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Updated: Jul 3

We know that this is a difficult time for everyone, and we wanted to put together a list of resources that may be able to ease burdens just a little. If you have any questions or want to find help with services not listed, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at friendsofingrahamhs@gmail.com; we'll do our best to help connect you with the resources available.


If you know of any resources that we missed, feel free to leave them in the comments or connect with us to have the list updated!


Free Covid Testing: http://www.seattle.gov/mayor/covid-19/covid-19-testing

  • The City of Seattle is now offering free COVID-19 testing, for all ages, at two sites across Seattle through a partnership with King County and UW Medicine. Drive-through testing is available, but you must first register online.

Seattle Public Schools Resources: https://www.seattleschools.org/district/calendars/news/what_s_new/coronavirus_update/resources?fbclid=IwAR1x_9tDVpfYgUUPFgDRu6ge2nxUSL_pQvlvSY8nn3zwbqXbSYi1gd0u7GY

  • This includes online learning and locations that continue to serve free meals to students and their families

Student Meal Support: https://www.seattleschools.org/district/calendars/news/what_s_new/coronavirus_update/resources/student_meals

  • Seattle Public Schools has 26 schools that are serving as a hub for student meal support during the closure. These schools provide sack lunches prepared by our central kitchen for all Seattle Public Schools students Monday through Friday, 11am - 1pm, for the duration of the school closure. They are also providing prepared meals that families can take home and heat up later.

  • If you need ADA accessibility support, staff are available to provide access.

  • All students can pick up meals at these sites. Parents, guardians, or siblings may pick up meals for students. Students do not need to be in attendance.

  • With support from Seattle-area food bank volunteers, who are gathering and putting the weekend food bags together, all families in need can go to one of the school sites listed below to pick up food for weekend needs. Meal support for weekends provides non-perishable food items such as canned goods, snacks, juice, etc., is available for all families in need.

Student Meals Bus Delivery: https://www.seattleschools.org/district/calendars/news/what_s_new/student_meals_bus_delivery

  • Starting Monday, April 27, Seattle Public Schools will provide student sack meals on many bus routes.

  • The sack meals, which are prepared by our central kitchen staff, are available for all Seattle Public Schools students. Please refer to our online maps and schedules below to determine the timing of the route and the bus route closest to your family.



City of Seattle resources: https://www.seattle.gov/mayor/covid-19

  • Contains information and links for City of Seattle programs and services that may be helpful for residents significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Also listed are community, county, and state resources that may be helpful to you. Some of these programs and services are available to everyone regardless of where you live. Although other restrictions may apply. We will continue updating this page as more resources develop.

  • City of Seattle does not ask for immigration status when accessing certain resources

United Way of King County: https://www.uwkc.org/need-help/covid-19-resources

  • A comprehensive list of resources including rent and utility assistance, food resources, education, child care, legal assistance, and more

Financial Resources for Washington Residents Impacted by COVID-19: https://dfi.wa.gov/coronavirus-financial-resources?fbclid=IwAR3qNEweCOxgY50Qcg0aEP9lTJh0UgiP5RzLTK1UdtBtvjGSiFjfATXx3zM

DSHS Disaster Cash Assistance Program: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/esa/emergency-assistance-programs/disaster-cash-assistance-program

  • Recipient must be a Washington resident

  • No proof of citizenship required

Washington Healthplanfinder: https://www.wahbexchange.org/washington-healthplanfinder-announces-special-enrollment-period-in-response-to-growing-coronavirus-outbreak/?fbclid=IwAR2Xb09LlQde5Q5RV6xim_z5I097xXMZBuDy_riK8YF26z081QGN5M5_e5E


Muslim Association of Puget Sound (MAPS): https://www.mapsredmond.org/covid-19/#1584166706185-ccd74176-95f1

  • MAPS-MCRC and MAPS AlSadaqa are providing additional Human and Financial Services for people impacted by COVID-19, including food assistance, prescription and medication assistance, grocery delivery and other help for seniors, and MAPS-MCRC medical clinic

Foodbank Locator: https://www.feedingamerica.org/find-your-local-foodbank


Children and Youth Summer Meals Program: http://www.seattle.gov/humanservices/services-and-programs/children-and-youth-summer-meal-program


Seattle food pantries: https://www.foodpantries.org/ci/wa-seattle


Food Lifeline: https://foodlifeline.org/need-food


Text "Food" or "Comida" to 877-877 to find the food site nearest to you


Northshore School District Summer Meals: https://www.nsd.org/summer/summer-meals

  • You do not have to be a Northshore student to access meals

  • Free meals will be available for pick up once a week at 23 locations across the district.

  • Free meals for children ages 18 and younger

  • Each student will receive 14 (fourteen) meals at pick-up, 7 breakfasts and 7 lunches. 


