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:  Online meeting, Tuesday, June 16, 2020  3:00pm - 4:30pm.  In-person meetings 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:


 Coronavirus Weekly Updates

Events & Opportunities:
KCLS: Join us for a two-part college planning series online. Learn five secrets of getting accepted into top-tier colleges and how to make your college shortlist. 
  • Thursday, May 28, 6pm  Online: College Planning-Creating a Shortlist
  • Friday, May 29, 6pm Online: College Planning-5 Secrets of Getting Accepted into Top-Tier Colleges

UW Forefront Suicide Prevention: EARN® Saves Lives Suicide Prevention Training for Veterans & Caregivers  Jun 1, 2020 01:00PM  Veterans face enormous challenges as they transition from military to civilian life. Family members of veterans also face unique challenges in supporting their loved ones who served. COVID-19 presents new anxieties that may compound these factors. We are providing this webinar to support our Veterans and those who love them, live with them, work with them, or support them in any way, by offering perspective on the unique challenges they face, and teaching how to recognize signs of distress and what to do to provide support.  More information and registration here


Eastside Renters in Crisis:  A Call to Action for East King County  June 1, 4:00-5:00 PM  REGISTER NOW   Join us for a community listening session where we'll hear from Eastside families who are in urgent need of solutions and action to prevent an overwhelming rise in homelessness and crushing debt. Beyond the short-term crisis, our neighbors who are disproportionately impacted are at high risk of falling deeper into crisis and possibly never recovering. This is the first in a series of community events highlighting experiences of local individuals and families to inform decision makers, and to call for the actions required to protect our community.


Influence The Choice: Our Prevention Crisis: It is not about the drug!   Jun 2, 2020 07:00 PM  Once again, our local communities have been struck by the tragedy of student overdose. The most productive method we have at our disposal to reduces youth substance use is prevention. The work to increase protective factors, decrease risk factors and engage environmental strategies of change. Community level change involves us all, we all have a part to play!  Let’s come together! Let’s end the tragedies!  Register here  Sponsored by Influence the Choice in partnership with the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network   Although discussion regarding overdose is a sensitive topic it is vital. The majority of this workshop involves strategies of change and is appropriate for middle and high school students, parents, educators and the community.  https://www.facebook.com/events/296513241345450/


ELAP: Seminario web sobre inmigración en español  martes 2 de junio a las 4 PM  ¿Tiene preguntas sobre el estado actual de la inmigración durante este tiempo? ¿Se está preguntando sobre el estado de la carga pública y qué significa si acepta ayuda? Únase con ELAP y el abogado Omar Barraza mientras responde preguntas comunes sobre la Ley de Inmigración. ¡El seminario web será el martes 2 de junio a las 4 PM y todos son bienvenidos!  Registrar aquí

Spanish Immigration Webinar  Tue June 2nd at 4 PM  Do you have questions about the current state of immigration during this time? Are you wondering about the status of the Public Charge and what it means if you accept aid? Join in with ELAP and Attorney Omar Barraza as he answers common questions about Immigration Law. The webinar will be on Tuesday, June 2nd at 4 PM and all are welcome!  Registration He


The Arc of King County: Lunch and Learn: Aging and Developmental Disabilities  Tuesday, June 2, 2020  12:00pm - 1:00pm   Join us virtually via Zoom for Lunch and Learn! (check link for Zoom ID)  A multi -part training series presented by The Arc of King County for professionals working with people with disabilities in King County and surrounding areas.   Topic: Aging and Developmental Disabilities: As people with I/DD and their caregivers age, it becomes more and more important to ensure that a long-term plan is in place. Many caregivers struggle with planning for their loved one’s future, and additionally, explaining grief and loss. This presentation will discuss considerations parents and caregivers should have for the future, ways professionals can support aging caregivers and people with I/DD, and resources for having conversations about loss and grief.  Contact Info:  Rachel Nemhauser   RNemhauser@arcofkingcounty.org


Challenges and solutions for low-income renters: A community forum with Imagine Housing residents, June 9, 2020 at 6:00pm Presented by:  Imagine Housing Tenants Union and Tenants Union of Washington State.  As the Covid-19 pandemic plunges renter households into uncertainty and precarity, residents of Imagine Housing properties who have been organizing for months for better treatment from management will share stories of their long-term tenant organizing, the current moment and its impacts, and solutions that will help ease the burden on vulnerable households.   Elected officials, community organizations, and concerned Eastside residents are invited to attend to hear updates from grassroots tenant organizers fighting for housing justice and equity in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.   Stay tuned for more information and event details.


