Welcome to Resource Wire for August 23 through 30, 2023! This is your source for the latest news and updates about community resources and opportunities for folks living with low incomes in Seattle and King County.
Big changes this week at Resource Wire! For one, you may notice that this edition is MUCH shorter than usual. That’s because we’ve moved all ongoing resources to a dedicated Resource Wire page so you can more easily scan each week’s edition for new and upcoming resources that you or your clients can use. We’ve got other changes coming as well, but for now please emails us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you think!
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~NEW THIS WEEK~
PAID OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
WHEN: Applications due by Thursday, August 31, 2023, 6pm
WHAT: The Y Social Impact Center is seeking young people who have experienced housing instability to join a grant committee. Participants will build an understanding of philanthropy, grant proposals, and social justice while working together to disburse a sizeable amount of funding to local non-profits working to address youth homelessness.
Young adults ages 18-25 who have experienced or are currently experiencing housing instability are eligible to apply. Participants are paid $20/hr. Committee meetings are 2 hours long and occur once every other week.
TO APPLY: Fill out the Young Adult Grant Advisory Committee 2023 Application.
SHORELINE RESOURCE FAIR
WHEN: Wednesday, September 6, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Shoreline Library, 345 NE 175th Street, Shoreline WA 98155
WHAT: Local social support providers will be available to help connect you to resources for healthcare, education, recovery and more. Get help with a free phone and ORCA card. Hygiene kits and free lunches will be available, while supplies last.
Free showers provided by the Salvation Army. Veterinary care on-site provided by Seattle Veterinary Outreach. Registration not required.
MORE INFO: Go to the Resource Fair page on the King County Library System website.
RECOVERY RESOURCE FAIR
WHEN: Friday September 15, 2023, 12-2pm
WHERE: Recovery Café SODO, 4202 6th Ave S., Seattle, WA 98108
WHAT: Join the Recovery Café Resource Connection and Recovery Celebration for food, swag, community partners, healthcare support, and supplies.
MORE INFO: Download the Resource Connection and Recovery Celebration flyer.
~BACK TO SCHOOL~
WHEN: Saturday, August 26, 12-2 pm
WHERE: The Commons Mall, (Enter near Dick’s Sporting Goods mall entrance), 1820 S Commons A14, Federal Way, WA 98003
WHAT: Bring the whole family for games, free cotton candy, free haircuts for kids, and giveaways. The Table Church is giving away FREE backpacks for all ages while supplies last.
MORE INFO: Download the Table Church Back to School Bash flyer.
WHEN: Friday, August 25, 2023, 11am-2pm
WHERE: CitySoil Farm, 1200 Monster Rd SW, Renton, WA 98057
WHAT: Come to the 3rd annual Back-to-School Farm Day at CitySoil Farm to learn more about environmental justice and urban gardening, share a free, tasty meal, and leave with free school supplies, a gift card, and beginner home gardening kits. Spaces are limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible. Transportation assistance is available for those who are in need.
REGISTER: Go to the Farm Day RSVP.
MORE INFO: Download the Urban League Farm Day flyer.
WHEN: August 26, 2023, 12-4pm
WHERE: Rainier Beach Community Center Plaza, 8825 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
WHAT: Come to the 20th Annual Rainier Beach Back2School Bash for free backpacks and school supplies, plus haircuts, braiding, beauticians, and nail techs. There will also be food, entertainment, kids’ activities, and neighborhood resource booths.
TO REGISTER: Go to Back2School Bash Registration to shorten your wait in line.
WHEN: September 2, 2023. 12-5pm
WHERE: Smilow Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club, 4520 MLK Jr Way S, Seattle, WA, 98118
WHAT: Come down to Gifts of Hope’s 6th Annual Community Back to School Extravaganza for free food, backpacks, school supplies, haircuts and braiding, inflatables, face painting, snow cones, photo booths, and more.
TO REGISTER: For haircuts and braiding only, go to Gifts of Hope Back to School Event.
MORE INFO: Download the Gifts of Hope 2023 flyer.
~UPCOMING/CURRENT COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES & RESOURCES~
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT RENTING AS A SENIOR
WHEN: Wednesday, August 23, 2023, 5-6:30pm
WHERE: Zoom; register for link.
WHAT: Are you a senior looking to know about your rights as a tenant? Learn everything you need to know about…
- What to look for in your housing search.
- Which resources are best suited for your search.
- Using your credit history to find the best housing opportunity.
- Navigating through discrimination as a senior.
- Factoring safety and community in your housing.
A visiting attorney from the Tenant Law Center will also be on hand to help with answering questions.
JOB FAIRS & HIRING EVENTS
WHAT: A variety of employers are holding hiring events over the next week, with some making on-the-spot offers with no experience required.
