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IF IN CRISIS OR CONSIDERING SUICIDE, CALL 1-866-427-4747

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.

County Resource Line
2-1-1 or 1-877-211-9274

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.

Teen Link
1-866-833-6546

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.

Crisis Connections
206-461-3210

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.

Washington Recovery Help Line

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.

Psychology Today
THERapist Finder

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.

Caring.com (800) 294-8481

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.

The Heritage Community

COME. FEEL THE DIFFERENCE.
A Comprehensive Therapeutic Milieu for Residential Treatment

Home to Two Extraordinary Academies Offering
Specialized Residential Treatment & Innovative Education

Choose the academy that best fits your child.

Washington Warm Line
1 877-500-9276

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.

Alliance

Information and Referral

Independent Living Skills

Peer Support

Advocacy (including empowering self-advocacy and systems advocacy)

Transition (moving out of an institution or congregate setting into the community)

Medicare Plans Patient Resource Center

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

  1. Serve as a Medicare counselor, advocate, and educator.
  2. Provide fact-based, data-driven, expert-reviewed information about Medicare and Medicare rights.
  3. Advocate for and assist in finding actionable solutions to healthcare coverage problems for aging adults.

Our 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.

COMMUNITY RESOURCE FAIR

 

WHEN: Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 10am-2pm 

WHERE: Compass Housing Alliance, 77 S Washington St., Seattle 98104 

WHAT: Join Compass Housing Alliance and Neighborcare Health for help and information for healthcare, ID replacements, government phones, veterinary care, job placement, and more. 

MORE INFO: Contact Dean Frazier at Deanf@neighborcare.org or 206.548.3254.

FREE TRAINING FOR HEALTHCARE JOBS 

 

WHEN: Classes start April 18, 2022 

WHERE: Northgate Community Center, 10510 5th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125

WHAT: CareerWork$ Medical is offering a free 8-week training course for entry-level positions in the healthcare industry. Graduates earn non-clinical employment as patient services specialists, call center healthcare representatives, and healthcare billing specialists.  

Minimum eligibility: 

  • 18 years or older 
  • High school diploma or equivalent 
  • Basic computer skills 
  • English proficient; bilingual encouraged  

MORE INFO: Go to the CareerWork$ Medical website or text or call Lisa Niggemyer at 206.317.1017

HIRING FOR CRUISE AMBASSADORS 

 

WHAT: SMS Sea-Tac Cruise “Meet and Greet” ambassadors needed. Perfect for retirees, college/high school students, work-at-home parents/grandparents, or anyone looking for seasonal employment and supplemental income. 

Details: 

  • 2-4 shifts each week 
  • Flexible morning shifts, finishing in the early afternoon 
  • Starting late April – late October 
  • Ages 16-109 are welcome! 
  • Starting at $20/hr 

Duties: 

  • Looking for energetic, dependable people to welcome cruise passengers 
  • Greet and check-in cruise guests who arrive at Sea-Tac Airport and direct them to the buses which will take them to the piers to board their cruise ships 

TO APPLY: Go to the SMS careers page.

~UPCOMING/CURRENT COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES & RESOURCES~

GIVEAWAY AND VACCINATION DRIVE 

WHEN: Saturday, April 2, 12-2pm

WHERE: 5907 MLK Jr. Way S, Seattle, WA 98118

WHAT: The Tubman Center for Health and Freedom and Open Arms Perinatal Services is hosting a free Blaxinate Vaccine Lounge and Resource Giveaway on Saturday, April 2. Attend one event or both. Spanish and Somali interpretation will be provided. Masks and social distancing required.

Participants attending the Resource Giveaway should bring their own bag to collect books, diapers, personal protective equipment, produce, gently used baby and maternity clothing, umbrella strollers, and more – while supplies last.

Free COVID-19 vaccine shots and at-home test kits will also be available.

TO REGISTER: For vaccinations, go to the Tubman Center for Health and Freedom’s Blaxinate program page. For at-home test kits, go to Truman Health’s COVID-19 Testing page. For the Resource Giveaway, please text 206.895.1072 to RSVP.

JOBS FOR PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS 

WHEN: Apply by Monday, April 4, 2022 

WHAT: King County is recruiting 45 people experiencing homelessness to hire into full-time, temporary (one year) county jobs at $21-$28/hr.