The Arc of King County: Lunch and Learn: Supporting PWD’s within Homelessness Prevention  Tuesday, June 9, 2020  12:00pm - 1:00pm Join us virtually via Zoom for Lunch and Learn! (Check link for Zoom ID) A multi -part training series presented by The Arc of King County for professionals working with people with disabilities in King County and surrounding areas.   Topic: Supporting PWD’s within Homelessness Prevention: People with I/DD are disproportionately at imminent risk of becoming homeless. The Arc has learned that it takes a significant amount of time and effort to support people with I/DD to become stable in their housing. This presentation will discuss systemic barriers to housing stability, strategies to support people (and families) with disabilities, and resources to prevent people with disabilities becoming homeless.


ELAP: Unemployment Benefits with ULP  Tuesday, June 9th: 4:00 – 5:30 PM Pacific Time   During this time of deep uncertainty with Covid-19, the amount of unemployment claims has increased throughout WA State. Are you considering filing or have filed for unemployment and have some questions? And just what is going on with the fraudulent unemployment situation that is occurring in WA State. Join in with ELAP as John Tirpak, Executive Director for the Unemployment Law Project presents info about the current state of affairs and answers common questions regarding unemployment.   Disclaimer: This webinar is being recorded. If you don’t want to be on the recording, please feel free to turn off your video.   Registration Link


Influence The Choice: EMBRACING ADVERSITY: EMPLOYING RESILIENCE AND A GROWTH MINDSET IN COMPLEX TIMES  June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm  Please register in advance at https://bit.ly/2LhbxJm  to receive the Zoom link.   Our youth are often engaged and invested in structures that run counter to the development of resilience and a growth mindset. Many young people are discovering they lack the flexibility and malleability they need to manage adversity.  This FREE workshop is designed for students, parents, educators and the community at large. 

Resilience is the ability to achieve in the face of adversity: to bend, rather than break.  In this workshop, award winning speaker and youth advocate, Jerry Blackburn, will discuss how young people can become more resilient and the obstacles that get in their way.  We’ll explore how our differences, struggles and investments can make us more gracious and productive participants in these complex times.


ELAP:  Tenant Rights with ELAP   Tuesday, June 16th: 4:00 - 5:30 PM Pacific Time   The rent moratorium for WA State is set to expire on June 4th. So what options do tenants have and how can they protect themselves? Join ELAP as Shane Woerner - ELAP's Kirkland Housing Attorney - presents info about tenant rights, and offers guidance on how to protect yourself as a tenant.   Disclaimer: This webinar is being recorded. If you don’t want to be on the recording, please feel free to turn off your video.  Registration Link


UW Forefront Suicide Prevention:  Hope & Cope 2020  Jun 17, 2020 1:00 PM Coronavirus is a historic event that will change your future. Join college and high school students for Hope & Cope 2020, a virtual event that inspires you to experience this pandemic as a positive growth opportunity rather than a barrier to life. By choosing to attend this virtual event and the story-telling you do immediately thereafter, it may change you – and the rest of your life. As part of this event, you will:  • Tell and hear stories of the most authentic, personal kind  • Build resilience as you explore and articulate your values, fears, and dreams • Help others cope if you decide to share your story.  More information and registraton here


Imagine Housing: We are looking for strong, active volunteers to assist residents with carrying groceries, strollers, and other items up and down the 3 flights of stairs at our 30Bellevue property. We anticipate two (2) shifts daily: 11 AM to 1 PM and 1 PM to 3 PM, Monday through Friday.  There will be two (2) volunteers per shift. We encourage friends to sign up for shifts together.  We anticipate this opportunity to continue through the month of June and possibly beyond.  DETAILS HERE


Eastside Friends of Seniors: Job Opening Volunteer Coordinator: Coordinates Eastside Friends of Seniors (EFS) volunteers through recruiting, interviewing, training, scheduling of volunteer workers and timesheet tracking. 20-24 hours per week $16.50 per hour. Contact Linda Woodall lindaw@eastsidefriendsofseniors.org for more information


Hopelink is Hiring: South King County Mobility Coordinator: The Hopelink Mobility Management team is looking for a South King County Mobility Coordinator. If you know anyone who would be a good fit for the position, please encourage them to apply by following this link.  The position provides staff support to key mobility management projects and initiatives and mobility coalitions as well as assists in the education and outreach of transportation resources. The Mobility Coordinator advocates for those who need transportation, facilitates discussion, teaches, connects, and partners with organizations to champion transportation solutions. The ideal candidate will be resourceful, self-motivated, and possess an enterprising spirit and passion for making an impact in the local community. 

