COVID-19 Updates and Resources for CHWs

Connecting You With Local Resources and Updates

This is a time with many new and changing resources and this site can be a place where information can be updated as available. Where possible, links have been added to the primary sources for access to the most recent information.
The Fig Tree COVID-19 Resource Directory

Resource directory: Guide to congregations and community resources: supplement on COVID-19 Resources in Spokane County. This resource directory is being updated as frequently as possible.

Spokane Regional Health District COVID-19 Updates

SRHD COVID-19 hotline is 509.324.1409. To ask someone questions about COVID-19, call the Washington State Department of Health’s hotline at: 1.800.525.0127 press #.

Spokane County COVID Response

Daily updates on Spokane County's response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The site also has a list of resources and local information.

Washington State Coronavirus Response

This is Washington State’s official COVID-19 site, maintained by the state Joint Information Center. This site provides links to official information from a wide range of trusted sources, including government and community services.

COVID-19 Marshallese Educational Institute Site

This website has information and printable resources about COVID19 in the Marshallese language.

Greater Spokane, Inc.

Resources for local businesses.

Drive Through COVID-19 Screening

Updated 3/26/20: People experiencing symptoms should speak to a health care provider via phone or virtual visit. If that health care provider feels a further screening is warranted, people with a fever AND a cough or shortness of breath who fall into a high-risk category should visit the screening site to determine if a test is warranted. Drive-through screening clinics hours: Mon. - Fri. | 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sat. - Sun. | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

CHAS Health

Updated 3/19/20: We are asking that community partners first direct potential patients to our clinical triage line at 444-8200. We will have greeters at all CHAS locations and will be directing community members with upper respiratory infection (“URI”) symptoms to the locations listed below regardless of whether they are established CHAS patients. When patients arrive at those designated “URI” sites they will be greeted at the entrance and asked a series of screening questions. If indicated, they will be escorted to the tent to have additional screening and potential testing for COVID-19. Our URI screening and testing sites will be at the following clinic locations: Spokane Urgent Care – North – (5901 N. Lidgerwood) – Currently operational; Spokane Urgent Care – Valley (1502 N. Vercler Rd.) – Currently operational; Denny Murphy – (1001 W. 2nd Ave) – Currently operational; Maple – (3919 N. Maple St.) – Operational Tuesday afternoon; Cheney – (1720 2nd St) – Operational Tuesday afternoon; Deer Park – (401 S. Main Ave) – Operational Tuesday afternoon

Providence House of Charity Clinic

Updated 3/20/20: The Providence House of Charity Clinic is responding to the national coronavirus pandemic in the following way. 1. We are following the CDC guidelines for decreasing the spread of the corona virus in all we do. 2. We have extended our hours and are now open on Wednesday. 3. We will see the first patient of the day at 9 AM and the last patient of the day at 4:30 Monday through Friday. We will be closed 12:30 to 1:30 to allow the staff to regroup. At this time, we do not know if these hours will extend. 4. All persons entering the building will have their temperature taken and be screened for the COVID 19 symptoms. 5. If individuals refuses the screening, we will not be able to see them. 6. Only the patients with medical needs will be allowed to enter the building. We have emotional support on site if this is needed please reach out to us if you feel there is a special situation that needs to be managed by our social worker. 7. For those who have a fever and cough, we have a special respiratory team to care for them. 8. Persons who have a fever and cough may be asked to be tested for influenza and corona virus depending on their symptoms and CDC guidelines. 9. We would like to ask all the outreach and shelters to have a point of contact for those tested in order assist the patron of next steps if they are asked to self-isolate. We may also need to contact this individual to help us connect with a patient about their results. 10. We will continue to see people with non-respiratory medical conditions as well. This may change as the surge increases. 11. We have two alternative sites for patients to seek care if our clinic is at capacity for patients – this information will be given to patients as they come to the clinic. Robert Lippman, MSW will be rounding to the community services to check in. Robert will keep the clinic leadership and staff informed of how the community is doing. The Providence House of Charity Medical Clinic is here to serve the community. We are in a very fluid pattern of trying to provide care to as many as possible, but as you all know the medical system is being heavily stressed with those who have contracted the virus.

MultiCare

MultiCare is offering FREE e-Visits to anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath), or has been in close contact to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. If clinically appropriate, we can refer you for COVID-19 testing. Use promo code COVID19 (in the payment section) to waive the regular $25 fee. Due to high visit volumes, response times may take up to 24 hours.

