We are a group of nonprofits, businesses, government and concerned citizens that have come together to address food security issues in the Issaquah School District area. We know if we work together sharing resources and ideas we can better support our community needs.
Next INN meeting: Tuesday, Nov 19, 3:00pm - 4:30pm at the YWCA Family Village, 930 NE High St, Issaquah WA 98029
Guest Speaker: KayLee Jaech, Director, The Garage, a Teen Cafe
Friends of Youth Street Outreach Mobile Drop-In Resources, connecting young adults (15-24) who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness to the resources they need.
Tent City 4 hot dinner meals sign up. Please call 206 618 3901 for more information. Tent City 4 has moved back to High Point as of May 2018. Exit 20 on I-90 East Bound, Issaquah, WA Amazon wish list. Gas cards, water and propane are needed
Immediate Shelter Need from Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services: Low temperatures and the wind chill have created an extremely unsafe environment for the men, women and families in our community who are living outdoors. Our shelter is scheduled to open on November 30th but we need your assistance in the meantime to bring people indoors. We do not have the funding to open our standard shelter early so we need your help in the meantime. Donations can be made HERE
A $90 donation will purchase a motel stay for up to 4 people.
A $300 donation will provide funding for one night to open an interim emergency warming shelter for upwards of 30 people when temperatures drop to unsafe levels.
Any amount makes a huge difference and leftover funds will be diverted to our normal winter shelter season. Please help us bring people indoors earlier than expected. Thank you so much! Jennifer Kirk, Executive Directoralong with our Board of Directors
Book Shelf Program seeks community volunteers at the Food Bank Would you enjoy connecting children and families with books? If so, then you might be interested in volunteering with the Friends of the Issaquah Library Book Shelf Program at the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank. You would first receive a short orientation. Then you would select dates you can help out on a schedule emailed to you. Possible times include Mondays and Wednesdays 5-7 PM, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10AM-12PM. The work involves inviting and assisting children and parents at the Food Bank to browse for free books at our book cart. If interested, please contact Ann Fletcher email@example.com
Imagine Housing: 1. We need holiday meal volunteers! Join us at our affordable housing communities to celebrate the holiday season and help provide a meal for those in need! Please see days, times, and locations on our website! 2. Survey Assistance! We need assistance preparing annual surveys to be sent out to our residents to receive feedback on how we are doing! If you are interested, please sign up on our website!
The FESH (Far East Senior Hub) Program Coordinator position: Do you enjoy outreach, planning and coordinating people and programs? Are you people oriented yet data driven? Do you long to make a concrete difference in the lives of people? The FESH (Far East Senior Hub) is made up of Sno-Valley Senior Center, Mt. Si Senior Center and Issaquah Senior Center. This partnership is excited to do targeted outreach and partnerships to assist older adults. This position is a liaison to local organizations and partners to involve them in making a difference in the lives of seniors in the Snoqualmie Valley and Issaquah. You will get to work with a wide range of non-profits and governments to reach LGBTQ, Hispanic, Asian & Indian Elders, and Kinship grandparents raising grandkids and family caregivers. Specific job description here Base office is at Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation. Application and full position description here
Looking for a meaningful volunteer experience? We need hundreds of volunteers for the Seattle/King County Clinic held from February 13-16, 2020. Volunteers in healthcare and general support roles make it possible to give free medical, dental, and vision care to thousands of people who struggle to afford healthcare! Info and sign-up at https://seattlecenter.org/volunteers
Friends of Youth: Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Food Drive: Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is Nov. 16–24, and we're collecting grocery store gift cards, seasonal favorites and year-long pantry staples for youth and young adults in our care. We need passionate folks like yourselves to get involved—reach out today if you can host a supply box for our food drive from Nov. 4–22. If you're interested, contact Toni or Teddy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Veteran's Day Related Activities at the Issaquah Senior Center Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM Issaquah Senior Center 75 N.E. Creek Way Issaquah The Senior Center is offering three veteran’s events on Friday, Nov. 8:
Veteran’s Day Luncheon — Every year the Issaquah School District bus drivers celebrate veterans. They’ve invited 10 senior center veterans to join their luncheon. Friday, Nov. 8 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Issaquah Singers’ Veteran’s Concert — To honor veterans for their service, Issaquah Singers will perform patriotic songs. Audience members will also have the opportunity to sing together with the choir.
