to see you again in person!  

 

This summer SPS is offering summer learning opportunities for all students and in a variety of ways. Partners have also developed great supports for students and families during this time – including the Library Link program (with a SPS student ID K-12 students can check out online books/content from Seattle Public Libraries).

 

Registration for SPS programs closes on June 12. Registration for K-8 is now open; and credit recovery courses are also open for high school students. We will be offering additional high school courses -registration opens next week.

 

Learn more here: https://www.seattleschools.org/district/calendars/news/what_s_new/summer_learning

 

Please help us share this information in your networks. Attached are flyers including translated documents. Also, let me know if there are common questions you are getting from families about summer learning. We are helping the summer learning team build a FAQ.

 

Best Regards,

 

Carri

 

Carri Campbell

Chief Public Affairs Officer

Seattle Public Schools

SETC

new resources on our website to supporting learning at home for students with disabilities.

Learning at Home: Supports for Children with Complex Communication Needs

We will be adding a tip per day, which will include a video and a PDF tip sheet.

We are also building some other resources that will be added within the next few days.

We are working on scheduling an AT Chatter next week, which will be a Zoom discussion meeting to brainstorm ideas for learning at home for kids with disabilities.

There are a lot of links floating around about learning at home. We would like to help guide parents towards resources that are accessible.

I will send you the link to that Zoom meeting later this week.

We will also be posting parent resources on our FB page.

https://www.facebook.com/specialedtechcenter/

https://www.who.int/ageing/sdgs/en/

Resources for at-home learning

Tools to help parents and caregivers keep kids focused and learning at home.

17 Apps to Help Kids Stay Focused

Apps That Act Like Math and Science Tutors for Homework Help

Free Educational Apps, Games, and Websites

Top Time-Management Apps

Online Learning

https://www.k12.wa.us/student-success/learning-alternatives/online-learning Online learning information on OSPI's website

T-folio is an online transition curriculum cctstfolio.com

OSPI Bulletin

https://www.k12.wa.us/sites/default/files/public/bulletinsmemos/bulletins2020/B019-20.pdf

Federal https://sites.ed.gov/idea/idea-files/q-and-a-providing-services-to-children-with-disabilities-during-the-coronavirus-disease-2019-outbreak/

Understood

20 Learning activities to do from home with your youth.

https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/stuck-at-home-activities

FREE ONLINE LEARNING TOOLS FOR STUDENTS:

https://www.weareteachers.com/free-online-learning-resources/

www.storyonline.net

www.amazingeducationalresources.com

https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

Science: https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning

https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-

subscriptions/?fbclid=IwAR3y3jmzWpgx0rNAoxbCVAu_EW2L37u3Ug2dupTZY4OfPp5XD-

C9LszsXOw

FEDERAL WAY SCHOOL DISTRICT REMOTE LEARNING INFO

https://storage.googleapis.com/pt06-2/messages/attachments/1a265d3b35d05efc4f88d6e5026596dff1835b37/Remote_Learning_Guide_for_Parents_Apr_6_2020.pdf

Wide Open School

Today we're launching a brand-new, free online resource to support families and educators who are transitioning to remote learning as a result of the coronavirus: Wide Open School. Why? There are so many online resources to support kids' educational, emotional, and physical development that Common Sense editors are noticing yet another challenge for parents and educators: How can you find high-quality resources quickly, easily, and in one place?

Curated and coordinated by the experts at Common Sense, Wide Open School is the result of a collaboration among leading publishers, nonprofits, and education and technology companies. Wide Open School features a free collection of the best learning experiences and activities for kids, organized by grade band and subject. You will also find daily schedules with creative breaks and recommendations to keep kids engaged and exploring, one day (or one hour) at a time.

We know that Wide Open School can only fulfill its mission if all kids and families can access it; Common Sense is committed to ensuring connectivity now. And, as always, we will continue to offer guidance and support as you navigate privacy and safety in all you do online.

We, along with our partners, are proud to bring you this new offering to support kids during this critical period. Please visit Wide Open School to take advantage of the best resources available for kids right now.

Wide Open School Link:

https://wideopenschool.org/

FERPA & Virtual Learning

FERPA and Virtual Learning during COVID-19 (Webinar Recording) | Protecting Student Privacy

https://studentprivacy.ed.gov/training/ferpa-and-virtual-learning-during-covid-19-webinar-recording

FERPA & VIRTUAL LEARNING DURING COVID-19 March 30, 2020 United States Department of Education -PowerPoint

OCR Short Webinar on Online Education and Website Accessibility - YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCMLk4cES6A

Everfi Family Portal

http://get.everfi.com/parent-remote-learning/

Sign Up for Free Online Learning Lessons. K-12 Learning Materials Provided. Featuring United Way of King County & the Seattle Seahawks’ partnership in the Character Playbook Program

Subject Materials include:

character development

mental wellness

financial readiness

career exploration

Secondstep.org

http://secondstep.org/

Free resource that offers school curriculums for all ages and has a focus on social emotional-learning.

Instructional Supports for Students with disabilities/SEL Learners

https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/regions/northeast/Docs/Blog/FAQ_COVID19_StudentswithDisabilities_508c.pdf

https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/regions/northeast/Docs/Blog/FAQ_COVID19_SupportsforEnglishLearners_508c.pdf

https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/regions/northeast/Docs/Blog/FAQ_COVID19_MH_and_SocialEmotionalSupports_for_Students_508c.pdf

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19yZdJORRAOLcu59bA6goxisJu1P1W7qt6iizYP4qnvc/edit#gid=0

Special Education Updates

Updated information about initial evaluations, Extended School Year (ESY) services, and compensatory education has been updated on the Special Education COVID-19 FAQ. Special Education-specific resource pages have been updated with new strategies and ideas for supporting student health and wellness.

