Family Resources

  •   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
  • Summer Fun 
    • as you are considering your plans for the summer, the keys to COVID-free summer fun

  • 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
  • Summer Meals Program (Olympic Peninsula YMCA)
    • The 2020 Summer Meals program starts Monday, June 22 through Monday, August 31 for Chimacum, Port Townsend, and Brinnon School Districts. Quilcene School District will receive summer meals starting Wednesday, July 1 through Monday, August 31. The first week of Summer Meals (June 22-26) only lunch will be provided and the second week forward (June 29-August 31) breakfast and lunch will be provided. Meals will follow USDA guidelines and include milk, grains, fruits, veggies, and a meat or meat alternative. Some meals will be distributed at grab and go sites where children can walk up or their parents can drive up to each site where volunteers will hand them meals. Other meals will be distributed via school district bus routes. 
      • 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Monday or Wednesday at the Multi-Purpose room at Chimacum Elementary School, 91 W. Valley Road, Chimacum, or at Chimacum Primary School, 313 Ness Corner Drive, Port Hadlock.
      • 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Tuesday or Thursday at Salish Coast Elementary School, 1637 Grant Street, Port Townsend, or Port Townsend High School, 1500 Van Ness Street, Port Townsend.
      • Meals will be distributed on Monday in Quilcene and Tuesday in Brinnon via school district bus routes. Families can pick up their meals at the same stop they did with their school bus driver. If you miss a day of delivery, please call our YMCA of Jefferson County office at 360-385-5811.
      • Fridays we will deliver back packs throughout Jefferson County with a weekend’s worth of food via school district bus routes. If you would benefit from a weekend backpack or know a family that would benefit from a weekend backpack, please contact the YMCA of Jefferson County office at 360-385-5811.