 

Ways To Help:

Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank ** Schedule Change ** Starting the week of March 23rd, all shoppers will receive 2 weeks’ worth of food and diapers (if needed) before shopping hours are changed to an every other week schedule.  Hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays,  12:00 - 4:00 p.m. every other week. We will continue to use our drive-up pick-up of pre-packed food boxes for everyone’s safety during this time. The clothing bank will remain closed until the high risk of exposure has passed.

  • In partnership with the Issaquah Schools Foundation, we will hold a second Lunch for the Break event this spring on Thursday and Friday, May 28-29. Pre-registration is necessary to participate. IFCB will continue prioritizing everyone's health and safety in response to the COVID-19 outbreak by doing drive-up distribution service only.  Flyer in English  Flyer in Spanish
    • Lunch for the Break volunteer needs: we need help with traffic management (outside, minimal contact with others).  Sign up here
    • Lunch for the Break client registrationhttps://issaquahfoodbank.org/lunchforthebreak.  Registration is REQUIRED for this LFTB event.
  • New schedule and more information here
  • Financial gifts for purchasing food and other supplies.
  • Online orders of items off our Emergency Needs List to be shipped to us directly from the vendor.
  • Volunteers needed for general food packing, Farmers Market pick ups, as well as Summer Lunch.  Important information here  Our Covid-19 guidelines mean that we are asking volunteers to pick a day of the week and then only volunteer on that day of the week only.  This is for the safety of volunteers and staff.  Also for safety we have limited the number of volunteers per shift and are providing masks and gloves for all.  Also looking for volunteers to pick up donations from the Issaquah Farmers Market starting on 6/6.  If interested, contact Lisa at lisa@issaquahfoodbank.org  Sign up here
  • New Service: Do you need delivery during the COVID-19 outbreak?  Please note - this delivery service is separate from our traditional Groceries to Go program and will only take place for the remainder of our COVID-19 emergency operations. All deliveries contain the same food items as the prepacked boxes available for pick up at the food bank.   More information here

Eastside Baby Corner

  • EBC is NOT accepting used in-kind donations.
  • We have limited on-site volunteer opportunities available (sign up online, face masks mandatory, minimum age 14). We also have “at-home” volunteering available. Contact Madeline (madelinef@babycorner.org) or Mara (marak@babycorner.org) for more information
  • The EBC Diaper Derby is going on NOW through 6/05/2020!  How it’s working this year:  During this time of uncertainty and social distancing, businesses and organizations now can purchase diapers on our online Giving Catalog and have these shipped directly to EBC.  We realize this is definitely a time of uncertainty, and our need to help kids living in poverty or crisis could not be greater.  We are in desperate need of size 6 diapers right now.  Our online giving catalog makes it easy to support at any level. Share EBC Giving Catalog link with your staff, customers, clients, family and friends.  Register HERE
  • desperately need diapers (specifically size 4, 5 and 6), formula, diaper wipes
  • Click here to make a donation.
  • Host a remote community drive! Organize your friends, family, or co-workers to donate items kids need right now! It is easy to do an online drive using the EBC Giving Catalog.

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 griffinc@ccsww.org or 425-679-0342


Issaquah Community ServicesICS 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 icsoffice180@gmail.com.  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 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!

  • Drop off donations between 7 AM – 4 PM Mon-Fri.  There is someone at the gate during these times doing wellness checks on arriving staff.   
  • If you cannot deliver your donation(s) -  please email susan@smilepower.org and we can try to organize a pick-up.  There will be weekly deliveries from the Sammamish area to Echo Glen

Influence The Choice: Our Spring Fund Drive is Underway!  Substance use prevention and mental health promotion are the most robust methods of support we can offer our youth.   How Can I Help?  Join Influence the Choice in our efforts to make certain that every student reaches their potential by donating today.  


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

Imagine Housing:

  • If you could make a gift of $25, $50 or $100 today, could you make that same commitment for the next four months to help us through the COVID-19 crisis?  Donate here
  • If you’re not in the position to make a four-month commitment today, please consider making a one time donation.  Donate here
  • If you’re feeling especially generous, we have a vital need for basic needs and gift cards to grocery stores for families, seniors, and veterans living in Imagine Housing communities.   Donate here

Lifewire For most of us home is the place where we feel safest, especially during these uncertain times. But home isn't a safe place for everyone.  Right now is a particularity difficult time for survivors of domestic violence. Survivors who are sheltering in place with an abusive partner are in serious danger of escalating violence. Other survivors are struggling to meet their basic needs because of the COVID-19 crisis. Those who have left abusive partners worry that the loss of income will leave them with no choice but to return to their abusers, especially if they have children. Calls to our helpline and our advocates are increasing and the need is rising exponentially.  As an extra incentive we are excited to announce that our amazing community partner Symetra Financial will match gifts of $1,000 or more up to a total of $80,000. Double your gift today!  Donate here


India Association of Western WA: IAWW has launched a fundraising campaign and invites you to participate very generously and donate to this matching gift campaign donate now .  IAWW is committed to addressing the needs generated by the pandemic crises on the communities around us. It is our intent for 2020 and 2021 to support the impacted achieve health, wellbeing and stability. As COVID-19 continues to unfold, we are working hard to provide services and support for the needs being brought to our attention. These services are intended but not limited to serve our ageing adults, elder care homes, under privileged families, small businesses, healthcare facilities, health care workers and the shelters negatively impacted by COVID-19.  All donations received from now to October 2020 will be earmarked for our COVID Response Efforts.

