- ONE-TIME DONATION DROP-OFFS: IFCB invites donors and supporters to join us in a collaborative and strategic food drive program! If you'd like to do a one-time donation drop-off, please bring your food and personal care items from our Emergency Needs List to our warehouse ONLY during these days and times (if you need additional assistance, email Rebecca): Warehouse location: AtWork (930 7th Ave NW, Issaquah, WA 98027) Donation drop off dates/times:
- October 10th: 10:30am-12:30pm
- October 14th: 4:00-6:00pm
- December 12th: 10:30am-12:30pm
- New schedule and more information here
- Financial gifts for purchasing food and other supplies.
- Online orders of items off our Emergency Needs List to be shipped to us directly from the vendor.
- Volunteers needed and important information here Our Covid-19 guidelines mean that we are asking volunteers to pick a day of the week and then only volunteer on that day of the week only. This is for the safety of volunteers and staff. Also for safety we have limited the number of volunteers per shift and are providing masks and gloves for all. If interested, contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org Sign up here
- New Service: Do you need delivery during the COVID-19 outbreak? Please note - this delivery service is separate from our traditional Groceries to Go program and will only take place for the remainder of our COVID-19 emergency operations. All deliveries contain the same food items as the prepacked boxes available for pick up at the food bank. More information here
Issaquah Sammamish Food Project Sharing Food. Building Community. A Simple System That Really Works EVERY 2 MONTHS—on the second Saturday of every even month—our Neighborhood Coordinators pick up bags of healthy nonperishable food that neighbors have left outside their front doors. They leave empty green bags for next time, and take all the food to local Food Banks. It’s that easy!
Eastside Baby Corner:
Issaquah Meals Program continues to provide a free hot meal from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Issaquah Community Hall. We ask guests that have a warm and dry place take their meal to go. The Issaquah Meals Program is looking for individual volunteers to help on nights that meal groups are not available. We also are looking for donations of to-go boxes, paper plates, plastic ware, and napkins requested. To volunteer or donate, contact Griffin Cole at email@example.com or 425-679-0342
New Breakfast Program in Sept & Oct! GRAB 'N GO A FREE, HOT, AND FRESH BREAKFAST FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Breakfast it is served! Issaquah Community Hall - 180 E Sunset Way Monday Mornings at 9:30 AM | Limited Dates Only September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 28 First come, First served
Issaquah Community Services: Starting Monday, March 16, 2020, all requests for financial assistance will be handled over the phone (425-837-3125) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not come to Community Hall for ICS business as we will not be able to let you in. Visit website for more information and application.
To our donors: With the COVID-19 crisis upon us, the need in our community is more acute than ever. It is likely that many will face eviction and/or utility shutdown due to loss of employment or inability to go to work. Please spread the word and help us to help impacted members of our community stay in their homes. Donate on website
City of Sammamish: Community Van is recruiting volunteer drivers! Are you interested in helping your community? Are you at lower risk for COVID-19 (under the age of, not pregnant, and free of underlying health conditions)? Please sign up today to be a neighborhood hero! Information here
Issaquah Schools Foundation: Step Up for Kids this Fall At the Issaquah Schools Foundation, we raise funds to create opportunities that inspire students on their personal path to success. Your generous gifts help students reach the promise of their potential. Donations to the Foundation fund STEM clubs; art instruction; robotics; teacher professional development; mentoring; after-school homework help; food aid; band, choir and orchestra—and much more. These programs impact more than 21,000 students in our communities of Issaquah, Sammamish, Bellevue, Newcastle and Renton.
Friends of Echo Glen:
Step Up for Kids Fall Fitness Challenge: We are thrilled to introduce the NEW Fall Fitness Challenge! Take a break from your screens, reconnect with friends, win prizes, and support local students by accepting the challenge to be active every day from September 8 through October 8. All ages, abilities, and activities are welcome.
Friends of Echo Glen is a 100% volunteer community that exists with the sole purpose of helping the youth at Echo Glen Juvenile Detention Center to rewrite the scripts of their lives. These teens have immense untapped potential. We help them gain self-esteem by providing essential building blocks for healthy development thus breaking the cycle of neglect and abuse.
Wish List During the Pandemic: Help the staff to keep the residents mentally active. During this time where volunteers are not able to bring the usual variety of activities & attention, staff would truly appreciate your help to keep the youth mentally active & engaged. New & nearly new items demonstrate to the kids that the community truly does care & value them. Thank you for your amazing generosity!
