Community Resource Center Updates – August 16, 2021

In this week’s Community Corner newsletter:

Cooling Centers to Help You Escape the Seattle Heat: Besides numerous air-conditioned Seattle libraries, community centers, and senior centers available across the city, the following day center locations for people experiencing homelessness are open to the public (with some restrictions), accept pets, and have air-conditioning:

  • Community Drop-In Center – Seattle Indian Center: 1265 S Main St Suite 105, Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • The Salvation Army Jefferson Day Center: 4th & Jefferson, Monday – Sunday, 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Urban Rest Stop – Ballard: 2014-B NW 57th St, Monday – Friday, 6:30 AM –1:30 PM
  • Urban Rest Stop – Downtown: 1924 Ninth Avenue, Monday – Friday from 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM and Saturday – Sunday from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Orion Center: 1828 Yale Ave, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM and Saturday from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM; Youth only (ages 12 to 24)
  • Mary’s Place Day Center: 1831 Ninth Ave, Monday – Friday from 7:00 AM –3:30 PM and Saturday from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM; Women (or w/ children) only

New CRC Partnership – CCSWW Tenant Law Center: The SMC Community Resource Center is pleased to deepen our relationship with Catholic Community Services of Western Washington and begin a new partnership with its Tenant Law Center (TLC) to offer free legal assistance to qualifying low-income individuals in the City of Seattle who are facing eviction or subsidy termination.

The TLC’s staff attorneys and paralegals provide free legal help ranging from self-help info to representation in court.

Starting August 18, 2021, TLC Case Manager and Outreach Coordinator Michelle Jones will be at the CRC every Wednesday from 8:30 AM -12 PM to assist enrolled clients with non-legal matters regarding their cases, such as connection to basic needs resources and relocation assistance through Housing Connector.

Representing TLC at the CRC, Michelle cannot provide legal advice, but can assess whether TLC can help with your housing issue and schedule an appointment with the TLC as appropriate. For more information, Michelle can be reached at michellej@ccsww.org or call (206) 666-9985.

Other Programs & Services Offered by CCSWW:

  • Housing and Essential Needs (HEN): A one-time, limited, opportunity to offer assistance to pay back rent and utilities fees that are owed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Intake line (206) 328-5755 is open Monday through Friday from 9 AM – 2:30 PM.
  • Rapid Re-Housing: Quickly connects families and individuals experiencing homelessness to permanent housing through tailored housing stability plans. Leave a voicemail at (206) 775-5266 with your name, number, and best time to contact. New applications accepted the second Tuesday of every month at 9 AM.
  • Foundational Community Supports (FCS): Connect individuals who are experiencing a number of complex health and risk factors to the resources they need—like health care, job search, income, social supports—in order to get and keep housing and employment. Call (253) 246-2435 or send an email to FCSinfoKC@ccsww.org to connect to services.

Washington Listens: Washington Listens is a free, anonymous service that provides support to people who feel sad, anxious, or stressed due to the events of this year including COVID-19 and wildfires. Any Washington resident can access a support specialist who will listen and help you cope with the stress of 2020. They can provide information to local resources and additional support, based on your needs. Call or text 1-833-681-0211. Hours of operation are Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM and weekends 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Rediscover Seattle: The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has launched a social media campaign called Rediscover Seattle that features profiles of local businesses and landmarks to help folks discover new places in their communities. Do you have a favorite local business or location you want to shout-out? Share it on Instagram using #RediscoverSeattle. Learn more here.

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