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Community Resource Center Updates – November 1, 2021

In this week’s Community Corner newsletter:

Thanksgiving food box giveaway: Through our partnership with Rapid Relief Team (RRT), the Seattle Municipal Court is able to provide 50 families in need with Thanksgiving Food Boxes this November. 

If you are unable to come to the Court on November 23 from 3 to 5 PM, please arrange a different pick-up time with CRC Coordinator Merlin Morales at or (206) 864-9291.  

RRT is a non-profit organization that provides free catering assistance to emergency services, government, and charitable organizations during times of need. Learn more about RRT.

Trauma-Informed Legal Advocacy Webinar: If you’re an attorney or legal advocate looking to better serve and support your clients, consider attending API Chaya’s FREE Trauma-Informed Legal Advocacy webinar on November 2, 2021 at 12 PM.

This one-hour webinar will cover how trauma affects the brain, skills for supporting your clients, and more. Approval for one CLE credit is pending.

Click here to register.

GET Program: This year’s open enrollment period for Washington state’s Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) program is November 1, 2021, through May 31, 2022. Newborns may enroll year-round. Read more.

2-1-1 Call Data: Since April 2020, 33% and 14% of callers to 2-1-1 seeking assistance for any need identified as Black/African American and Hispanic/Latinx, respectively. Read more.

APPC 25th Year Anniversary: The Asia Pacific Cultural Center’s 25th Anniversary Celebration is scheduled from 6:00 to 9:00 PM on November 6, 2021, at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center. Read more.

Apply Now for the Seattle Relief Fund: The City of Seattle is offering a one-time payment of $1,000 to individual applicants and up to $3,000 to eligible Seattle residents impacted by the pandemic, including households that were unable to access state unemployment, had no health insurance, didn’t receive federal stimulus payments, or experienced housing instability or mental health crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   

Eligible applicants must be 18 years old or older, have incomes under 50 percent of Seattle’s area median income (less than $40,500 for an individual or $57,850 for a family of four), and have at least one of these situations apply to the individual or to a household member:   Live within the boundaries of the city of Seattle, or  Be enrolled in the Seattle Promise program, or  Be enrolled in Seattle Public Schools, or  Be an artist/cultural worker who has owned or rented an art studio or rehearsal space within the boundaries of the City of Seattle at any time since March 2020. For more information, please read the Seattle Relief Fund (SRF) eligibility requirements and Frequently Asked Questions closely.

The City of Seattle encourages residents to apply as soon as possible. The application period is open for three weeks, from Monday, October 25, 2021 to November 15, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

You can access more information about the Seattle Relief Fund, including eligibility details and the application form in Amharic, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Korean, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog/Filipino, and Vietnamese hereFunds are available to eligible applicants regardless of citizenship status/immigration status.

If you need assistance applying, organizations are available to help applicants over the phone in several languages. You can find their contact information here.The Seattle Relief Fund dollars are part of a $25 million appropriation in CB 120094 also known as the Seattle Rescue Plan, passed by Mayor Durkan and the Seattle City Council in June 2021.To learn more about eligibility and to apply, please visit or call (206) 775-7490 or email

You can also view the newsletter here.