- Drop off donations between 7 AM – 4 PM Mon-Fri. There is someone at the gate during these times doing wellness checks on arriving staff.
- If you cannot deliver your donation(s) - please email email@example.com and we can try to organize a pick-up. There will be weekly deliveries from the Sammamish area to Echo Glen
Friends of Youth
As a mission-centered agency, our highest priority is being accessible to our youth. Our Emergency Shelters, Drop-In and Residential facilities remain open to our youth. All facilities are closed to the public until further notice.
- Friends of Youth Coronavirus Response
- Join our counselors and staff every Wednesday at 3pm in our new “Under the Umbrella” support group for LGBTQIA+ youth! We’ll explore gender and sexual identity, as well as ways to improve self-confidence, develop healthy coping skills, and foster a sense of community, hope, and resilience. Register today, or learn more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Friends of Youth meal donation Please drop off your dinner donation at The Landing, Friends of Youth's emergency shelter, from 8:00PM - 8:15PM. Due to COVID 19 restrictions volunteers are asked to just drop off food, and not serve at this time. Meals should serve 25 - 30 hungry young adults. Looking for ideas? https://www.allrecipes.com/ has great ideas and there's an easy to use tool for adjusting the number of people who are eating.
- Make a Gift. Your donation allows us to immediately respond to emergent needs. When you give $250 or more, our board and the Wockner foundation will match your gift!
- Provide urgently needed supplies. Purchase items directly through our Amazon Wish List and have them delivered to our Kirkland Youth Service Center. OR, Pick up items from our list when you shop and drop them off at the Kirkland Youth Service Center. Donations will be accepted on Fridays between 10am and 4pm at the Kirkland Youth Service Center, 13116 NE 132nd Street, Kirkland WA 98034. Donations can be placed in a receptacle located just outside our front door. Thank you!
- Expand your impact by volunteering to be an on-call meal donor. Support our local business community while providing badly needed meals for youth staying in the Landing Shelter. During this time, we ask meal donors to provide ONLY pre-packaged foods or meals from local restaurants. Please contact Teddy@friendsofyouth.org to join our list of on-call meal donors.
- If you could make a gift of $25, $50 or $100 today, could you make that same commitment for the next four months to help us through the COVID-19 crisis? Donate here
- If you’re not in the position to make a four-month commitment today, please consider making a one time donation. Donate here
- If you’re feeling especially generous, we have a vital need for basic needs and gift cards to grocery stores for families, seniors, and veterans living in Imagine Housing communities. Donate here
- We are looking for strong, active volunteers to assist residents with carrying groceries, strollers, and other items up and down the 3 flights of stairs at our 30Bellevue property. We anticipate two (2) shifts daily: 11 AM to 1 PM and 1 PM to 3 PM, Monday through Friday. There will be two (2) volunteers per shift. We encourage friends to sign up for shifts together. We anticipate this opportunity to continue through the month of June and possibly beyond. DETAILS HERE
Seattle Humane: In partnership with Regional Animal Services of King County, Pasado’s Safe Haven, Auburn Valley Humane Society, and Seattle Animal Shelter, we’re coordinating efforts to raise funds for pet food and deliver the food to low-income families throughout King and Snohomish Counties. Your support is needed to be sure we have enough food to feed pets through the summer and the pandemic. Your gift today will help entire communities of people and pets in need, many of whom are unable to leave their homes. Every $100 we raise will feed three families’ pets for one month! Please, make a special gift for the Pet Food Bank today.
Eastside Pathways: The East King County Community Fund has launched to support vulnerable workers and families who have been impacted by COVID-19. The Fund was established after community leaders and philanthropists armed with broad community input approached the Seattle Foundation to create a mechanism to easily direct dollars to East King County including Bothell, Bellevue, Carnation, Fall City, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Newcastle, North Bend, Redmond, Snoqualmie, Sammamish, and Woodinville. The new East King County Community Fund complements the region’s broader COVID-19 Response Fund and has adopted the same principles, including using a racial equity lens and providing flexible dollars. An Advisory Group from East King County with strong community ties and expertise will guide the Fund’s grantmaking, working with Seattle Foundation staff to identify gaps that can best be addressed by philanthropy. The initial goal for this fund is to raise $2 million and then quickly get funds granted. Because the East King County Community Fund is being housed at Seattle Foundation and Seattle Foundation is a participating foundation in the All in Washington campaign, all gifts made now are eligible to be matched, one to one.
