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: ** NO MEETING IN DECEMBER ** Online meeting, Tuesday, Jan 19, 2021 3:00pm - 4:30pm. In-person meetings on hiatus until restrictions are lifted. (Meetings held the 3rd Tues of month, 3:00pm - 4:30pm. When in-person, at the YWCA Family Village, 930 NE High St, Issaquah WA 98029)
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Holiday Gift Drives Helping Finding Services & Ways to Help, Food/Pet Food, Shelter, School Supports, Mental Health & Well-Being, Medical/Dental, Clothing, Rent & Utilities, Seniors, Veterans, Legal Services, Social Justice, Equity & Inclusion, Employment / Unemployment, Transportation, Covid19 Government Updates and Resources, Nonprofits Resources and Organizations, Funding Opportunities, Surveys, Upcoming Fundraising and Outreach Events
Toy Drive: Eastside Fire & Rescue WILL NOT collect donations from the community for Hopelink with the "reindeer engine" this year. Donations can be brought to a station, location, dates and times TBD.
The Eastside Firefighters Benevolent Fund Holiday Food and Toy Drive We've set a goal of raising $80,000 to match last year's totals. Please help us meet and exceed our goal by donating today!
Eastside Baby Corner: We need at least 3,000 toys to be able to bring children joy this giving season! You can help. Start a collection drive at your place of work, worship or community gathering for new toys, bookies, stuffies and games. Socks, gloves, mittens and pants, size 3 – 6 for boys and girls are also needed. Learn more about becoming a Holiday Helper here
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank: Holiday Gift Barn 2020 Our Holiday Gift program is changing this year! To ensure everyone's safety while still brightening families' holiday season, we are providing gift cards only this holiday season. We understand this is a dramatic change to the traditional gift buying experience and we appreciate your understanding as we try to support families over the holidays while keeping everyone safe! Gift cards allow parents to shop online to select just the right gifts for their children, giving them the joy of shopping for their family while minimizing health risks this winter. We are asking for $25 gift cards from local businesses as well as from Amazon, Target, Fred Meyer, Sephora, PlayStation, etc. Questions about our Holiday Gift program? Email Erin! Participants need to be registered IFCB clients, provide documentation that they reside in our service area and provide documentation their children reside in their household. For more information, please visit our registration toolkit.
City of Sammamish: Toys For Tots Don’t forget to pick up an extra toy for Toys for Tots while you are holiday shopping this season. You can bring unwrapped toys to the donation box in front of Sammamish City Hall. Donations are accepted Nov 12 – Dec 4 so make sure to put it on your list!
Issaquah Highlands Community Association Giving Tree Toy Drive Bring your mask and visit the holiday tree in the Grand Ridge Plaza (between Regal Cinemas and Big Fish Grill) to grab a gift tag wish to brighten a child’s holiday.
KCLS: Online: Community Resource Center Tuesdays, 1:30PM – 3:00PM & Wednesdays, 2-4:30pm ALL ARE WELCOME! GET THE HELP YOU NEED AT THE VIRTUAL RESOURCE CENTER We are living in stressful times and you may find yourself in need of support. Log-in or call for free information and access to: Cash assistance * Employment and training * Education * Housing * Food assistance * Health / medical care * Legal assistance * Dispute resolution * Mental health treatment * Substance use treatment * Transportation / ORCA Lift. Visit here for Zoom and Phone Number information
The Virtual Resource Center is open to anyone seeking resources and many providers are offering on the spot services. The resource center will resume twice weekly operations on Tuesday, September 8th. Individuals in North and East King County that are seeking resources can use Zoom or call-in to connect with providers such as Hopelink, Pioneer Human Services, Lake WA Technical College, Shoreline Community College, DSHS, Farestart, King County Public Health and more. Participants can join using the link https://tinyurl.com/virtualresourcecenter or dial in by telephone at (301) 715-8592. The meeting ID is 930-683-3892 and the password is 459890.
The King County Library System Financial Assistance Navigation Service helps point King County residents to the financial assistance programs they need—such as business loans, unemployment claims, and rent assistance. Residents looking for guidance may visit the website to complete an online form detailing their small business and/or personal financial needs. They’ll receive personalized financial information and referrals from library staff members. Those without a computer or Internet access may call 800-462-9600 for assistance.
HealthierHere COVID-19 Resource Hub FIND WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR FAST. UPDATED DAILY.
HealthierHere, funded through the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL), will be creating a Community Information Exchange (CIE) in partnership with Crisis Connections and WAServes to ensure that all people can access the same opportunities for health and wellbeing and experience similar outcomes by eliminating racial, ethnic, socio-economic and geographic disparities. The CIE will provide centralized, technology-based information and referral services that can help connect individuals with community-based services that provide housing, financial, health and social stability supports.
