Community Resource Center Updates – June 28

This week’s big news: the Community Resource Center (CRC) is reopening to the public soon! Beginning July 14, the CRC will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. On-site providers and services include:

  • MPS Lifeline: Free phone with unlimited minutes and text, 25 GB data for 12 months for low-income individuals.
  • Ideal Option: Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for individuals with substance addition.
  • YWCA: Charity care, eye and dental care, referrals to health clinics and substance use disorder treatments, health coverage, DSHS application assistance.
  • King County Public Health: Basic food assistance, ORCA Lift Card, DSHS application assistance, health coverage.

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) will continue to remotely assist CRC clients with food, cash and medical benefits, Housing Essential Needs (HEN), ID replacement, child support, and mental health and addiction services. For more information, please email Merlin.Morales@seattle.gov or call (206) 684-9291.

Also in this week’s update:

Emergency Services Brochures: King County 2-1-1 offers downloadable brochures to help connect people with the most critical services in King County. Brochures are updated at least three times per year and often more frequently.

Emergency Shelters Brochure: This brochure lists emergency shelters, urban campsites, and safe parking programs in King County for single women, single men, couples, families with children, youth and young adults, and for survivors of domestic violence in need of a confidential location for their safety.

Reentry Assistance Packet: This packet lists agencies throughout King County that have programs that work with, or specifically will accept, individuals with a history of incarceration. The packet includes resources for housing, employment, and chemical dependency, as well as other support services.

Emergency Services: These brochures contain information on basic emergency services for various parts of the county. The South King County and East & North King County brochures also include their region’s medical and dental resources.

Guide to Staying Cool in Puget Sound Region: Local city and county officials are offering public cooling spaces for those looking for some sweet chilled air. Click here to view a map of locations or check out this Seattle Times article to learn more.

AAHAA Beds Available: AAHAA Supportive Housing currently has 1 male bed and 4 female beds for individuals in need of housing. AAHAA is a community of men and women in recovery. AAHAA provides case management, individual counseling, food, phone, internet service, and more. For more information, call (253)735-0665 or email Case Manager Zach Renzetti at zachaahaa@gmail.com.

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