Since 1976 Issaquah Singers, an all-volunteer community choir, has taken the joy of music to those who have difficulty getting out to hear live music. Come hear this special presentation and help acknowledge our Veterans. Friday, Nov. 8 at 1:00 p.m.
At Ease: An Overview of Programs and Resources for Veterans in our Community — The Veterans Training Support Center (VTSC) will facilitate a conversation with veterans and community members to identify the programs and resources serving veterans and their families across King County and Washington State.
Come join the conversation and learn how to both access benefits and provide support to veterans in our community. VTSC is a Counseling and Wellness program of your Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs.
Friday, Nov. 8 at 1:30 p.m.
Issaquah / Mt Si VFW Post #3436 will have a Veterans Day Service at 11:00 AM on Monday November 11th, 2019 to be held at the Issaquah Senior Center, 75 NE Creek Way, Issaquah, WA 98027. Liberty High School Junior Naval ROTC Color Guard will be part of the Service. All local Veterans in attendance will be recognized and a there will be a pinning ceremony of the Vietnam era Veteran Commemorative Pin to all Vietnam Era veterans in attendance. King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert, Dist. #3, will be our keynote speaker and new U.S. Flags will be presented to the City on behalf of the Post in recognition of U.S. Service Members serving in “harms” way throughout the world to preserve our Freedom. The Service will begin at 11:00 AM and will conclude at approximately 11:45 AM. Space and seating are limited. Flintoff’s Funeral Home will provide refreshments.
Eastside Legal Assistance Program: Tue Nov. 12th 1 - 2 PM - Do you have questions about Social Security and your benefits? Join ELAP at the Issaquah Senior Center to hear a presentation by an attorney who will give insight into this system. This is a community event, so all are welcome! Flyer here
Issaquah Schools Foundation Shop for a Cause: Join us at the Golf Club at Newcastle November 14th and get a jump on your Holiday shopping! $3 from each glassybaby and 20% of all Kendra Scott jewelry sales will be donated back to fund programs and resources for Issaquah School District students. Enjoy an evening on the Terrace (indoor) of the Calcutta Grill with friends, neighbors, and colleagues, and rally together to shop for a cause!
Influence the Choice - Drug Prevention Alliance for Youth announces the 3rd annual The Power of Me, The Power of We! Summit for Middle School students. Fri, November 15, 2019, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Issaquah Middle School 600 2nd Avenue SE, Issaquah. Students will spend the morning and afternoon with Jerry Blackburn, a leadership development speaker and facilitator with experience working in schools across the United States. Local high school teen leaders will participate in a pre-training to be co-facilitators and critical peer role models for the day. The goal for the day is to engage youth in concepts of leadership and healthy choices in a way that fosters independent thinking, creative expression, and practical skill development.
ELAP Nov Wills Clinic: Sat. Nov. 16th from 10 - 2:30 PM at St. Matthews Lutheran Church 1700 Edmonds Ave NE, Renton, - Attorneys will help to draft a Simple Will, POA, and Advance Directive for low-income clients (as long as they qualify) for free. There will be notaries to notarize clients' documents. Clients must call 425-747-7274 to qualify for the clinic and receive an appointment. Please Note: this is the final Wills Clinic for the year! Flyer in Spanish here
MAPS-MCRC presents Golden Times, a morning of social connection and fun activities for Senior Women. A light lunch will be served. This a free event open to senior women of all faiths. MAPS MPR Room 17550 NE 67th Ct Redmond Register here Nov 18, 2019 * Dec 9, 2019 * Jan 13, 2020
Issaquah Turkey Trot benefiting Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank Thanksgiving Day, November 28th, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Everyone of all ages are invited to join in the fun! This is a wonderful Thanksgiving tradition for your entire family. Cost: Participants 11 and older are $30 (includes performance t-shirt & bib) Participants 10 and younger* are $15 (includes cotton t-shirt, gobble wobble punch card & prize at the finish line). Check out 10th anniversary special options ! Volunteers are needed !!