Online Learning Support

Students in our region needing laptops and other technology to support their online learning can go to these sources:

Seattle Public Schools is distributing laptops to students in need, and has a video for parents to walk them through setting up the district's online learning management system, Schoology. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88p6ZEqQrFk&feature=youtu.be

Highline School District has a new technology support page to assist families and students. https://www.highlineschools.org/coronavirus/learning-support/technology-support

Tukwila School District has a form to request laptops, get information on hot spot internet and other tech support resources. https://www.tukwilaschools.org/departments/data-technology/home-device-faq

Wide Open School provides free virtual learning resources in one place. Enjoy daily “done-for-you” schedules that cater to the whole child (physical, mental, emotional) and are easy to follow. (MORE INFO ABOUT WIDE OPEN SCHOOL ABOVE). https://wideopenschool.org

Southeast Seattle Education Access Coalition is facilitating a tech exchange to support the transition to online learning. http://www.sesecwa.org/2020/04/05/seattle-educ-tech-exchange/

Language focused web pages to support students and families during school closures

Amharic

https://www.seattleschools.org/departments/english_language_learners/translation_and_interpretation/amharic

 

Chinese

https://www.seattleschools.org/departments/english_language_learners/translation_and_interpretation/chinese

 

Somali

https://www.seattleschools.org/departments/english_language_learners/translation_and_interpretation/somali

Spanish

https://www.seattleschools.org/departments/english_language_learners/translation_and_interpretation/spanish

Tagalog

https://www.seattleschools.org/departments/english_language_learners/translation_and_interpretation/tagalog

 

Vietnamese

https://www.seattleschools.org/departments/english_language_learners/translation_and_interpretation/vietnamese

Ohio Family Engagement Center

Research-based tips for families of middle school children to support their child's learning and growth in middle school (Available in English, Spanish, Nepali, Somali, Chinese, & Arabic) - ohiofamiliesengage.osu.edu/2019/11/05/mstransition

  • Chart for families to encourage positive behaviors at home (Available in English, Spanish, Nepali, Somali, Chinese, & Arabic) - ohiofamiliesengage.osu.edu/2020/02/06/...
  • Fact sheet from the US DOE/DOJ (Available in 11 languages): This fact sheet answers common questions about the rights of parents and guardians who do not speak, listen, read, or write English proficiently because it is not their primary language. - ohiofamiliesengage.osu.edu/2019/12/05/...

Specific Resource for those with ASD

https://childmind.org/autism-coronavirus-resources-for-parents/ 

Specific Resource for those with Down Syndrome - Learning Program

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From Home: Entertainment

Summertime Entertainment

To give parents a sense of the summertime fun can be had, the Washington Post compiled resources in 10 categories: reading, education, travel, mental wellness, music, art, physical activity, theater and dance, languages, and entertainment.

Link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2020/04/28/parents-guide-education-resources-coronavirus/?arc404=true

Media recommendations for entertainment

Hand-picked, age-appropriate media suggestions to keep the whole family engaged.

Best Music Apps and Games for Kids

New Kids' TV Shows

50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They're 12

Best Family Movies

Common Sense Selections highlighting the best movies and TV shows

Sibling Watch-Together TV

Best Documentaries for Kids and Families 

COVID- 19 FACTS and things you can do with kids at home

https://www.choosemyplate.gov/browse-by-audience/view-all-audiences/families#kids

Activities for family to keep children and family calm

https://rochester.kidsoutandabout.com/content/250-creative-ways-keep-your-family-sane-during-covid-19-crisis 

https://fatmumslim.com.au/32-fun-family-activity-ideas-together/

Supporting kids

https://childmind.org/article/supporting-kids-during-the-covid-19-crisis/ 

Online Entertainment: Museums with Virtual Tours & Performing Arts with Virtual Performances

https://www.uwkc.org/need-help/covid-19-resources/

From Home: Equipment

Telecommunication Equipment Distribution (TED Program)

During this time when many of our clients are staying home having access to accessible telecommunication equipment is essential! The training we provide is free for all clients and the equipment is free for many clients (dependent on income and other factors - they can include a letter explaining why they can't afford the equipment if their income is above the threshold).

Here is the current website for the program: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/altsa/odhh/telecommunication-equipment-distribution

There have been some recent changes that are not reflected on this website, including the addition of iPhones for distribution and clients will also have the option for data enabled iPads (they can purchase their own data plans).

Also anything your client needs to access the equipment such as switches and mounts are also provided through this program. We also are able to get almost any speech generating app as long as it is appropriate for the client (Grid, Snap Core, Lamp, TouchChat, Proloquo2Go, Predictable, Cough Drop, etc).

Puget Sound Labor Agency: Wheelchair Ramp Program

The Regional Access Mobility Program (RAMP) of PSLA provides lower cost wheelchair ramps to those who need them in the Puget Sound area.

Phone: 206-448-9277

Email: Laurena@pugetsoundlaboragency.org

Website: http://www.pugetsoundlaboragency.org/wheelchair-ramp-program.html

Sound Generations: Minor Home Repair Program

This program is for younger disabled homeowners, low-income family homeowners, and older adults homeowners who are faced with the challenge of affording home repairs. To be eligible, you must be income-eligible homeowners of all ages in Seattle, Shoreline, and Bellevue.

Phone: 206-448-5751

Email: mhr@soundgenerations.org

Website: https://soundgenerations.org/get-help/home-maintenance/home-repairs/

Master Builders Association: Rampathon

In this once a year event, members of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties will build free access ramps for homeowners in need within King and Snohomish counties. Applications are accepted January 1 – March 1 each year.

Phone: 425-451-7920

Email: mba@mbaks.com

Website: https://www.mbaks.com/giving-back/rampathon

City of Seattle Office of Housing Home Repair Loan Program

This program provides affordable loans to income-qualified homeowners to address critical health, safety, and structural issues and one of the eligible repairs are accessibility needs and modifications.

Phone: 206-684-0458

Email: HomeRepair@seattle.gov

Website: https://www.seattle.gov/housing/homeowners/home-repair

Habitat for Humanity Seattle – King County: Home Repair Program

This program offers low cost external repairs for homeowners, including ramps, for people in King County: SE Seattle, White Center, SE Renton, and Federal Way. Repair project costs will be subject to a 0% deferred loan that is paid upon sale or transfer of the home.

