COVID-19 Community Resources
COVID-19 Community Resources
Posted on 07/01/2020
Below are some community resources that you may be able to access. These are not district sponsored programs, but are simply resources within our community.

If you don’t find what you need here, you can call 211 anytime to be connected to local resources for specific needs.  Learn more.  



Family Information and Services


 • A list of resources in Washington State to ensure everyone in our commnities are able to receive the care and necessities thet need.  Learn more: COVID-19 Resources for Spanish speakers / Recursos para Hispanohablantes

 • Family assistance, frequently asked questions for workers, and guidance for businesses. Learn more: Washington State Coronavirus Response

 • A family and women's services organization dedicated to supplying help to women and men across the Puget Sound area.  Care Net of Puget Sound: Pregnancy and Family Services


Veterans' Services
The Veterans Emergency COVID-19 Assistance (VECA) - veterans impacted by COVID-19 are eligible for assistance:  https://piercecountywa.gov/123/Veterans-Assistance-Programs


Local Food Services

Seniors Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides low-income seniors with vouchers to purchase produce from participating farmers markets and roadside stands: https://www.co.pierce.wa.us/653/Senior-Farmers-Market-Program  

Tacoma and Pierce County Food Banks: https://co.pierce.wa.us/454/Food-Banks

 • Pierce County Hot Meal Sites: https://www.co.pierce.wa.us/553/Meal-Sites


 • Pierce County meal distribution sites:
Interactive website showing all student meal distribution sites across Pierce County: www.piercecountywa.gov/mealsites

 • PSD free meals for all children impacted by school closures:
Each Mondlay through August 28, pick up 5-day pack on Mondays only from 11:00am-12:00pm at Firgrove, Stewart, Sunrise, Wildwood, and Waller Road Elementary Schools. Learn more.

 • Graham South Hill Food Bank:
Call (253) 846-3805, drop-in when open, no appointment needed.

 • Puyallup Food Bank:
Available by appointment only, call #253) 848-5240 between 9:00 am-2:00 pm Mon, Tues, Wed, or Friday to schedule an appointment, located 110 23rd St SE, Puyallup, WA 98372.
 
 • Tacoma Rescue Mission:
Breakfast is served daily 7:00-8:00 am, dinner is served daily from 5:00-6:00 pm, located at 425 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98402. Call (253) 383-4493. They also have clothing and shelter resources. See their website at www.trm.org for more information.

 • Salvation Army Food Bank:
The Salvation Army in Puyallup will be serving food boxes from their office 9:30 am-2:00 pm. Starting Wednesday March 18 they will have hot meals prepared and served in clam shell to-go boxes, on a pick up basis between 12:00-1:00 pm daily. Also available to do at-home food delivery. Please pass the word and contact them at their offices or by cell phone message at (520) 971-4423 (texts or voice calls).  Located 4009 9TH St. SW, Puyallup WA 98373; call (253) 841-1491 ext. 205

Internet Service

 • Internet Essentials from Comcast:
Families who are qualified for Free/Reduced Lunch may be eligible for the Comcast Internet Essentials Program. Cost is $9.95 a month and families may be eligible for a low-cost computer.

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, Comcast is offering 2 months free to new Internet Essentials customers in response to recent and anticipated emergency measures associated with the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit https://www.internetessentials.com/ or call (855) 846-8376 for more details.

Housing
 • Helping Hand House: 
Provides emergency shelter and housing solutions, contact (253) 848-6096 for more details. Located at 2nd St SW Puyallup, WA 98373.

 • Open Hearth Ministries:
Call (253) 307-2274 between 9:00 am-7:00 pm to speak with a volunteer screener who determines if the family meets their criteria for arrangements at a local motel.

 • Access Point 4 Housing: 
This is the centralized intake office for Pierce Country homeless. Contact 253-682-3401.

 • Habitat for Humanity Tacoma/Pierce County:
Call 253-627-5626; visit https://www.habitat.org/

 • Salvation Army Puyallup:
Call (253) 841-1491, visit https://puyallup.salvationarmy.org/

 • Pierce County Homeless Services: Visit https://piercecountywa.gov/homelessness

 • United Way Helpline: Call (253) 272-4263.
  

Mental Health

 • PSD Social Emotional Learning

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Washington Listens - Crisis Connections:
Washington Listens helps reach people who are affected by the stress of the COVID-19 outbreak.
This statewide program gives people an outlet for their current stressors and provides referrals to services. Call (833) 681.0211.

• Bridges – Center for Grieving Children:
Offering services to help families navigate illness and grief. Call: 253-403-1966 for more information. Address: Childrens Therapy Unit 402 15th Ave. SE Puyallup, WA 98372.  Website: https://www.marybridge.org/services/bridges-center-for-grieving-children/

 • Catholic Community Services:
Can provide Family Behavioral Health Services, Long Term Care Services, Housing Services, and much more. Call 253-383-3697 for more information. Website: https://ccsww.org/get-help/pierce-county/

 • Comprehensive Life Resources:
Providing behavioral health services to Pierce County including mental health treatment, substance use services, free counseling, homeless outreach services. Call 253-396-5800.  Address: 1305 Tacoma Avenue S. Tacoma, WA 98402.  Website: https://www.comprehensiveliferesources.org/

 • Multi Care Behavioral Health:
The only provider in the area that offers a walk-in assessment clinic for adults and children receiving Medicaid benefits. The specialists at the walk-in clinic offer in-person mental health assessments on a first come, first-served basis. The walk-in clinic is open Mon-Fri, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm  Address: 325 E Pioneer Puyallup, WA 98372  Website: https://www.multicare.org/behavioral-health/

 • Greater Lakes Mental Health:
Provides services for adults and children. Same day appointments for Medicaid clients. Call 253-581-7020, or visit   
https://www.glmhc.org/

 • Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with Coronavirus (National Child Traumatic Stress Network). Fact Sheet: https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/fact-sheet/outbreak_factsheet_1.pdf

 • Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 (from CDC):
Website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fcoping.html

 • Pierce County Crisis Line (24 Hours):
Call 800-576-7764.

 • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 
Call 1-800-273-TALK.

Financial Services
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COVID-19 Financial Help in Washington State

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You may quality for rental assistance if COVID-19 has impacted your ability to pay rent: 
COVID-19 Rental Assistance /  COVID-19 Asistencia con la Renta

 • South Sound Outreach:
Financial, Expenses, Health, Food, School Operation Plans/Meals, Employment and Health Care

Website: https://www.soundoutreach.org/

 • Find Help:
Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs that help people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit
: https://findhelp.org/