India Association of Western WA: IAWW has launched a fundraising campaign
and invites you to participate very generously and donate to this matching gift campaign donate now
. IAWW is committed to addressing the needs generated by the pandemic crises on the communities around us. It is our intent for 2020 and 2021 to support the impacted achieve health, wellbeing and stability. As COVID-19 continues to unfold, we are working hard to provide services and support for the needs being brought to our attention. These services are intended but not limited to serve our ageing adults, elder care homes, under privileged families, small businesses, healthcare facilities, health care workers and the shelters negatively impacted by COVID-19. All donations received from now to October 2020 will be earmarked for our COVID Response Efforts.
Offering Assistance or Services:
Issaquah Senior Center is finding more ways to stay connected with our seniors:
- Sept 2020 Newsletter and Lunch Menu
- Encompass Grandparents Raising Grandkids Kinship Support Group meets every Wednesday from 1-2pm on Zoom! Are you raising a child that is a relative or friend? The Kinship program at Encompass is open! Please join in for support, resources, information and great conversation. Contact Laura Lewis at 425.443.4175 or email@example.com
- Monday to Friday Lunch To Go, 12-1 pm with $4.50 suggested contribution for seniors 60 and older. Find updated menus on our website issaquahwa.gov/seniors. and here
- Panera Bread is Back on Tuesdays! Drop by during lunch hours, 12-1pm, to pick up your free Panera Bread!
- Private Phone Calls with Rebecca, Social Worker: Rebecca can help you navigate local resources and help tackle a wide variety of issues and obstacles you may be facing. She helps seniors get groceries delivered, sign up for affordable housing, and more. No income restrictions; anyone can talk with Rebecca. No appointments; just call Rebecca directly —206-395-9149
Eastside Friends of Seniors is accepting new clients ! Our beloved Seniors are the most vulnerable population in this pandemic, and we are doing everything we can to help them remain healthy and self-sufficient. While we are following the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” guidelines we want you to know:
- We are still open for business, serving seniors in Issaquah and Sammamish.
- Volunteer Driver (must be 21 years to transport seniors) Door-through-the-door services from the senior’s home into the health care provider’s office and safely back home again. This is our greatest need at this time. As nonemergency medical appointments are starting to be rescheduled, we are experiencing an increase in demand for drivers. For more information, please visit our website - www.eastsidefriendsofseniors.org or Volunteer Eastside Friends of Seniors
Do you have extra disinfectant wipes in your stash? We are putting together COVID care packages for seniors in our community and they continue to be one of the most difficult items to acquire any quantity of! In addition to the practical items the seniors will receive, we want to be able to include an item or two to provide some diversion while they remain “safe at home” If you would like to help our seniors, you may order from our Amazon wish list, or purchase from the retailer of your choice. Contact Alicia@EastsideFriendsofSeniors.org with any questions.
- Our volunteers and staff are routinely checking in on our clients so we can be sure to meet their needs during this challenging time.
- Free virtual counseling sessions available for high school students age 13-18 years old. Meet with one of the Garage Counselors while maintaining Social Distancing. Sign up for a private, confidential session here
- FALL HOURS & REMOTE LEARNING Starting Friday, Sept. 11th, you can sign-up to do your Remote Learning at the Garage! Limit of 5 students at a time. Sign-Up by clicking the "Sign-Up to Visit" button at the top of our homepage.
MONDAY 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
TUESDAY 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
THURSDAY 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
FRIDAY 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
City of Issaquah: See if You Qualify: Utility Rebate Did you know that low-income households in Issaquah can apply for a yearly $100 utility rebate check? Here’s the process: 1. See if you qualify. 2. Apply to Puget Sound Energy’s HELP program. 3.Once approved, fill out the City’s application. Don’t delay! Applications (once you are accepted to PSE’s HELP program) must be submitted to the City of Issaquah by Sept. 30, 2020.
Issaquah Schoolhouse Rec! Launches Sept. 8 With online school beginning this Fall, Issaquah Parks & Community Services is excited to announce our new full-day program to help with online learning called Schoolhouse Rec! Schoolhouse Rec! is available for students in grades K-5 and will be assigned to a classroom cohort based on their grade. Each cohort will have a dedicated classroom and staff team to help ensure a healthy learning environment. The school day and program calendar will follow the Issaquah School District plan. Health and Safety plans are in place. Online registration
Downtown Issaquah Association: Issaquah Job Resources Local Job Openings During COVID-19 During this unprecedented time the following “essential” organizations are hiring and actively seeking support.