IFCB Holiday Gift Barn is one of the biggest and most exciting annual events put on by the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. Each year Holiday Gift Barn serves children in the Issaquah School District. We turn Pickering Barn into a huge department store where parents can choose gifts and stocking stuffers for each of their children. We also have a wrapping station and child care so the gifts can stay a surprise until Christmas morning
Donors: December 2nd and 3rd, between 10 am - 6 pm. Check out our donor toolkit for gift ideas and all the details. Please be sure to register as a donor so that we know we'll have enough for everyone
Families: shopping will take place December 4th and 5th this year! Watch our website as fall approaches for updates and more information for the 2019 Holiday Gift Barn event.
Volunteers: It took almost 400 volunteers to make this event run smoothly last year ! If you're interested in volunteering for Holiday Gift Barn in 2019, there are a variety of volunteer options Volunteer questions? Email Lisa or call her at 425-392-4123 x10.
YWCA - Free ESL classes this fall Sept 10th - Dec 12, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm at the YWCA Family Village, Issaquah. For more information contact Andi Wolff email@example.com
The Community Ride service, which has launched in three communities since March 2017, and serves specified areas instead of traveling along a fixed route with a set schedule. For communities in Sammamish, this service provides flexible connections to local destinations and additional transit options, and also mitigates the loss of the Metro DART route 927, which discontinued service in September 2014. The Community Ride service is offered by King County Metro in partnership with the City of Sammamish and operated under contract by Hopelink Transportation.
How to use Sammamish Community Ride
CarePoint - is hosting Medical Teams International to bring a Mobile Dental Clinic to Snoqualmie Valley for qualifying patients. For more information or if you are interested in scheduling an appointment with the mobile dental clinic, contact CarePoint at 425 478 6627
2019 Car Seat Inspections in King County, including Eastside Baby Corner. Flyer has details on dates and locations.
Eastside Legal Assistance Program holds a free legal advice clinic at the Issaquah Senior Center every other Wednesday. This clinic is open to everyone, not just seniors. Appointments are required, and can be made by calling 425.747.7274 Mon - Fri 10am - 1pm
KCLS Issaquah presents Citizenship, learn how to become a US citizen and study for Naturalization test. Wednesdays, 4:30-6pm
KCLS Issaquah presents Talk Time, practice speaking English, learn about American culture and make friends. Thursdays, 6:30pm - 8pm
Announcing Change A Life ! The YMCA of Greater Seattle and Friends of Youth have launched a program that will efficiently and effectively house homeless youth. Host Homes connects homeless youth with supportive families in the community that have a spare room and are willing to provide a safe space to work towards a plan of independence.
The Host Homes King County program matches young adults (ages 12–24) who are at risk of becoming homeless with a caring host family within their community. Hosts provide safe, short-term housing and support to young people as they work toward becoming stable and self-sufficient. Qualifications of Host Family: 21 years or older • Own or leases a home • Has a spare bedroom • Lives within King County
For more information on the Host Homes King County program, contact Kimberly Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-458-8971.
Friends of Youth Now Offering Free GED Prep Classes ! Ages 16-21 who are residents of King County and not currently enrolled in school are eligible ! Students receive assessment, individualized instruction and assistance in preparation for passing the GED exam. Locations at Redmond Youth Service Center, Mon-Thurs 10am-11:30am, and Kirkland Youth Service Center, Mon-Thurs 3:30pm-5:00pm.