 

Offering Assistance or Services:

Issaquah Senior Center is finding more ways to stay connected with our seniors:

  • Monday to Friday Lunch To Go, 12-1 pm with $4.50 suggested contribution for seniors 60 and older. Find updated menus on our website issaquahwa.gov/seniors.    and here
  • Private Phone Calls with Rebecca, Social Worker:  Rebecca can help you navigate local resources and help tackle a wide variety of issues and obstacles you may be facing. She helps seniors get groceries delivered, sign up for affordable housing, and more. No income restrictions; anyone can talk with Rebecca. No appointments; just call Rebecca directly —206-395-9149

Eastside Friends of Seniors is accepting new clients !  Our beloved Seniors are the most vulnerable population in this pandemic, and we are doing everything we can to help them remain healthy and self-sufficient. While we are following the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” guidelines we want you to know:

  • We are still open for business, serving seniors in Issaquah and Sammamish.
  • For the safety of everyone involved, we are limiting face-to-face interactions.
  • We are providing volunteer transportation only to critical medical appointments and assistance accessing food and supplies during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Our volunteers and staff are routinely checking in on our clients so we can be sure to meet their needs during this challenging time.

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  Appointments available:
    • Mondays, 11am - 4pm
    • Tuesdays, 11am - 4pm
    • Wednesdays, 1pm - 3pm
    • Fridays, 3pm - 5pm
  • Virtual Hangouts! We're staying connected with our Garage teens through virtual hangouts!  ​​Using this link, join us at the following times:  Everyday Monday - Friday at 1:00-4:00 p.m.​

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.


The Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce Preparing for Back To Work The Covid19 crisis has had a profound impact on our community.  As you adjust your business model to these challenging times, we're here to help navigate your team to getting back on track.  REOPENING TOOLKIT   GUIDE ON PREPARING WORKPLACES FOR COVID-19 


New Meal program in Bellevue:  Mobile Meal Alliance  Fund a Truck, Feed a Community  With assistance from the City of Bellevue, the Washington State Food Truck Association has partnered with Nourishing Networks, the Redmond-based non-profit organization, to provide a voucher meal food truck program.  

The program: Printed meal vouchers are distributed to local non-profits, or to individuals and families in need of food support. The voucher contains all the information needed for people to visit a food truck (parked at a church, school or other business) and receive food without cost to them. The church (or other business entity) then pays the food truck for all the meals redeemed at the end of the week, via donations made. On behalf of Nourishing Networks, Overlake Park Presbyterian Church will take in donations and equally disburse these funds designated for the “Food Truck Program”, to any church, school or other business who wants to host a food truck in their community.

Click here to donate to this program.


Hopelink Remote Resume Review is a FREE service for job seekers who has been impacted by COVID-19. Job seekers receive a one-time resume review session over phone, email or video.  Your enrollment process starts with an intake appointment to determine program eligibility. This Service Includes: * -One-time resume review * -Information on benefits and community resources during this time of need * -Access to additional job coaching services (for those who qualify). 

HopeLink Energy Assistance Program flyer


Eastside Cities Launch COVID-19 Business Support.  The cities of Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah, Redmond and Renton today launched (re)STARTUP425, a collaborative effort to connect Eastside small business owners, nonprofit leaders and sole proprietors with available business support resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Eastside’s economy doesn’t recognize borders.  So we’re working together to connect businesses and nonprofits to resources, provide one-on-one financial technical assistance, and share your ongoing business operations with the community.


Unemployment Law Project:  Recurring Webinar:  

During COVID-19 Youth Eastside Services is continuing to provide 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.