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. Starting March 24, please contact the following phone numbers for assistance: Russian language: 425-502-0883 Spanish language: 425-624-7703
Help Me Grow Washington Hotline Call 1-800-322-2588. Operated by WithinReach, the hotline provides clients and professionals with up-to-date information about state-sponsored health insurance, food programs, and a wide variety of other resources.
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
Volunteers Needed: Issaquah Community Meals offers "to go" food at the Community Hall from noon-1 p.m. every Thursday, and 4-6 p.m. on weekends. The team is looking for volunteers to cook; provide hospitality; or donate supplies/food/drinks on a one-time or ongoing basis. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 425 351-0064.
Food drive: Thanksgiving Dinner Donations for Passage Point and Southside Schools This year has been very difficult and we would like to help relieve some of the stress. Maywood, Briarwood and Apollo are partnering up to help families in our community this Thanksgiving W.e are asking for baskets of traditional Thanksgiving food items that the families can prepare themselves (turkey, stuffing, mashed potato (can be fresh or bagged), cranberry, rolls, etc) to be donated. An aluminum roasting pan would be a great way to hold these items! We also have signups for pie and sparkling cider (no alcohol please). Drop off for items will be on Monday November 23rd. Drop off between 3-5pm at 16540 se 149th st Renton 98059 (near Maywood Middle School). Contactless drop off is available by just placing your items in the trunk of your vehicle. When you drive up Pop the trunk and we'll go ahead and grab it for you.
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank 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:
December 1st: 1-3pm
December 15th : 1-3pm
The Issaquah Turkey Trot is a fun & casual run, walk, or trot the weekend of Thanksgiving, benefiting the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. This year, due to COVID-19, we are offering 7 different courses that you can explore anytime of day over the 4-day weekend, November 26th - 29th, 2020.... Anytime! The purpose is to come together as a community during the Thanksgiving holiday and help those in need. All ages are welcome! We encourage Thanksgiving costumes & accessories! Register by Sunday, November 1st to be guaranteed a t-shirt in the size you want.
Eastridge Church will distribute turkeys, bags of groceries and gloves for kids and adults. The event will be a drive-through model this year. November 21 at 9am. First come, first serve. Click here for more details.
MCRC: Free Drive-Thru Traditional Thanksgiving Meal, Tues., Nov. 24, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm Please join the generous folks at the Muslim Community Resource Center for their traditional Thanksgiving meal. If your organization would like to pick up meals, register here
Issaquah School District: Meal Program The Issaquah School District offers free breakfasts and lunches to all children 18 and under, regardless of income or enrollment in the Issaquah School District. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended the free meal program through the end of the school year. Check website for new locations for picking up meals.
Lake Washington School District: Fall grab and go meals Lake Washington School District will offer free meals daily to children ages 1-18 There are two options: Grab & Go – Can be picked up at six middle schools: Finn Hill, Inglewood, Kamiakin, Redmond, Rose Hill and Timberline between 11:15 a.m. and 1:00 pm Limited Meal Delivery – Pickup times vary depending on location selected
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank All shoppers receive 2 weeks’ worth of food and diapers (if needed). Hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. every other week. Shopping has moved indoors! The clothing bank will remain closed until the high risk of exposure has passed.
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. To volunteer or donate, contact Griffin Cole at email@example.com or 425-679-0342
Weekend Meals: Saturdays: 5:00pm - 6:00pm & Sundays: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Issaquah Senior Center Lunches To-Go lunches for ages 55+ are still being provided weekdays from 12-12:30 p.m. Be sure to check out the lunch menu to see what is being offered to go daily!
Little Free Pantry: give what you can. take what you need. Who We Are: We’re a group of Seattle-area community members working together to address food insecurity in our neighborhoods by placing small food pantries that can be accessed 24/7 to meet people’s short term needs for food and hygiene. We are an all volunteer run project and have raised nearly $6000 through crowdsourcing, returning 100% to the cost of new pantry builds. In the past six months, we have placed over 100 Little Free Pantries in Puget Sound-area neighborhoods in partnership with community members and groups to fill the gap in food security that social services, food security organizations, and local governments are not equipped to meet. We are looking for creative ways to expand our pantry network into other neighborhoods and forge new partnerships to ensure these pantries success.
Hopelink Mobile Market Schedule: 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 Hopelink Mobile Market website. Nov 2020 Calendar
Hopelink Food: Hopelink food banks are currently providing pre-packed boxes of food at all five locations, as well as some fresh items. During each visit, you will be able to pick up enough food for at least 21 meals. You do not need to call in advance. Bellevue, Kirkland/Northshore, Redmond, Shoreline, Sno-Valley Hopelink food banks will be closed November 2 to November 6 for maintenance and inventory. We will reopen on November 10 for normal hours. We apologize for the inconvenience. Extra food is available the week of October 27 to October 29 – please ask at check-in.