Phone: 206-855-5214

Email: apply@habitatskc.org

Website: https://www.habitatskc.org/services/home-repair-program/

Other Washington resources to consider, depending upon your situation:

Area Agency on Aging

https://www.agingwashington.org/

Department of Labor and Industries

https://www.lni.wa.gov/ClaimsIns/Providers/Billing/FeeSched/2018/MARFS/Chapter18/defaul t-new.asp

Immigration / DACA

Launch of Insurance Site and Resource Guide for Undocumented Residents

The Access and Outreach Program in the Community Health Services (CHS) Division has launched a new insurance page for undocumented residents. The site will help King County residents understand what resources they are eligible for and how to apply, regardless of their immigration status.

A 36-page resource guide will be available in both English and Spanish and details important and necessary resources for undocumented and Non-U.S. Citizen residents living in King County, including health insurance options, prescription programs, Public Health and Community Health Centers, dental and vision care, food resources, and other helpful resources.

View the new site here:https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/locations/health-insurance/access-and-outreach/undocumented-residents.aspx

Public Charge: Five Things to Know Now

https://www.nilc.org/2020/08/31/public-charge-five-things-to-know-now/

COVID-19 Emergency Medical Coverage for Undocumented Residents

These flyers provide resources for people who are undocumented who may need medical care related to COVID-19

How about some awesome non-COVID-19-related news? Today, we joined with Facebook and El Centro de la Raza to offer a $75,000 fund to cover DACA renewal fees. Scholarship funds are available to individuals who have or previously had DACA status, have a completed DACA renewal application, and who reside in Seattle, or work in Seattle, or go to school in Seattle. Help us spread the word: elcentrodelaraza.org/get-help/daca.

COVID-19 Assistance and Public Charge FAQ for Immigrants

The Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, el Comite, and Northwest Immigrant Rights Project compiled this new information guide for immigrants who want to know more about how the issue of public charge might affect their ability to access healthcare and other services listed on this page: welcoming.seattle.gov/covid19publiccharge.

City of Seattle

The City of Seattle has launched this COVID-19: Resources for Community page that is updated daily. It features information and links for City of Seattle programs and services that may be helpful for residents significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these community resources do not require citizenship or immigration status information.

http://www.seattle.gov/covid-19

Northwest Justice Project

The nonprofit legal assistance organization Northwest Justice Project (NJP) has this free COVID-19 online guide for people in Washington:

washingtonlawhelp.org/issues/health/coronavirus-covid-19(English)

washingtonlawhelp.org/es/issues/health/coronavirus-covid-19(Spanish)

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP)

Seattle-based nonprofit legal assistance organization Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) also has this COVID-19 information page here: nwirp.org/resources/community-information/

The National Immigration Law Center

Your Rights information regarding healthcare here: nilc.org/issues/immigration-enforcement/healthcare-provider-and-patients-rights-imm-enf/

Public Health

Seattle & King County has a number of COVID-19-related factsheets translated into 15 languages here: kingcounty.gov/depts/health/communicable-diseases/disease-control/novel-coronavirus.aspx

DACA

Previous DACA recipients can renew their DACA at: renewmydaca.com

Guide to renew your DACA: https://immigrantsrising.org/resource/steps-to-renew-daca/

DACA is no longer accepting new applications. People who never had DACA cannot apply

VIABLE CAREER PATHS FOR UNDOCUMENTED FOLKS

“UndocuHustle” Short Film

Highlights how entrepreneurship is a viable pathway for undocumented folks.

https://immigrantsrising.org/resource/undocuhustle-video/

Being Self-Employed OR being an independent contractor is a great pathway for undocumented folks

Under the Immigration/DACA

- Relief for communities--such as undocumented persons--who cannot or may be unlikely to access government programs

Matias Valenzuela is the process of organizing subgroups to look at issues related to COVID-19 response for undocumented individuals and the LGBTQ community. Please connect with Matias if you'd like to learn more about this: matias.valenzuela@kingcounty.gov

Adult and juvenile detention

- Emergency actions in King County adult and juvenile detention

King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention is taking emergency action to ensure the health and safety of people in custody, visitors, and staff at all correctional facilities during the COVID-19 outbreak. Details and an FAQ here: https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/jails.aspx

Also, this March 20 news release describes adjustments occurring at King County jails: https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/news/2020/March/20-covid.aspx

Teach kids the different types of work:

Full-time Employee (requires an I-9, viable only for documented and DACA students)

Independent Contractor (viable path for undocumented, just create an ITIN or EIN in order to file taxes)

Co-owner of LLC (viable path for undocumented)

Promote becoming an Independent Contractor or an Entrepreneur!!!

Anyone living in the US can get an ITIN number to pay their taxes and start their own business

Any employer can hire a worker as an independent contractor rather than a full-time employee

Employers do not have to run e-verify on their independent contractors, only their employees

Students should not lie about their status, but rather if they have a relationship with a potential employer they can be honest about their status and ask to be hired as an independent contractor rather than a full-time employee

You cannot get benefits as an independent contractor, so student should negotiate a higher wage so they can buy their own healthcare and retirement

Education Resources - High school & Beyond

Look at “Life After College” guide on Immigrants Rising: https://immigrantsrising.org/resources/ or https://immigrantsrising.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/IR_Life-After-College-Guide.pdf for sample work contracts

COLLEGE BOUND SCHOLARSHIPS – BIG NEWS!!!

As of recently, all undocumented students who are eligible for the College Bound Scholarship can access it, regardless if they have DACA or not (yay!!!)

INDOCU-JOY

A movement among undocumented people who are pushing past the trauma, victimization and limitations of being undocumented, and creating joyful and celebratory spaces!!!

https://defineamerican.com/undocujoy/

#undocujoy

COME OUT AS AN UNAFRAID EDUCATOR

Rather than waiting for undocumented students to come out to you, make it clear that you are a safe person for them.