Friends of Youth Now Offering Healthy Start provides free evidence based parenting support for families. Home visits on your schedule to promote Health and family well-being. Child Development information and health Screenings. Fun monthly group events Confidentiality and cultural awareness. FREE basic supplies and access to local resources for families. Flyer in Spanish Referral Information Form
Friends of Youth Homelessness Prevention Program provides case management support to single youths ages 24 and younger, and families with monir children who are immently at risk of becoming homeless. Service area includes Snoqualmie Valley, Issaquah, North Bend, Wwoodinville, Bothell, and North King County. Call 425.553.6139 for more information
Family Development Program, this aims to create a long-term, step-by-step plan of action for the future, working with a Case Manager, clients can create an action plan tailored to their family’s needs (education, employment, health, housing stability, parenting, financial). Phone screening call 425 883 4744 or complete the online form.
South & East King County Cultural Navigator Program: The CNP offers free, confidential navigation and information assistance to individuals and families who have limited English language skills. This program serves people living in East and South King County by helping them to navigate systems, find resources, learn about programs, and connect to their community. Locations: Bellevue Mini City Hall, CISC Kent Office, Together Center Redmond. Find more information here
MAPS - MCRC Free Community Clinic is held every 3rd Sunday, 10am - 1pm, providing culturally competent healthcare for individuals and families who lack access to basic health services. Our services include the following: General primary care (adults and children), Cardiology/Pulmonary care, Endocrinology, .Chiropractor. To schedule an appointment with one of our providers, please email us at email@example.com We highly recommend scheduling an appointment, although we will do our best to accommodate everyone. As always, all are welcome. Location: 17550 NE 67th Ct, Redmond
Issaquah Power Packs is seeking donations ! Help end weekend hunger in the Issaquah School District with a financial or an in-kind donation to this new program with the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank.
Wayfind - Attorneys Supporting Communities: We are a nonprofit with a mission to improve the quality of life in Washington by providing free legal services for nonprofits and microenterprises. Wayfind: 1-866-288-9695 firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 2134 Seattle, WA 98111 wayfindlegla.org
Imagine Housing is seeking basic need delivery and community meal volunteers! Check out our website and sign-up today!
Everyone For Veterans is seeking volunteers for their Wingman program. Through the Wingman program, low income combat veterans are served by donors fulfilling specific, individual requests. The program matches a volunteer with one veteran per year. More information and to sign up, click here
Everyone for Veterans also looking for volunteers: We’re looking for volunteers interested in making phone calls 1-2 hours per week and/or taking meeting notes two hours per month. Sign up here.
Join Sammamish Rotary for Rotary First Harvest work party ! Rotarians, guests, potential new members, and family members- everyone is invited to join a work party. RFH Work Parties – 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. Visit here for more information and to sign up
Issaquah Senior Center: Volunteers are needed for lunch on Tuesdays and Fridays. Catholic Community Services provides lunch, and the cook needs kitchen help and serving. Contact Courtenay Garcia at 425.392.2381
VOICE mentors needed ! Volunteers of Issaquah Changing Education (VOICE) is an in-school volunteer mentoring program that pairs caring community members with Issaquah School District students. VOICE volunteers work with students as one-to-one mentors one hour per week throughout the school year. Volunteers may choose to work as mentors supporting social skills and setting positive goals or as academic mentors with students on specifc subject matter. All students benefit from your commitment.
Echo Glen Childrens Center has many ongoing volunteer opportunities. Check out website here for more information on how you can help. Current need is for volunteers with speakers, cooks and gardenening vegetables.
YWCA Family Village in Issaquah is seeking volunteer instructors for dance, art, coding, cooking, photography and more ! Contact Victoria at email@example.com for more information
Eastside Friends of Senior - Volunteer Drivers Needed
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank needs volunteer drivers to pick up food from grocery stores and deliver food to seniors.
Healthy Youth Survey 2018 Results Now Available: Last fall, Issaquah School District 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students took the state's Healthy Youth Survey. The Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) provides important information about the health of adolescents in Washington. Survey results for ISD students are now available on the Issaquah School District website and Issaquah Schools Foundation websites and statewide results are available on the Healthy Youth Survey website.