The Sophia Way: Day Center Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday from 8 am to 3 pm Services: Meals (breakfast and lunch), showers, laundry, computers, and access to service providers including medical, legal assistance, and job search Location: Sophia’s Place 3032 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 Phone: 425. 896.7385 Bus route: 249
King County Emergency food access resources This page contains information about food access programs and services to help support King County residents during this difficult time. We will continue updating this page as more resources develop. Please continue to look out for one another and check-in with your neighbors during this challenging time
City of Seattle Human Services Covid-19 Seattle-Area Emergency Food Resources
King County Food Bank Home Delivery Ordering Form United Way of King County is offering weekly food box home delivery in partnership with select King County food banks and DoorDash. Please fill out this form to request a weekly, reoccurring food box order. We will be in contact on a weekly basis to confirm food box deliveries and for the option to opt out/skip deliveries from week to week. Please note that this food may not be sold and is for the sole purpose of personal household use only. This service is only available for community members residing in King County who have been affected by COVID-19.
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!
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.
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. Click here to donate to this 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.
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
King County’s new Local Food Finder, interactive map offers a convenient way for residents to support local farms hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic that has disrupted farmers markets and restaurant sales. Residents can have fresh food and flowers delivered from local farms or place an online order for pick up directly at the farm.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Congress Update: Rep. Schrier’s WIC Extension Act has been included in the continuing resolution and will be signed by the President. This Bill will extend the waiver of in-person reporting requirements for WIC recipients until September 30 2021. More info about the bill here
King County Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) Pet assistance program Pet Food Banks, Resources To Rehome Your Pet Responsibly Or Tips to Help Keep Your Pet, Surrendering a Pet
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.
Interfaith Task Force on Homelessness weekly update on shelters here
Resources List from City of Issaquah: Resources for Day Centers and Shelters on the Eastside
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. Find resources on website for Get Help Now, and Programs for shelter and mental health
Congregations For The Homeless Partnering with men and the community to create a path from homelessness to stable living.
Hopelink Emergency Family Shelter: Hopelink’s Kenmore and Redmond shelters provide a short-term home for families in crisis. With a goal of finding stable, permanent housing, families in the Kenmore and Redmond shelters are able to stay on a month-to-month basis. For access to same day emergency shelter for families call 206-328-5900 (Eastside) or 206-934-6160 (North King County).
Hopelink Transitional & Long-Term Housing: Hopelink's transitional and long-term housing programs in Bellevue, Bothell, Duvall and Redmond include comprehensive support to help families move from crisis to stability. Transitional housing units provide a secure home for up to two years. Families in long-term housing are able to stay longer, as long as they meet their lease requirements.
Tent City 4 has moved to Faith Church on Nov 7, 2020 and will stay for 120 days. Now that Tent City 4 has moved onto our church property, church members, friends, and neighbors are invited to get involved in supporting the TC4 residents with some basics. Please check website for donating supplies. Providing evening meals (sign up with SHARE/WHEEL)
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.
Resources and Tips for Middle School Families new to public US Middle School system December 3, 6:30-8:00 pm (Register to receive Zoom link)) This event is for families of current Middle School students. 5th grade transition night hosted in February is designed for families with a child entering middle school next year.
Resources and Tips for High School Families new to public US High School system December 8, 6:30-8:00 pm (Register to receive Zoom link) This event is for families of current High School students. 8th grade transition night hosted in January is designed for families with a child entering high school next year.
Lake Washington School District Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Support
The Garage: ** TEMPORARILY OFFERING ONLY VIRTUAL DAILY HANGOUTS UNTIL DEC 14, 2020 **
FALL HOURS & REMOTE LEARNING 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. - 3:00 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. - 3:00 p.m.
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
Bellevue College’s Early Learning Center Now Open to the Community This resource provides childcare for kids 0-3 and for Head Start. The ELC is following CDC and state licensing guidelines with regards to COVID-19. Applications are all online; and the Head Start application is also in Russian, Spanish, Somali, Arabic, and Amharic. Contact Elisabeth Bothwell at Elisabeth.email@example.com with questions
Friends of Echo Glen: 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!
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
Student Accounts: Your student ID now provides you with instant access to all of the online resources that KCLS offers. Your account number is your school's code followed by your student ID (with no dashes or spaces). Your pin is the last four digits of your student ID. You will never have fines or fees on your student library account. Use your student account to download an eBook or get homework help! Elementary School Students Middle, High School, and College Students
Schedule Your Curbside Printing Pickups We are now offering curbside printing pickup at the Burien, Issaquah, Kent, and Woodmont libraries. You will need to schedule your pickup appointment through the myLIBRO app or by calling your local library. We are not able to process walk-up print requests. You have a limit of $1.50 for printed pages each week. Please preview your print job carefully before you upload it. If you do not have enough credit for your entire print job staff are unable to print it. The maximum print job is 10 black and white pages or 3 color pages.