Providence

One of our board certified health professionals can treat and diagnose by online video. Starts at $49, most insurance plans accepted; with extended hours, 7 days a week. There is also a “chat” tool to help you assess your risk for COVID 19 and to connect you with a provider virtually if you are at a higher risk for the virus.

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente members have many ways to get care without leaving the comfort of your home — including phone appointments and email. This allows you to still get great care while helping to address the community spread of COVID-19. If you need to come in, we’re here for you — and we’re taking every precaution to keep our facilities safe. To book an in-person appointment, or if you’re concerned about your specific health condition, visit kp.org/getcare for your local information on appointments and 24/7 advice. If you’re a new member and haven’t selected a doctor yet, start by choosing your doctor at kp.org/newmember.

Washington State Health Insurance

Updated 3/23/20: Insurance experts are available by phone to answer questions and get you enrolled. You can call them to get help or make an appointment. A special enrollment period is now available through April 8, 2020 to qualified individuals who are uninsured. Apple Health enrollment is year-round. Customer support is available (but experiencing longer wait times) between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday - Friday at 1-855-923-4633; TTY 1-855-627-9604. As of Monday, March 16, the Better Health Together Office is closed until further notice for all in-person assistance. We will continue to help individuals by phone and email. For help with health insurance call (509) 340-9008.

Frontier Behavioral Health

Updated 3/19/20: Frontier Behavioral Health will close all outpatient locations including the Evergreen Club effective Thursday, March 19, and provide phone-based services until further notice. To ensure the safety of staff and clients during the coronavirus pandemic, our mental health professionals will conduct clinical appointments, medication management appointments, and intake assessments by phone in compliance with state and federal recommendations for social distancing. Group classes will also be canceled. For information or to schedule an appointment, please call 509.838.4651.

Ideal Option

Updated 3/19/20: During the COVID-19 pandemic our clinics here in town will remain open, and we will be continuing taking on new patients & providing our normal services. We would also like to inform the community that we are here to help support it's members in any way possible during this time. For more information on Ideal Option please follow the link to www.idealoption.com.

Shriners Hospital for Children

Updated 3/31/20: o To help area urgent care centers and emergency departments divert patients, we are expanding our walk-in pediatric fracture clinic hours. The new hours will be Monday to Friday from 7:30 am – 12:00 pm. No appointments needed. Our patient criteria remains the same: patients up to their 18th birthday with a documented fracture will be seen. There are changes to patient instructions with social distancing policies in place. To this end, only the patient and one guardian will be allowed to enter the hospital. All who enter the hospital will be screened and there are no visitors allowed (very limited exceptions to this policy). If you are turned away from an urgent care center or emergency departments, we may make exceptions as needed for patients with undocumented fractures – please call us first so we may prepare: (509) 623-0431.

Dispatch Health

We provide urgent care house calls to the Spokane metro region. We cannot currently test for COVID-19. We can, however, assess and treat other common to complex health issues. We take safety seriously and have adjusted our procedures and process for screening patients over the phone. Our teams wear surgical masks, gloves and eye protection for every patient encounter. For patients with respiratory symptoms, our teams also wear gowns and booties. We have also enhanced protocols for disinfecting our kits and cars.

ADA Dental Emergency Guidance

The ADA recognizes that members of the public have questions about whether they should continue to visit their dentist during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because the ADA is currently recommending dentists close their offices to all but emergency care, we have provided guidelines to help patients determine when to consult with their dentist as to whether care should be rescheduled. When in doubt, please call your dentist to determine the best course of action.

Spokane Food Resource Map

Eastern Washington University has produced a Food Specific Interactive Map to help navigate food resources. It is being updated regularly.

Spokane Schools Meal Pick-Up Sites

With Washington schools closed for the next six weeks amid the COVID-19 outbreak, local school districts are working with their food service providers to distribute breakfast and/or lunch meals for students who rely on them. North Idaho schools that have chosen to shut down are also offering the same.

Spokane Schools Mobile Meals: Bus Stops & Times

In addition to providing meals at 24 distribution sites, we are also using school buses to deliver meals along routes that reach areas of our community with the highest need. Any child can grab a meal at these stops!

East Valley Schools Meal Pick-Up

East Valley School District will be delivering meals to ALL children 1 to 18 years of age. East Valley school buses loaded with sack lunches will drive to these locations where children will meet the bus to pick up their grab-and-go sack lunch along with breakfast for the next day. In order to receive a lunch, each student needs to be present. There is no cost for the lunch and children do not need to be students of East Valley School District.

