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, Feb 18, 2020 3:00pm - 4:30pm at the YWCA Family Village, 930 NE High St, Issaquah WA 98029
Guest Speaker: YWCA Passage Point Samone Coleman, Child Advocate and Joanna Cairns, Community Resources. YWCA Passage Point offers supportive housing and services to previously incarcerated parents, empowering them in the reunification process with their children by providing a stable environment. This program equips parents with the necessary tools and skills through educational and social opportunities reducing the chances of re-incarceration.
Resource Talk has a list of shelter information at this link Interfaith Task Force on Homelessness shelter updated weekly here * Congregations for the Homeless * Seattle-King County Emergency Shelters 2019-2020 * Lake City Partners Winter Schedule 2019-2020 * Snoqualmie Valley Winter Schedule * Seattle Severe Weather Shelter
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 Gas cards, water and propane are needed
United Way: Tax help is available in your neighborhood and in your language from IRS-certified volunteers. United Way’s Free Tax Preparation services are offered January 13th — April 18, 2020. Our tax sites will help you get all the credits you qualify for and file your return electronically, so you’ll get your refund fast. We can also help you access: 2020 Census Assistance, free financial coaching resources, healthcare, ORCA Lift and other public benefits. Tax site locations will have information and volunteers available to help fill out your Census Questionnaire when it becomes available in March and April. The best news: No appointment needed and no fees to pay. Visit one of our 33 locations to get help filing taxes today. Locations and more information here
Highlands Council is Hiring! Graphic Designer and Social Media Coordinator. An incredible part-time (with benefits!) opportunity at Highlands Council for an experienced graphic designer with social media skills. Click HERE for job description. PROFICIENT with Adobe Suite REQUIRED. Deadline to apply is January 31.
The Issaquah History Museums are currently in search of a part-time Museum Assistant. Apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Exec. Dir. Erica Maniez at email@example.com, by January 31, 2020. Position details here
Influence The Choice is sponsoring our 8th annual video contest to inspire youth to POSITIVELY influence each other by producing 2 minutes public service announcements. Youth can POSITIVELY influence and encourage each other to stay mentally and emotionally grounded to deal with the pressures to use alcohol or other drugs in their community. While the majority of students don’t abuse drugs/alcohol, almost every student is confronted with a choice at some time during their school years. How can students best communicate ways to resist the temptation, or to promote mental wellness to their peers? Visit our website for details. * High school details here * Middle school details here * Submission deadline: March, 27, 2020
New Service at Issaquah Senior Center ! Meet Privately with a local Social Worker In a brand new partnership between the Issaquah Senior Center and Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, there will be a social worker one day a week at the Senior Center helping seniors navigate local resources! The social worker can help tackle a wide variety of issues and obstacles. Rebecca can help seniors access transportation, get groceries delivered, sign up for affordable housing, connect to Volunteer Chore services and more. Weekly 10am-2pm, Thursdays except for the third Thursday, which will be Monday. Sign up at the front desk for your private, thirty minute appointment. If you can't make an in person appointment, please feel free to call Rebecca at 425-392-4123 x11 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Remainder of January: Jan 13, Jan 23 & Jan 30
Imagine Housing holds quarterly Lunch & Learn, open to the community, for anyone who wants to learn more about our organization, our approach to affordable housing, and how to get involved. As a bonus, you get to see one of our affordable apartment buildings. We would love to have you join us, whether you’re just curious about what we do or you’re looking for ways to get involved in your community. Lunch is provided. Please contact Aubrey White at (425) 576-5190 ext. 23 or email@example.com with any questions. 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM Velocity Apartments Rooftop Terrace Room 10711 NE 37th Ct, Kirkland, WA 98033 Upcoming dates: January 30, 2020, April 30, 2020 Register here
Understanding Social Security Thursday, January 30, 2020 7:00PM – 8:00PM Newcastle Library Presented by Society of Financial Awareness, a nonprofit consumer education organization. Social Security benefits are a big part of most Americans’ retirement plan. This course is designed to make sure you know how Social Security works and how benefits are determined. Get a handful of little-known “Social Security secrets” that could help ensure a boost in your retirement income. Learning how to optimize your Social Security benefits goes a long way to helping you live comfortably and confidently.