Want to motivate your young readers? KCLS is hosting 30-minute online sessions of Reading with Rover on Tuesdays and Saturdays. School-age children can build skills and confidence by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog
Hopelink: In response to COVID-19, Hopelink is now offering free GED classes online for students who live in or near our service area. Students who need to be at home can still get help earning their GED or high school diploma, a credential which will help them get a better job, prepare for college, or fulfill their personal goals. For more information, please send an email to Debbie Margolis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 425-457-9685.
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.
Join Friends of Youth 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 email@example.com.
Networks for Life - Youth Suicide Prevention 3-hr certified training for youth suicide intervention is available free of charge for all adults who work with youth and young adults. Contact 206.333.9520 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat! Multiple dates in October and November!
KCLS: Youth Eastside Services Online: Teen Mental Health & Mental Health Services (in Hindi) Friday, November 20, 2020 3:30PM – 5:00PM Do you want to have better communication with your children? Do you know the impact of mental health on the development of children and adolescents? Or maybe you don’t know how to ask for help? Join us to understand the scope of mental health and how it contributes to our well-being. Talking about mental health is not taboo, rather it is about taking care of yourself. क्या आप अपने बच्चों के साथ बेहतर संवाद करना चाहते हैं? क्या आप जानते हैं कि बच्चों और किशोरों के विकास पर मानसिक स्वास्थ्य का प्रभाव पड़ता है। या मदद के लिए कैसे पता नहीं है?आइए हम मानसि क स्वास्थ्य के दायरे को समझें और यह हमारी भलाई में कैसे योगदान देता है। मानसिक स्वास्थ्य के बारे में बात करना वर्जित नहीं है, बल्कि यह स्वयं की देखभाल करने के बारे में है। आइए हम अपनी आत्म देखभाल पर ध्यान दें।
Influence The Choice: Lunch & Learn Nov 24, 2020 12:00 PM Unless you are one of our wonderful Staff or Board Members, you probably don’t know all of the ins & outs regarding the work we do in the community. Come learn about the evidence-based prevention and promotion practices we employ to support our youth and their families as well as the programs and initiatives that have contributed to our success. Please register.
Influence The Choice: Yes We Can! TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2020 AT 7 PM Online Event In these dark times we need a little light. Timothy Alexander knows what it takes to beat the odds. No matter what the obstacle that comes his way, he is determined to never quit. Please join us for an hour and leave feeling like you can take on the next challenging thing. Please register.
Receive FREE mental health support from BIPOC therapists for BIPOC individuals and communities most impacted by the pandemic and racism. Saturday, December 12, 2020 1pm-6pm You are invited to sign up online for 45-minute sessions from 1pm to 6pm with a certified provider. Please sign up for only ONE appointment. -Sessions are not intended to provide therapy or assessments, but will offer a safe space for sharing, learning stress management and coping strategies, as well as available mental health resources. Limited slots available, so reserve your time now!
The Issaquah School District, in partnership with Swedish, have our Swedish School Based Health Counselors (SBHC's) available to offer virtual mental health services to students in the Issaquah School District! With students doing school from home, we are hoping that getting you this information will help our students connect with this resource. Please share the flyers with your agencies, in your newsletters. Flyer English Flyer Chinese Flyer Spanish Flyer Korean
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. Sign up for a private, confidential session here
Looking for support during COVID-19? Call Washington Listens at 1-833-681-0211 for anonymous support. The support line offers a live person to listen and support you during this stressful time. Hours are Monday-Friday 9am-9pm and weekends 9am-6pm. Thanks to Washington State Health Care Authority for making this program available to those throughout Washington.
Influence The Choice Resource Page A nonprofit, community-based, grassroots organization dedicated to preventing substance use
and promoting the mental, physical, and social wellness of our youth.
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
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
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.
Black Mental Health Resources: NAMI: There are a variety of mental health resources available for people of color, listed here are a few examples.
CARE FOR YOUR CORONAVIRUS ANXIETY A Project by Shine. Resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty.
Washington’s Mental Health Referral Service for Children and Teens connects patients and families with evidence-supported outpatient mental health services in their community. This free, telephone-based referral service is funded by Washington Healthcare Authority and operated by Seattle Children’s. The Mental Health Referral Service will provide thorough mental health referrals for children and teens 17 and younger from across Washington.