Eastside Legal Assistance Program:   ELAP is still open! This means that we are continuing to provide FREE legal services to low-income clients throughout King County. We are providing phone consultations each week in the areas of Family Law, Domestic Violence, Immigration, Debt & Bankruptcy, and General Law.  We offer interpretive services, so language will not be a barrier. We are also starting to present webinars about various legal topics, please stay tuned as next week we'll have one on current Tenant Rights during Covid-19.    Please have clients give us a call at 425-747-7274. Be sure to tell clients to leave a voicemail if we're on the other line  If you're interested in previous webinars (including 2 recent ones on Tenant Rights and Immigration Rights), please feel free to check out our website - www.elap.org/webinars

Eastside Legal Assistance Program and Housing Justice Project: Concerned about your legal rights as a tenant during this time?  Webinar from April 1, 2020 available here. ELAP and HJP Tenants Rights 

Further Info/Resources:

  • WA Emergency Housing Protections - Edmund mentioned this document during the presentation that lists the Housing Protections for cities throughout King County.
  • Preservation Database AND/OR WA Housing Finance Commission - If you need to see if your housing is federally funded or a tax-credit property, go to these websites.
  • WA Attorney General's Office - The WA Attorney General's office is officially enforcing the moratorium and tenants and advocates can fill out a form on their website (linked above), email them at civilrights@atg.wa.gov, or contact them via phone at (833) 660-4877 and leave a general message by selecting Option 1. 
  • Eastside for All - A wonderful non-profit that does a ton of work in East King County and has put together a great list of resources for East King County.
  • United Way of King County - They have an amazing list of current resources in King County.
  • Vine Maple Place - Single-parent families in South King County can call Vine Maple Place at 425-432-2119 for rent assistance, employment coaching and budgeting help.
  • Financial Resources - From the WA Dept. of Financial Institutions, a list of financial resources for those affected by Covid-19.
  • Working Washington - Working WA has a list of resources for Workers during this time.

Legal Organization Webinars:

  • There are also many different organizations doing work throughout King County with webinars on different areas of law. Two of the main ones that come to mind are:
    • Workers' Rights During Covid-19 - Casa Latina in conjunction with Fair Work Center has an ongoing Spanish Webinar on Wednesday Evenings that starts at 7 - 8 PM on Facebook Live 
    • Unemployment Questions - Unemployment Law Project has webinars on its website that address questions about Unemployment. 

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 hereYou can also email us at info@nami-eastside.org.


Boys & Girls Clubs of King County New! Additional support through extended programming benefits for those in the trenches caring for the community now available. Occupation workers who have no alternatives for youth care during the CV-19 health crisis in the Greater Seattle area can attend any of our open Clubs for a joining fee of $50. We are waiving the daily cost of $25 per person for these workers until school districts reopen. Locations and other information HERE


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


"Grab and Go" student meal sites in King County  This map shows pick-up times and locations for Grab-and-Go meals distributed by the schools districts of King County.  Policy about who is qualified to receive these meals may vary by school district. Data will be monitored and updated regularly, but be sure to click through to the individual school district sites for the most complete and up-to-date information.


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.


King County Property Tax Update:   In response to the financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, individual King County property taxpayers will have extra time to make their first-half property tax payments in 2020. King County extended the first-half property tax deadline to June 1 for individual taxpayers; specifically, the order applies only to individual residential and commercial taxpayers who pay property taxes themselves. Banks and other financial institutions that pay property taxes on behalf of their customers must still meet the April 30 deadline. Taxpayers with questions about their property tax bill or payment options can contact King County Treasury at propertytax.customerservice@kingcounty.gov or 206-263-2890..  More information here


King County Senior property tax exemption: Did you know that seniors in King County may qualify for a property tax exemption?  Basic qualifications are that you own the home you live in, are at least 61 years of age (or are a veteran with a service-connected disability or disabled), and had a maximum income of $58,423 in 2019.  If you have already applied, please be patient as the Assessor’s Office is working through a backlog of paper applications due to COVID-19 and the manual processing required. In just the first quarter of this year, they received more applications than they typically get in an entire year!  If you have yet to apply, please be sure to do so online at taxrelief.kingcounty.gov


King County has committed $2.2 million to provide child care, free of charge, for essential workers who live or work in the County. The funding will pay for a slot at select child care providers across the county through at least June. Additional information and instructions on how to apply here and available in multiple languages here.    Child Care COVID Communications, Response and Referral Center information here  Translated versions of this flyer can also be found here.


On May 5, the King County Council approved a second emergency supplemental budget proposed by Executive Dow Constantine to provide additional resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Included in the legislation is $1 million for the Office of Equity and Social Justice (OESJ) to expand funding for the COVID-19 Community Response Fund.   Applications are due by 5pm, June 9, 2020.

As the pandemic has progressed, we understand more about its effects and the disproportionate impact it inflicts on communities of color. OESJ will continue to prioritize funding to partners working with communities at the highest risk of immediate and long-term negative health, social and economic impacts. Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to organizations based on the priorities defined in the Overview & Criteria for Community Responses Fund.  Please download the Community Response Fund Application form at the Office of Equity and Social Justice website.