Covid-19 Food Resouces: https://docs.google.com/document/d/12OzaHS_9TI5Exooct2NXWKaxnT6FMquJhMzA6sr66c4/edit


Covid-19 Community Resources: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/publish?EQBCT=0015f578112f4b55b32d832afd01a416

  • Spreadsheet of a variety of resources, including childcare, food, internet, and housing

King County Emergency Food Access Resources: www.kingcounty.gov/covid/emergency-food

  • This page contains information about food access programs and services to help support King County residents

Hopelink: https://www.hopelink.org/


WIC: https://www.fns.usda.gov/wic/about-wic

  • Food, nutrition counseling, and access to health services are provided to low-income women, infants, and children under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children

SNAP: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/esa/community-services-offices/basic-food

  • Basic food assistance

Xfinity Wifi: https://wifi.xfinity.com/

  • Until further notice, all Xfinity WiFi Public Hotspots are now open to everyone on the “xfinitywifi” SSID. Public hotspots can be found in small/medium businesses and outdoors in commercial areas. Non-Xfinity subscribers need to accept Terms and Conditions to access the network and repeat when requested to continue to receive free unlimited access. Please refer to the map on their website for available public hotspots.

Internet Access: http://www.seattle.gov/tech/services/internet-access/low-cost-home-internet-access-for-residents

  • Low cost internet options are available for Seattle residents



Know Your Rights: https://www.washingtonlawhelp.org/issues/health/coronavirus-covid-19


Washington State Attorney General: https://www.atg.wa.gov/contact-us

  • If you are being threatened with eviction during this time, the Attorney General encourages you to contact his office for assistance

Northwest Justice Project: https://nwjustice.org/home

  • Available in multiple languages

  • Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is Washington’s largest publicly funded legal aid program, providing critical civil legal assistance and representation to thousands of low-income people in cases affecting basic human needs such as family safety and security, housing preservation, protection of income, access to health care, education and other basic needs.  

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project: https://www.nwirp.org/resources/community-information/

  • Available in multiple languages

  • A community information page for more information and resources on COVID-19, especially as it relates to immigration

Unemployment Law Project: http://unemploymentlawproject.org/covid-19/

  • A not-for-profit law firm established to provide advice, education, advocacy, services, and representation to unemployed workers, defend the rights and benefits of workers and unemployed people, advise workers regarding benefits, and prevent economic insecurity among Washington’s working population

Columbia Legal Services: https://columbialegal.org/

Brumley Law Legal Resouces: https://www.brumleylawfirm.com/covid-19-legal-resources

  • Sample letters available to download for free

Colectiva Legal: https://colectivalegal.org/



Mutual Aid: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdgbAX21UARi98rKKX6b6mpvpVHW4b63F2n2beJlHielcdU2Q/viewform

  • This is a community organization that is linking people with needs to people who can volunteer to fill those needs. Check it out – if you don’t need anything, maybe you can help?

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project: https://www.nwirp.org/resources/community-information/

  • A community information page for more information and resources on COVID-19, especially as it relates to immigration

City of Seattle COVID-19 and Public Charge FAQ: https://welcoming.seattle.gov/covid19publiccharge/

  • This is NOT legal advice

  • “This is a Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) information guide for immigrants who want to know more about how the issue of public charge might affect their ability to access healthcare and other services during this COVID-19 outbreak. The Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs will continue updating this site as developments occur.”

OneAmerica: Resources for Immigrants/Recursos para Inmigrantesa: https://weareoneamerica.org/2020/03/23/covid-19-coronavirus-resources-for-immigrants-recursos-para-inmigrantes/

  • Includes resources for undocumented families, education resources, and emergency government assistance programs

  • Information offered in multiple languages, when possible

El Comité: Recursos para Inmigrantes (en español): https://elcomitewa.com/covid-19/

  • Información para trabajadores y negocios afectados por COVID-19 (Coronavirus), asistencia para pequeñas empresas, asistencia medica de emergencia al inmigrante, alimentos para niños y estudiantes, y más

Covid-19 Resources for Undocumented Communities: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18p9OSlLpSYanIoUC-gEbhVbRMYVUfw4wyrixa9ekGdc/htmlview?usp=embed_facebook&fbclid=IwAR2sljmMHZOFIHbEby_8ky8Rl4Ja9DCKib2ouDWc9GV2yOoHFRLGiy9wq8g


COVID-19 Relief Fund for WA Undocumented Folks (Washington Dream Coalition & partners): https://www.scholarshipjunkies.org/relief


Northwest Justice Project: https://nwjustice.org/home

  • Available in multiple languages

  • Northwest Justice Project (NJP) is Washington’s largest publicly funded legal aid program, providing critical civil legal assistance and representation to thousands of low-income people in cases affecting basic human needs such as family safety and security, housing preservation, protection of income, access to health care, education and other basic needs.  