Inspirational posters:

https://immigrantsrising.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/IR_Inspirational-Posters-1.pdf

Resource for Federal Program Eligibility

The PIF Campaign has developed a quick reference guide on immigrant eligibility that provides a general overview of some of the federal public programs available to support individuals and families during the COVID-19 crisis. In light of implementation of public charge regulations, we have also included clarification about whether certain public programs are taken into account for public charge purposes. The guide includes links to deeper dive resources on eligibility from our partners.

Covid-19 Relief Package Information

A new policy brief from NILC provides information on the COVID-19 relief package’s impact on low-income immigrants and suggestions for urgently needed improvements in any future relief bills, with a focus on health, public benefits, economic support, and employment protections

Migration Policy Institute Fact Sheet

A new fact sheet from Migration Policy Institute highlights the ways in which immigrant workers are vital to the U.S. COVID-19 response, but disproportionately vulnerable. The paper explores the crucial roles immigrant workers serve in industries at the frontlines of the COVID-19 response as well as the jobs immigrant workers fill within industries that are laying off large numbers of workers.

DACA Renewal Scholarships Through El Centro De La Raza

Individuals who need financial support paying for their DACA renewals will receive a check made out to the Department of Homeland Security in full.Go to the link to submit a form.

http://www.elcentrodelaraza.org/get-help/daca/?fbclid=IwAR3rhuFR-XBXrEQ_DsuVPIZ8C-EUmYGZb4RFcBv7tiBr33KJbMMi4ePvORQ

COVID-19 Relief Fund for Washington Undocumented Folks

We seek to provide direct economic support to our undocumented community during the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order. Join us today, to ensure we are able to collectively reach our goal of $150,000 to support a minimum of 65 families.

https://www.scholarshipjunkies.org/relief?fbclid=IwAR1Zu3veMEc-2sl1voPORpdB__-RwMHk-7GfpYUio0FT8efsX47GjRYx_cU

Seattle Request Mutual Aid Support

Request volunteers or other resources from community members through Mutual Aid Solidarity Network. Form to offer services below.

http://bit.ly/2TZ2uRn

Seattle Resource List

COVID-19 Community Support and Resources - Seattle area Many of the resources are undocu-friendly

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1hvVcnoROlBTtnXASFSEfjc7LVSAoZ0gJNOPhdCJLoqQ/htmlview?fbclid=IwAR0TOfB1Y63v1Yl_gPrcq8D9JFHCsBLqtletiQShu5B1IypAfKAy_g6BBdM

Vancouver Resource List

COVID-19 Community Support and Resources - Vancouver area Many of the resources are undocu-friendly

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ndIbUnmz8It9cMPGArXfM7wQHOks2fdGTyqgKIVmKIk/edit?fbclid=IwAR0aOWuk0aNJrJESnB2nLQRf5H_NGnGiAOs_EirILfp8dZA_rX-WR6ZmK04#

Tacoma Mutual Aid Collective

Request Form

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScQLH-RwSCAVCAm310EF91j74mvjIG49Za0F__8Mb1S3ZFEwA/viewform

Washington State Department of Labor and Industries

All workers (including undocumented workers) are entitled to request to use Paid Sick Leave for authorized purposes, if they have accrued sick leave hours available. Paid sick leave is provided to employees through their Employer.

https://www.lni.wa.gov/agency/outreach/paid-sick-leave-and-coronavirus-covid-19-common-questions

http://enespanol.lni.wa.gov/Spanish/WorkplaceRights/LeaveBenefits/FamilyCare/PaidSickLeave/

https://esd.wa.gov/newsroom/covid-19

https://esdorchardstorage.blob.core.windows.net/esdwa/Default/ESDWAGOV/newsroom/COVID-19/covid-19-es-scenarios-and-benefits.pdf

Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program

Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program provides free civil legal aid to low income people in Clark County, Washington (regardless of immigration status).

www.ccvlp.org

Housings, Evictions, Debt, Bankruptcy, Immigration: 360.334.4007

Family Law, Guardianship, Court Fines, Criminal Records: 360.695.5313

No access to a phone: info@ccvlp.org

One America - COVID-19 (Coronavirus)- Resources for Immigrants

We’ve compiled a list of resources in Washington State (some in multiple languages) to ensure everyone in our communities are able to receive the care and necessities they need.

https://weareoneamerica.org/2020/03/23/covid-19-coronavirus-resources-for-immigrants-recursos-para-inmigrantes/?fbclid=IwAR0CNILJzqaKrOcrk_UlnwnrFAm5J06f_rAB3NqNfkwS2PTMZN-cwt-IgUo

Snohomish County COVID/Coronavirus Mutual Aid Group

Mutual Aid Facebook group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/142262693785689/

Legal Aid

Groups providing legal aid or private attorneys offering pro-bono or low-bono services.

http://orbitlawpllc.com/about-the-firm/meet-the-team/

https://www.higueravanderhoef.com/

http://www.dobrin-han.com/

http://www.seattle-immigration.com/

https://opensky.law/team.html

https://www.dwt.com/people/h/helm-christopher-r

On Friday, Senators Mazie K. Hirono and Kamala Harris and Representatives Judy Chu, Raul Grijalva, and Lou Correa unveiled new legislation to ensure that everyone in our country can access health care and other critical resources during the coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus Immigrant Families Protection Act would, among other provisions, suspend policies that discourage immigrant families from using essential services, ensure everyone has access to COVID-19 testing and treatment, expand language access programs, and codify access to coronavirus relief measures for vulnerable communities.

