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, Aug 18, 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)
City of Seattle Human Services Covid-19 Seattle-Area Emergency Food Resources
United Way: Find your nearest Free Summer Meals site or food bank, or learn how to apply for Basic Food (SNAP) and Pandemic EBT.
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.
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
Neighborhood Pop-Up: Services have been suspended through at least August 31st and may be extended depending on conditions within King County. King County Metro’s customer service office downtown remains closed for in-person operations and fare collection continues to be suspended through at least June 30th. Metro teams are working on ways to ensure that employees and customers remain safe upon reopening. Please visit the Metro Matters blog and the Community Partner Toolkit for the most up-to-date Metro information and available in-language resources.
Sound Transit Recovery Fare On July 1st, Sound Transit will resume fares on ST Express bus routes that have returned to front-door boarding with the installation of health barriers and other protections for operator safety. A flat fare of $3.25, regardless of distance travelled, will be implemented system-wide to align with other agencies. Please see Sound Transit’s news release for more information.
Small Business Assistance ProgramFor businesses in unincorporated King County: King County is preparing to launch a new program to help small businesses in unincorporated King County that have been hurt by COVID-19. The program includes grant money to help businesses “keep the lights on,” as well as technical and language assistance
ELAP: To hear from some Housing Attorneys and gain more info about the Governor's Extension for the Eviction Moratorium, please join in with Northwest Justice Project for a webinar on Tenant Rights on Tues Aug. 4th from 12 Noon - 1 PM. You can register below: NJP Webinar on Eviction Moratorium Extension
East King County Mask Distribution Event TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2020 AT 1 PM – 5 PM Eastgate Assessment and Recovery Site, 13620 SE Eastgate Way Bellevue, WA 98005 Public Health - Seattle & King County Eligibility: You must be a King County resident to be eligible to receive masks at this event.
This is a drive-through pick up event. Interested King County residents can enter at the parking lot entrance, drive up to the Amazon Treasure Truck, tell the staff person the number of individuals in their family, and receive 2 cloth reusable masks per family member, up to 6 family members. The maximum number of masks a vehicle can receive is 12.
Help guide the new King County Regional Homelessness Authority (KCHRA) by applying to serve on the Advisory Committee. As the new authority is stood up, the Seattle/King County Continuum of Care (CoC) is soliciting new members to serve as the Continuum of Care Board, or Advisory Committee. The deadline to apply to the Advisory Committee has been extended to 11:59 on Sunday, August 9, 2020. The CoC is a broad coalition of stakeholders dedicated to the mission of the CoC. This includes people with experiences of homelessness, service providers representing various populations and interventions, representatives of culturally specific constituencies, funders, the faith community, researchers and universities, health care providers and others.
Friends of Youth: Building Healthy Relationships Tuesday, August 18th | 12:00-1:00pm FOY counselors are hosting online conversations around mental health and wellness for your children. This free resource is a great way to build parenting skills and gain new perspectives on how to support your kids during this strange and unprecedented moment. Ask questions of our Master's level counselors and therapists, and connect with community resources. Our next Counselor Chats webinar is all about building strong health relationships. Register HERE
King County Best Starts Virtual Summit: Save the date (again!) for the first annual Best Starts for Kids Summit: Communities Building Impact. We are going virtual and will gather together online from August 18-21. August 17th is an additional preview day! If you previously registered for the Best Starts Summit, no need to register again. We will automatically add you to our list for the August event. With our virtual format, we are able to accommodate more attendees. Please share this invite with your partners, colleagues and friends! Stay tuned for an official invitation and registration link soon. For more information about the Best Starts for Kids Summit email BSKSummit@kingcounty.gov.