New Meal program in Bellevue: Mobile Meal Alliance Fund a Truck, Feed a Community
With assistance from the City of Bellevue, the Washington State Food Truck Association has partnered with Nourishing Networks, the Redmond-based non-profit organization, to provide a voucher meal food truck program.
The program: Printed meal vouchers are distributed to local non-profits, or to individuals and families in need of food support. The voucher contains all the information needed for people to visit a food truck (parked at a church, school or other business) and receive food without cost to them. The church (or other business entity) then pays the food truck for all the meals redeemed at the end of the week, via donations made. On behalf of Nourishing Networks, Overlake Park Presbyterian Church will take in donations and equally disburse these funds designated for the “Food Truck Program”, to any church, school or other business who wants to host a food truck in their community.
Click here to donate to this program.
Interfaith Task Force on Homelessness weekly update on shelters HERE
The Hopelink Employment Program has created a new and free service to assist those whose employment may have been impacted by COVID-19. To assist in navigating the current job market, Hopelink is offering a one-time Remote Resume Review service by phone, e-mail or video conference. This service includes a comprehensive assessment of one’s current resume by an Employment Specialist. Information on community resources, benefits and access to additional job coaching services are available for those who qualify. The Employment Specialist will review the resume, suggest possible changes, (if needed), and help turn a client’s resume into a memorable, stand-out document that will demonstrate to recruiters the many reasons why they should be interviewed for the job in which they applied. To sign up, please visit our website www.hopelink.org/need-help/employment and fill out the “Remote Resume Review Sign-up” form. You will then be asked to submit your resume. Their request will be reviewed within two business days. The Hopelink Employment Program provides one-on-one job coaching and meets with participants weekly. We can help with resumes, cover letters, job search strategies, career assessments and much more. Together, we will help with their employment goals. If your clients do not have a resume and/or would like to enroll in our job coaching program, please e-mail HEP@hopelink.org or call 425-250-3030 to see if they qualify for Hopelink’s Employment Program.
HopeLink Open Services flyer
Hopelink Mobile Market Schedule: July – September 2020 With new procedures in place to help ensure that everyone stays safe and healthy, we will be operating on a Tuesday through Thursday schedule – the same days that Hopelink food banks are distributing food – and including some new late afternoon events. In order to limit potential exposure for clients and staff, the food at both the Mobile Market and all Hopelink centers will be provided only at clearly marked entry points in pre-packed boxes. Each household will be able to pick up enough food for at least 21 meals per visit. Unfortunately, we are currently unable to accept any donations or returned products. Thank you for your generosity and understanding during this challenging time. Please find the mobile market calendars for July through September at Hopelink Mobile Market website. Sept 2020 Calendar
Hopelink centers to help with Census, voter registration: To help ensure that all members of our community are represented in the 2020 Census and will have their voices heard in this year’s election, Hopelink staff will be available at our centers in Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond and Shoreline during a number of September dates to help community members complete the census and register to vote. Following all CDC protocol with sanitized surfaces and tablets, masks and social distancing, staff also will provide information and mail-in ballot applications at designated tables.
Eastside Cities Launch COVID-19 Business Support. The cities of Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah, Redmond and Renton today launched (re)STARTUP425, a collaborative effort to connect Eastside small business owners, nonprofit leaders and sole proprietors with available business support resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Eastside’s economy doesn’t recognize borders. So we’re working together to connect businesses and nonprofits to resources, provide one-on-one financial technical assistance, and share your ongoing business operations with the community.
Unemployment Law Project: Recurring Webinar:
During COVID-19 Youth Eastside Services is continuing to provide Telehealth services through HIPAA-compliant web-based technology, AND we now also have the capacity to provide in-person services with social distancing measures in place. Click here for available services. Youth Eastside Services (YES) is the leading behavioral health services provider for children and youth, ages birth to 22, and their families in East King County. We provide evidence-based mental health counseling, substance use and co-occurring disorders counseling and treatment, early childhood behavioral health services, psychiatric services, and education and prevention programs. We help children and youth with depression, grief, trauma, cultural, gender, and sexual orientation, anxiety, ADHD, eating disorders, self-harming, and other challenges. Youth Eastside Services: Counseling, Mental Health & Well-being Understanding, Accessing, and Connecting event in Chinese, Hindi, and Spanish
MAPS-MCRC Free Medical Clinic In response to COVID-19 and in conformance to Public Health guidelines, the MCRC medical clinic has moved online. The MAPS-MCRC Clinic will be providing telehealth services (free of charge) for those in need of healthcare during this time. This includes wellness exams and prescription refills. We will be providing primary care services for adults and children as well as out-patient neurology services. Please note that we will not be providing lab or radiology services at this time. Scheduling an appointment is easy: please register here and you will receive a confirmation email from us. For COVID-19 related inquiries, please call your Primary Care Physician or the King County Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 call center between 8 AM to 7 PM at 206-477-3977
Eastside Legal Assistance Program: ELAP is still open!