Public Health - Seattle & King County: Virtual Health Insurance Enrollment Event & Health Fair Zoom Did you know health insurance can be easy? And even low cost or free? Learn from Public Health's Open Enrollment navigators how to enroll and find a plan that works for you through Washington Healthplanfinder. Tune in to our zoom Open Enrollment event where you can learn about your health insurance options and get personal assistance in breakout rooms.
Bloodworks NW Donor Issaquah Drive Issaquah Highlands Community Center Blakely Hall Nov 20, Nov 21 Nov 27, Nov 28 In November, Blakely Hall is providing an opportunity for our local community to help support patients in need. Donating blood is an essential and encouraged activity critical to sustaining community healthcare by providing a stable blood supply to patients at area hospitals. No walk-ins, guests, or people under age 16 are permitted onsite, and masks are worn by all donors and staff
Stepping Stone Pediatrics Free Childhood Immunization Clinics By appointment: every Wednesday, 2pm-5pm and every Saturday, 10am-2pm Located at 15710 NE 24th St, Suite A, Bellevue, WA 98008 Offering recommended vaccines to all 0-18 year olds. No insurance required. Check availability and schedule an appointment on Stepping Stone Pediatrics' website.
Select Safeway locations: Free flu vaccine for uninsured adults Open to uninsured adults over the age of 18. No fee and no proof of residency or immigration status required. Find a list of participating locations on the WA State Dept. of Health website. Includes 5 King County Safeway pharmacies in Auburn, Kent, Renton, Seattle, and Shoreline. This effort is a collaboration between Safeway, Albertsons and the Washington Department of Health.
The King County Medic One—Emergency Medical Services (EMS), One Step Ahead Fall Prevention Program is designed to help King County community members over the age of 50 stay safe, healthy, and independent in their home by providing the following services: Education about fall prevention and home safety, A home safety walk-through, Free in-home safety devices, including wall bar installation (restrictions may apply), and Information about resources available in your community.
King County Mobile medical and dental van schedules Sites and available services are subject to change due to Mobile Medical’s involvement in the COVID-19 response. Please check daily for the most updated information.
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
Community Health Access Program (CHAP) Call 206-284-0331 or toll-free 1-800-756-5437, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Operated by King County, CHAP connects King County residents to health insurance, health care services and other resources.
WA Health Benefit Exchange: Individuals who have lost health insurance coverage after March 1, 2020 during the public health emergency will have until September 30, 2020 to sign up for coverage through Washington Healthplanfinder. Loss of coverage includes loss of minimum essential coverage (including employer-sponsored health coverage or COBRA) and loss of coverage from short-term limited duration plans or health sharing ministries. To sign up, customers must call the Washington Healthplanfinder Customer Support Center or contact their local navigator or broker. Customers who sign up by September 15 can get coverage starting October 1. After September 15, coverage starts November 1. Washington Healthplanfinder Customer Support Center: Help is available in over 175 languages. Language and disability accommodations are provided at no cost. Business Hours: Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 pm. Phone:1-855-923-4633 TTY: 1-855-627-9604
Washington Health Plan Finder: Enrollment is now open. Enroll by December 15 for January 2021 coverage.
State of WA Health Care Authority Alien Emergency Medical COVID-19 Coverage Expansion
Issaquah Kiwanis Bingo Night Fun(d) Raiser THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2020 AT 7 PM PST – 8:30 PM PST Guest Host Chris Cashman of King5 Deadline for purchasing Bing Card is Dec. 1, 2020 All monies raised go to Eastside Baby Corner...giving kids what they need to thrive
Sleep Tight Drive for Eastside Baby Corner Dec 5 at 8 AM PST – Dec 12 at 3 PM Sammamish Kiwanis Community Support is partnering with Eastside Baby Corner for "Sleep Tight" - Collect infant and children's pajamas along with books, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and bedding to ensure children wake ready to thrive (all new items). This drive will support 1500 local children
EBC just launched a new way to show your support for children in our community! Purchase a shirt to show that YOU are a HERO for local children living in poverty or crisis. Shirts come in a variety of styles, colors and sizes. Click here for details and to purchase your shirt.
EBC – As a part of our response to new COVID-19 safety guidelines, EBC – Central in Issaquah and EBC – Northshore in Kenmore are no longer accepting donations of children’s goods during drop-off times. Donations through collection drives will be accepted. We will continue to assess the situation, with a plan to re-open for donations sometime in 2021. Please monitor our website and social media for updates regarding our ability to accept in-kind donations.
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
Hopelink: Financial Assistance appointments are currently being conducted by phone. To schedule an appointment, please call the Hopelink center in your area.
Hopelink’s Energy Assistance Program is closed for the month of September and will reopen for scheduling in early October.