YWCA Passage Point: Please Join Us for Our 5th Annual BACK TO SCHOOL COOKOUT Friday, August 28th 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. 15900 227th Ave SE, Maple Valley, WA (search “Issaquah” for city in google maps) Bring your game clothes! RSVP: email@example.com
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
Please complete Nonprofit responses to COVID-19. The survey takes approximately 5-10 minutes and is completely confidential. All results will be presented only in aggregate form. We recommend taking the survey on a desktop or laptop. Please note that you can take a break from the survey at any time and continue later — your progress is saved automatically. Direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support for Individuals with Lived Experience of Homelessness: Informing Homelessness Policy The King County Department of Community and Health Services (DCHS) is pleased to release this Request For Proposals (RFP) for a qualified Community-Based Organization (CBO) to provide staffing, financial, and administrative support for, and under the direction of, the Lived Experience Coalition (LEC) for operations of the LEC. Review RFP here. The LEC coordinates individuals with lived experience of homelessness in King County including, but not limited to, members of the King County Regional Homelessness Authority (KCRHA)’s Governing Committee, Implementation Board, and Advisory Committee.In order to improve the effectiveness of King County’s approach to homelessness, the voices of individuals who have previously experienced, or are currently experiencing homelessness must be centered. This funding opportunity will provide support for individuals with lived experience of homelessness who serve on committees and boards providing a valued voice to inform public policy and approach to homelessness in King County. This procurement is open July 29, 2020.
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.
Issaquah Schools Foundation: Tools4School is a partnership between the Issaquah Schools Foundation and Issaquah Food & Clothing bank to provide new backpacks filled with basic school supplies for Issaquah School District K-12 students who need financial support.
Issaquah Meals Program continues to provide a free hot meal from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Issaquah Community Hall. We ask guests that have a warm and dry place take their meal to go. The Issaquah Meals Program is looking for individual volunteers to help on nights that meal groups are not available. We also are looking for donations of to-go boxes, paper plates, plastic ware, and napkins requested. To volunteer or donate, contact Griffin Cole at email@example.com or 425-679-0342
Issaquah Community Services: Starting Monday, March 16, 2020, all requests for financial assistance will be handled over the phone (425-837-3125) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not come to Community Hall for ICS business as we will not be able to let you in. Visit website for more information and application.
To our donors: With the COVID-19 crisis upon us, the need in our community is more acute than ever. It is likely that many will face eviction and/or utility shutdown due to loss of employment or inability to go to work. Please spread the word and help us to help impacted members of our community stay in their homes. Donate on website
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!
Seattle Humane: In partnership with Regional Animal Services of King County, Pasado’s Safe Haven, Auburn Valley Humane Society, and Seattle Animal Shelter, we’re coordinating efforts to raise funds for pet food and deliver the food to low-income families throughout King and Snohomish Counties. Your support is needed to be sure we have enough food to feed pets through the summer and the pandemic. Your gift today will help entire communities of people and pets in need, many of whom are unable to leave their homes. Every $100 we raise will feed three families’ pets for one month! Please, make a special gift for the Pet Food Bank today.
Eastside Pathways: The East King County Community Fund has launched to support vulnerable workers and families who have been impacted by COVID-19. The Fund was established after community leaders and philanthropists armed with broad community input approached the Seattle Foundation to create a mechanism to easily direct dollars to East King County including Bothell, Bellevue, Carnation, Fall City, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Newcastle, North Bend, Redmond, Snoqualmie, Sammamish, and Woodinville. The new East King County Community Fund complements the region’s broader COVID-19 Response Fund and has adopted the same principles, including using a racial equity lens and providing flexible dollars. An Advisory Group from East King County with strong community ties and expertise will guide the Fund’s grantmaking, working with Seattle Foundation staff to identify gaps that can best be addressed by philanthropy. The initial goal for this fund is to raise $2 million and then quickly get funds granted. Because the East King County Community Fund is being housed at Seattle Foundation and Seattle Foundation is a participating foundation in the All in Washington campaign, all gifts made now are eligible to be matched, one to one.
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.