This means that we are continuing to provide FREE legal services to low-income clients throughout King County. We are providing phone consultations each week in the areas of Family Law, Domestic Violence, Immigration, Debt & Bankruptcy, and General Law. We offer interpretive services
, so language will not be a barrier. We are also starting to present webinars about various legal topics, please stay tuned as next week we'll have one on current Tenant Rights during Covid-19. Please have clients give us a call at 425-747-7274. Be sure to tell clients to leave a voicemail if we're on the other line If you're interested in previous webinars
(including 2 recent ones on Tenant Rights and Immigration Rights), please feel free to check out our website - www.elap.org/webinars
Eastside Legal Assistance Program and Housing Justice Project: Concerned about your legal rights as a tenant during this time? Webinar from April 1, 2020 available here. ELAP and HJP Tenants Rights
- WA Emergency Housing Protections - Edmund mentioned this document during the presentation that lists the Housing Protections for cities throughout King County.
- Preservation Database AND/OR WA Housing Finance Commission - If you need to see if your housing is federally funded or a tax-credit property, go to these websites.
- WA Attorney General's Office - The WA Attorney General's office is officially enforcing the moratorium and tenants and advocates can fill out a form on their website (linked above), email them at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact them via phone at (833) 660-4877 and leave a general message by selecting Option 1.
- Eastside for All - A wonderful non-profit that does a ton of work in East King County and has put together a great list of resources for East King County.
- United Way of King County - They have an amazing list of current resources in King County.
- Vine Maple Place - Single-parent families in South King County can call Vine Maple Place at 425-432-2119 for rent assistance, employment coaching and budgeting help.
- Financial Resources - From the WA Dept. of Financial Institutions, a list of financial resources for those affected by Covid-19.
- Working Washington - Working WA has a list of resources for Workers during this time.
NAMI Eastside: COVID-19 INFORMATION:
You are part of our NAMI Eastide family and your health and safety is very important to us. Although our office is now closed to walk-ins, please know that we continue to take phone calls at 425-885-6264 between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm Monday through Thursday. To protect you during this time of social distancing, our support groups are now online. Find groups here.
You can also email us at email@example.com.
Boys & Girls Clubs of King County: New! Additional support through extended programming benefits for those in the trenches caring for the community now available. Occupation workers who have no alternatives for youth care during the CV-19 health crisis in the Greater Seattle area can attend any of our open Clubs for a joining fee of $50. We are waiving the daily cost of $25 per person for these workers until school districts reopen. Locations and other information HERE.
HealthierHere COVID-19 Resource Hub FIND WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR FAST. UPDATED DAILY.
The Regional Alliance for Resilient and Equitable Transportation (RARET) workgroup is continuing to compile weekly newsletters with updated information about transportation providers’ level of operations, the community’s needs, how transportation providers may be able to assist, and other resources such as funding opportunities and food sources. The most recent RARET COVID-19 Impact Summary newsletter can be found at this link
King County COVID-19 RESOURCE GUIDE
SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS, IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE COMMUNITIES, UNEMPLOYMENT, PUBLIC HEALTH HOUSING CASH & UTILITIES Updated as of April 22, 2020. More informaton can be found here
King County Senior property tax exemption:
Did you know that seniors in King County may qualify for a property tax exemption? Basic qualifications are that you own the home you live in, are at least 61 years of age (or are a veteran with a service-connected disability or disabled), and had a maximum income of $58,423 in 2019. If you have already applied, please be patient as the Assessor’s Office is working through a backlog of paper applications due to COVID-19 and the manual processing required. In just the first quarter of this year, they received more applications than they typically get in an entire year! If you have yet to apply, please be sure to do so online
King County has committed $2.2 million to provide child care, free of charge, for essential workers who live or work in the County. The funding will pay for a slot at select child care providers across the county through at least June. Additional information and instructions on how to apply here and available in multiple languages here. Child Care COVID Communications, Response and Referral Center information here Translated versions of this flyer can also be found here.