West Valley Schools Meal Pick-Up

Although school is cancelled, West Valley will continue to offer FREE breakfast and lunch to any student 18 years of age or younger. Orchard Center, Ness, Seth Woodard and Pasadena Park elementary schools, Centennial Middle School and West Valley High School will distribute "Grab and Go" meals from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday. No paperwork or identification is necessary. The program is open to all children no matter what school district they attend.

Central Valley Schools Meal Pick-Up

Kids, age 18 and under, can enjoy a free, nutritious, grab-and-go, drive-through or walk-up breakfast & lunch while our schools are closed. Weekdays, 10am-1pm at specific designated locations. Registration is not required. No ID or paperwork required. Children do not need to be a CVSD student to participate. Children must be present to pick up.

Food Fighters

Spokane Food Fighters is a grassroots effort that believes if given the opportunity, people will join in the FIGHT to end hunger a meal or two at a time. In unprecedented times when problems seem overwhelming and solutions seem too big to get your arms around, Spokane Food Fighters is here. In the oncoming days there will be more people than ever struggling with food insecurity. Spokane Food Fighters is for next day emergency meal needs for those who have not been able to be helped through channels like their school district, food pantries, 2nd Harvest or Meals on Wheels.

Mid-City Concerns

Updated 3/16/20: Mid-City Concerns Senior Center will be closed as of March 17th until it is deemed safe for senior social gatherings to resume. Based on the suggestions of our Government Officials, Health Agencies, and our Governor, we believe that closing is the best decision for our senior, staff, and volunteers While the Center is closed, we will be delivering warm meals to our Senior Center members and also allowing them to pick-up to go meal boxes between 11:30-12:30 from our location. We will remain in constant communication with them to assure they are healthy and not in need of any extra resources.

My Healthy Life

The My Healthy Life campaign is designed to support those in Spokane who are eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as food stamps, in reaching their individual goals to get healthier. We know the barriers you face when it comes to eating more fruits and veggies, getting more physical activity and drinking lower-fat milk and we have the simple tips and tricks you need to overcome those obstacles.

Greater Spokane Meals on Wheels

In an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19, Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels is enacting some precautionary measures to protect our senior participants and still provide them with nutritious meals. As of March 20th, we are asking participants at our twelve Silver Cafes to sign up for home-delivered meals. This will enable us to ensure those who need meals are still receiving the nutrition they need but are limiting their exposure to individuals who may be caring the virus.

The City Gate

Updated 3/20/20: They are located at 170 S. Madison and the phone number is (509) 455-9670. I was told they are distributing 15 pound to-go bags of nonperishable food for homeless adults with no proof of residency required. They will also provide food for local residents with proof of residency (a piece of mail, such as a utility bill and ID are required), but it depends on your zip code, so I would call first to determine eligibility. No proof of residency is required for homeless adults/families. However, the person I spoke with did say they had run out today and are hoping to have more tomorrow. They open at 10 am, so I was told to call back in the morning to find out about availability.

Second Harvest Emergency Food Outlets

Find your neighborhood food bank. The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting service hours at some locations, so please call the number listed to confirm they will be open.

Spokane Ban on Foreclosures and Evictions

The city of Spokane will temporarily ban all foreclosures and evictions of commercial tenants through April, adding to protections ordered by Gov. Jay Inslee last week.

SNAP Homeless Services

Updated 3/30/20: The following phone numbers are being answered by SNAP Homeless Services staff and can be handed out to clients if they have any questions or if they would like to have a housing conversation. • (509) 828-3149 • (509) 385-1860 • (509) 202-3830

Spokane Homeless Resources

A resource list compiled with the help of the Spokane Homeless Coalition.

HFCA & St. Margaret's Shelter

In an attempt to protect our clients and staff, we are implementing the following changes to our HFCA walk-ins. 1. Those who have access to a phone will be given a packet to fill out and assigned a phone appointment. 2. Those who don't have access to a phone will be given a packet to fill out, assigned an appointment time and asked to come back when their appointment is scheduled. 3. We will not be having clients wait in our lobby. 4. When clients meet with staff, we will insure a 6-foot distance is maintained and areas will be kept sanitized in between appointments.

Internet Essentials

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency, Internet Essentials has increased speeds to 25/3 Mbps for all customers - no action is required. In addition, new customers will receive two months of free service.