Social Security Demystified Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 6:30PM – 8:00PM Issaquah Library Social Security benefits are a big part of most Americans’ retirement plan. This course is designed to make sure you know how Social Security works and how benefits are determined. You’ll also walk away with a handful of little-known Social Security secrets that could help ensure a boost in your retirement income. Learning how to optimize your Social Security benefits goes a long way to helping you live comfortably and confidently. Presented pro bono by professionals from SOFA, The Society for Financial Awareness. A Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation.
“Senior Center” in Sammamish is now announcing an Open House on Wednesday, February 5, from 10:00am to 12:30pm at the Sammamish Teen Center, 825 228th Avenue NE. All are welcome to drop by the Open House to hear about what’s planned. The “Senior Center” will be open every Wednesday from 10am to 12:30pm as a gathering for activities, games, light snacks, learning, and socializing. Flyer here * Press Release here
AARP Tax Help Issaquah Library Saturdays, February 8 - April 11, 10am-4pm, No new returns after 3pm. Get free individualized tax preparation assistance provided by trained AARP Foundation volunteers. Please bring picture I.D., documented proof of Social Security Number and last year's return as well as any current tax documents. First come, first served. No appointments taken.
Issaquah Senior Center: End of Life Discussions. Starting in February 2020, A Sacred Passing will offer three workshops over three months. A Sacred Passing works as supportive educational companions to guide and assist people towards a more conscious dying experience, while honoring individual autonomy.
2020 Medicare 101 Thursday, February 13, 2020 6:30PM – 7:30PM Newcastle Library Presenter, Pat Roley, The Medicare Coach, www.your-medicare-coach.com. Turning 65 in 2020? Learn the Medicare basics, timelines for enrolling, how to avoid lifelong penalties, what really is “The Donut Hole” and other topics for Medicare. If you are a Veteran, learn how to leverage Medicare along with your VA Benefits, and if you are under 65 on SSDI learn about a Medicare Advantage Plan available for you.
Lunch for the Break is working to make sure all Issaquah School District students have enough to eat, even when students are out of school over a long break. LFTB provides a week's worth of free grocery items for each student in the family that can be used to make breakfast, lunch and snacks.
Donors: drop-off is Wednesday, February 12 at each of our three partner sites. Register as a LFTB donor and let us know how many boxes you can help provide. Download our UPDATED LFTB shopping list and visit your favorite grocery store to purchase the complete shopping list for each box.
Pressed for time? Skip the shopping and box packing and please consider ordering boxes directly through our partner agency, Supply All Kids - they will pack and deliver all LFTB food right to our distribution sites!
You can also make a financial contribution to Lunch for the Break to help cover the cost of fresh produce and bread
Clients/Families: Family pick up is Thursday, February 13 at each of our three partner sites. Register online to come shop for Lunch for the Break food at any of our partner locations. Registration is important as it helps us have the right amount of food available at each site.
Seattle/King County Clinic Feb 13 - 16, 2020 Free Dental, Vision and Medical care. Patients DO NOT need ID or proof of immigration status. Seattle/King County Clinic brings together healthcare organizations, civic agencies, non-profits, private businesses and volunteers from across the State of Washington to produce a giant free health clinic at Seattle Center. The four-day volunteer-driven clinic provides free dental, vision and medical care to anyone in the region who struggles to access and/or afford healthcare. Volunteers needed Patient Information Flyer Page 1 Flyer Page 2
HopeLink Open House: Interested in learning about Hopelink’s programs? Wondering how to connect others with Hopelink? Tour the food bank, hear an overview of Hopelink’s services, meet staff from various programs, learn how to refer others to Hopelink Please RSVP here Questions? Email Rebekah at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of Youth: Celebration of Youth is Friday, March 6, 2020 Hyatt Regency Bellevue 11-11:50 a.m.: Registration Noon-1 p.m.: Lunch and Program. Celebration of Youth is Friends of Youth's largest annual fundraising event. Each year it brings together nearly 800 community, civic, and business leaders, and generous philanthropic donors for an afternoon of inspiration. Guest Speaker: Doug Baldwin, an 8-year career in the NFL and retired in 2019. Currently, Mr. Baldwin is running his own investment firm and serves as an advisor for many organizations in the greater Seattle area. As a finalist for the ESPN Muhammed Ali Humanitarian Award, Mr. Baldwin continues to focus his efforts on being a catalyst for social change by creating and supporting initiatives that aim to serve the greater good.