To support our community members during the COVID-19 crises, the King County Veterans Program (KCVP), supported with Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) funds, is now offering housing stabilization assistance for veterans and their family members who have been affected by COVID-19. Available funds will help support veterans and their families who have fallen behind on housing costs, including both rent and mortgage costs. Funds received by veterans and their families will be based on documented amounts owed with a maximum award of $1,500. Veterans who have received rental or mortgage assistance from KCVP in the past 12 months for reasons other than impacts of COVID-19 may also be eligible for COVID-19 housing stabilization funds.
Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) has funds to provide financial assistance to eligible Veterans at risk of experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 outbreak. Veterans must meet the following criteria and be able to provide verification to qualify for assistance. Flyer here
KCVP staff provide a physical presence each week at the Maple Valley Food Bank, the Auburn Senior Center and the Auburn Veterans of Foreign Wars. KCVP staff are out in communities (following safe social distancing guidelines), meeting veterans where they are, to connect veterans to services who might not otherwise know that help is available.
King County: Connecting more veterans, service members and their families to support services with specially trained Pathfinders and Navigators. The community-based Pathfinders and Navigators will reach out to veterans, servicemembers, and their families throughout King County, focusing on those who face the greatest barriers, including veterans who are women, transgender, Native Americans, people of color, veterans who are experiencing homelessness, and their families. In addition to services, the Pathfinders and Navigators will connect veterans who experience isolation to supportive communities.
Outreach to Veterans of Color
El Centro de la Raza
Riishaar Baker | firstname.lastname@example.org | 206-957-4610 (North & Central KC)
Laura Aguilar | email@example.com | 253-329-6965 (South King County)
Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle
Monica Brass | firstname.lastname@example.org | 206-741-2452
Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation
Kenneth Johnson | email@example.com | 425-757-7875
Monique Brown | firstname.lastname@example.org | 253-970-4431
Outreach to Transgender Veterans
Ingersoll Gender Center
So’le Celestial | so’email@example.com | 253-604-8751
Outreach to Women Veterans
Minority Veterans of America
Melissa Margain | firstname.lastname@example.org | 706-294-1638
Also, see their Assistance Page and COVID response page: http://www.minorityvets.org/covid19/
Outreach to Veterans Experiencing Homelessness
Therapeutic Health Services
Jamica Jenkins | email@example.com | 253-632-8434
Washington State Department of Veteran Affairs
Kelsey McGarry | firstname.lastname@example.org | 206-900-4785
Outreach to Native American Veterans
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation
Mike Tulee | email@example.com |206-829-2214
Outreach to Military Families
Washington State Department of Veteran Affairs
Cathi Geisler | firstname.lastname@example.org | 206-641-6865
Emergency Vanpool Formation: King County Metro
is offering frontline essential workers the opportunity to form temporary Vanpools with reduced ridership requirements during the COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. Typically Vanpools need five or more riders to commute. These temporary reduced-ridership Vanpool groups allow for social distancing and provide essential workers rideshare options where other transit options are unavailable or unfeasible. Essential workers can email email@example.com
with Emergency Vanpool Formation in the subject line to get started or for more information.
Drive-in Wi-Fi hotspots at King County libraries: The King County Library System has teamed up with the Washington State Broadband Office to increase access to Wi-Fi hotspots in our region! Thanks to this partnership, Wi-Fi is now available in the parking lots of the following King County libraries: Carnation, Fall City, North Bend, and Muckleshoot.The Wi-Fi name is “HomeworkHub” and you do not need a password or library card to access the network. Learn more about this effort by clicking here..
Get schoolwork support from Tutor.com Get one-on-one, real-time tutoring. Submit an essay or math problem for review. For students in grades K-12, entry-level college and adult learners. Available through chat and audio. Live tutoring is available from 2pm-12am daily.
K-12 Educator, Parent, and Caregiver Support Resources: Community Resources, Streaming Story Times, Drawing, and Songs, Additional Educational Resources
- Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps you learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve your personal and professional goals at your own pace.You can use Lynda.com for free with your KCLS Library Card.
- KCLS has a wide variety of resources to support learning at home. Visit our Educational Home Access page to find academic movies, homework support and activities to make home learning fun.
- Online: Join Talk Time Classes Practice speaking English with other English language learners online! Learn about American culture and meet people from around the world, while connecting from home! Register with your email and we will send you the link to join the Zoom meeting.