Education and Training Resources Available through KCLS: Step 1: Go to the library website www.kcls.org Step 2: Click Online Library Step 3: Select Education and Training under subjects (You may also choose A-Z Resources to see a list of all available online resources on the subject of continuing education and training). Access to all KCLS resources is always free. To access from home, you will need your library card number and pin number. Students in the Issaquah School District can use their student ID and last 4 digits of Student ID number as pin. Teachers and ISD District Staff can use Skyward login and last 4 digits of Skyward login as the password. Some resources require the creation of an account in addition to library card or student ID.
1. Tutor.com Adult Education and Career Center. One-on-one, real-time assistance with professional tutors covering resumes, cover letters, interview preparation, or document proofing. Includes sample resumes, templates, and guidelines. Available daily, 2 pm - midnight.
2. Testing and Education Resource Center. Test preparation (eBooks and interactive practice for civil service, military, and academic admissions exams), school search, career exploration tools, and resume builder.
3. Lynda Video tutorials for software and computers skills
4. Mango and Dualingo for Language Learning: Language learning lessons with reading/writing/listening components. Many libraries also offer Citizenship, ESL and Talk Time classes. See Citizenship, Talk Time and ESL brochure for individual times and locations.
5. HS 21 program. Earn your official High School Diploma. Must be at least 21 years old. Call to be added to the waiting list 425-369-3443. Bellevue Library / Computer Lab, Room 6 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9–11am
6. Earn your official elementary and/or middle school diploma at Bellevue library. FREE program in Spanish for adults of all nationalities. • You can study at your own pace. This is an individualized program. • Get your official elementary and or middle school Diploma by the SEP (Mexican Secretary of Public Education) Come to any of these drop-in classes: Mondays, 10am–1pm Wednesdays, 5:30–8:30pm Saturdays, 10am–1pm For more information 425.369.3443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Spanish Literature Club at Newcastle Library
Family Book Club in Spanish A reading program in Spanish for children ages 5 – 10 accompanied by their families. Learn through discussion and fun activities. Every fourth Tuesday of each month. Lake Hills Library. Tuesday, January 23, 5:30pm
Also homework help and feedback for student papers. In person tutors are also available in most KCLS libraries for K-12 students. Visit https://kcls.org/study-zone/ for a complete list of tutors, locations and subject specialties.
Free ESL Citizenship and Talk Time Classes at Issaquah Library ! Citizenship: Learn how to become a US citizen and study for naturalization test, Wednesdays, 4:30pm - 6:00pm Talk Time: Practice speaking English, learn about American culture, and make friends, Thursdays, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Upcoming programs at the Issaquah Library !
Upcoming Events at the Sammamish Library !
Information about Villages for Seniors: The bigger problem as we age is being isolated, lonely and feeling helpless. Villages are very attuned to bringing everyone into the community to address these issues. When you are part of a village you are included and invited to all activities that interest you. Village Resources: Village main website Pasadena Village video how to create a village Pasadena Village website: Ellen’s Village website:
Links from Jan. 16 meeting, with King County presenting Best Starts for Kids funding opportunities. King County is hoping more eastside cities and nonprofits apply for funding. They are interested in supporting smaller organizations and programs.
Information from Blog: https://beststartsblog.com
Here is the link in our blog that provides you information on the technical assistance available: https://beststartsblog.com/2017/10/12/technical-assistance/
Here is a link in out blog that provides you a general sense of what applications may look like: https://beststartsblog.com/2017/10/20/applications-open-for-stopping-the-school-to-prison-pipeline-due-november-20/
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Please contact us if you are interested in joining the Issaquah Nourishing Network. Email Cori Walters or just show up!
Do you have events, programs, resources, volunteer opportunities or other information to share with the Network ? Email Kim Weiss at email@example.com for posts to the Issaquah Nourishing Network website.