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  • The Washington 211 COVID-19 call center is a general information line related to COVID-19. If you need information or have a general question, call 1-800-525-0127 or text 211-211 for help. You can also text the word “Coronavirus” to 211-211 to receive information and updates on your phone wherever you are. You will receive links to the latest information on COVID-19, including county-level updates, and resources for families, businesses, students, and more.

Disaster Distress Line

  • Need help? Know someone who does? Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 (TTY 1-800-846-8517)

Dove House Advocacy Services

  • Office and 24/7 crisis line: 360-385-5291
    • Advocacy, basic needs, housing assistance, and other resources for recent and past victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and general crime. To access our services at this time please first call our 24/7 crisis line 360-385-5291. This is the best way to ensure that crisis needs are met. www.dovehousejc.org

End Violence Against Children

Family Planning Services

  • Family Planning. Call to schedule an appointment 360-385-9400, Mondays 9 am - 4:30 pm, Wednesdays 1 pm - 4:30 pm, and Fridays 9 am-4:30 pm. Prioritizing implant insertion/removals, birth control method changes, birth control prescription refills, active STI symptoms and/or need for testing, as well as access to emergency contraception known as Plan B.

Food Resources Locator

Local 20/20

  • A collaborative effort of many organizations. The focus of this page is to disseminate accurate public health and community information related to East Jefferson County. Local 20/20 supports efforts to build short- and long-term community resilience even as we practice social distancing in the face of this pandemic.  http://l2020.org/COVID-19/

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Olympic Area Agency on Aging (O3A)

  • The Olympic Area Agency on Aging (O3A) serves as a safe entry point for information and assistance for seniors and adults with disabilities in Grays Harbor, Pacific, Clallam, and Jefferson Counties. We can explore your options, answer your questions (or find the answers!), and help link you to the right services. https://www.o3a.org/

OlyCAP

Recovery Café

  • Recovery Café Jefferson County is offering recovery check-ins via phone at 360-821-1985 and virtual Recovery Circles. To enroll, e-mail: developmentrc@dovehousejc.org 

Reducing Stigma

Washington Futures Without Violence

Washington Listens

  • Washington Listens helps people manage stress and anxiety they may be experiencing because of COVID-19. If you or anyone you know is having difficulties managing stress, call the Washington Listens support line at 1-833-681-0211. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. TTY and language access services are available by using 7-1-1 or their preferred method. Resources and self-help tips are available on walistens.org.

YMCA--Family Resource Navigator Page

Federal Aid

To learn more about federal Covid-19 economic relief programs, click here

State Resources

The Governor’s Office has compiled this partial list of resources to support economic retention and recovery related to COVID-19 coronavirus.

For Employees

Financial Assistance

Jeffco Mutual Aid is a new organization dedicated to support workers directly impacted by layoffs or other covid-19 upsets. Get involved by Requesting Funds or Providing Funds. https://www.jeffcomutualaid.com/

Jefferson Community Foundation: https://www.jcfgives.org/

St. Vincent de Paul: https://svdpejc.org/ Provides assistance primarily through a voucher system. They help with needs like food, gas, prescriptions, mobile phones/minutes, propane, utilities, medical/dental expenses, repairs, clothing and laundry. If you are in need of help, reach out to them directly at 360-379-1325.

EDC Team Jefferson, the state-designated economic development council (EDC) for Jefferson County, has a compilation of COVID-19 Resources for businesses. https://www.edcteamjefferson.org/COVID19

LION COVID-19 Emergency Loan Program. LION has established a new loan program for Jefferson County businesses and non-profits needing funding to deal with the COVID-19 emergency. A fast track process has been established to handle the applications. http://L2020.org/LION

OlyCAP. Discretionary dollars used to provide assistance for all basic needs (i.e., assistance with rent, utilities, energy, prescriptions, gas, public transportation, etc.) for low-income households. https://www.olycap.org/get-help/client-support-services


Many of the resources listed above are from the Local 20/20 website, which has a very informative webpage of resources connected to COVID-19.  https://l2020.org/covid-19/

Food Resources

  • DSHS is sending emergency supplements to people who get Basic Food (EBT). 
  • Jefferson County Food Resource Map
  • Summer Meals Program (Olympic Peninsula YMCA)
    • Port Townsend:
      Meals will be made available to any enrolled student that wants them.  There are three ways students can get their meals.
      1. Meal pick-up at Salish Coast Elementary from 9-11 a.m. Monday-Friday. Available for pick up for any youth 1-18, not just students.
      2. Students eating at school for the blended learning model. 
      3. Meal Delivery-For families that are unable to pick up meals on the days they are not in school.
      Meals will be provided at no cost to all students through December 18, 2020.
      With questions or for meal delivery contact Stacey Larsen, slarsen@ptschools.org, 360-379-4281.
       
  • Washington Connection
    • 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. https://www.washingtonconnection.org/home/
      • 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.
  • 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. 

Pharmacy Resources

  • Here is a list of local pharmacies offering mail and/or in-person delivery during the coronavirus crisis. Most, if not all, options below require insurance and/or credit card payment online or on the phone.

FEMA Funeral Assistance

  • Recognizing that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families across the United States, our partners at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have committed to help ease some of the financial stress families have experienced in losing loved ones. Specifically, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-

19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.

 

Details: 

  • FEMA will begin accepting applications in early April – exact date TBD. 
  • FEMA is standing up a dedicated call-center with a new 800 number just for Funeral Assistance.
    • No on-line registrations will be accepted.
  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after January 20, 2020. However, there is no requirement for the decedent to have been a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien.
  • Tribal members may apply and receive assistance under the applicable state or territory declaration. No agreement between the tribal government and state or territory is required by FEMA in order for tribal members to receive assistance.
  • The death must be attributed to COVID-19 in the state or territory in which the death occurred, as indicated on the death certificate. 
    • The death must have occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories or the District of Columbia.
  • Funeral assistance is intended to assist with expenses for funeral services and interment or cremation. 
    • Funeral expenses must be incurred by the applicant after January 20, 2020 and applicants must provide documentation demonstrating they incurred the expenses.
    • Funeral Assistance awards cannot duplicate costs covered by another source (i.e., funeral or burial insurance, financial assistance from voluntary agencies, other applicable government programs/agencies, or other entities).  The amount of any assistance received from another source will be deducted from the funeral assistance award. 
  • Funeral Assistance is limited to actual costs up to a maximum of $9,000 per COVID-19 related funeral and a total up to the maximum ONA award of $35,500 per registration (if someone applies for multiple funerals).
    • Note – Any funds received by the applicant under the Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) program also count towards an applicant’s total ONA maximum award of $35,500.  FEMA will monitor this and coordinate with states to verify LWA payments in the event the max award may be reached. 
  • Funeral home directors, Coroners, and Medical Examiners across Washington have been notified. 

 

Here is a video: #FEMA: Providing Financial Assistance for COVID-19-Related Funeral Expenses - YouTube

 

 

There is additional information for people seeking death certificates in relation to their FEMA Funeral Assistance program at the DOH website :

https://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/VitalRecords/FEMACOVID19FuneralAssistanceProgram