Community Resources for Youth and Families

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Student learning in the OSDCommunity agencies are available to assist youth and families who need help navigating circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

The following is information about these agencies, a list of local and national emergency hotlines, and links to resources such as how to cope with anxiety and how to talk with children about the pandemic.

 

 

Community Agencies & Crisis Resources

 

SafePlace Olympia

SafePlace offers remote support to youth and families and is keeping open its 24/7 confidential hotlines.

 

SafePlace is an approved domestic violence service provider for Thurston County and a 24-hour Community Sexual Assault Program for Thurston County.

 

The agency provided the following local and national confidential hotline phone numbers:

 

  • Helpline (24/7 & confidential Helpline)

    • (360) 754-6300

  • Crisis Clinic Youth Helpline (run by and for youth – 24/7 & confidential:(360) 586-2777

  • Trevor Lifeline for LGBTQ+ Youth (24/7 & confidential)
    1-866-656-4673
    Text START to 678678
    Chat online

  • Trans Lifeline for peer support:(9am-3am CT)
    1-877-565-8860

  • StrongHearts Native Helpline for domestic/sexual violence (7am-10pm CT), confidential, and specifically for Native communities:
    1-844-762-8483 

 

Olympia Health and Recovery Services: (360) 754-1338

 

Catholic Community Resources - Crisis Stabilization Services: (360) 480-5721

 

Emergency Shelter Network Hotline: (360) 528-8999

 

CIELO

CIELO has expanded the Resources section of its website to include family, education, financial and health resources.

If you know someone who needs help or information, please call: (564) 999-0665.

CIELO has also created a Facebook group to provide a designated location of all resources available to the Latinx community in South Puget Sound.

 

Olympia School District McKinney-Vento Supports for Homeless or At-Risk Students

  

 

Groceries & Meals

   

 

Free or low-cost Internet and Phone Options

 

 

Community Child Care options Fall 2020

 

Bills & Income

 

  • The Department of Commerce has announced $100 million in CARES money that is being distributed (mostly by counties) across the state to support families that are struggling to pay rent. Department of Commerce Thurston County contacts:

    Kathy Cooper, cooperk@co.thurston.wa.us

    Tom Webster, thomas.webster@co.thurston.wa.us

 

Mental Health/Counseling

 

  • Behavioral Health Resources
    (360) 704-7170

 

Comprehensive Thurston County Community Services Resource List

 



 

COVID-19 Useful Resource Links

 

Mary Bridge Children's Hospital

 

 

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

 

  • Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (English) (Spanish) (Chinese) 

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

 

 

National Association of School Psychologists

 

 

American Psychological Association