Fall quarter registration for ELL/ESL classes: In partnership with the King County Library System, Green River College will be resuming their English classes virtually for English Language Learners (ELL). Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays starting September 21. Registration begins Wednesday, September 2
The Welcoming Center: For immigrants, refugees and new arrivals. Connect to the people and resources in the area you live. Are you an immigrant, refugee or new to the community and need help finding resources? Connect with a Welcoming Ambassador, a friendly person who can help you find information and services.
- Construction Trade Training Information Online event, Event is every Thursday, 2pm - 3pm. For adults. ANEW offers free training for anyone interested in getting into a career in construction, starting at $20-$30+/hour. Attend information sessions to learn more about programs and enroll. Information sessions and enrollment in ANEW programs are now offered online! Online information sessions can be joined from ANEW's events page: https://anewaop.org/events/ Pre-recorded sessions can also be viewed anytime from their events page. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 425.390.7711
- KCLS is partnering with the Seattle Public Library on a new program called Your Next Job. This service provides free one-on-one help to those who are finding and preparing for jobs. Do you need support learning technology, finding employment resources or getting started with unemployment? Would you like to have your resume reviewed or learn about funding for job training? Your Next Job can answer these questions and more! Appointments are available online or by phone.
Free Small Business Webinars from StartUp 425 Foundations: Startup 425 Foundations brings together innovators, business advisors, and entrepreneurs. Get a broad overview of the startup process. Learn how to make a business plan, get financing, market your business, and network.This program series is brought to you in partnership by Startup 425, SCORE,, and the King County Library System. For more help navigating your small business through COVID-19, visit the Startup425 website.
Services at the King County Library System (KCLS) during COVID
KCLS Adult Learner Programs
KCLS Senior Outreach Newsletter
KCLS Check Out Washington Discover Pass We mail the pass directly to you, with a stamped return envelope to send it back. The pass can be used for park visits for up to 7 days. The pass checks out for 14 days (includes mailing time)
Civil Legal Aid Resources:
The pandemic has created many new civil legal needs in Washington. Legal aid programs are ready to help low-income people and displaced workers affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency. Find free resources to address your legal issue here
WA State Dept. of Health & Human Services, Office of Refugee & Immigrant Assistance: COVID-19 Translated Resources Directory This directory is a list of translated COVID-19 health education resources (fact sheets, flyers, posters, audio recordings, videos, etc.), organized in alphabetical order by language. The translated materials are from United States government entities, International non-government agencies, community based organizations, and selective countries outside the United States.
COVID-19 Related Changes to Work Requirements for Food Assistance
. Work requirements have been temporarily lifted due to COVID, so it’s a great opportunity for people to potentially access assistance even if they were previously denied. DSHS will temporarily remove participation requirements for Able-Bodied Adult Without Dependent (ABAWD) clients due to COVID-19 related restrictions. ABAWD clients whose cases closed for not meeting work requirements may reapply for food assistance again. Please direct any questions to our Director of Public Policy, Christina Wong: email@example.com
WIC services are open for you and your family! WIC has been identified as an essential service and staff are providing services by phone to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Given recent employment changes and layoffs, many families are seeking WIC services for the first time – but even families that have participated in WIC in the past can re-enroll anytime. WIC services are available by phone. To verify eligibility, WIC staff have multiple remote options to show proof of income and residency such as text and email. Contact your WIC clinic to find out how they’re offering services or call 206-263-9300 to find out more information about the WIC program.
Puget Sound Energy will make funds available to help customers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through its Crisis-Affected Customer Assistance Program (CACAP). 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. Funds are also available in PSE’s other assistance programs, including the Warm Home Fund, PSE Home Energy Lifeline Program and Weatherization Assistance Program for income-eligible customers.
State of WA Health Care Authority Alien Emergency Medical COVID-19 Coverage Expansion
The Shopper Next Door
matches people who are higher-risk during the COVID-19 pandemic or who just need an extra hand with local volunteers to provide help with errands like grocery delivery, prescription pick up, and more! If you need help, call (425) 522-2674
Communities Rise: Announcing a new Lease Amendment Toolkit for small businesses and nonprofits Created in collaboration with the City of Seattle Office of Economic Development and Perkins Coie The Lease Amendment Toolkit is designed to give small businesses and nonprofits information and template documents so they can successfully negotiate payment plans with their landlords before the moratoriums are lifted.
