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IF IN CRISIS OR CONSIDERING SUICIDE, CALL OR TEXT 988

The 24-Hour Crisis Line provides immediate help to individuals, families, and friends of people in emotional crisis. They can help you determine if you or your loved one needs professional consultation and can link you to the appropriate services.

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    King County Resource Line

    King County 2-1-1 connects people to the help they need. They provide the most comprehensive information on health and human services, whether it’s for housing, financial needs, or the location of the nearest food bank.

    Call 1-877-211-9274 or Text 2-1-1

    for more information

    Free Grocery Store is looking for large shipping containers to set up a new food bank distribution model that will allow clients to walk through a structure, and everyone will be better protected from the weather. 

    In addition, this container structure will allow for more people to access the resources, and for the food bank to be open more days of the week.  Current model is drive-thru one day a week, with everyone outside or under a canopy. 

    Ideally the containers would be 40 ft, 30 ft, or 20 ft, in a configuration to total 80 feet of usable space. 

    Please contact:

    Steve Randolph, Sustainable Renton,

    206-898-5591 

    steversparky@gmail.com

    Medicaid is a joint federal and state program, so its rules, coverage plans and even its name all vary by state.

    In Washington, Medicaid is called Apple Health and is administered by the Washington State Health Care Authority. Apple Health will help pay for long term care for Washington residents in a nursing home, in their home, the home of a loved one, an adult family home (comparable to adult foster care). 

    Click here to view the full article!

    Testing.com is a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to better health through laboratory medicine. 
    They work with their Medical Review Board, consisting of authorities in their medical and scientific field, to review cutting-edge medical research and developments. They provide people with trusted and reliable information to help them make informed health decisions.
    They have partnered with many leading health organizations worldwide, such as the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science, to provide communities with access to our medical guides. Their collection of approachable and actionable guides sheds light on important questions and helps individuals make informed health decisions.
    You can check out their guide to answer your questions about drug testing by clicking the link below: 

    Testing.com Drug Testing Info

    A leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses, and other loved ones. We have been featured by AARP, The Administration for Community Living, The National Legal Resource Center, and Forbes, as well as referenced by many governmental agencies and organizations across the Internet.

    On Affordable Health Insurance, you’ve got expert guidance. An industry-expert editorial team dedicated to providing you with reliable and useful health insurance information authors and reviews every guide on Affordable Health Insurance. You can apply for health insurance programs anytime! Eligibility redeterminations are conducted regularly. If you qualify, you can have both Medicare and Medicaid.

    Live Another Day - Live Another Day believes in equal access to life-saving mental health and substance use resources. This website provides extensive information on the best resources available.

    Detox Local - An excellent resource that features abundant information including mental health and substance use resources specifically for the AAPI (American Asian and Pacific Islander) community.

     Seattle Parks and Recreation offers programs that provide kids ages 5-12 with activities in areas such as arts and culture, environmental stewardship, health and fitness, academic support, and more.

    Scholarships based on household size and income can reduce the cost of the programs by 50% to 90%.

    TO APPLY: Go to the Seattle Parks and Recreation Before/After School Care web page.

    City of Issaquah: Shelter and Basic Needs including free hot meals 7 days/week

    Lived Experience Coalition Expanding Outreach to Eastside 

    The Lived Experience Coalition (LEC), composed of current and formerly unhoused people, invites others to general meetings on Fridays.  Focusing on advocacy and outreach, but not service providers.

    LEC is expanding efforts to KC Eastside, now looking for weekend "pop-up" locations, handing out warm clothing, blankets, rolling bags, backpacks, toiletries, first aid supplies, hot coffee, food, and organizational information.

    To learn more about combining efforts, email Elizabeth Maupin at eli410maupin@gmail.com

    The Seattle Times has created a printable version of our guide to helping someone in Washington experiencing a mental or behavioral health crisis.

    You can download the guide at the link below!

    DOWNLOAD HERE

    Teen Link empowers youth to make positive and self-respecting decisions about their lives and provides resources and assistance to help them. Teen Link includes a statewide teen-answered help line, online chat support, youth suicide prevention training, community outreach and education, and resource guides. Teen Link focuses on serving youth in the Seattle-King County area and Washington State.

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    Formerly Crisis Clinic, Crisis Connections has the largest database of resources in King County, hands down, with staff updating their database every day. More than 5,000 services and 1,500 agencies by category & zip code.