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 vanpool@kingcounty.gov with Emergency Vanpool Formation in the subject line to get started or for more information.


KCLS:

  • K-12 Educator, Parent, and Caregiver Support  Resources: Community Resources,  Streaming Story Times, Drawing, and Songs,  Additional Educational Resources
  • Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps you learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve your personal and professional goals at your own pace.You can use Lynda.com for free with your KCLS Library Card.
  • KCLS has a wide variety of resources to support learning at home. Visit our Educational Home Access page to find academic movies, homework support and activities to make home learning fun.
  • Online: Join Talk Time Classes  Practice speaking English with other English language learners online!    Learn about American culture and meet people from around the world, while connecting from home! Register with your email and we will send you the link to join the Zoom meeting.
  • Online: Free Citizenship Classes  For adults.  International Rescue Committee is offering free Citizenship Classes every Wednesday online. Registration required. Please register with your email and you will be sent the Zoom link or phone number a few days prior to the session.   For more information, email John.Simpson@Rescue.org or call 206.623.2105.

Civil Legal Aid Resources: The pandemic has created many new civil legal needs in Washington. Legal aid programs are ready to help low-income people and displaced workers affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency. Find free resources to address your legal issue here

WA State Dept. of Health & Human Services, Office of Refugee & Immigrant Assistance: COVID-19 Translated Resources Directory This directory is a list of translated COVID-19 health education resources (fact sheets, flyers, posters, audio recordings, videos, etc.), organized in alphabetical order by language. The translated materials are from United States government entities, International non-government agencies, community based organizations, and selective countries outside the United States.


COVID-19 Related Changes to Work Requirements for Food Assistance.  Work requirements have been temporarily lifted due to COVID, so it’s a great opportunity for people to potentially access assistance even if they were previously denied.  DSHS will temporarily remove participation requirements for Able-Bodied Adult Without Dependent (ABAWD) clients due to COVID-19 related restrictions. ABAWD clients whose cases closed for not meeting work requirements may reapply for food assistance again.  Please direct any questions to our Director of Public Policy, Christina Wong: christinaw@northwestharvest.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.


Puget Sound Energy will make funds available to help customers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through its Crisis-Affected Customer Assistance Program (CACAP). This includes customers who recently became unemployed, partially unemployed, or cannot work. The $11 million are carry-over funds under PSE’s Low Income Program. With approval from the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, PSE made revisions to its program to make these funds available to a broader group of customers.    Funds are also available in PSE’s other assistance programs, including the Warm Home Fund, PSE Home Energy Lifeline Program and Weatherization Assistance Program for income-eligible customers.


State of WA Health Care Authority Alien Emergency Medical COVID-19 Coverage Expansion


Free or low-cost Apple Health is available year-round and a special enrollment is available for the uninsured who have life changes as a result of COVID-19.   If you are not eligible for free or low-cost Apple Health or a Special Enrollment through a qualifying life event, you can request a COVID-19 Special Enrollment through May 8th if you are uninsured.   How to request a COVID-19 Special Enrollment :  Get virtual help from an insurance expert  /  Contact customer support 


United Way: Tax help  Please visit FreeTaxExperts.org  Still Need Tax Help? File your taxes online free with United Way’s filing tool at www.MyFreeTaxes.com  This link will take you away from uwkc.org  We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding!  Download our tax flyer:  Español   中文  Tagalog  tiếng Việt  ру́сский язы́к  አማርኛ  English

To help millions of people, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today launched a new web tool allowing quick registration for Economic Impact Payments for those who don’t normally file a tax return.   IRS Newsroom New Tool   Info is in English and Spanish


The Shopper Next Door matches people who are higher-risk during the COVID-19 pandemic or who just need an extra hand with local volunteers to provide help with errands like grocery delivery, prescription pick up, and more!   ​If you need help, call (425) 522-2674‬ 


Communities Rise: Announcing a new Lease Amendment Toolkit for small businesses and nonprofits Created in collaboration with the City of Seattle Office of Economic Development and Perkins Coie The Lease Amendment Toolkit is designed to give small businesses and nonprofits information and template documents so they can successfully negotiate payment plans with their landlords before the moratoriums are lifted.


Communities Rise launches new Covid-19 Small Business and Nonprofit Legal Clinic: This is a new virtual clinic designed to help small businesses and nonprofits navigate the legal issues they are experiencing due to Covid-19.  Small businesses and nonprofits will get to meet with a lawyer for a free 60-minute legal consultation by phone or video conference (client preference).   Clinic appointments are scheduled at a time that is convenient for the client and attorney.  After you apply for services, we will match you with a lawyer, and the lawyer will call you to schedule your appointment.  Interpretation is available in a variety of languages.    Register for a clinic here


Washington Nonprofits: Navigating CARES Act Assistance Programs   The CARES Act passed by the US Congress last week includes relief for nonprofits. We are working with partners to ensure that nonprofits in Washington get the timeline information they need to access these benefits. 