King County Eviction Prevention and Rent Assistance Program King County has created a new program to assist households economically impacted by the coronavirus due to illness, loss of income or unemployment who have been unable to meet rent obligations and are at risk for eviction. Flyer here
Eviction moratorium extension: Inslee also announced an extension of the state’s eviction moratorium to Dec 31, 2020.
Gov. Inslee extended the moratorium on service disconnects and late fees through Dec 31, 2020 for all energy, landline telephone, and water utilities.
King County Housing Repair Program: making homes safe, comfortable and accessible. The King County Housing Repair Program provides funding for housing repair services to low, moderate-income homeowners and special needs renters within King County. We can address and assess emergency issues and ensure homes are safe and accessible. Visit kingcounty.gov/housingrepair or call 206-263-9095 for more information on housing repair loans and grants, eligibility information and how to access services.
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.
Washington State Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Providing funds from a federal block grant program to help low-income Washington state households maintain affordable, dependable utility services and avoid shutoff during the winter.
Send Holiday Greetings: Visit the red mail box at Issaquah Highlands Community Assoc. or Snapdoodle Toys and drop a holiday greeting card or note to wish a Happy Holidays to our local seniors. Also accepting donations at Eastside Friends of Seniors..
KCLS: Online: Questions about Medicare? The Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) is a free, unbiased and confidential counseling service of the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioners (OIC). SHIBA's trained and impartial volunteers are available to assist consumers with their Medicare related questions. Register online for a one-hour session that will be conducted over the phone. Offered dates & times:
KCLS: Online: Medicare Made Clear Wednesday, November 18, 2020 6:30PM – 7:30PM For adults. This workshop will give an overview of the different parts of Medicare (Parts A, B, C, D and supplements), what they cover and how they work. There will be a discussion of the different ways you can receive your benefits, including the pros and cons of each and approximate costs. We will also cover enrollment and eligibility guidelines. The goal of the meeting is to provide useful information that will put you in a better position to make an informed decision on your Medicare coverage. Please register here
Issaquah Senior Center is finding more ways to stay connected with our seniors:
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:
King County Senior property tax exemption: Seniors, people with disabilities, and others with qualifying conditions who applied for property tax exemptions or deferrals but are still waiting for a determination will be able to extend payments until January 31, 2021. Affected property owners will be contacted, and will need to notify the Assessor’s Office at email@example.com,, 206-296-3920 or firstname.lastname@example.org to opt in to this program. The statutory deadline of Nov. 2 remains in effect for all other property taxpayers. Seniors seeking property tax payment extensions must mail or file an application on or before Oct. 19. For more information about applying for property tax exemptions or deferrals, visit here or call 206-263-2338. For more details on the opt-in extension program, see here
The Dispute Resolution Center of King County opens pathways to understanding and solving conflict. Eligibility: Seniors 55+ and family caregivers Veterans and their family members Mediation is a confidential meeting process facilitated by a professional mediator who helps people work together to resolve disagreements and find mutual and satisfying solutions. Types of Housing Disputes: Neighbor & Roommate * Landlord/Tenant * Foreclosures * Divorce Flyer in English Flyer in Spanish
Everyone For Veterans: Veterans needing support: If you are a combat veteran seeking assistance with dental care or other services and goods, find out how we can help improve your quality of life. Apply for assistance here
Everyone for Veterans: Exciting news! We are now collaborating with VOSH to provide optometry services to low-income combat veterans and their families. VOSH's mission is to "provide the gift of vision and eye health to people worldwide. VOSH facilitates the provision and the sustainability of vision care worldwide for people who can neither afford nor obtain such care." Are you a veteran needing for eye care? Join the Wingman Program and state "optometry care" under goods and services requested.
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
The Dispute Resolution Center of King County opens pathways to understanding and solving conflict. Eligibility: Seniors 55+ and family caregivers Veterans and their family members Mediation is a confidential meeting process facilitated by a professional mediator who helps people work together to resolve disagreements and find mutual and satisfying solutions. Types of Housing Disputes: Neighbor & Roommate * Landlord/Tenant * Foreclosures * Divorce Flyer in English Flyer in Spanish
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.
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.