- When: Thursday, August 24, 2023, 9am-12pm
- Where: WorkSource Redmond, 7735 178th PL NE, Redmond, WA 98052
- Positions: Cook, host, server, dishwasher
- More info: Download the Compass Group Flyer for August 2023.
- When: Friday, August 25, 2023, 10am-12pm
- Where: Airport University Classroom at SeaTac – Start at the Starbucks behind the Sun Country/Frontier and Alaska Airlines ticketing agents at the far-right on the Ticketing level. Go down the small hallway on the left of the Starbucks cashier and counters and take the elevator at the end of the hallway to Floor 2, exiting to your right for the Airport University classroom and the hiring event.
- Positions: Retail sales associates ($19.16/hr), retail ops supervisors ($23.25/hr), warehouse associates ($20.16/hr), retail stock associates ($20.16/hr), retail supervisors ($21/hr)
- More info: Apply in advance at Hudson Careers.
- When: Tuesday, August 29, 2023, 12-2pm
- Where: Airport University Classroom at SeaTac – See directions above.
- Hiring Position: Part-time fleet service/ramp agents ($19.82/hr)
- More info: Download the American Airlines flyer for August 29.
FREE MEDICAL CARE FOR PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS
WHEN: Thursday, August 24, 2023, 10am-2pm
WHERE: Real Change, 96 S Main St, Seattle
WHAT: King County’s Mobile Medical Program provides walk-in care for people who are living homeless (or were recently homeless) only. Please try to arrive at least one hour before the scheduled end time for the clinic. On rare occasions the clinic will close earlier than the scheduled time. Call the Mobile Van nursing lines if you would like to confirm the clinic end time for a particular day.
Please note: Sites and available services are subject to change due to Mobile Medical’s involvement in the COVID-19 response. Please check King County’s Mobile Medical Care webpage for the latest information, including upcoming dates in September.
Upcoming Seattle dates:
- Friday, August 25, 2023, 10am-2pm, St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank, 5972 4th Ave S, Seattle
- Wednesday, August 30, 2023, 11am-3pm, Uplift Northwest, 2515 Western Ave, Seattle
Upcoming South King County dates:
- Thursday, August 24, 2023, 3-6pm, Salvation Army, 720 S Tobin St, Renton (Dental available)
- Monday, August 28, 2023, 3-7pm, Kent Lutheran Church, 336 2nd Ave S, Kent
- Tuesday, August 29, 2023, 10am-2pm, Calvary Lutheran Church, 2415 S. 320th St, Federal Way Dental available
- Wednesday, August 30, 2023, 11am-3pm, Transform Burien, 156th & Des Moines Mem Dr, Burien
MORE INFO: Go to King County Mobile Medical Care or call 206.330.6775 for the Seattle Medical Van or 206.549.5562 for the South King County Medical Van.
GET PAID FOR SHARING YOUR EXPERIENCES
WHEN: Apply by Friday, August 25, 2023, at 5pm
WHAT: Are you a young person who has experienced housing instability, or the caregiver for one? Join the Youth Homelessness Prevention Steering Committee of lived experts, where your stories will make a significant impact. Learn more about this paid opportunity and how you can get involved: Survey
As a participant, you’ll receive a stipend of $50 per hour for your valuable contributions. The commitment involves approximately 40 hours of work, including consulting sessions, workgroup meetings, and more. Let your voice be heard while being compensated fairly. Stipends will be capped at $2,272.00 annually.
TO APPLY: Complete the Youth Homelessness Prevention Steering Committee 2023 interest form.
QUESTIONS: Email email@example.com or call 206.468.0501.
FREE & LOW-COST VETERINARY CARE
WHEN: Friday, August 25, 11am-2pm,
WHERE: Village on Casino Road, 14 E Casino Rd, Everett, WA
WHAT: Seattle Veterinary Outreach provides veterinary care for free to people experiencing homelessness and at a reduced cost for people living on low incomes. The organization is also currently partnering with Public Health – Seattle King County to provide free COVID vaccinations and booster shots to anyone regardless of income.
Veterinary care is provided on a first-come, first-served service. Pet owners are encouraged to arrive between 10-10:30am to secure a place in line.
This service is reserved for those experiencing homelessness or living with a low income, which is verified at clinics. Pet owners should bring their SNAP, EBT, WIC, SSI, or TANF cards. Alternatively, a letter confirming that the pet owner is living in subsidized housing or receiving housing vouchers is also acceptable.
MORE INFO: Visit the Seattle Veterinary Outreach Clinic Calendar.
FREE SOUL FOOD COMMUNITY DINNERS
WHEN: Sunday, September 3, 1-5pm
WHERE: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, 104 17th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144
Dope Culture and its partners are hosting free home-cooked soul food meals for the community on select Sundays every month through 2023. Let’s break bread together, build community, and provide support to those in need.