To file for Unemployment Benefits: https://esd.wa.gov/newsroom/covid-19

  • “Workers may receive unemployment benefits and employers may get relief of benefit charges if an employer needs to shut down operations temporarily because a worker becomes sick and other workers need to be isolated or quarantined as a result of COVID-19.”

  • Remember to file a weekly claim, even while waiting for your claim to be approved

For information about Sick and Safe Leave: https://www.seattle.gov/laborstandards/ordinances/paid-sick-and-safe-time


Unemployment Law Project: http://unemploymentlawproject.org/covid-19/

A not-for-profit law firm established to provide advice, education, advocacy, services, and representation to unemployed workers, defend the rights and benefits of workers and unemployed people, advise workers regarding benefits, and prevent economic insecurity among Washington’s working population


One Fair Wage Service Workers Emergency Fund: https://ofwemergencyfund.org/help

Hospitality Workers Assistance: https://anotherroundanotherrally.org/

Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Program (Restaurant Industry): https://form.southernsmoke.org/smoke/application/

Working Washington Resources for Washington Workers: http://www.workingwa.org/coronavirus/resources


For our teens: https://www.teenlink.org/, or call 866-833-6546 

  • A helpline for teens, by teens

Washington State resources helpline: http://211.org/ (or dial 211 on your phone)

  • Confidential, available in 180 languages, and accessible 24 hours a day/365 days a year

A guide to “Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty” from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

If you or a family member needs emotional or mental health support, or treatment resources for substance use, please consider calling the Washington Recovery Help Line at 1–866–789–1511

List of Alcoholics Anonymous online meetings: http://aa-intergroup.org/directory.php

Resources for people in crisis:

  • Suicide Lifeline: 800-273-8255; 800-799-4889 (TTY) 

  • Crisis Text Line: text "HEAL" to 741741 

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (includes Spanish speaking support): 888-628-9454 

  • Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255, Press 1 

  • LGBT Youth Suicide Hotline: 866-488-7386

We know that home is not a safe place for everybody, and that people are being quarantined or spending more time at home right now. Please reach out if you need support. 

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE; or 800-787-3224 (TTY) 

  • King/Snohomish/Pierce County Deaf Hotline: 206-812-1001 (videophone) 

  • NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse: 206-568-7777 

  • API Chaya (culturally competent safety services for API & South Asian people): 1-877-922-4292 

  • ReWA (for immigrants and refugees): 206-721-0243 

King County Sexual Assault Resource Center: https://www.kcsarc.org/resources-2020-covid-response-0

  • 24-Hour Resource Line for immediate help, information, or resources: 1-888-99-VOICE. 

  • List of mental health information, public health information, and more


Seattle Public Library: https://www.spl.org/

  • If you haven't yet, sign up for a free Seattle Public Library card online. Even though they're shutting down, the digital catalogs are available and the Libby app means you can check out e-books and other digital content.

Seattle swimming beaches: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/find/swimming-beaches


Free hiking: Aug. 25 is a free-admission day for national parks.

Take a virtual museum tour: https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours?fbclid=IwAR18S5z4ijD0KhQ3BaWOaBrnbIMu1KyZf2CngAKmqcWFosh9nMWzXvxV9h8

"Nightlife" by Archibald John Motley Jr. at The Art Institute of Chicago

Ms. Julia’s Digital Classroom: https://sites.google.com/view/ms-julias-digital-classroom/home?authuser=0

  • Created by an educator in the Northshore School District, this is a compilation of online learning resources




Storyline Online: https://www.storylineonline.net/

  • Videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations

  • Includes activity guides for parents

BalletNova free online ballet classes: https://www.facebook.com/watch/BalletNovaCenterForDance/


Virtual Concerts:

  • Whether your musical taste lean toward John Legend or the symphony there are plenty of virtual concerts you can enjoy from your living room. The Seattle Symphony has begun rebroadcasting some of its live performances. Stay At Home Fest allows people to track house concerts of their favorite artists.


Free access to 50 concerts to stream: https://www.montreuxjazzfestival.com/en/50-concerts-to-stream/


Free Digital Cooking Classes For Kids: https://www.delish.com/food-news/g31786555/delish-instagram-live-kids-cooking-class/


Make your own mask: https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2020/4/1/21203241/coronavirus-diy-face-mask-homemade-tutorials?fbclid=IwAR0VPOKxOGzRbwgTz3MnHZHwjSjZ3vSI2Sr1u1wdFy6NfDCazpWb3-6UqSY


People are posting a ton of free exercise videos and art lessons and whatnot online, as well.



Stay sane, friends, wash your hands, and reach out to us if you need anything. You’re all amazing.




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