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 | email@example.com | 206-957-4610 (North & Central KC)
Laura Aguilar | firstname.lastname@example.org | 253-329-6965 (South King County)
Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle
Monica Brass | email@example.com | 206-741-2452
Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation
Kenneth Johnson | firstname.lastname@example.org | 425-757-7875
Monique Brown | email@example.com | 253-970-4431
Outreach to Transgender Veterans
Ingersoll Gender Center
So’le Celestial | so’firstname.lastname@example.org | 253-604-8751
Outreach to Women Veterans
Minority Veterans of America
Melissa Margain | email@example.com | 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 | firstname.lastname@example.org | 253-632-8434
Washington State Department of Veteran Affairs
Kelsey McGarry | email@example.com | 206-900-4785
Outreach to Native American Veterans
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation
Mike Tulee | firstname.lastname@example.org |206-829-2214
Outreach to Military Families
Washington State Department of Veteran Affairs
Cathi Geisler | email@example.com | 206-641-6865
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
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
Washington Courts: Eviction Resolution Pilot Program Six counties have been chosen to participate in the pilot Eviction Resolution Program (ERP). Each ERP will operate in accordance with the enabling order from the Washington State Supreme Court, and a standing order of the local superior court. Flyer Overview Press Release Q&A
City of Issaquah: Community Assistance: Bilingual Volunteers We Need Volunteers! Are you bilingual? Do you feel you can use your languages to help others? Do you have time to help? We are looking for community members with bilingual language skills, who can help in a variety of non-profit organizations in our area. This help might include translations, interpretation services and assisting new residents learn and understand how these organizations work. If interested, fill out a general interest form today.
The King County Employment First Community continues to grow and meets every other month maintaining progress. The group has developed 8 goal areas and guidance for cross-community workgroups that are actively addressing specific challenges, including COVID-19, to make employment for all a reality for our fellow citizens. If Employment First is of interest and importance to you, please consider joining the community and its work. For more information and how to join, contact Richard.Wilson@kingcounty.gov.
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.
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.
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.
Unemployment Law Project: Recurring Webinar:
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. To sign up, please visit our website www.hopelink.org/need-help/employment and fill out the “Remote Resume Review Sign-up” form.
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
Healthier Metro is the best resource for updated trip information, what Metro is doing to keep you healthy, and how to best prepare for your next ride.
ORCA LIFT services are still being provided through remote enrollment and card distribution. Please see flier for more information on remote enrollment and distribute it amongst your community freely.
Subsidized annual pass: Freedom and possibilities through transit SUBSIDY SUMMARY Transit allows communities and individuals to access the opportunities needed to thrive. That’s why King County Metro and Sound Transit have partnered to create a new, subsidized annual pass program, allowing qualifying riders to travel on our select transit modes without paying a fare.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with Emergency Vanpool Formation in the subject line to get started or for more information.
King County continues to offer community members a safe place to isolate, quarantine and recover from COVID-19. A new video shows what guests can expect. If you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 and are awaiting a test result or tested positive for COVID-19 and need a comfortable place to stay, King County’s isolation and quarantine centers are here for you. To show guests what you can expect during a stay at one of King County’s isolation and quarantine centers, we took a tour and spoke to the team at our Issaquah site about the experience and care they provide.
COVID-19 Child Care Support You may qualify for financial assistance to pay for child care if you live or work in King County, fall within income guidelines and your income, work schedule, or access to child care has been negatively impacted by COVID-19 or you are an essential worker. To apply: Call or text 1-800-446-1114 to request an application Or fill out an online application
COVID-19 Emergency Resource Requests For Organizations and Government Agencies within King County Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as masks, gloves and gowns are essential for mitigating the spread of COVID-19. Due to the unprecedented shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) nationwide, PHSKC and KCOEM are working with the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) to procure PPE and other essential medical supplies. Please see below for more information on how to request supplies.
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
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.
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.
City Council of Sammamish Approves 2nd Round of Small Business Support Grants; Non-profits are Eligible to Apply An online application for the second round support grants will open on November 2, 2020 and close on November 29, 2020.
Funding for Caregiver Respite for Caregivers of Persons with Disabilities: The Caregiver Respite for Caregivers of Persons with Disabilities strategy seeks to promote the inclusion, equitable access, advocacy and self-determination of persons with disabilities and their caregivers. This funding opportunity is designed to allow applicants to identify what opportunities for respite are needed and encourages creative and broad solutions.
Applications due: November 23, 2020 by 11:59 pm Bidders Conference: October 23, 2020 | 10:30 – 11:30 am via Zoom
Funding for Relief Funds for Immigrants: There are two Covid relief funds for immigrants who are ineligible for unemployment benefits or federal stimulus relief due to immigration status: the Seattle COVID relief fund and Governor Inslee’s new statewide WA Immigrant Relief Fund. Seattle COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund for Immigrants and Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund COVID-19 financial relief —by and for immigrants.
