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Community Resource Center Updates – September 7, 2021

In this week’s Community Corner newsletter:

New Tool: SMC Community Resource Center Online Referral Form: Starting September 7, 2021, individuals needing assistance from the SMC Community Resource Center can complete an online referral form at The form is available on the CRC webpage. A staff member will contact you within two business days after you submit your request.

The form has nine required fields and can be completed within minutes. Interpretation services are available upon request. For in-person services, the CRC remains open to the public Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. For more information, contact CRC Coordinator Merlin Morales at 206.684.9291 or email

Online Workshop: How to Build a Resume: On Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, 3:00 – 5:00 PM, learn the purpose of a resume, the
various sections within a resume, different resume styles, and strategies for formatting. Click here to register (required). ADA Accommodations available. For more info, click here or call 206.386.4636.

Access to Heath Care During COVID-19: BIPOC and LGBTQ Affected the Worst in King County: Nationally, the death rate due to COVID-19 is two times greater among Blacks than whites. The LGBTQ community is experiencing a higher rate of job loss and challenges to acquire health care services compared to others during the pandemic. The Washington State Department of Health conducted the Community Oriented Recovery Needs Assessment (CORONA) survey to assess the pandemic’s social, economic, and overall health impacts on people’s lives. The new data from this survey throws some light on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on inequities in access to health care issues in King County. Read more here.

Rent Smart: Threats of Eviction and Your Rights as a Tenant: Are you concerned that your landlord may try to kick you out? Attend this free event via Zoom on Wednesday, September 8 from 2-4 PM to learn about local legal resources, learn about the State-wide Good Cause Eviction bill and how it impacts month-to-month tenancies, learn how to get an eviction off your tenant screening report. Click here to register.

Racism and the Economy: Focus on Health: On Thursday, Sept. 9 from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM PST, attend this virtual video event presented by all 12 District Banks of the Federal Reserve System which examines how systemic racism impacts health and, ultimately, economic outcomes. Click here to learn more or to RSVP.

Ezell’s Famous Chicken Launches Initiative to Support and Empower Black Businesses: Co-founders of the fried chicken joint, Lewis and Darnell Rudd and their sister Faye Stephens, announced an initiative to give 20 Black-owned businesses and organizations in the PNW a no strings-attached grant to help them sustain and grow their operations. They’re currently accepting applications through Sept. 20.

View the full newsletter PDF here.