Community Resource Center Updates – July 6

In this week’s Community Corner newsletter:

Supporting Domestic Violence Survivors During COVID-19: DV-related homicides in King County nearly doubled in 2020, as compared to 2018 and 2019. The National Domestic Violence Hotline reported 258 calls from King County residents in March 2021 alone, which is the highest call volume since the county began tracking calls.

Here are 3 ways to help disrupt the cycles of DV in our communities:

  • Believe survivors. Actively listen and respond without pressing for details. Honor the strength it takes to share a deeply personal and painful experience like DV.
  • Maintain contact, even if a survivor makes decisions that you don’t agree with. People stay in abusive relationships for many reasons, and it’s important to be supportive no matter what.
  • If you know someone in crisis with access to a firearm, talk to them about safe storage and the option of filing for an Extreme Risk Protection Order. The chances of a DV situation turning lethal are much higher with the presence of a firearm.

Read more here.

CRC Reopening Hours and Services: The Community Resource Center (CRC) is reopening to the public on July 14 for service on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. On-site providers include YWCA, Ideal Option, King County Public Health, and MPS Lifeline cell phone services. View the provider schedule here.

Protecting Unvaccinated Children: There are over 300,000 children in King County who are not protected from COVID-19 infection. We do not know yet when children under 12 will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. For parents, caregivers, and families, here are ways you can continue to keep children under the age of 12 safe.

  • Continue to wear masks
  • Get vaccinated if you are eligible
  • Make a family plan
  • Choose to socialize outside whenever possible
  • Assess relative risks based on activity type and setting

Read more here.

Beds Available: AAHAA Supportive Housing currently has 4 male beds and 3 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: zachaahaa@gmail.com.

View the full newsletter PDF here.