Funding for Behavioral Health Services in Rural King County: Funded programs should be designed to respect and support the rural community each grant is aimed to serve, with intended outcomes that are representative of community priorities. This MIDD initiative and the resulting grants are meant to support local community-based organizations, small organizations, and grassroots coalitions to address community-identified needs that relate to behavioral health prevention, intervention, treatment, recovery, or service access embedded in rural unincorporated King County. Applications due: December 11, 2020 at 2:30 pm Pre-Application Conference: October 23, 2020 | 10:00 – 11:00 am via Zoom
Funding for Community Driven Behavioral Health: Funded programs should focus on promotion, prevention, and/or early intervention of behavioral health issues in communities traditionally unserved or underserved and in need of culturally and linguistically responsive, and appropriate interventions.Applications due: December 11, 2020 at 2:30 pm Pre-Application Conference: October 22, 2020 | 2:00 -3:00 pm via Zoom
OSPI 2020-21 Community Based Organization Grants OSPI has allocated $8.1 million in federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief funds (ESSER funds) through the CARES Act to provide grants to community-based organizations (CBOs) to work in partnership with schools and school districts to support reopening efforts in the 2020-21 school year. The grants will be provided both to large statewide CBOs with regional networks and to smaller, local CBOs who serve specific local needs and populations. The CBO grants will be focused on expanded learning and integrated student supports to address student and family needs. The grants can also be used to strengthen language and disability access for families and students.
Black Led Organizing grant. 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 for next grant cycle
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
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.
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.
Take the survey: mapping prevention of gender-based violence: With funding from the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy, the Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence is leading a project to engage people across King County to better understand how communities can prevent domestic, sexual, and family violence outside of systems of policing and punishment. Mapping Prevention 2020, a short-term participatory action research project, aims to create and share community data on existing efforts to prevent violence, as well as opportunities for strategic expansion and future visioning with a focus on strategies that address racism and its intersections with sexism and other forms of oppression.
WA State Dept of Health: State and local health officials have a new survey to assess the behavioral, economic, social and emotional impacts as well as the needs of communities across the state as a result of the #COVID19 outbreak, Community Recovery-Oriented Needs Assessment (CORONA) . To access the survey, go to www.wacoronasurvey.com. To take the survey by phone, call 855-530-5787 —interpreters are available to assist.
Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) and Fair Work Center Worker Input Survey: The survey asks a series of questions to get a picture of what your experiences have looked like in the current COVID crisis and as the economy reopens. Fair Work Center is a workers’ rights organization committed to equity and worker empowerment, beginning with knowing your rights on the job. This information will help us work with you and educate you on how to get back to work safely and how to enforce your rights at your job currently. Your responses will be anonymous. We appreciate your participation as your input is crucial to helping all workers in the Seattle area and Washington state. English Español
King County Road Services is preparing an Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan to improve accessibility on existing sidewalks, curb ramps and street crossings on unincorporated King County roads. These roads are located outside of city limits and do not include highways. The plan will identify and prioritize accessibility improvements to unincorporated King County road pedestrian facilities. Please take our brief survey to helps us learn more about the communities served by the King County road system and their accessibility needs. Visit www.kingcounty.gov/RoadsADAPlan to learn more. If you have questions or need to make a reasonable accommodation request, please contact John Vander Sluis at 206-263-0621 TTY Relay: 711 or email email@example.com
Communities of Opportunity is a growing network of community members and partners that aims to create greater health, social, economic, and racial equity in King County so that all people thrive, regardless of their race or the place they live. Subscribe to their newsletter, , the SCOOP, to stay up to date with all things COO!
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.
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
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King County: Updated for 2020, our homelessness data dashboards have a new location on the Regional Homelessness Authority website. Expanded dashboards now offer new breakdowns and features to enhance our understanding of equity in both the experience of homelessness and our system’s performance.
Healthy Youth Survey 2018 Results Now Available: Last fall, Issaquah School District 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students took the state's Healthy Youth Survey. The Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) provides important information about the health of adolescents in Washington. Survey results for ISD students are now available on the Issaquah School District website and Issaquah Schools Foundation websites and statewide results are available on the Healthy Youth Survey website.
Issaquah School District Dept of Student Interventions: The Issaquah School District, Student Interventions-Compliance would appreciate your help in hanging the attached posters at your community sites as you open up and have visitors. We would normally come around and drop them off but with COVID-19 and safety measures we haven't been able to do so. The McKinney-Vento Act supports students and families who might be considered homeless. With the conversation at the last INN meeting and concerns about housing and rent I thought the timing of this would be helpful. One poster is for youth (1 in English, 1 in Spanish) and the other for parents (1 in English, 1 in Spanish) , they describe certain rights and protections under the McKinney-Vento Act if the student and/or family qualifies. Contact information is on the poster. If you are able to hang up the poster, please let Stacey Zachau (firstname.lastname@example.org) know so her team can track and make sure we are getting the information out in the community, if you need a poster dropped off once you are open and able to have visitors also let Stacey know and if possible her team can drop off a poster to your site Student English Student Spanish Adult English Adult Spanish
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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.