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:
City of Issaquah: See if You Qualify: Utility Rebate Did you know that low-income households in Issaquah can apply for a yearly $100 utility rebate check? Here’s the process: 1. See if you qualify. 2. Apply to Puget Sound Energy’s HELP program. 3.Once approved, fill out the City’s application. Don’t delay! Applications (once you are accepted to PSE’s HELP program) must be submitted to the City of Issaquah by Sept. 30, 2020.
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 program: Printed meal vouchers are distributed to local non-profits, or to individuals and families in need of food support. The voucher contains all the information needed for people to visit a food truck (parked at a church, school or other business) and receive food without cost to them. The church (or other business entity) then pays the food truck for all the meals redeemed at the end of the week, via donations made. On behalf of Nourishing Networks, Overlake Park Presbyterian Church will take in donations and equally disburse these funds designated for the “Food Truck Program”, to any church, school or other business who wants to host a food truck in their community.
Click here to donate to this program.
Interfaith Task Force on Homelessness weekly update on shelters here
HopeLink Energy Assistance Program flyer
Hopelink Mobile Market Schedule: July – September 2020 With new procedures in place to help ensure that everyone stays safe and healthy, we will be operating on a Tuesday through Thursday schedule – the same days that Hopelink food banks are distributing food – and including some new late afternoon events. In order to limit potential exposure for clients and staff, the food at both the Mobile Market and all Hopelink centers will be provided only at clearly marked entry points in pre-packed boxes. Each household will be able to pick up enough food for at least 21 meals per visit. Unfortunately, we are currently unable to accept any donations or returned products. Thank you for your generosity and understanding during this challenging time. Please find the mobile market calendars for July through September at Hopelink Mobile Market website. Aug 2020 Calendar
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.
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.
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
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NAMI Eastside: COVID-19 INFORMATION: You are part of our NAMI Eastide family and your health and safety is very important to us. Although our office is now closed to walk-ins, please know that we continue to take phone calls at 425-885-6264 between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm Monday through Thursday. To protect you during this time of social distancing, our support groups are now online. Find groups here. You can also email us at email@example.com.
Boys & Girls Clubs of King County: New! Additional support through extended programming benefits for those in the trenches caring for the community now available. Occupation workers who have no alternatives for youth care during the CV-19 health crisis in the Greater Seattle area can attend any of our open Clubs for a joining fee of $50. We are waiving the daily cost of $25 per person for these workers until school districts reopen. Locations and other information HERE.
HealthierHere COVID-19 Resource Hub FIND WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR FAST. UPDATED DAILY.
The Regional Alliance for Resilient and Equitable Transportation (RARET) workgroup is continuing to compile weekly newsletters with updated information about transportation providers’ level of operations, the community’s needs, how transportation providers may be able to assist, and other resources such as funding opportunities and food sources. The most recent RARET COVID-19 Impact Summary newsletter can be found at this link
King County Masks and Sanitizers to Community Partners: As of Thursday, July 9th, King County has halted new mask orders for community and faith-based organizations due to high demand. If you have any questions, please reach out to Calli Knight at firstname.lastname@example.org or Michael Padilla Ocampo at email@example.com
Please fill out this form if you are a Community-Based Organization, Non-Profit, Labor Union, or Religious Institution in order to place an order for cloth and disposable masks, as well as hand sanitizers. To find additional King County resources for food, PPE, funding, or other general needs, visit King County’s Emergency Management webpag
King County COVID-19 RESOURCE GUIDE SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS, IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE COMMUNITIES, UNEMPLOYMENT, PUBLIC HEALTH HOUSING CASH & UTILITIES Updated as of April 22, 2020. More informaton can be found here
King County 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.
