FREE Telephone Group Therapy Support Groups:
For anyone dealing with grief, anxiety, stress or depression during COVID-19, the counsellors at Abide Network offer you FREE weekly call-in support groups. Sessions times are:
Tues / Weds 4pm Thurs 5pm Sun 5am
To participate dial (712) 770-4010, Access code- 305624#
(Provided by our friends at Abide Network)
Voter Registration Check to make certain you're registered, check on your ballot status and other information HERE
FREE PPE for individual Home Care workers, Health Aides, and other Professionals.
Many counties have moved to Phase II of the Reopening Washington Plan. Some are now applying for Phase III. As of May 27th such area churches are allowed to reopen in-person worship and other services so long as social distancing guidelines are adhered to. The guidelines for reopening church services are available HERE.
Medicare Open Enrollment is here. You will have received mail regarding changes going into effect January of 2021 with existing Medicare plans. October 15th through December 7th is open enrollment. Your local SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisor can assist you with the process, call for an appointment. 1-800-562-6900
Medicare - Apply online even if you are not ready to retire. The Social Security Department can walk you through the application process. HERE.
Medicare beneficiaries may qualify for extra help with their prescription drug plan costs HERE. (type Extra Help in the search engine)
All of Washington:
The federal relief bill known as the CARES Act and unemployment insurance provisions took effect in WA state on April the 18th. Benefits are for anyone who has been put on standby, laid off of work, or whose job has been otherwise impacted by the Stay at Home Order. ALL applications are being processed online. The ESD Offices remain closed. More information, including an eligibility checker is at esd.wa.gov. (All information in this post courtesy of the ESDWAGOV website).
Mental Health & Well Being resources related to COVID-19 and Stay at Home HERE.
Businesses and Non-Profits affected by COVID-19 SBA Federal loan assistance HERE.
Fair Farm animals at home. This is an on-line Ag-Education video Series. Browse resources in Educational Programs under the Community Tab HERE
Grays Harbor County:
Mental Health resources related to COVID-19 HERE.
King County (Enumclaw & Puyallup):
Enumclaw Senior Center: seniors needing meals call for meal delivery or pick-up, 360-825-4741
City of Enumclaw - Is offering Small business Grants (up to $7,000.) For businesses impacted by COVID19. Apply by September 30th HERE
Understand Wildfire Smoke -Who is at risk and how to protect yourselves. HERE
Lewis County offers Emergency & Eviction Rental Assistance Programs to Qualifying households. Resources limited. Citizenship not required.
For youth who are pregnant or parenting call - 360-736-5140
Adult English speaking - 360-736-4339
Spanish Speaking - 855-283-2241
Community Action Council of Thurston, Lewis and Mason Counties is accepting applications for families severley impacted by COVID-19. Various kinds of service and assistance are available. Get more information HERE.
Senior Meals: TwinTransit, UW of LewisCounty & Lewis County Seniors have teamed up to deliver food to those age 60 and over who are sheltering in their homes. Call 1-855-581-9495 weekdays to volunteer or order meals. More info HERE
East County ERAP: Emergency Rental Assistance Program - If you need assistance paying your rent or utilities, and meet the qualifications, you can have up to three months of your expenses paid. Contact:
Morton & Vicinity - 360-496-5404 Toledo & Vicinity: 360-864-4130
Centralia/Chehalis ERAP : Emergency Rental Assistance Program If you need assistance paying your rent or utilities, and meet the qualifications, you can have up to three months of your expenses paid. Contact:
Chehalis - Area Agency on Aging 360-748-2288, Love Inc 360-748-8611, LC Veterans 360-740-1224, DSHS Veterans 360-740-1417 or DSHS 877-501-2233.
Centralia - Comm. Action Council 360-736-1800, LC Youth & Seniors 360-827-9101, St Vincent DePaul 360-623-1144, Housing Resources of LC 360-736-5140 or Salvation Army 360-736-4339.
City of Centralia Survey- the City would like your input. What are the most important topics for Centralia to focus on in the coming 5 years? 8 questions, 6 categories.
Twin Transit - Kids Ride Free. Ages 6 through High School. Kids 10 and up can ride on their own while 9 and under must ride with someone 16 or older. Get more information HERE
Community Action Council of Thurston, Lewis and Mason Counties is accepting applications for families severley impacted by COVID-19. Various kinds of service and assitance are available. Get more information HERE.
Pacific County Clam Dig Calendar HERE
Assistance with shopping, medicine delivery, and more HERE
Raymond Senior Center lunches to go Mon - Fri 60+ Donations encouraged, but not required.
Meals on Wheels info Sally (360)533-3311
City of South Bend Utility Relief Program -- Residential and Business utlity relief under COVID-19 Recovery. Visit page, download and file to apply for up to $300 utility relief funds for bills April - June 2020.
Help for struggling Teens HERE
Thurston Strong - Economic support initiatives for workers and employers of Thurston County. Grants for microbusinesses, childcare, PPE, Restaurant, Retailers, Agriculture, Nonprofits & Minority owned businesses. HERE.
Voter Pamphlets & Ballots - Pamphlets were mailed on October 2nd, ballots mailed on October 8th. Replacements available at the Auditors office at South Puget Sound Community College on Mottman Rd.. not the Courthouse.
Voter Drop Box Locations HERE. Voters are encouraged that you return your ballot to a drop box or mail it in at least seven days before November 3rd.
Thurston County Commissioners Community Planning & Economic Development are accepting applications for Thurston County Heritage Grant Program, a historic preservation project. HERE
Community Action Council of Thurston, Lewis and Mason Counties is accepting applications for families severely impacted by COVID-19. Various kinds of service and assitance are available. Get more information HERE.