Once job applicants are referred, interviewed, and hired into one of these county jobs (see three options below) they will be enrolled into the King County Jobs & Housing Program, which also provides them:

  • One year of Rapid Rehousing services, including housing identification, rent, and move-in financial assistance/supports, and case management services
  • ORCA passes for one year
  • Additional mobility services to and from job location if needed (e.g. Vanpool)
  • Clothing, boots, etc. for work if needed
  • One year of career services

Available positions:

  • King County ELECTIONS Administrative Specialists
    • Hiring for up to 20 temporary openings @ $22.57-$28.75/hr
    • Work full-time (typically Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm) for 12 months on-site at King County Elections office in Renton, WA
    • Job Duties: Update voter registration records by accurately typing names, dates, addresses, phone numbers, and scanning returned signature update forms to prepare data entry
    • Must have computer skills to be able to perform a high volume of data entry with speed and accuracy
  • King County HUMAN RESOURCES Scanning Technicians
  •  
    • Hiring for up to eight temporary openings at $20.99/hr
    • Work full-time (Monday-Friday, starting at 8am/9am) for 12 months on-site at King County downtown Seattle locations
    • Perform sorting and scanning of paper personnel records into an electronic content management system
    • Must have some basic computer skills to perform job duties
  • King County PARKS Specialists
  •  
    • Hiring for up to 20 temporary openings @ $23.07/hr
    • Work full-time (Monday-Friday, 6:30am-3pm) for 12 months on-site at various King County Parks locations in either South or East King County
    • Perform a variety of tasks such as landscaping, athletic field maintenance, trail building and maintenance, invasive weed removal, and restoration and planting
    • Must be able to do physical labor outdoors

Requirements for all three jobs include include:

  • Must be at least 18 years old and currently experiencing homelessness
  • Must comply with COVID-19 vaccination requirement for King County employee

TO APPLY: Contact the King County Jobs & Housing Program, Sasha Gourevitch, at agourevitch@kingcounty.gov no later than April 4.

FREE TRAINING FOR BANKING JOBS 

WHEN: Classes begin Monday, April 4, 2022, and are held three days a week, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 8:30am-2pm.

WHERE: Classes held over Zoom

WHAT: BankWork$ is a FREE, online, interactive, eight-week class. Get ready for a career with stability and opportunity for advancement in the financial industry. Participants must be 18 years or older, have a high school diploma or GED, be fluent in written and spoken English, and have basic computer skills. Food stamp recipients through DSHS, meeting additional requirements, will be priority candidates. Standard background checks and other restrictions may apply. 

What is offered: 

  • Job training in the banking industry 
  • Online hiring event for 
  • graduates with employers eager to hire 
  • Personalized Coaching 
  • Supportive Instructors 
  • Guidance for career advancements  

Typical roles:

  • Customer Service Representative 
  • Relationship Banker 
  • Universal Banker 
  • Call Center Representative 

MORE INFO: Go to the BankWork$ website or call 253.736.2301

WELCOME TO MEDICARE WORKSHOP: UNDERSTAND YOUR OPTIONS!  

WHEN: Monday, April 4, 2022, 10am-12:30pm

WHERE: Zoom – Register to receive invitation

WHAT: Join this free webinar to learn about navigating Medicare. Topics covered include:

  • Medicare A, B, C, and D
  • Enrollment
  • Understanding your Medicare benefits and options
  • Medigaps (supplemental plans) and Medicare Advantage plans
  • Help paying for Medicare
  • Medicare fraud

The class is taught by Solid Ground SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors) staff and volunteers. SHIBA provides free, unbiased, and confidential assistance with health care choices.

Other upcoming dates:

TO REGISTER: Go to Welcome to Medicare Workshop: Understand your options!

MARITIME SHIPYARD WELDING JOB TRAINING PROGRAM  

WHEN: In-person daily classes held Monday-Friday, 8am-2pm, for six months starting April 4, 2022.

WHERE: SSC/Vigor Harbor Island Training Center, 1731 13th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98134 

WHAT: The maritime industry needs well-trained, skilled workers today to fill the jobs of tomorrow. To meet these needs, Vigor Industrial Shipyards partnered with South Seattle College to form the Harbor Island Training Center, the Classroom-In-A-Shipyard. The cost of this training program is 100% covered if you meet program requirements and are eligible for SSC workforce education grant funding for those with low incomes. Multiple low-income workforce education funding programs are available, including: WorkFirst, Worker Retraining program, and Basic Food Employment and Training program (BFET). 

Minimum requirements include: 

  • 18+ years old 
  • High school diploma or GED 
  • Mechanical abilities and interests 
  • English Language Learners (ELL) at level 3 or higher 
  • Math skills at a pre-algebra level 
  • Additional eligibility requirements may apply 

MORE INFO: Maritime Shipyard Welding at the Harbor Island Training Center.

QUESTIONS? Contact Michelle McBreen at michelle.mcbreen@seattlecolleges.edu

FREE AND LOW-COST VETERINARY CARE

WHEN: Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 11am-2pm

WHERE: Transform Burien, 15623 Des Moines Memorial Dr, Burien, WA

“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.”