Family Promise of Spokane

Updated 3/24/20: As a community organization, we strive to do everything we can to preserve the safety and health of our guests, volunteers, staff, and Spokane community. While we have not had any confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 among anyone connected to our organization (as of 3/12 at 4pm), we are monitoring the developments of the virus very closely. We have decided to implement a social distancing plan for Family Promise of Spokane to protect the health of our guests, staff, volunteers, and community as a whole and to play our part to slow the spread of this virus in our community. To read the full plan, continue to Website.

House of Charity

Updated 3/25/20: With the unexpected news to provide 24/7 shelter access, I would like to share what HOC is doing today. We are working on alternative staffing plans to provide access to more, but for now this is what we can do. I will send out an update as soon we make any further changes. We are still providing all of our regular day services from 7:30am to noon, as well as sleeping programs. From noon – 7pm, while we are usually “closed” we are offering porta potties in our courtyard, and allowing patrons to stay in the courtyard. Porta Potties are staffed with two people to monitor usage, and sanitize between each use. We have not yet identified a dinner plan for tonight. Just keep doing the best you can and take it one day at a time- this is a marathon, not a sprint. We will make it through this. It is going to be hard. There isn’t anybody more able to handle the crushing pressure of this crisis than the group of people in our community who provide shelter services day in and day out.

Cannon Warming Shelter

Updated 3/25/20: Cannon will continue to be open 24/7 but we are full inside our building but have people sleeping outside until they can be moved to another location. We will continue to serve a sack breakfast, a sack lunch, and a hot dinner. We serve all meals outside. Showers are available still from 9-4. We do have tents. We have handed out 46 tents and sleeping bags to help folks isolate. We do have more tents and sleeping bags (we will get more tomorrow) that we are willing to share with those not able to get a bed. Our center number is (509)281-7120.

Hope House

Updated 4/1/20: The New location is 906 W Main. We are offering no shelter services at our previous location, 111 W.3rd Ave. Services can be accessed in the rear of the library. The library offers indoor bathrooms and showers for the women at Hope House. Our new phone number 509-389-1629. Please use this number if you need to reach the shelter. We will be operating24/7 service, and offering breakfast, lunch and dinner for those in the shelter. Shelter and Respite guests are still be able to access the community health worker and housing case manager.Nightly intakes starts at 4:30pm at the new location. Everyone accessing the shelter will be screened for symptoms of COVID19. Women must call or come to the shelter starting at 8a to be placed on a waitlist.

Avista

Updated 3/19/20: Beginning Wednesday, March 18, all Avista offices will be closed to the public. Employees with job functions not critical to providing safe and reliable electric and natural gas service or essential business support services will be required to work from or stay at home. We continue to uphold our obligation to provide safe and reliable service and are focused on ensuring our critical function is our primary business focus at this time. We’ve taken steps over the last few weeks to ensure those employees whose responsibilities are critical to the delivery of our service are prepared and well-positioned to continue on in their roles without interruption. This is a challenging and unprecedented situation for our customers, employees and communities, and we’re prepared to adapt as needed and provide support. All utility disconnects in Washington, Idaho and Oregon have been stopped. We remain committed to managing through this together.

The Tenants Union

Updated 3/19/20: CLOSURE - The Tenants Union walk-in tenant counseling clinics are temporarily suspended until after March 30. Tenants who need help can call Amber directly at 509-319-0009 between the hours of 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays and 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. on Thursdays. You can also call our office telephone at 509-464-7620 at any time and leave a detailed message. Our building is closed so nobody will answer but all messages will be returned. Tenants can also email me directly at terria@tenantsunion.org. Spokane County Superior Court issued an emergency order that will temporarily halt the filing of all unlawful detainer actions (summons for evictions) until April 13. Rent is still due and must be paid. Our statewide hotline is still open at 206-723-0500.

UGM Shelters

Updated 3/20/20: Phone# (509) 535-8510 Hours- Men (not in employment or recovery program) are being asked to exit the building during the day, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. except for the medically fragile. To-go lunch and dinners being served to the public from the East door of the men’s shelter. Free clinics still operational for our checked-in guests.

Worksource

Updated 3/19/20: WorkSource offices temporarily converting to all-virtual service to address the economic and health needs of our communities Starting Wed., March 18, 2020, WorkSource offices across Washington state (American Job Centers) will be closed for in-person customer service and will be adopting a virtual-only customer service model until the science and health guidance suggests it is safe to re-open for direct service.