Different Resources for Undocumented Clients/Immigrant Families

https://weareoneamerica.org/2020/03/23/covid-19-coronavirus-resources-for-immigrants-recursos-para-inmigrantes/

https://www.uwkc.org/need-help/covid-19-resources/

Unemployment Resources for Undocumented Clients

Use this link below to identify resources for your undocumented clients. Once the United Way funds are released citizenship will not be a barrier to accessing assistance.

http://www.esd.wa.gov/

COVID-19 Updates in Different Languages

Go to the site and click on "One America": https://www.uwkc.org/need-help/covid-19-resources/

Undocumented Clients:

https://weareoneamerica.org/2020/03/23/covid-19-coronavirus-resources-for-immigrants-recursos-para-inmigrantes/

Use this link to identify resources for your undocumented clients. Once the United Way funds are released citizenship will not be a barrier to accessing assistance.

This resource has a multitude of resources for undocumented immigrants regarding cash assistance, accessing health care, housing, food/supplies and loans assistance.

https://www.kingcounty.gov/~/media/elected/executive/equity-social-justice/2020/COVID-19/COVID-19_Resource-Guide.ashx?la=en

Relief fund for undocumented folks

Applications are now open for the relief fund for undocumented folks organized by the Washington Dream Coalition and various partners. They are estimating to distribute aid between $500-$1,000 per individual. If you are able, please consider donating to the fund.

https://www.scholarshipjunkies.org/relief#aid

EASTSIDE LEGAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Immigrant Safety Plan for Youth and Children from our partners at Legal Counsel for Youth and Children

This document is a collective community resource to help parents plan for the care of their child(ren) (with or without status) in the event that a parent is detained or deported.

Safety Plan- EnglishDownload

Safety Plan – SpanishDownload

Protecting Immigrant Families – Organization that posts current info in multiple languages about the different facets of the Public Charge ruling and how it affects the undocumented community.

Deaf/HH/Blind

This resource is available to people with many types of disabilities to obtain phone communication adaptive technology. People in the DHH community, but also those with I/DD and speech/communication barriers:

https://www.dshs.wa.gov/altsa/odhh/telecommunication-equipment-distribution

Resource for Blind & Low Vision Community

https://unitedblindofseattle.org

King County Information on Face Coverings for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Blind Community Members

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&ik=27c94cbc86&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-a:r-6072510312317984842&view=att&disp=safe&realattid=f_kawswlmv0

Outside KC/PC

Meals, Emergency Housing, and Internet for Spokane/Walla Walla

Seattle Times Resource List for King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties

https://www.who.int/ageing/sdgs/en/

https://www.relias.com/topic/coronavirus

Pierce County Transportation Info

Beyond the Borders (888) 600-8043): Normal level of operations; working on a plan to support vulnerable seniors with meal and medication deliveries (Phone, 3/25)

Puget Sound Educational Services District Road to Independence (253-778-7958): Operating normal services; interested in supporting food delivery (Phone, 3/25).

Catholic Community Services: (253-502-2690): Not providing services that involve direct contact with clients; volunteers able to provide food deliveries; call 2-1-1 for intake (Phone, 3/25) In need of volunteer drivers.

NEMT Paratransit Services (1-800-925-5438): Operations normal (Phone, 3/25).

Mustard Seed Transportation (253-884-9814): Operations reduced; only providing transportation to vital medical appointments; working on food delivery process; all other trips canceled (Phone, 3/25)

Snohomish County Transportation Info

Community Transit: 425-353-7433

Operations: Reduced service as of 3/30.

DART Paratransit: Operating same level of service though client destinations are highly restricted (Phone, 3/25)

Additional Information:

Fare free as of 3/20.

Board and exit through rear doors as of 3/20.

Community-Based Transportation Services (Snohomish)

Homage Senior Services of Snohomish County (425-513-1900): Reduced services; focus on medical and grocery (Phone, 3/25). Offices closed to the public; call 425-513-1900 to speak with Resource Specialist.

Catholic Community Services: Operating with 10 drivers; have had a lot of cancellations and have reduced transportation to VA hospital; drivers supporting food delivery and checking in with clients via phone (RARET meeting 3/25)

Stillaguamish Transportation (360-629-0503): No reported changes

Tulalip Transportation (360-716-4206): Closed (Phone, 3/26)

Employment: FT/PT/Temp

7 Eleven https://careers.-eleven.com

Home Depot careers.homedepot.com

Buddy Home Furnishings/Buddys Rents - www:buddycareers.com

Bartells www.bartelldrugs.com/our-careers/

Apex Facility Solutions https://www.apexfacility.com/careers/

ENERGY SAVERS, INC

IMMEDIATE NEED FOR  WEATHERIZATION LEAD  and WEATHERIZATION WORKERS

Work includes improving the energy efficiency of single family homes (site built and mobile

homes) and multifamily buildings

Must have a clean driving record including a valid driver’s license •Applicant must be willing to

travel throughout the State of Washington, staying overnight on some jobs up to a week at a

time.   Starting Hourly Rate depending on experience (excluding State Prevailing Wage projects

which are typically paid at higher rates) HOURLY RATES WILL NEVER BE LESS THAN BASE RATE

.BENEFITS  • Medical •Vacation •Holiday •Maternity/Paternity Leave

For detailed job description go to WorkSourceWa.com or

[https://energysaversinc.net%20%0d]https://energysaversinc.net

To apply E-mail resumes and/or job applications to  energysaversinc@hotmail.com

AA ASPHALTING – VARIOUS LOCATIONS

AA Asphalting is an essential employer and are hiring for their Seattle yards.

South Seattle need a class A CDL driver

North Seattle need a concrete foreman, lead, two laborers & two class A CDL drivers

Interested candidates please visit the website and complete the online

application:  https://www.aaasphalting.com/ or WorkSourceWa.com.

