Family Resources

  • NEW: Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) will be available soon in WA!  P-EBT is a new emergency program for ALL children in grades K-12, who receive free or reduced-price school meals. P-EBT is not subject to public charge and will not affect your immigration status. P-EBT provides families with funds to pay the cost of meals while schools are closed due to COVID-19. If your family receives Basic Food through DSHS and your children receive free or reduced-price school meals, you do not need to apply for P-EBT.
    • You will automatically receive these one-time benefits on your EBT card. Check with your school district to find out if you need to apply for free or reduced-price school meals so your family can receive P-EBT funds.
    • You will need to apply for P-EBT if your children are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals but do not receive Basic Food benefits. 
    • The P-EBT application will be available on June 28.

  • Guidelines on how to talk to children about COVID-19
    • From the National Association of School Psychologists
  • Advice on how to talk to your children about COVID-19
    •  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s general principles for talking to children 
  • WA State Department of Children, Youth & Families
    • Caring for Your Family During COVID-19 
  • WA State Department of Health Guidance (PDF)
    • Pregnancy, Birth, and Caring for Your Baby with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19


Zero to Three

Breastfeeding Resources

Childcare Resources

CTF Alliance (Children’s Trust Fund Alliance)

  • For 30 years, the Alliance has been a national leader in strengthening families and working across the social ecology to prevent child abuse and neglect. Our collective goal is for children to be safe, healthy and raised in nurturing families and communities.

Learning at Home

Port Townsend School District Family Emergency Needs Survey

Basic Needs

WIC: Supplemental Nutrition Program  Income eligible pregnant/breastfeeding.postpartum women, infants and children up to age 5 years old, can apply for food benefits via phone. During this difficult time, more families are becoming income eligible and may find this a useful resource for supplemental food, breastfeeding support and health referrals. All services provided by phone, by appointment. Call 360-385-9400 for an appointment. 

Jumping Mouse

Resources for Children and Families Regarding COVID-19

Online sessions