Below is a list of local, state, and federal resources to help ease the burden during this uncertain time.
An * indicates resources and information helpful to individuals in need of assistance.
*CARES Act Local Assistance
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Your local Community Resource Center may be able to help with certain household expenses including: utility costs, food, transportation, medical care, and other life sustaining services.
*City of Everett
In partnership with the Downtown Everett Association, the City of Everett updates this list of restaurants and customer-focused businesses offering services like curbside pick-up, takeout, delivery, and other alternatives to in-person dining or shopping.
Cocoon House provides emergency shelter, long-term transitional housing, case management, advocacy, and prevention for teens.
Coronavirus Response Fund
Hosted by Community Foundation of Snohomish County, this fund is a cross-sector partnership of local philanthropy, government, and business to rapidly deploy resources to the frontlines of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in our region. The fund will provide flexible resources, in phases, to organizations in our region working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak. See who has received grants to date.
*COVID-19 Business Resources
Economic Alliance Snohomish County has compiled a variety of resources to help your business survive during this time of uncertainty.
*Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County (DVS)
If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County can help you. DVS provides free and confidential services: emergency shelter, legal advocacy, support groups, and domestic violence education. Please call their 24-hour crisis hotline: 425-25-ABUSE (425-252-2873).
*Free WiFi Hotspots
Everyone can now access 1.5 million out-of-home Xfinity WiFi hotspots for free: These hotspots are normally located in business areas, retail locations and transit areas. Enter your zipcode and find your nearest hotspot.
Give Well Local
This website connects those who have resources with those who have needs and is managed by Providence Institute for a Healthier Community.
*Northwest Consumer Law Center
Free webinars offering guidance on eviction moratoriums, foreclosure prevention, debt collection, student loan options, and bankruptcy basics. Webinars run March 30 – April 3. See link for webinar descriptions and registration.
*Parent Help 123
Each year, Within Reach connects more than 300,000 Washington families to essential health and food resources. A comprehensive resource for assistance with applying for health insurance, SNAP, ORCA LIFT, or to learn more about WIC benefits and healthy, early childhood development services.
The Snohomish County Emergency Coordination Center (ECC) has been activated to focus the community’s resources on combatting the spread of the novel coronavirus/COVID-19. Find resources, information, and frequently asked questions.
Snohomish County Health District
Comprehensive and up-to-date information and resources related to COVID-19.
Dial 2-1-1 from any phone.
Washington 211 has converted its operations to an emergency response system and is prioritizing COVID-19 calls. WA211 providers have successfully ramped up operations, staffing and available hours to meet the demands of state residents seeking information and help about the coronavirus. At this time, calls are being answered from the Department of Health 1.800.525.0127 number through the Washington 211 call system.
*YMCA of Snohomish County
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YMCA of Snohomish County has 10 child care centers throughout the county, many located in local elementary schools, serving children ages 5-13, or grades K-5/6. There is no cost tofirst responders or health care workers who need this care for their children.
Or visit waportal.org/partners/home/WaListens
Washington Listens is a free, anonymous service for anyone in the state. Washington Listens provides support to people who feel sad, anxious, or stressed due to the events of this year including COVID-19 and wildfires. It is a partnership of several agencies from across the state to provide emotional and mental support to individuals and families during these trying times, and links to community resources.
*Employer and Worker Assistance
Information including unemployment benefits, paid family and medical leave, and rapid response services.
Restaurant Industry Relief
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While staying home was pertinent for safety, it created a significant hardship on its workers. So, Georgetown Brewing, United Ways of the Pacific Northwest, and United Way of Snohomish County created a relief fund for people who worked at a bar or restaurant in 2020. The fund provides financial support, such as a rent or utility payments, to individuals or families who are experiencing financial hardship.
*Statewide End Harm Line
Be a hero to a child in need! Washington State's Stay Home, Stay Healthy order has limited mandatory reporters' access to children and youth. This makes it harder to detect abuse and neglect, leaving many children at risk. Call the Statewide End Harm Line 24/7 at 1-866-363-4276 to report suspected abuse or neglect. Your report will remain confidential.
WA Food Fund
WA Food Fund is raising money to provide food and supplies for those in need during the COVID-19 crisis, including the elderly, people who struggle with health issues or have lost their jobs, and children who normally rely on school for meals. Together, we can keep food on every table. Your donation can make a difference.
Washington State Department of Financial Institutions
A list of financial resources for Washington consumers impacted by the coronavirus.
Washington State's Recovery Plan
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The return to public life will occur in measured steps, guided by science, and informed by our public health needs, ability to mitigate impacts, and the response of our communities.
Washington State's Safe Start Plan
Safe Start is a data-driven plan for phased re-opening of Washington’s economy that includes regional variances based on population and low COVID-19 counts.
* COVID-19 Economic Impact Payment Info
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As a result of the recently signed CARES Act, the majority of Americans will start to see some financial relief in April through economic impact payments being issued by the Internal Revenue Service. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has worked to break down the most common questions about the economic impact payments, including how much you’re eligible to receive and when you can expect to receive it.
* The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act
The CARES Act provides fast and direct economic assistance for American workers and families, small businesses, and preserves jobs for American industries.
*Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH)
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The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) is the nation’s only hotline dedicated to providing year-round disaster crisis counseling. This toll-free, multilingual,
crisis support service is available 24/7 via telephone (1-800-985-5990) and SMS (text ‘TalkWithUs’ to 66746) to residents in the U.S. and its territories who are experiencing emotional distress or other mental health concerns related to natural or human-caused disasters.
*Mortgage and Housing Assistance
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has created several provisions to deliver help to struggling homeowners and renters. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has coordinated with the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide federal resources on housing together in one place. For up-to-date information and materials you can share with people in your community, visit the CFPB site linked above.
Restaurant Revitalization Fund
The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss up to $10 million per business and no more than $5 million per physical location.
*Small Business Administration Federal Disaster Loans
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Washington small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The interest rate is 3.75 percent for small businesses. The interest rate for private non-profit organizations is 2.75 percent. Deadline for application is December 16, 2020.