YMCA OF GREATER SEATTLE – VARIOUS LOCATIONS

 The YMCA has urgent need for essential workers in various locations.  Go to

WorkSourceWa.com or https://external-

seattleymca.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&searchCategory=20141&searchLocation=12781-

12831-Seattle and  https://external-

seattleymca.icims.com/jobs/search?ss=1&searchCategory=20125&searchLocation=12781-

12831-Seattle

 NORTHWEST CENTER  – VARIOUS LOCATIONS

Northwest Center has urgent need for essential workers in various locations.  Go to

WorkSourceWa.com  or

https://www.nwcenter.org/employment-services.html

VETERAN AFFAIRS PUGET SOUND HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

The VA Puget Sound Health Care System is actively seeking interested and

qualified external candidates to temporarily fill the following occupations/areas.  If you know

anyone outside of the VA who is seeking a temporary position/opportunity, please spread the Word!

External candidates may send a Resume/CV to the Human Resources Team at: VA_Seattle_Jobs@va.gov Or USAJOBS Website

link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Search/?l=Seattle%2C%20Washington&a=VATA&p=1

 Housekeeping,Laundry Workers,Respiratory Therapy,Nursing (RN, LPN, NA),Emergency

Department Personnel,Police Officers,Food Service Workers,Cooks,Logistics (Inventory

Management Specialists, Supply Clerk/Techs),Maintenance & Operations (A/C Mechanics,

Electricians, Carpenters, Pipefitters)

See also the USAJOBS website link below. Interested Veterans/Non-Veterans can look at the

positions KSAs for "Job/Skill Match" matching prior to emailing directly to HR email information highlighted below.

Equal Employment Opportunity:  The United States Government does not discriminate in

employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity),

national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic

information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military

service, or other non-merit factor.

Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC)

DESC provides integrated services including housing, emergency shelter, crisis intervention and

healthcare to thousands of homeless and formerly homeless people every day. DESC is the

region’s largest multi-service agency serving homeless adults living with serious mental

illnesses, substance use disorders, and disabilities.​

50 current job openings (list below) for multiple locations and multiple shifts

Apply online https://www.desc.org/get-involved/work-at-desc/

Questions: contact recruiter Danny Dougan ddougan@desc.org

Fed EX apply online at: careers.fedex.com/express-- material handlers, can contact Carlton Kennedy

for more information: carleton.kennedy@fedex.com, (206) 248-7802

Worldwide Flight Services https://worldwidenacareers.silkroad.com/ -- warehouse positions,

can send resume to Ria SanPedro, rsanpedro@wfs.aero

Flying Food Services www.flyingfood.com/careers/ --need for Specialty Cook and Assistant Buyer

contact: ghare@flyingfood.com

TSA https://www.usajobs.gov-- go to location, Seattle WA and key words, Transportation Security

Administration (if having trouble with online application can call TSA Help Desk 1.877.872.7990--or TSA

Recruiting Noell Haggerty, Noelle.haggerty@mailservier-hraccess.tsa.dhs.gov) Please note that the

Computer Based Testing sites are currently closed due to the COVID-19; candidates will remain in pool

until testing resumes but will not lose their standing as an applicant

ABM Industries

Facility/Building Cleaner Jobs

$15.55-$19.97/hr DOE and Location

Multiple locations

Apply online http://abm.jobs.jobaline.com/

Questions: contact recruiter Megan Ryan Megan.Ryan@abm.com

Amazon

Warehouse, Delivery Driver, Prime Now Fresh Jobs

$15+/hr, plus $2/hr extra through April 30, 2020

Multiple locations

Apply online https://www.amazondelivers.jobs/warehouse-jobs/seattle-jobs?cmpid=COCGEN4583H1#jobs

Bartell Drugs

Cashier/Clerk, Order Picker (Warehouse), Pharmacy Asst Jobs

Multiple Locations

Apply online https://www.bartelldrugs.com/our-careers/

Must be able to pass a drug screening and background check

Domino’s

Delivery Driver, Store Customer Service Rep Jobs

Multiple Locations

Apply online https://jobs.dominos.com/dominos-careers/

Must be able to pass a drug screening and background check

King County Department of Adult & Juvenile Detention (DAJD)

Corrections Officer (entry level) Jobs

Entry level starting at $64,180/year plus $5,000 hiring incentive for entry level hires

Located at King County corrections facilities in Downtown Seattle or Kent

Apply online https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/kingcounty/jobs/2687666/corrections-officer-entry-level-lateral?page=2&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Questions: contact blake.bennett@kingcounty.gov

Must: be 21+ year old; have a HS diploma or equivalent certificate; have valid WA State driver’s license; pass extensive drug and background tests

Fred Meyer

Retail Store, E-Commerce Clerk (order picker) Jobs

Multiple locations

Apply online https://jobs.kroger.com/fred-meyer/go/Fred-Meyer/587600/

Pacific Building Services

Environmental Services (EVS), Commercial Janitorial, & Floor Technician Jobs

$17-$20/hr DOE and Location

Multiple Locations

Apply online https://www.indeedjobs.com/pacific-building-services

Questions: Contact HR Manager, Anthony Macfarlane anthony@pacificbuildingservices.com

QFC

Retail Store, E-Commerce Clerk (order picker) Jobs

Multiple locations

Apply online https://jobs.kroger.com/qfc/go/QFC/571500/

Safeway & Albertsons

Retail Store, Grocery Delivery, Warehouse Jobs

Multiple locations

Apply online https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI.home?c=1208301&d=Externa.html

Employment: Gov Jobs

To Apply Online for the following jobs, go to

Government Jobs - careers.wa.gov  https://careers.wa.gov/

Paid Family and Medical Leave Fiscal Analyst 3 (2020-02942) , ESD

Employment Security Department - Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) division is

searching for two Fiscal Analyst 3s for our Treasurer's Office. This office is responsible for

managing the Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave Trust Fund and the cash

management activities of the department. In this role, you will assist in providing

management of state accounting functions for all Paid Family and Medical Leave Treasure

financial activities and state reporting.