Workforce Transitions

At this time of uncertainty, many of our vulnerable populations have already or are at risk of losing their employment. We at Spokane Community College want you to know we have programs that will allow vulnerable workers, TANF recipients, and SNAP (food) benefits to come to school Spring Quarter (online for at least the first two weeks) and that we have many, many grants that will likely cover the entire cost of their education! If someone you know or work with has been considering school and is being impacted by the trying times we are in, now could be the time to start or come back to school! We are meeting with students virtually, via the phone, or through email and would love to connect with anyone who might benefit from our programs. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Amme Paluch, amme.paluch@scc.spokane.edu,(509) 533-8210.

IRS Economic Impact Payments

What you need to know about who will receive an economic impact payment and what to do if you are receiving one.

Spokane COVID-19 Emergency Operations and Coordination Center

The Emergency Operations and Coordination Center is operated by a collaboration of agencies and organizations from across the Spokane area. While there are hundreds of employees coordinating the incident response, we are still in need of volunteers to help us support and protect our communities. For the safety of our volunteers, response staff, and the public, each position may require certain specialties.

Spokane COPS Volunteers

Right now in this time of being shut in, some of you may be concerned about an elderly person here in Spokane that you can't get to. We can help! You can call the COPS main office at 509-625-3300. We will use staff and volunteers to check in on the person you are concerned about, in person. While there, we will check and make sure they are ok and see if they need anything. If they need us to run and grab some groceries, pet food, medications or anything, we will be happy to do so. All staff and volunteers will be in marked vehicles, in uniform, with ID as protection for our vulnerable populations. This is based on availability of staff and volunteers, so we will do our best to check on all requests. We are here for you, the community, in this time of need.

Peer Spokane

Peer Spokane is busy online and on the phone. New members are calling to set up Peer Coaching. Julie is reaching out daily to our members. Justin is signing up members for FCS Employment and Housing. Many people are calling in for community resources. Our staff is busy setting up zoom meetings for our groups. If you have not heard from Justin or Julie call us. Peer Coaches are actively working on the phones. There are many 12-step meetings online all over the state. Not sure how to log in to a meeting online or get connected call us. Call us 509-867-3778

Spokane Transportation Resources

The Spokane Transportation Collaborative put together this Getting There Guide to reference COVID-19 transportation services.

Family Resource Home Care

Family Resource Home Care is considered an essential service for those serving elderly, disabled, and vulnerable. They are still open. We can be reached seven days a week to serve you and we have an on-call supervisor 24-hours a day for after-hour inquiries. We invite you to contact us at 509-473-4949, 208-770-3998 or Spokane@familyrhc.com. We serve the entire Spokane County & Kootenai County region from our location in Spokane Valley.

Goodwill Supportive Services for Veteran Families

Updated 3/25/20: We wanted to share that the Supportive Services for Veteran Families, SSVF is still able to serve homeless Veterans. We strongly encourage that any Veteran in need of assistance please contact the Hotline phone number rather than coming to our office. The Hotline phone number is 509-828-2449.We are open M-F 8-5. If you have any questions or concerns please also feel free to contact us. We are working quickly to provide safe housing and will continue to provide support to all the Veterans enrolled in SSVF. If someone does not have access to a phone they are able to come to our office anytime M-F, 8-5 at The Goodwill Administration office located at 130 E. Third Avenue. The SSVF Outreach team is available to go an meet a Veteran so please call the hotline if you need us to come to the Veteran.

Community Volunteer Coordination

Updated 3/19/20: United Way is working to coordinate volunteer efforts in the county through Volunteer Spokane. If you know of organizations that need volunteers, please send them to the Volunteer Spokane website, www.volunteerspokane.org, to complete a short form. Second Harvest, for example, is in need of volunteers to pack and deliver food. If you know of folks who want to volunteer, please send them to the website.

YWCA

Although the doors of our main office are closed, we continue to serve the community through our domestic violence safe shelter and through other free services provided via phone, email, and video.

Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington

Updated 3/19/20: Aging & Long Term Care of Eastern Washington (ALTCEW) will keep you updated on the impacts COVID-19 is having on Washington aging and disability services. Please continue to check this page for regular updates or call 509-458-2509 for questions.

Alcoholics Anonymous Spokane

There are currently virtual meeting options in the Spokane area.

Northeast Washington Area of Narcotics Anonymous

We now have over 40 virtual meetings a week! Our Area has chosen to purchase a Zoom virtual meeting account. We can have up to 2 meetings at the same time. First come first served. If you are not able to access the internet it is possible to join the audio portion of the meeting via a phone.

