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Community Resource Center Updates – July 10, 2023

In this week’s Community Corner newsletter:

  • Charisma Christian Center is hosting their annual backpack giveaway on Saturday, August 5, from 9 a.m. to noon for students ages kindergarten through high school. Children must be present at the event to receive a backpack. In addition to the backpack and school supply giveaway, guests can enjoy face painting, live music, food, and free dental services.
  • English language learners are invited to participate in Seattle Public Library’s free conservation groups where participants can practice English skills with other adult learners and with native English speakers. The current series is virtual and runs from Tuesday, July 11 through Tuesday, July 5. Learn more here.
  • Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Human Services Department, and United Way of King County are partnering to host a drop-in summer program offering free meals and recreation activities to children. The meals and recreation program will run daily from July 12 to August 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday rain or shine at 11 park sites across Seattle. Opening day for meals only will start earlier on July 5 with lunch being offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and snack offered from 2 to 3 p.m.  A free lunch and snack will be offered to youth ages 1 to 18. Free recreation activities are open for kids and teens ages 5 to 18 and may include arts, crafts, board games, and organized recreational games.  No fee, sign-up, or proof of identity or legal status is required to receive summer meals. Learn more here.
  • Abundance of Hope Center’s Housing assistance program offers housing assistance to at-risk youth, including emergency shelter, transitional housing, and rental assistance. The program also offers mentorship and mental health support. Learn more about their programs and services here.
  • As of July 1, 2023, DSHS no longer offers hardship extensions for TANF cases past 60 months. Some families may still qualify for other extensions. Clients who were receiving this benefit can talk to their DSHS case managers to figure out how to keep getting the help they need. Learn more.

And more! Read the July 10, 2023, newsletter.