KCLS Foundation Literary Lions Gala March 7, 2020 6 - 9 PM Bellevue Hyatt Regency 2020 Keynote Author Colson Whitehead introduced by Melinda Gates. The KCLS Foundation's annual fundraiser is the library event of the year. More than 750 community members join together to raise funds for programs and services at the King County Library System. Colson Whitehead and Melinda Gates will be joined by a distinguished group of Pacific Northwest authors: Shauna James Ahern, Jassixa Bagley, John Becker & Megan Scott, Claudia Castro-Luna, Christine Day, Tim Egan, Clyde Ford, Nicola Griffith, David Guterson, Charles Johnson, Kelly Jones, Eric Liu, Karl Marlantes, Ciscoe Morris, Michelle Ruiz Keil, Susanna Ryan and Larry Stone
Hope Festival 2020 Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM Highland Community Center 14224 Bel Red Rd, Bellevue, Hopefest 2020 will provide 1,000 in-need individuals with free groceries, clothes, hygiene items, and books, free services such as haircuts, massages, dental care, vaccinations, health screenings, and much more. Our guests’ connections made with local agencies and community organizations at the event will last far beyond the single-day event. Hopefest is planned and executed entirely by local high school students with the help of 500 volunteers, and through partnerships with local businesses and organizations, we change lives every year. Simply said: every one of our guests will discover a newfound sense of hope. Check out our Hopefest 2019 recap video ** Volunteer Sign Up Here **
Youth Eastside Services: Join us for breakfast! Annual Fundraising Breakfast to support children, youth and families struggling with mental health and/or substance use issues Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Program 7:30-8:45 a.m. (Registration 6:30-7:15 a.m.) The Meydenbauer Center, 11100 NE 6th Street, Bellevue, WA 98004. YES’ Invest in Youth Breakfast brings together 1,200+ community supporters, civic and business leaders with a passion for helping young people and their families. The Breakfast will feature enlightening and moving stories from YES youth clients, along with celebrated keynote speaker and suicide prevention advocate, Kevin Hines.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Kevin Hines is an award-winning global speaker, best-selling author, documentary filmmaker, and suicide prevention and mental health advocate who has reached millions with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live. Two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Kevin now travels the world sharing his story of hope, healing, and recovery while teaching people of all ages the art of wellness and the ability to survive pain with true resilience.
Kindering: 26th Annual Auction Gala March 28, 2020 @ 6:00pm – 11:00pm The Westin Seattle 1900 5th Ave Seattle WA Kindering’s Got Game! The 2020 theme is vintage board games, so follow the Candyland trail and go directly to The Westin Seattle for an evening of fun – and don’t be SORRY! when you outbid everyone else for our great auction items!
Mark your calendars! The 2020 Imagine Gala & Auction will be April 18, 5:30pm – 9:30pm, at Meyedenbauer Center in Bellevue. Imagine Housing’s Imagine Gala & Auction brings together more than 450 community members each spring for an evening of dining, fun company, and competitive giving in support of affordable housing. The event includes both a silent and live auction, raising over $500,000 to support our mission: to develop affordable housing, build welcoming communities, and foster vibrant futures. Tickets are on sale now! REGISTER NOW
Save The Date ! 2020 Encompass Rise & Thrive Breakfast Tuesday, April 21, 20207:30-9:00 am The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge The Encompass Rise & Thrive Breakfast is an annual event that features an engaging keynote speaker complemented by a delicious breakfast, and will bring together over 250 community leaders, educators, local businesses, and parents to help engage in our vision to create a community where ALL children thrive. We serve the Snoqualmie Valley, Issaquah, Sammamish and greater Eastside from our three convenient locations, which are easily accessible from I-90.