Paid Family & Medical Leave Fiscal Analyst 3 (2020-03000) , ESD

Employment Security Department. As a Fiscal Analyst 3 for the Paid Family and Medical

Leave Research and Analysis Team, your primary responsibility will be to assist with assuring

compliance of financial policies and procedures issued by the department of OFM

regulations. You will also contribute to the management of the unit financial and accounting

operations and activities, as well as educate employers, claimants, and internal customers,

providing technical assistance to meet regulatory requirements

Paid Family and Medical Leave Specialist 1 (In-Training 2020-02478 A) - Multiple Positions , ESD

Employment Security Department.  These entry level, in-training positions provide world-

class customer care directly to employers and employees via phone and email, so they can

access services and receive the benefits of the program. In this role, you will be responsible

for the review and analysis of information obtained through source documents and

client/customer interviews to determine eligibility, make adjudication decisions, and ensure

compliance with the Paid Family & Medical Leave standards. You will also collect premiums,

process claims, and verify employers' financial records and beneficiaries' medical

documentation.

Unemployment Insurance Specialist - Intake (UIS3) Multiple Positions , ESD

The Employment Security Department   Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claims Centers

provide timely and accurate unemployment benefits, information and referrals to

appropriate resources. You will assist claimants in filing UI claims and troubleshooting any

issues that may arise, ensuring accuracy, efficiency, fairness and accessibility of

unemployment insurance benefits.  We need individuals with strong customer service skills

as you will be greeting customers by telephone, determining their needs and assisting with

claim issues, answering questions regarding UI procedures, laws and policies, and reopening

claims.

Training Benefits/TRA Adjudicator (Privacy Officer) Multiple Positions, ESD

The Employment Security Department    Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claims Centers

provide timely and accurate unemployment benefits, information and referrals to

appropriate resources. You will provide support by utilizing a thorough understanding of

Trade Act and Training Benefits law and policy, solving issues and determinations to allow or

deny TRA and Training Benefits. This work supports Employment Security Department's

mission by delivering superior employment services, timely unemployment insurance

benefits and a fair and stable unemployment insurance system.

Unemployment Insurance Specialist - Adjudicator (UIS4) Multiple Positions , ESD

The Employment Security Department    Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claims Centers

provide timely and accurate unemployment benefits, information and referrals to

appropriate resources. As subject matter experts, you'll be relied upon for your thorough

understanding of unemployment insurance law and policy.  Working independently you will

issue determinations that either allow or deny unemployment insurance benefits that involve

separation issues such as quits, discharges, availability, suitability, fraud and routine over-

payments. You'll also advise claimants of final rights and responsibilities and represent the

agency in appeal hearings.  

WorkSource Specialist 4 (in-training) , ESD

The Employment Security Department. As a WorkSource Specialist (in training) in Seattle you

will determine eligibility and/or appropriateness for internal and external programs through

conducting individual interviews of our customers. You will assist in enrolling participants and

explaining program particular requirements to ensure their engagement and in turn success.

Human Resource Consultant 1, Training and Recruitment, Lacey, ECY

Our new Human Resource Consultant (Human Resource Consultant 1, Training and

Recruitment) will be part of our Training & Development and Recruiting Teams, and will be

exposed to multiple HR disciplines. You will use your creativity and collaborative problem

solving skills to learn and grow as part of our dynamic HR team. Join us as we work toward

our vision of being recognized as the nation's leading environmental workforce.

Unemployment Insurance Specialist - Intake (UIS2), Multiple Locations, ESD

Our Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claims Centers provide timely and accurate

unemployment benefits, information and referrals to appropriate resources. You will provide

assistance and problem resolution to claimants attempting to file Unemployment Insurance

claims. You will be relied upon to process initial claims, add-claims, re-open claims, and

supply input for monetary re-determinations for UI claims, and assist in resolving issues

which may affect timely and accurate payments. We need individuals with strong customer

service skills as you will be greeting customers by telephone, determining their needs and

assisting with claim issues, answering questions and reopening claims. By providing this type

of support, you will ensure the accuracy, efficiency, fairness and accessibility of UI Benefits

for our customers. If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, we invite you to apply and

join our team in making a difference to the citizens of our state!

Unemployment Insurance Specialist - Intake (UIS3), Multiple Locations, ESD

The Employment Security Department Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claims Centers provide

timely and accurate unemployment benefits, information and referrals to appropriate

resources. You will assist claimants in filing UI claims and troubleshooting any issues that may

arise, ensuring accuracy, efficiency, fairness and accessibility of unemployment insurance

benefits.  We need individuals with strong customer service skills as you will be greeting

customers by telephone, determining their needs and assisting with claim issues, answering

questions regarding UI procedures, laws and policies, and reopening claims. By providing this

type of support, you will ensure the accuracy, efficiency, fairness and accessibility of UI

Benefits for our customers.  If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, we invite you to

apply and join our team in making a difference to the citizens of our state!

Unemployment Insurance Specialist - Adjudicator (UIS4), Multiple Locations, ESD

The Employment Security Department Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claims Centers provide

timely and accurate unemployment benefits, information and referrals to appropriate

resources. As subject matter experts, you'll be relied upon for your thorough understanding

of unemployment insurance law and policy.   Working independently you will issue

determinations that either allow or deny unemployment insurance benefits that involve

separation issues such as quits, discharges, availability, suitability, fraud and routine over-

payments. You'll also advise claimants of final rights and responsibilities and represent the

agency in appeal hearings. By providing this type of support, you will ensure the accuracy,

efficiency, fairness and accessibility of UI Benefits for our customers. If this sounds like the

right opportunity for you, we invite you to apply and join our team in making a difference to

the citizens of our state!