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.

  • Phase 2 for the COVID-19 Response Fund, hosted by Seattle Foundation is now live. Totaling $6,000,000, 3 distinct tracks of funding will support:
    • Childcare grants ($1,500,000) – curated process- There is not an open application for this track of funding. If you wish, you may email them to make sure they are aware of your organization’s work supporting access to childcare for vulnerable workers and families.
    • Mental and Behavioral Health ($1,500,000)– curated- There is not an open application for this track of funding. If you wish, you may email them to make sure they are aware of your organization’s work supporting behavioral health.
    • Financial assistance ($3,000,000) - application- deadline May 29, 2020
    •  Additional information here

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.


 

Upcoming Events: Dates Updated Each Week


 Save the dates for EBC's 6th annual Diaper Derby: May 1st - June 5th, 2020! Registration is now open for businesses and organizations, click here to get signed up.  Join the community in participating in EBC's largest diaper drive of the year - we need your help!  The Diaper Derby is a competitive race to collect diapers for babies living in poverty or crisis. Join EBC in helping kids beat the odds by giving them what they need for a healthy start in life, and parents what they need to take care of their family.

The Sophia Way 101:  Attend the TSW101  Currently, we are holding this as a virtual event.  Held on the third Tuesday of the month, 4 – 5 PM.  To help you get started, fill in the volunteer paperwork and email it to volunteer@sophiaway.org.   Sign up    June 16   |   July 21   |   August 18    Join us to know:  about our mission to end homelessness for women  * how you can get involved as a volunteer, meal donor, supporter * about volunteering opportunities for you and your family, friends, coworkers, community groups


Kindering: 26th Annual Auction Gala  May 28, 2020 @ 8:00 pm – May 29, 2020 @ 9:00 pm  Online at YouTube, Facebook Live, and Kindering.org/Auction2020  COVID-19 has changed almost every aspect of our lives and work; but, thanks to the effectiveness of tele-therapy, Kindering is not missing a moment to help children in our community.  While we were looking forward to celebrating in person with you at Kindering’s 26th Annual Auction Gala, due to current Stay Home orders and unknowns around the gradual return of large events, we now present to you Kindering’s 2020 auction as a Two-Part Virtual Gala! We hope you will join us from the comfort of your home! Dress to impress or wear your most comfortable sweats – no one will ever know!  Find more information about online bidding and our lineup for the night here


DAWN: JOIN US June 23rd at 5:30 PM For DAWN’s Returning Dignity Happy Hour Event How can YOU help? Come join us for our rescheduled Returning Dignity Happy Hour Fundraising Event at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington, to learn more about how DAWN is working to support survivors, prevent violence in your community, and how you can help support the cause. According to the King County’s website, the #1 cause of homeless in King County for women and children is domestic violence (DV). Moreover, for every 1 family in need of 100% confidential emergency DV shelter in King County, 57 are turned away! In 2019, DAWN provided over 9,240 safe, warm bed nights for women and their children in need of confidential shelter. DAWN also provided 28,642 services (duplicated) including answering 5,108 calls on our emergency crisis line in 2019  To register, click here.


Imagine Housing holds quarterly Lunch & Learn (Virtually!) These quarterly events are open to the community and are for anyone who wants to learn more about our organization, our approach to affordable housing, and how to get involved.   Whether you’re just curious about what we do or if you’re looking for ways to get involved in your community, grab your lunch, or a coffee, and bring any questions for this informative and interactive hour presented by Villette Nolon, Imagine Housing CEO.   Please register.   You will be sent your participation link after you register.  11:45 AM – 1:00 PM  Upcoming dates:  July 30, 2020  *  October 22, 2020


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


AtWork!  CHAMPIONS OF INCLUSION  SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 @ 7AM | MEYDENBAUER CENTER 11100 NE 6TH ST, BELLEVUE, WA 98004  We proudly present our 14th Annual Celebratory Fundraising Breakfast Event this September 15th at Meydenbauer Center! This is a wonderful celebration of our connected community you don’t want to miss!


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


Ongoing Programs and Resources


 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  rebecca@issaquahfoodbank.org.  


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 info@nami-eastside.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


The YMCA Host HomesThe 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


HopeLink offers free adult education in locations around the eastside.  Find out more about their GED and English For Work classes.