Public Health – Seattle & King County’s Zero Youth Detention Initiative: Zero Youth Detention (ZYD) is opening an RFP to provide community-based supports for youth on Electronic Home Monitoring (EHM) and their families. All youth in King County deserve to grow into happy, healthy adults. Youth placed on EHM have a better chance of avoiding engagement with the juvenile legal system in the future and having positive experiences when they are paired with community-based supports and appropriate therapeutic interventions. ZYD calls for partnering with youth, families, employees, and communities and building on their strengths so that communities are safe, and all youth have the opportunity to be happy, healthy, and thriving. RFP proposals are due Thursday, August 13th, 12pm pst. For questions, contact Chris D’Abreau at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ZYD will host two information sessions for interested applicants:
Free Small Business Webinars from StartUp 425 Foundations: Startup 425 Foundations brings together innovators, business advisors, and entrepreneurs. Get a broad overview of the startup process. Learn how to make a business plan, get financing, market your business, and network.This program series is brought to you in partnership by Startup 425, SCORE,, and the King County Library System. For more help navigating your small business through COVID-19, visit the Startup425 website.
Phone: Neighborhood Legal Clinic: Mondays, The King County Bar Association provides free 30-minute consultations with volunteer attorneys to any King County resident with civil legal issues. Attorneys cannot represent clients but can refer to other assistance. To request a consult, call 206.267.7070 and press 1 to leave a message with your name, number, and a brief description of your legal issue or fill out an online client intake form at www.kcba.org/nlc for a faster turn around time. Leaving a message does not guarantee an appointment. We are currently prioritizing housing, family and employment discrimination issues. Appointments will be scheduled no further than 7 days out.
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.
Pandemic EBT (P-EBT): Emergency School Meals Program Get help buying groceries while schools are closed. Applications for P-EBT must be completed by August 31st or before the start of the 2020-2021 school year– whichever is later. If you need help understanding your eligibility or how to apply for benefits, see the Frequently Asked Questions at k12.wa.us/PEBT or call Department of Social and Health Services at 877-501-2233. This is applicable to children who receive free or reduced-price meals or families enrolled in Basic Food Benefits. The resource is separate from the Summer meals programs or current school meals program. Families are eligible for both.
COVID-19 Related Changes to Work Requirements for Food Assistance. Work requirements have been temporarily lifted due to COVID, so it’s a great opportunity for people to potentially access assistance even if they were previously denied. DSHS will temporarily remove participation requirements for Able-Bodied Adult Without Dependent (ABAWD) clients due to COVID-19 related restrictions. ABAWD clients whose cases closed for not meeting work requirements may reapply for food assistance again. Please direct any questions to our Director of Public Policy, Christina Wong: email@example.com
WIC services are open for you and your family! WIC has been identified as an essential service and staff are providing services by phone to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Given recent employment changes and layoffs, many families are seeking WIC services for the first time – but even families that have participated in WIC in the past can re-enroll anytime. WIC services are available by phone. To verify eligibility, WIC staff have multiple remote options to show proof of income and residency such as text and email. Contact your WIC clinic to find out how they’re offering services or call 206-263-9300 to find out more information about the WIC program.
Puget Sound Energy will make funds available to help customers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through its Crisis-Affected Customer Assistance Program (CACAP). This includes customers who recently became unemployed, partially unemployed, or cannot work. The $11 million are carry-over funds under PSE’s Low Income Program. With approval from the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, PSE made revisions to its program to make these funds available to a broader group of customers. Funds are also available in PSE’s other assistance programs, including the Warm Home Fund, PSE Home Energy Lifeline Program and Weatherization Assistance Program for income-eligible customers.
State of WA Health Care Authority Alien Emergency Medical COVID-19 Coverage Expansion
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
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.