Communities Rise launches new Covid-19 Small Business and Nonprofit Legal Clinic: This is a new virtual clinic designed to help small businesses and nonprofits navigate the legal issues they are experiencing due to Covid-19. Small businesses and nonprofits will get to meet with a lawyer for a free 60-minute legal consultation by phone or video conference (client preference). Clinic appointments are scheduled at a time that is convenient for the client and attorney. After you apply for services, we will match you with a lawyer, and the lawyer will call you to schedule your appointment. Interpretation is available in a variety of languages. Register for a clinic here
Washington Nonprofits: Navigating CARES Act Assistance Programs The CARES Act passed by the US Congress last week includes relief for nonprofits. We are working with partners to ensure that nonprofits in Washington get the timeline information they need to access these benefits.
Social Justice Fund NW 2020 Grant Opportunities:
Black Led Organizing grant. Application deadline EXTENDED: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 3:30pm PT 2 year grant of $15,000/year for a total of $30,000. This grant will support Black led groups that are working to dismantle anti-Black racism and organizing towards Black Liberation across the Pacific Northwest and Mountain West. For this grant, we will be considering organizations led by members who are descendants of the African Diaspora (Black, African, African-American, Afro-Caribbean etc). Through this grant, we will support the dismantling of anti-Black systems as well as the building of new, imaginative systems that help achieve a world where Black communities are protected, honored, and thriving. Learn more here
Forced Migration and Displacement grant. 2 year grant of $15,000/year for a total of $30,000. This grant will support organizations working to stop forced migration and displacement due to gentrification, colonialism, anti-immigration policies, eviction & foreclosure, environmental racism, and climate change. Learn more here for next grancy cycle
- Eradicating Anti-Blackness & COVID-19 Recovery grant. 2 year grant of $15,000/year for a total of $30,000. IWith the effects of COVID-19 setting in, grassroots organizers are thinking and planning beyond this moment to address the long-term impacts on their communities. Learn more here for next grant cycle
COO Invites Proposals for Black-led Systems and Policy Change: Communities of Opportunity (COO) commits $725,000 to system and policy change projects led by and for Black communities in King County. Eligible partnerships of Black-led (including African descent and diaspora) organizations working on systems and policy change in the Black community may apply for funding through this Request for Proposal. Organizations must apply in partnerships of two or more working towards a common outcome. Applicants are eligible for up to $145,000 for work taking place in 2021. COO has a total of $725,000 to award. All grant resources must be spent down by December 31, 2021. PROPOSALS DUE OCTOBER 27
King County: Digital equity for adults with barriers to access and services: A new funding opportunity A new King County funding opportunity is available for organizations to help provide digital access through technology, internet connectivity, and/or digital literacy support to adults who are seniors, limited-English proficient, unemployed, or experiencing homelessness and who face barriers to accessing digital services. Applications due: September 22, 2020 at 5:00pm
2021 CSA Grants Program Information about, and applications for, the 2021 Community Service Area Grants program will be posted to the King County Local Services website (see under the Grants tab) this month. A total of $90,000 will be available to fund projects in unincorporated areas. This year's grant application deadline is 5:00PM on November 16, 2020.
: The COVID-19 Response Fund is rapidly deploying resources to community-based organizations that are supporting local workers and families most affected by the coronavirus crisis
. Housed at Seattle Foundation, the Fund makes grants to nonprofits that are working on the frontlines to provide our region’s most vulnerable communities with emergency assistance, such as financial support, healthcare, and childcare.
InterConnection: Computer grants are awarded to organizations that deliver necessary and valuable services to underserved communities like technology training, health care, education, and job training, but need upgraded computers to better manage their organization and improve their capacity to deliver those valuable services. Interconnection reviews nonprofit grant applications 4 times a year. Please read the eligibility information to make sure your organization is eligible. APPLICATION DEADLINES: February 28, May 31, August 31, and November 30
501 Commons: Free help getting PPP loans forgiven and applying for a PPP loan
- So you made it through the process of securing a PPP loan. Whew! Watch this presentation to learn how to set yourself up to account for these funds so that you can maximize the amount of the loan to be forgiven.
- Specific rules for the process of applying for loan forgiveness are still emerging, so it is important to stay informed as new guidance is released. Bookmark this page for the latest updates.
- PPP loans are available again until August 8 ($130 billion remains). The rules about rehiring employees have changed as well as the amount you have to spend on payroll, benefits, utilities, and rent. If you or your board decided not to apply – please reconsider. We can help!