Job Opportunities

Essential businesses currently recruiting and hiring for multiple entry level job openings in King County. Also, see the “Critical Job Opportunities” page on the WorkSource Seattle-King County website: www.worksourceskc.org

MANY OTHER COMPANIES ARE HIRING AS WELL SO GO TO LINK FOR MORE JOB OPPORTUNITIES, GO TO THIS LINK: https://www.uwkc.org/need-help/covid-19-resources/

Employment: Employment Assistance

UNEMPLOYMENT SERVICES & RESOURCES

There are different resources in the like, like unemployment tutorial and even Spanish Language Resources

https://www.uwkc.org/need-help/covid-19-resources/

ORION JOB OPPORTUNITIES

PROGRAM TOUR, EVERY MONDAY AT 9:00 AM

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Employment: Essential Worker Resources

Resource Guide

https://www.kingcounty.gov/~/media/elected/executive/equity-social-justice/2020/COVID-19/COVID-19_Resource-Guide.ashx?la=en

Free childcare resources for essential service workers who live and/or work in King County

If you are an essential worker who lives or works in King County and you are interested in accessing the free emergency child care slots, please call the Child Care Aware of Washington Family Center at 1-800-446-1114 and complete an intake with Family Center staff. After intake, a resources specialist will work to match you with an eligible child care provider that meets your family needs. We understand how urgent your need for child care is and we are working quickly to help find you the most suitable solution. We hope to have child care available by mid-April.

Please Note: Verification of employment and/or home address will be required to complete intake. To expedite the intake process, please send the required verification documents to subsidy@childcare.org.

Employer Verification: Must include the name of the employee and the employer, and the physical address of the workplace. A picture of one of the following items will suffice:

Work ID badge;

An email from a work address with name and contact information in the signature line;

A business card;

Paystub;

Work schedule w/employer visible.

Address Verification: (**Only required if you work in the City of Seattle OR outside of King County, to demonstrate residency in King County**)

Documentation must be no more than 3 months old, include the name of the employee, and cannot be envelopes or personal correspondence. If you are experiencing homelessness or otherwise unable to verify your home address, please let us know and we will provide alternative means of verification.

Submit ONE from this list:

Utility Bill (Gas, Water/Garbage, Light/Electrical, Cable, Landline phone)

Home/Renter’s Insurance

Mortgage Document

OR

TWO from this list from different sources:

Insurance document (health, car, etc.)

Benefits document (DSHS, SSI, paystub, etc.)

Financial document (Bank Statement, retirement, credit card statement)

Other bills

Driver’s License

Lease or Housing Agency letter

Early Learning: Other

Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) services during COVID-19

King County Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) Services During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  • The King County ESIT Program continues to accept referrals.
  • To make a referral, contact Help Me Grow Washington in any of the following ways:
  • Call the direct ESIT line at 206.204.3536,
  • Call toll-free at 800.322.2588,
  • Fax 206.299.9146, or
  • Email childdevelopment@withinreachwa.org
  • Visit kingcounty.gov/ddecsd for more information
  • What services look like:
  • All ESIT agencies are providing virtual services through video conferencing and/or phone calls, with the same high quality staff as always.
  • Services are provided through coaching, which is one way parents learn strategies to support their child’s development.
  • Research shows that virtual services are as successful as in-person services (example study here).
  • The benefits to families receiving ESIT services during this time, include:
  • Supporting the child’s development during early brain growth,
  • Learning helpful ideas to use while playing or during daily activities,
  • Stability during a time of uncertainty, for example by having regular services, and
  • Making social connections and links to additional supports.
  • ESIT Providers are actively working to reduce barriers to access, such as access to interpreters for all visits, and providing tablets, internet, and data when families need them.

Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT) Outreach Materials in 23 Languages

ESIT Flyers: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11zF6bDSU1mQ8YpdMy1_DSMkFFmMeayBG/view?usp=sharing

ESIT Social Media:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1trvhQMFAsw62JFhiTptljpfhYkxw9TJP/view?usp=sharing

Resource Guide

https://www.kingcounty.gov/~/media/elected/executive/equity-social-justice/2020/COVID-19/COVID-19_Resource-Guide.ashx?la=en

Free childcare resources for essential service workers who live and/or work in King County

If you are an essential worker who lives or works in King County and you are interested in accessing the free emergency child care slots, please call the Child Care Aware of Washington Family Center at 1-800-446-1114 and complete an intake with Family Center staff. After intake, a resources specialist will work to match you with an eligible child care provider that meets your family needs. We understand how urgent your need for child care is and we are working quickly to help find you the most suitable solution. We hope to have child care available by mid-April.

Please Note: Verification of employment and/or home address will be required to complete intake. To expedite the intake process, please send the required verification documents to subsidy@childcare.org.

Employer Verification: Must include the name of the employee and the employer, and the physical address of the workplace. A picture of one of the following items will suffice:

Work ID badge;

An email from a work address with name and contact information in the signature line;

A business card;

Paystub;

Work schedule w/employer visible.

Address Verification: (**Only required if you work in the City of Seattle OR outside of King County, to demonstrate residency in King County**)

Documentation must be no more than 3 months old, include the name of the employee, and cannot be envelopes or personal correspondence. If you are experiencing homelessness or otherwise unable to verify your home address, please let us know and we will provide alternative means of verification.

Submit ONE from this list:

Utility Bill (Gas, Water/Garbage, Light/Electrical, Cable, Landline phone)

Home/Renter’s Insurance

Mortgage Document

OR

TWO from this list from different sources:

Insurance document (health, car, etc.)

Benefits document (DSHS, SSI, paystub, etc.)

Financial document (Bank Statement, retirement, credit card statement)

Other bills

Driver’s License

Lease or Housing Agency letter

Early Learning: Financial

Early Learning: Health

Early Learning: Learning

Literactive (Pre-K to 1)

Phonemic awareness and phonics, vocabulary development

http://literactive.com/Home/index.asp

Hi All,

Had to hop off early (toddler at home), but wanted to make sure everyone knew Head Start and ECEAP (free preschool!) registration is open for the coming school year for low-income families in our community.

You can find more information and registration forms in English and Spanish here: kyfs.org/head-starteceap

Please share with the families you serve with 3 and 4 year olds.

If you need more information or we can support in getting families registered, please let me know.

Best,

Lily

Lily Stellmon | she/her/hers

Director of Fund Development & Community Relations

Kent Youth & Family Services

232 2nd Ave S, Suite 201 | Kent, WA 98032

(253) 859-0300 x3019 | (253) 373-9441 Fax

www.kyfs.org