    It’s now easier than ever for veterans to get their influenza vaccine. In addition to VA medical facilities across the country, flu shots are now available at no cost for eligible Veterans at more than 70,000 in-network community providers nationwide.  You may also be able to get your COVID-19 vaccine during the same visit.

    Check out this video, Veteran Community Care Flu Shots, to find out more.

    WorkSource hosts free virtual workshops for job seekers in multiple languages on topics such as financial capabilities, interviewing techniques, job-search strategies, perfecting applications, Resume and Cover letters, skills and abilities analysis, strategies for success, and more. 

    Click Here to see the WorkSource workshop calendar

    As I’m sure you already know, Medicare, like all health insurance programs, can be very complicated. As a Medicare plans resource center (Note: they do not sell or provide healthcare plans), with a core mission to tackle the challenges associated with Medicare, they aim to:

    Serve as a Medicare counselor, advocate, and educator.

    Provide fact-based, data-driven, expert-reviewed information about Medicare and Medicare rights.

    Advocate for and assist in finding actionable solutions to healthcare coverage problems for aging adults.

    Medicare Plan's newly updated resources on Medicare in Washington help guide seniors through all of the available Medicare plan options and provide a list of helpful community organizations across Washington that can further support seniors with choosing a plan that meets their financial and medical needs.

    The Washington Recovery Help Line is an anonymous and confidential help line that provides crisis intervention and referral services for Washington State residents. Professionally trained volunteers and staff are available to provide emotional support 24 hours a day, and offer local treatment resources for substance abuse, problem gambling and mental health as well as to other community services.

    Starting in 2023, eligible individuals and families can receive the Working Families Tax Credit – a tax refund up to $1,200 for Washington workers.

    This is a new tax credit program, Pim Savvy is here to help families learn more about cost-saving strategies and develop cost effective strategies that make life easier for their families.

    Click Here to learn more about this exciting new tax credit program!

    VITA stands for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.  VITA is an IRS program that offers FREE tax help for taxpayers who qualify. VITA is a trusted source for preparing tax returns. All VITA volunteers who prepare returns must take and pass tax law training that meets or exceeds IRS standards.

     View or Download VITA Tax Help PDF 

     
     

    Washington Warm Line is a peer support help line for people living with emotional and mental health challenges. Calls are answered by specially-trained volunteers who have lived experience with mental health challenges. They have a deep understanding of what you are going through and are here to provide emotional support, comfort, and information. All calls are confidential.

    Are you receiving Basic Food Assistance (SNAP/EBT) or were you denied because you are a student? Are you receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)? Are you receiving Unemployment Insurance or recently (last four years) exhausted Unemployment Insurance and haven’t got back to work? Do you consider yourself an individual that qualifies for low-income programs? If so, then see if you qualify for Workforce Education funding:

    Click Here to apply anytime, even between quarters!

    OR

    Contact Kris Van Dyke at: kris.vandyke@bellevuecollege.edu

    if you have any questions.

    Call: 1-877-500-9276

    Psychology Today offers an extensive directory of the best therapists, psychologists, & psychiatrists, including their availability, type of insurance accepted (Including Medicaid), and searchable by zip/specialty.

    Under a partnership between TRAC Associates and King County Jobs and Housing, people currently experiencing homelessness in King County may be eligible for:

    • $20/hour part or full time placement for up to one year at a local non-profit organization. Participants will be employed by TRAC Associates which will pay their salary and benefits, etc.
    • Tuition assistance for vocational skills training
    • A stipend while in training for up to one year
    • A connection to housing through KC Rapid Re-Housing

    For more info: Contact Marvin Stern at marvin@tracassoc.com or 425.223.7966.

    Pursuing higher education can be stressful for any college-bound student, but it can be more challenging for those with mental illness. According to a 2020 report by the CDC, people between 18 and 24 are more likely to experience anxiety and depression compared to other adult age groups making it more important to pick the right university.

    intelligent.com created an extensive guide to help students navigate the programs and policies supporting mental health. It covers topics from understanding their rights to potential accommodations, tips on accessing mental health services, and scholarships available specifically to them.

    You can view your guide here! https://www.intelligent.com/online-college-guide-for-students-with-mental-health-disorders/

    “I was sure that my circumstances were too unique and required more expertise and care than an 800 number could possibly provide. When I finally did call, I spoke with a  compassionate person who listened and understood my needs before providing me with the answers and the help I needed.”