Spokane International Translation

We will continue to provide on-site oral interpreting services for all our clients. Interpreters are receiving virtual training opportunities to increase their education on infection control and are learning how to keep you and your patients/clients safe during these times. We will continue providing telephonic interpreting services for both pre-scheduled appointments and urgent, on-demand appointments. Call our office at: 509-327-8064 and we will connect you! We are now offering video remote interpreting! Contact us today and we can get you set-up with this service. We are still providing document translation services. Call our office at: 509-327-8064 or email us at sit@perciba.com.

Big Table

Updated 3/23/20: Here are a few ideas focused on those in the restaurant and hospitality industry because those working hourly in restaurants and hotels top the list of those most vulnerable as the containment protocols lock into place... they have no safety net and instantly are in crisis. That said, several of these ideas could be easily adapted to care for other vulnerable people close to you.

Spokane Resource Center

Updated 3/23/20: To ensure the health and safety of our community, WorkSource Spokane is closed due to COVID-19. Please refer to our dedicated COVID-19 page that will connect you to online resources.

Spokane Small Business Resources

On this section of our website, the City of Spokane is centralizing and putting at your fingertips the information on COVID-19 that is critical to our small businesses. Information is emerging and changing moment-by-moment, so we are providing static links to primary sources.

Innovia Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund

Local philanthropic, government, and business partners have joined together to create 2 COVID-19 Response and Recovery Funds that will rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations at the frontlines of the region’s coronavirus outbreak in Eastern Washington and North Idaho. The funds are designed to complement the work of public health officials, medical providers, businesses and governments to expand regional capacity addressing the outbreak as effectively as possible.

Spokane County Department of Emergency Management

Numerous agencies continue working together on recovery efforts and we are encouraging citizens to our coordinated sites for the latest information. Facebook has a daily briefing at 10:00 a.m. on Facebook Live and records the videos for later viewing. Also connect with Twitter: @Spokanecovidresponse or email: Spokanecovidresponse@gmail.com. When sending an email please describe your concern in the subject line. Is it a question? Concern? Please tell us so we can help as quickly and effectively as possible

Women’s Hearth Facility

Updated 3/25/20: In response to COVID-19 precautions, such as social distancing, sanitation protocols, and maintaining safe and efficient staffing levels, the Transitions’ Women’s Hearth program’s hours of operation are subject to change daily. For the next two weeks (March 21st through April 3rd) we plan to be open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 to 4:00 and on Wednesdays from 10:30 to 4:00. We will NOT be open the next two weekends, but hope to resume those days in April. We are offering essential services only and have cancelled all support and activity groups until further notice. We will do our best to keep current notices posted on our front door (at 920 W. 2nd) with our hours of operation, as well as on our voice mail message. Folks may call 455-4249 if they have questions or need further details about what services are currently available.

Spokes of a Wheel

Updated 3/20/20: New Non-Profit “Spokes of a Wheel, Inc” is working on “adopt a homeless person or family” and help pay rent at a motel for 2 weeks to a month. If you want more information, contact Sarah Neelands at: sarahlou@spokesoaw02.org

Compass Career Solutions

Resources for employment, housing, etc.

Masonic Outreach Services

Masonic Outreach Services, a program of Washington Masonic Charities, invites you to participate in a group call/video chat series we’ve created to help you connect with others during this unprecedented situation. We can help each other by talking about and sharing our experiences. This is also a way to help the many people who may be feeling isolated with the many people who want to help. It is important for us to stay in touch and not get isolated. Our first Group Call-In last night was great. Three counties were represented (Skagit, Spokane and Pierce). NW Regional Council in Mt Vernon participated. This provided us an opportunity to hear and share new resources popping up locally as well as across regions in lieu of Covid-19. The group also shared resources for fact based news. Join us for our next meeting to hear what others are doing to stay positive, informed, and most of all, supported during this time. For your convenience, we have changed the Thursday evening call-in time from 7:00 PM to 11:00 AM. Here’s the schedule for the remaining meetings: March 23 Monday 7:00 PM March 26 Thursday 11:00 AM March 30 Monday 7:00 PM April 2 Thursday 11:00 AM Join Zoom Meeting You can use your computer by clicking here: https://zoom.us/j/6340630078 or You can call in by dialing: 1-253-215-8782 Meeting ID: 634 063 0078