The following is a short list of COVID-19 resources for schools and housing and service providers in Washington State that are working to support students and families experiencing homelessness.
SchoolHouse Connection: COVID-19 and Homelessness: Strategies for Schools, Early Learning Programs, and Higher Education Institutions
A compilation of resources from a national nonprofit organization working to overcome homelessness through education. It includes guidance and links to policy updates, webinars, federal resources, and news.
WASHINGTON: STATE AGENCIES
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI): Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance & Resources
An official guide for Washington State schools, districts, and students and families. It includes resources for continuous learning during school closures, special education guidance, and nutrition and meals guidance.
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI): School District Websites and Contact Info
A directory of websites for all Washington State school districts, charter schools, tribal schools, and ESDs. Each district’s website has the most up-to-date information on resources for students and families (e.g., grab & go meals, childcare, etc.) in those communities.
Washington State Department of Children, Youth & Families: COVID-19 Updates
An official guide for state-funded services that support children and families. It includes resources for families, foster parents, child care providers, and group homes.
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS): COVID-19 Information
An official guide for DSHS services and agencies, including the Division of Child Support and Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance. It provides links to agency updates and information about child care resources available to families, including those who work in health care.
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS): Food, Cash, Medical
An official guide to eligibility requirements and how to apply for food, cash, and medical supports.
Washington State Department of Commerce: COVID-19 Information and Updates for Homeless Service Grantees
Emergency housing grants and grantee guidance responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Washington State Coronavirus Response
The official state COVID-19 response website. It provides links to official information from a wide range of sources, including government and community services.
COVID-19 Help for Washington
A community-driven website that offers information and resources for “those who need help and those who wish to offer help” during the COVID-19 pandemic.
WASHINGTON: SEATTLE/KING COUNTY
United Way of King County COVID-19 Resources
A compilation of resources for individuals and families that are struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many resources are Seattle/King County-specific but some are statewide. It includes information and links about public benefits, rent and utilities assistance, legal services, child care, and food assistance.
Emergency Financial Assistance for People Impacted by COVID-19 in Seattle
A comprehensive list of resources for individuals and families that are struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many resources are Seattle-specific but some are statewide. It includes information and links about community resources, mutual aid, rent and utilities assistance, food assistance, health insurance, and employment.