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
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. Marginalized people are constantly pushed out of their homes and communities through heterosexist and cis-sexist policies and practices, anti-immigrant legislation and xenophobia, racism, and gentrification. This contributes to the houselessness crisis and prevents people from accessing stable, safe housing. Organizations who apply must have leadership bodies representing the communities most impacted and centering people who are Black, Indigenous, and people of color. Through this grant, we will support organizers working to build a world where immigrants, LGBTQIA folks, people who are Black, Indigenous, and other people of color have safe housing, political power, and economic investment in their neighborhoods. Learn more here
King County: DCHS VSHSL - Reentry Spanning Supports RFP: The King County Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) is pleased to release this Request for Proposal for Reentry Spanning Supports with funding from the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services (VSHSL) and guidance from the VSHSL Implementation Plan. This request seeks an entity or entities to help implement VSHSL Strategy SE1C -- to provide community-based services that support the reentry of formerly incarcerated persons in King County. Services provided are intended to help mitigate the consequences of incarceration, in order to reduce the long-term negative effects of system involvement on reentering individuals. This program shall aim to provide equitable access to funded services in convenient locations to formerly incarcerated persons and their family members living throughout King County.
King County: DCHS is pleased to release this RFP from DDECSD for CIOR services in King County. CIOR services seek to ensure individuals with I/DD, delays and their families can access the information, skills, and supports they need to live and participate in the community. CIOR services include information and referral services, outreach and engagement activities, systems navigation supports, skill building and educational activities, civic engagement efforts and events. The RFP aligns with the County’s goal to ensure all people, regardless of who they are, or where they live, can thrive, with full and equal access to opportunities, power, and resources. View more information, and apply here
King County: Kinship Care Supports: A new funding opportunity is available from the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) to provide supports to senior kinship caregivers who are 55 and older living in King County to help them be successful in their roles. The Kinship Care Supports strategy seeks to provide supports through one or more of the following three primary services: kinship mentoring, flexible funding, and/or training to increase kinship caregivers’ ability to maintain good health and well-being while providing for the children in their care.
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.
InterConnection: Computer grants are awarded to organizations that deliver necessary and valuable services to underserved communities like technology training, health care, education, and job training, but need upgraded computers to better manage their organization and improve their capacity to deliver those valuable services. Interconnection reviews nonprofit grant applications 4 times a year. Please read the eligibility information to make sure your organization is eligible. APPLICATION DEADLINES: February 28, May 31, August 31, and November 30
501 Commons: Free help getting PPP loans forgiven and applying for a PPP loan
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 LIVE EVENT LINK WILL BE SENT TO REGISTRANTS Show: 12:00PM - 12:45PM VIP Q&A Room: 1:00-1:30pm Keynote Speaker: Valerie B. Jarrett Author, Former Senior White House Advisor, and Civic Leader Valerie B. Jarrett is a longtime champion of equality, chairing the White House Council on Women & Girls and the United State of Women, as well as authoring the recent New York Times bestseller, Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward. 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. This year’s live online event will be a chance to celebrate our community’s strength, deepen our bonds and commitment, and work together to eliminate racism and empower women.
AtWork! CHAMPIONS OF INCLUSION! AtWork!'s 14th Annual Fundraising Event: Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 10am We're going virtual! Come be a Champion of Inclusion as we honor champions in our field at our Annual Celebratory Fundraising event! You can also join a watch party! Inquire with your table captain about gathering together to watch the event! The event will premiere at 10:00am and will be available online throughout the day to accommodate these parties.
The Sophia Way: Sheltering From The Storm Virtual Fall Fundraiser Join us on September 15, 2020 to supportThe Sophia Way’s mission. Our first-ever virtual event will raise essential funds to help more than 1,000 women find shelter, safety and stability. What will this look like? You still have the opportunity to connect with friends, network with the amazing community that surrounds The Sophia Way, and show your support for the women experiencing homelessness! Zoom Meet Up at 11:45am Share issues close to all of our hearts and reconnect with friends from the community. Fundraising Program at 12:15pm Hear inspiring messages from a plethora of people who believe in our lifesaving mission
Join Congregations for the Homeless’ 11th Annual Fall Fundraising Event! A YEAR LIKE NO OTHER! Join Us for an Unforgettable Virtual Luncheon Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:00PM – 12:30PM Settle in for what promises to be an uplifting experience in the comfort of your home, office – or maybe even outside on your patio or deck (weather permitting). This is a great opportunity to Be inspired by one man’s journey from homelessness to stability, and Join CFH and our community on an adventure as we peek into our Eastside future
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 re-imagined We're going virtual!!! The auction will run from Saturday, September 26th through Oct 3rd, and will culminate with a livestream grand finale on October 3rd from 5:00pm – 6:30pm. Over 100 items to bid on! Register for free NOW
* 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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.
