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: On hiatus until restrictions are lifted (3rd Tues of month, 3:00pm - 4:30pm at the YWCA Family Village, 930 NE High St, Issaquah WA 98029)
Coronavirus Official Updates & Resources:
April 3rd through 17th, the Kiwanis Club of Sammamish will double your donation to these two organizations by providing a match for up to our target of $10,000. Support Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank and Eastside Baby Corner today !
The CERT team (under the Issaquah Citizens Corps – a non-profit volunteer organization) is “scouring the neighborhood” for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that is available to be donated to local first responders (EFR and Issaquah Police Dept). The types of items needed at this time include new and unused N95, P100 and surgical masks, gloves, booties, disposable gowns, eyewear, disinfectants, and like items. What I would like to ask of you is to think about what people and organizations you know in the Issaquah area only that might have these types of items to donate. (like dentists, facilities, salons, construction companies, cleaning businesses and others who ordinarily use PPE). If you have any of these contacts and feel comfortable sharing, please share their contact information with John Rittenhouse, firstname.lastname@example.org. John will share information with the CERT coordinator to make sure they have not already been contacted. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to John
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
Issaquah Community Services: ICS is making some important changes to our processes to protect everyone from COVID-19. 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, we anticipate that the need in our community will be 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 or GoFundMe
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 clients. All other Friends of Youth facilities are closed to the public through April 24, 2020.
Issaquah Senior Center is finding more ways to stay connected with our seniors:
The Garage: 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 ! Appointments available Mondays and Tuesdays. Sign up for a private, confidential session here
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.
City of Issaquah Grant Deadlines extended:
Community Living Connections Partners: Looking for food resources in King County? The attached food resource list was created for professionals working with adults and older adults to have a quick reference guide to food resources. This is a point-in-time list and information should be verified as things are quickly changing.
During COVID-19 Youth Eastside Services is continuing to provide services through HIPPA-compliant web-based technology. Click here for more information. 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.
Legal Organization Webinars:
NAMI Eastside: COVID-19 INFORMATION: UPDATED 3/25/2020 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. You can also email us at email@example.com.
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.
Boys & Girls Clubs of King County: Extended Programming Offered During Coronavirus Situation Select Boys & Girls Clubs of King County will be open Friday, March 20. All athletic programs are postponed until further notice. 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.
State of WA Health Care Authority Alien Emergency Medical COVID-19 Coverage Expansion
KCLS: K-12 Educator, Parent, and Caregiver Support Resources: Community Resources, Streaming Story Times, Drawing, and Songs, Additional Educational Resources
Washington Nonprofits: Navigating CARES Act Assistance Programs Applications to start this Friday April 3, 2020. 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.
Seattle Foundation: 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.
COVID-19 Arts Emergency Relief Fund: ArtsFund created the COVID-19 Arts Emergency Relief Fund to help stabilize the sector with immediate relief grants for arts organizations negatively impacted by COVID-19. Arts organizations are bracing for worst case scenarios which could include closure, bankruptcy and insolvency. The goal of ArtsFund’s COVID-19 Arts Emergency Relief Fund is to enable arts and cultural organizations to maintain essential functions and retain core staff throughout the current public health crisis so that they are positioned to reopen when possible.
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.
Washington State Nonprofit Conference: Washington Nonprofits and our partners are excited to offer the Power of Participation Virtual Conference! Please reserve May 19 and 20 all day for this groundbreaking event, which will include sessions offered in new, creative, and interactive ways. We are committed to making sure you and your organization get opportunities for connection, sharing, and finding answers to your most pressing questions. Please return to this site often, as we’ll be updating it regularly.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM Velocity Apartments Rooftop Terrace Room 10711 NE 37th Ct, Kirkland, WA 98033 Upcoming dates: May 28, 2020 * July 30, 2020 * October 22, 2020 Register here
Kindering: 26th Annual Auction Gala May 30, 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!
YWCA INSPIRE LUNCHEON: KING COUNTY 2020 Thursday, Sept 10, 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
Eastside Legal Assistance Program's 10th Annual Breakfast For Justice Tuesday, Sept. 29, 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
Mark your calendars! The 2020 Imagine Gala & Auction has been rescheduled to Saturday October 3, 2020 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
Interfaith Task Force on Homelessness weekly update on shelters here
** See top of page for phone conversatioin option during Covid19 restrictions ** New Service at Issaquah Senior Center in 2020 ! 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 email@example.com.
One-stop services for at risk and homeless Veterans ! VA Puget Sound Health Care System officially opened the doors to its Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC) December 2019. The CRRC team offers needed resources to help to Veterans overcome barriers they may be experiencing. Contact Us! 305 S. Lucile St. Seattle, WA 98108 206-764-5149 Open Monday to Friday | 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
WISe/Wraparound is a team based planning process for youth with complex needs and their families designed to help produce better outcomes for youth so that they can live in their homes and communities and realize their hopes and dreams. A team of individuals who are relevant to the well-being of a youth (family members, service providers, school staff, community members, and natural supports) will be developed; This team will collaboratively develop and implement an individualized plan of care, monitor the efficacy of the plan, and work towards success over time. Search for Community Behavioral Health providers for Medicaid eligible youth here, as well as eligibility information
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
NAMI EASTSIDE CALENDAR ** Phone calls available until restrictions lifted ** 425-885-6264 between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm Monday through Thursday. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peer Support Groups, as well as Events. Peer Support Groups in Issaquah, Redmond, Woodinville, Bothell NAMI Eastside Peer Support Groups are confidential and safe support groups for adults living with mental illness. These groups meet weekly and are led by trained individuals with lived experience of mental illness. All groups are confidential and are provided free of charge. No RSVP required.
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.
Car Seat Inspection locations in Washington State by Washington State Booster Seat Coalition
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
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.
2020 Census Materials & Presentation: Census 101 * 2020 Census Overview (37 slides) * Counting Young Children * Washington Funding * How 2020 Census will invite everyone to respond * Partners Assisting with Self Response * 2020 Confidentiality Fact Sheet * Why We Ask Fact Sheet
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
7. Get Certified at Your Library Learn, practice, and prepare to get a certification at the King County Library System (KCLS). A certification is a great way to prove your skills in school or at work. All learning resources, exam inventory, and exam sessions are free to KCLS patrons. You will need your KCLS library card number and PIN to access some resources. If you don’t have one, get a KCLS Library card. Certifications include:
Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Photoshop, InDesign, and others offered.
Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Python, Azure, HTML5, and others offered.
And Quickbooks Online Certification, Computing Fundamentals-IC3 Certification, Entrepreneurship & Small Business Certification
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 Events at the Issaquah Library
Upcoming Events at the Sammamish Library
Upcoming Events at the Newcastle 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/
ARCH A Regional Coalition For Housing
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.