COVID-19: King County Resources

[5.12.2020] Updated Child Care Guidance by Public Health Seattle & King County

Bellevue and Eastside Resources - Emergency Financial Assistance, Legal Assistance, Food

Bus Ticket Program - Metro Discontinuing Fare Collection

Child Care: Boys & Girls Club - Smillow Rainer Vista Branch

City of Seattle - COVID-19 Resources for Community

City of Seattle - Low Cost Internet Programs 

City of Seattle - Utility Discount Program

COVID-19 Homelessness Response - Public Health

  • Email questions to: covidhomelessnessresponse@kingcounty.gov
  • Sign up for email listserv by emailing the email above or visiting http://tiny.cc/COVIDCheck
  • COVID Call Center: 206-477-3977
    • Hours: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily (Note: King County is working on making some availability after 7.00 p.m.)
    • Call if you are in King County and believe you were exposed to COVID-19—or if you're a healthcare or service provider with COVID-19 questions.
    • Tell the call center you work at a homeless service providing organization or shelter, or are with someone who is homeless who is showing symptoms (or has tested positive/awaiting results) – their phone tree will get you to somebody specific to provide support.

COVID-19 Testing Information

COVID-19 Testing Site - Federal Way

COVID-19 Testing Site - Seattle

COVID-19 Testing Site - Rainier Beach High School

COVID-19 Testing (Seattle) - Free walk-up/drive-up community testing site for individuals without a medical provider

FEEST Seattle and WA-BLOC Food Support for the Rainier Beach Community

  • Providing free hot lunch for students in the Rainier Beach Community every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Financial Assistance

Food Assistance - North King County

Food Assistance - South King County

Free Groceries and Delivery for FEEST Students and Families

  • Families with students at Chief Sealth, Evergreen, Rainier Beach, and Tyee High Schools can request groceries delivered to their home.

"Grab and Go" student meal sites in King County

Hopelink

In response to the arrival of COVID-19 in our community, the following temporary changes have been put in place:

  • ALL Hopelink Centers will be operational, providing all services, but the facilities will be closed to the public.
  • The food bank will continue to provide groceries at a clearly marked entry point in pre-packed boxes in order to limit exposure for clients, staff and volunteers.
  • Each household will be able to pick up enough food for 21 meals per person.
  • All food bank locations are open:
    Tuesdays | 12 - 4PM
    Wednesday | 3 - 7PM
    Thursday | 10AM - 2PM
  • Hopelink has temporarily closed public access to all Centers, a closure which extends to volunteers. At this time we are asking all volunteers to stay home.
  • All adult education services, case management, employment, financial assistance, energy services and mobility management will be provided online or by phone.
  • Transportation DART services provided by Hopelink are operational and will continue to follow Metro safety guidelines.
  • Non-emergency Medical Transportation services coordinated by Hopelink for Medicaid recipients in King and Snohomish counties are operational.

Housing Resources

Kent United Methodist Church

  • If you live within Kent school district, you may receive assistance with rent, water and utilities. 

King County COVID-19 Resource Guide

 

King County Creative

  • Resources to take care of yourself and your family; to support the arts and culture community; and to prepare for recovery.

King County Food Banks, Pantries and Soup Kitchens

King County Library Technology Resources

LifeWire

Advocates and Therapists continue to meet with client regularly by video or phone and answer the 24-hour helpline which is forwarded.  We have stopped offering support groups during this time, but all other services are able to continue remotely.  Therapy sessions are currently being conducted by phone, which is not a best practice, but we are looking into a HIPAA-compliant video chat method that will allow Therapists to meet with participants “face to face.” In order to meet immediate needs for diapers, wipes and formula, the Resources Manager picks up donated items for families from Eastside Baby Corner once per week and brings them to the office, where families can pick them up at designated times.

Northwest Harvest SODO Community Market

  • Offering pre-bagged produce, prepared foods, and shelf-stable groceries right at the door. There is no need to enter the facility and is open to anyone of any age. 

PUGET SOUND ENERGY: COVID-19 Response

  • PSE will not be disconnecting customers during this time.
  • PSE received approval from the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission for a waiver that allows PSE to waive late fees.
  • PSE will work with our customers on options such as payment plans and choosing a new bill due date.
  • PSE launched a new energy assistance portal to improve access to funds available to low income customers.
  • In order to help our community partners, the PSE Foundation, which is a nonprofit entity operating independently of PSE but helps the communities PSE serves, is donating $250,000 to support relief efforts in the community through the Seattle Foundation as well as donating to foodbanks to cover emergency preparations.

Renton Regional Community Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund

Safe Families for Children

  • Safe Families for Children exists to support families in crisis. We are a network of families who volunteer to care for your children for as long as you need. Our goal is to keep your family intact. Once you feel like you and your home environment is stable and healthy we’ll work with you to reunite your family as soon as possible.

    Visit our website or call us at 1-877-341-7332. We support families in King, Pierce, Thurston, and Snohomish Counties.

Seattle Area Emergency Food Resources - Tableau Map

Seattle Public Schools - Child Care for First Responders

Somali Health Board 

Student Lunch Support Programs offered by school districts in King Couny

Summary of Community and School Resources in King County

The Seattle Times: Food, Child Care, Mental Health Support and More

Youth Eastside Services (YES): Providing alternative services

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak in our community, and our commitment to the health and safety of our staff and clients, Youth Eastside Services (YES) will close all of our physical buildings March 17th through at least March 31st. During this time we will continue to provide services to existing clients and program participants by phone, telehealth (HIPAA compliant video and voice) and possibly other virtual means such as Zoom. This will allow us to stay connected to our clients/community and maintain continuity of care.

Phone messages can be left for YES staff during this time by calling (425)747-4937. We will be checking messages on the main YES voicemail regularly between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. We will also be checking fax machines as able throughout the week. You can reach out directly to me during this time with questions by email or my cell phone – 206-962-9355.

United Way: Resource List

United Way of King County: Home Base (Rental Assistance) 

United Way of King County: April Rent Assistance