Friends of Youth Now Offering Healthy Start provides free evidence based parenting support for families. Home visits on your schedule to promote Health and family well-being. Child Development information and health Screenings. Fun monthly group events Confidentiality and cultural awareness. FREE basic supplies and access to local resources for families. Flyer in Spanish Referral Information Form
Friends of Youth Homeless Youth Services: Outreach * Safe Place * Emergency Shelters: New Ground Transitional Living, New Ground Sand Point, New Ground Bothell, New Ground Kirkland, New Ground Everett, New Ground Totem Lake, New Ground Avondale Park * Supportive Housing Program * Host Homes Program
Family Development Program, this aims to create a long-term, step-by-step plan of action for the future, working with a Case Manager, clients can create an action plan tailored to their family’s needs (education, employment, health, housing stability, parenting, financial). Phone screening call 425 883 4744 or complete the online form.
South & East King County Cultural Navigator Program: designed to ensure that all members of the community can get help for their family. The CNP offers free, confidential navigation and information assistance to individuals and families who have limited English language skills. This program serves people living in East King County by helping them to navigate systems, find resources, learn about programs, and connect to their community. The no-cost-to-clients program is funded through partners including the cities of Bellevue, Bothell, Issaquah, Redmond, and Sammamish and CISC. Services are offered at:
MAPS - MCRC Free Community Clinic is held every 3rd Sunday, 10am - 1pm, providing culturally competent healthcare for individuals and families who lack access to basic health services. Our services include the following: General primary care (adults and children), Cardiology/Pulmonary care, Endocrinology, .Chiropractor. To schedule an appointment with one of our providers, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org We highly recommend scheduling an appointment, although we will do our best to accommodate everyone. As always, all are welcome. Location: 17550 NE 67th Ct, Redmond
Issaquah Power Packs is seeking donations ! Help end weekend hunger in the Issaquah School District with a financial or an in-kind donation to this new program with the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank.
Imagine Housing is seeking basic need delivery and community meal volunteers! Check out our website and sign-up today!
Everyone For Veterans is seeking volunteers for their Wingman program. Through the Wingman program, low income combat veterans are served by donors fulfilling specific, individual requests. The program matches a volunteer with one veteran per year. More information and to sign up, click here
Echo Glen Childrens Center has many ongoing volunteer opportunities. Check out website here for more information on how you can help. Current need is for volunteers with speakers, cooks and gardenening vegetables.
US Census: In mid-March, homes across the country will begin receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. 2020 Census Questions * English PDF * Spanish/Español PDF
Language Support: We want to make sure that everyone can respond to the 2020 Census. To help you answer the census, the U.S. Census Bureau provides translated web pages and guides in 59 non-English languages, including American Sign Language, as well as guides in braille and large print.
2020 Census Materials & Presentation: Census 101 * 2020 Census Overview (37 slides) * Counting Young Children * Washington Funding * How 2020 Census will invite everyone to respond * Partners Assisting with Self Response * 2020 Confidentiality Fact Sheet * Why We Ask Fact Sheet
AllHome Count Us In Final Report 2020
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.
Issaquah Senior Center Newsletter: issaquahwa.gov/newsletter
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 (email@example.com) 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
Education and Training Resources Available through KCLS: Step 1: Go to the library website www.kcls.org Step 2: Click Online Library Step 3: Select Education and Training under subjects (You may also choose A-Z Resources to see a list of all available online resources on the subject of continuing education and training). Access to all KCLS resources is always free. To access from home, you will need your library card number and pin number. Students in the Issaquah School District can use their student ID and last 4 digits of Student ID number as pin. Teachers and ISD District Staff can use Skyward login and last 4 digits of Skyward login as the password. Some resources require the creation of an account in addition to library card or student ID.