There is no financial commitment or ticket fee required to attend – just our hope that you will consider making a pledge of $100 or more at the conclusion of the breakfast program, in support of Encompass and the vital programs & services we offer to local children and families.
YWCA INSPIRE LUNCHEON: KING COUNTY 2020 Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:00PM - 1:30PM The Westin Seattle Doors open at 11:30AM; Program begins at noon. YWCA’s luncheons bring together thousands of community leaders, top local and international businesses, and government representatives each year in support of women and girls in our community. We hope you’ll help us impact positive change for the more than 11,000 people we serve each year. Keynote Speaker: Valerie B. Jarrett Author, Former Senior White House Advisor, and civic leader
Save The Date ! Washington State Nonprofit Conference· Hosted by Washington Nonprofits and 501 Commons Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 8 AM – 4 PM Meydenbauer Center 11100 NE 6th St, Bellevue, Washington 98004 Hosted by Washington Nonprofits. The Washington State Nonprofit Conference is the only annual statewide gathering for members of the nonprofit community. Take a day away from your desk to see your challenges from another perspective, meet nonprofit leaders from across the state, and visualize how you can lead the change for a better nonprofit sector.
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Eastside Legal Assistance Program's 10th Annual Breakfast For Justice Thursday, May 21, 2020 7am - 8:30am Meydenbauer Center Bellevue Featured Speaker: Professor Sara Rankin, founder and Director of the Homeless Rights Advocacy Project (HRAP) in the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality at the Seattle University School of Law. The Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) provides high-quality, no-cost civil legal aid to low-income residents of East King County, Washington. We also provide legal aid to survivors of domestic violence throughout all of King County. Registration open here
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
King County Property Tax Relief State law provides two tax benefit programs for senior citizens and the disabled: property tax exemptions and property tax deferrals. Senior Citizens/Disabled Exemption: 2020 Income Limit Change (based on 2019 earnings) The Legislature has made major changes in the senior citizens, disabled persons, and veterans exemption and deferral programs. These changes will take effect for taxes collected in 2020. The income limit is now indexed to 65% of the median household income in King County. The new limit is $58,423 rather than set at a fixed amount.
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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 - 4pm
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
The YMCA Host Homes: The Host Homes King County program matches young people (ages 12-24) with hosts in the community who can provide the space and opportunity for young people to build independent living skills, gain stability, and focus on goal attainment. This program, run in partnership with Friends of Youth, provides much-needed stability for young people who are "almost there" -- many are already working and close to obtaining housing, and just need an extra boost to make sustainable change in their lives.
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 Homeless Youth Services: Outreach * Safe Place * Emergency Shelters: New Ground Transitional Living, New Ground Sand Point, New Ground Bothell, New Ground Kirkland, New Ground Everett, New Ground Totem Lake, New Ground Avondale Park * Supportive Housing Program * Host Homes Program
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: designed to ensure that all members of the community can get help for their family. 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 King County by helping them to navigate systems, find resources, learn about programs, and connect to their community. The no-cost-to-clients program is funded through partners including the cities of Bellevue, Bothell, Issaquah, Redmond, and Sammamish and CISC. Services are offered at:
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.
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
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.
US Census: In mid-March, homes across the country will begin receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. 2020 Census Questions * English PDF * Spanish/Español PDF
Language Support: We want to make sure that everyone can respond to the 2020 Census. To help you answer the census, the U.S. Census Bureau provides translated web pages and guides in 59 non-English languages, including American Sign Language, as well as guides in braille and large print.
Issaquah Senior Center Newsletter: issaquahwa.gov/newsletter
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
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
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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.