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: 

  • Bellevue Mini City Hall, Crossroads Bellevue, 15600 NE 8th Street, Bellevue Phone: 425-452-2800  Languages: Russian (Monday-Friday) and Spanish (Tuesday-Thursday)
  • Together Center:  16225 NE 87th Street, Suite A8, Redmond, Phone: 425-624-7703  Language: Spanish  By Appointment Only: Mondays & Fridays

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 mapsmcrcclinic@gmail.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


Communities Rise - Communities Rise fosters movements to build power in communities impacted by systemic oppression.To create an equitable system, we pursue cross-sector collaboration, and provide capacity building and legal services for community organizations and microenterprises.
 

Volunteer Opportunities / Needs


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


VOICE mentors needed !  Volunteers of Issaquah Changing Education (VOICE) is an in-school volunteer mentoring program that pairs caring community members with Issaquah School District students.  VOICE volunteers work with students as one-to-one mentors one hour per week throughout the school year. Volunteers may choose to work as mentors supporting social skills and setting positive goals or as academic mentors with students on specifc subject matter.  All students benefit from your commitment.

Echo Glen Childrens Center has many ongoing volunteer opportunities.  Check out website here for more information on how you can help.  Current need is for volunteers with speakers, cooks and gardenening vegetables.


Eastside Friends of Senior - Volunteer Drivers Needed
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank needs volunteer drivers to pick up food from grocery stores and deliver food to seniors.

Community Agency Newsletters & Upates

 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 QuestionsEnglish 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


Healthy Youth Survey 2018 Results Now AvailableLast 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 Senior Center Newsletter:   issaquahwa.gov/newsletter 


King County Library System

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.

Highlighted Resources:

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 espanol@kcls.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:

  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)  Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and others offered.
  • 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


Meeting Minutes

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Jan 2020 "What You Need To Know About Immigration Law presentation", Karol Brown, World One Law Group   PDF Format

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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:

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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.

Helpful Flyers: Best Starts For Kids Overview      Best Starts For Kids Data Information    Best Starts For Kids Prenatal - Age 5 Program Information

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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Resources & Websites

Issaquah Resource Guide Aug 2018 in English  in Spanish

Update: FindARide  contact their Transportation Resources Line at 425-943-6760 extension 2, or mobility@hopelink.org

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American Civil Liberties Union of Washington

The Arc of King County

ARCH  A Regional Coalition For Housing

Assistance League of the Eastside

AtWork!

Bridge Ministries

Catholic Community Services

Chinese Information and Service Center

City of Issaquah Human Services

City of Issaquah Office of Sustainability

Communities Rise

Community Living Connections

Compassion House

Congregations For The Homeless

DAWN

Eastside Baby Corner

Eastside Easy Rider Collaborative

Eastside For All

Eastside Friends of Seniors

Eastside Human Services Forum

Eastside Legal Assistance Program

Eastside Race & Leadership Coalition

Eastside Refugee and Immigrant Coalition

Emergency Feeding Program

Encompass

Everyone For Veterans

FindARide  contact their Transportation Resources Line at 425-943-6760 extension 2, or mobility@hopelink.org

Forefront

Friends of Echo Glen

Friends of Youth and Amazon Wish List

The Garage, Teen Cafe

Habitat For Humanity Seattle/King County

HopeLink

Housing Justice Project

IKRON

Imagine Housing

India Association of Western Washington

Influence The Choice

Interfaith Task Force on Homelessness

International Community Health Services

Issaquah Community Services

Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank

Issaquah Schools Foundation

Kindering

King County Bar Pro Bono Services

King County Housing Authority

King County Housing and Community Development

King County Homeless Housing Program

King County Mobile Medical Program

Kiwanis Club of Issaquah

Life Enrichment Options

LifeWire

Muslim Association Resource Center

Muslim Association of Puget Sound

NAMI Eastside

Nonprofit Risk Management Center

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

Plateaupians for Peace

Real Change

Renton Ecumenical Association of Churches (REACH)

Resource Talk

City of Sammamish - updated their website, seniors, health & human services and Government & Residential Services, and more

Sammamish Kiwanis

Sammamish Rotary

Sea Mar Community Health Centers

Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness

Seattle Works

SHARE / WHEEL

Sophia's Way and Amazon Wish List and Providing Meals

Sound Generations

St. Vincent de Paul Issaquah

State of WA Dept. Of Commerce Office of Homeless Youth

State of WA Health Care Authority

The Tavon Learning Center

Together Center

United Way of King County

Washington Nonprofits

Wayfind is now Communities Rise

We Speak Medicare

WorkSource Washington

YMCA Host Home Program

Youth Eastside Services


 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 kim@squidgey.com for posts to the Issaquah Nourishing Network website.

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