1. Tutor.com Adult Education and Career Center. One-on-one, real-time assistance with professional tutors covering resumes, cover letters, interview preparation, or document proofing. Includes sample resumes, templates, and guidelines. Available daily, 2 pm - midnight.
2. Testing and Education Resource Center. Test preparation (eBooks and interactive practice for civil service, military, and academic admissions exams), school search, career exploration tools, and resume builder.
3. Lynda Video tutorials for software and computers skills
4. Mango and Dualingo for Language Learning: Language learning lessons with reading/writing/listening components. Many libraries also offer Citizenship, ESL and Talk Time classes. See Citizenship, Talk Time and ESL brochure for individual times and locations.
5. HS 21 program. Earn your official High School Diploma. Must be at least 21 years old. Call to be added to the waiting list 425-369-3443. Bellevue Library / Computer Lab, Room 6 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9–11am
6. Earn your official elementary and/or middle school diploma at Bellevue library. FREE program in Spanish for adults of all nationalities. • You can study at your own pace. This is an individualized program. • Get your official elementary and or middle school Diploma by the SEP (Mexican Secretary of Public Education) Come to any of these drop-in classes: Mondays, 10am–1pm Wednesdays, 5:30–8:30pm Saturdays, 10am–1pm For more information 425.369.3443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
7. Get Certified at Your Library Learn, practice, and prepare to get a certification at the King County Library System (KCLS). A certification is a great way to prove your skills in school or at work. All learning resources, exam inventory, and exam sessions are free to KCLS patrons. You will need your KCLS library card number and PIN to access some resources. If you don’t have one, get a KCLS Library card. Certifications include:
Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Photoshop, InDesign, and others offered.
Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Python, Azure, HTML5, and others offered.
And Quickbooks Online Certification, Computing Fundamentals-IC3 Certification, Entrepreneurship & Small Business Certification
Also homework help and feedback for student papers. In person tutors are also available in most KCLS libraries for K-12 students. Visit https://kcls.org/study-zone/ for a complete list of tutors, locations and subject specialties.
Free ESL Citizenship and Talk Time Classes at Issaquah Library ! Citizenship: Learn how to become a US citizen and study for naturalization test, Wednesdays, 4:30pm - 6:00pm Talk Time: Practice speaking English, learn about American culture, and make friends, Thursdays, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Upcoming Events at the Issaquah Library
Upcoming Events at the Sammamish Library
Upcoming Events at the Newcastle Library
Information about Villages for Seniors: The bigger problem as we age is being isolated, lonely and feeling helpless. Villages are very attuned to bringing everyone into the community to address these issues. When you are part of a village you are included and invited to all activities that interest you. Village Resources: Village main website Pasadena Village video how to create a village Pasadena Village website: Ellen’s Village website:
Links from Jan. 16 meeting, with King County presenting Best Starts for Kids funding opportunities. King County is hoping more eastside cities and nonprofits apply for funding. They are interested in supporting smaller organizations and programs.
Information from Blog: https://beststartsblog.com
Here is the link in our blog that provides you information on the technical assistance available: https://beststartsblog.com/2017/10/12/technical-assistance/
Here is a link in out blog that provides you a general sense of what applications may look like: https://beststartsblog.com/2017/10/20/applications-open-for-stopping-the-school-to-prison-pipeline-due-november-20/
ARCH A Regional Coalition For Housing
Please contact us if you are interested in joining the Issaquah Nourishing Network. Email Cori Walters or just show up!
Do you have events, programs, resources, volunteer opportunities or other information to share with the Network ? Email Kim Weiss at email@example.com for posts to the Issaquah Nourishing Network website.