The Sunday Soul Dinner series will feature entertainment such as live music, comedy, and art. Community-based organizations will also be on site to provide resources and support.
Additional 2023 dates:
- October 8
- November 5
- December 3
MORE INFO: Download the Dope Culture Community Dinners flyer.
QUESTIONS? Contact Anthony Tibbs at 206.225.7272 or Sarah Childs at 206.307.8269, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CASH FOR YOUR FAMILY: GET YOUR WORKING FAMILIES TAX CREDIT
WHEN: Apply by December 31, 2023
WHAT: Washington state has already paid out more than $62 million to 84,000 individuals and families under the new Working Families Tax Credit. Individuals and families can receive up to $1,200 if they meet certain eligibility requirements. Applications will be accepted through the end of the year.
Get help filing your application:
- Check out free application events to find out if there is one near you.
- Get help from a partner organization in your area.
- Or check out additional free resources.
You can also check on the status of your application using the using the “Where’s my Refund?” Tool.
QUESTIONS? If you need additional help, call 360.763.7300 Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, or visit one of 12 field offices.
RENT SMART/¡INQUILINOS INTELIGENTES!
WHEN: All English sessions held twice monthly on Wednesday afternoons. Spanish sessions held monthly on Thursdays, 5:30-6:45pm.
WHAT: Virtual Renters’ Rights Webinar Series
Rent Smart Webinars in English
- 8/23/23: Rent Smart: What to Look for as a Senior Renter
- 9/13/23: Rent Smart: Threats of Eviction & Your Rights as a Tenant
- 9/27/23: Rent Smart: Mold & Your Rights as a Tenant
¡Inquilinos Inteligentes! Talleres Virtuales en Español
- 8/31/23: ¡Inquilinos Inteligentes! Cargos y depósitos
- 9/28/23: ¡Inquilinos Inteligentes! Lo que necesita saber sobre la mudanza de su alquiler actual
NEED MORE HELP?
- King County residents being threatened with eviction can contact the Housing Justice Project for legal assistance at 253.234.4204 or email@example.com.
- Washington State residents can visit Solid Ground’s For Tenants website for self-help information, or call Solid Ground’s Tenant Services Voice Message Line, currently open for messages Mondays and Thursdays, 10:30am – 1:30pm (hours and days are subject to change): 206.694.6767 | TTY: 7.1.1
¿NECESITA MÁS AYUDA?
- Si actualmente vive en el Condado de King y está siendo amenazado con el desalojo, comuníquese con el Proyecto de Justicia de Vivienda para obtener asistencia legal 253.234.4204 o firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Los Residentes del Estado de Washington pueden visitar el sitio web Para Inquilinos de Solid Ground para obtener información de autoayuda, o llamar a la línea mensajes de voz de servicios para Inquilinos de Solid Ground cual es abierta los lunes o jueves de 10:30 a.m. a 1:30 p.m. (las horas y los días están sujetos a cambios): 206.694.6767 | TTY: 7.1.1
Rent Smart is offered in partnership with Solid Ground’s Tenant Services and the King County Library System (KCLS). / ¡Inquilinos Inteligentes! se ofrece en asociación con los Servicios para Inquilinos de Solid Ground y La Sistema Biblioteca del Condado de King (KCLS).
~JOBS WITH SOLID GROUND~
DRIVE FOR GOOD! WEEKLY JOB FAIR FOR SOLID GROUND DRIVERS
WHEN: Every Thursday, 8am-5pm
WHERE: Solid Ground Transportation, 8100 8th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108
WHAT: Be a part of making life easier for those living with disabilities in our communities. Join our team of drivers who provide ACCESS bus services to people who can’t use Metro’s fixed-route system, helping people get to critically needed health and human services resources, and connecting people with their communities.
Solid Ground Transportation offers:
- $18.94 per hour with $2,000 Hiring Bonus
- Flexible schedule
- Part-time & full-time options
- No CDL requirement
- Paid training
- Opportunities for long-term career growth beyond driving!
- Full benefits (Paid Leave, Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, 401k Matching, Employee Assistance Program, Flexible Spending Account, and Life Insurance)
TO APPLY NOW: Go to the Solid Ground Bus Operator job description and scroll down to How to Apply for application materials.
QUESTIONS? Call 206.694.6817 or email email@example.com.
SOLID GROUND JOB BOARD
WHAT: Join the Solid Ground team and help us fight poverty and dismantle systems of oppression! We’re currently seeking candidates for these positions:
- JourneyHome Rapid Rehousing Case Manager
- Residential Advocate – Sand Point Family (Day, Swing, and Grave Shifts available)
- Maintenance Specialist ($2,000 Hiring Bonus)
QUESTIONS? Learn more about Solid Ground and see other open positions on the Solid Ground Careers page.
~ONGOING COMMUNITY RESOURCES~
When you need help, it can be difficult to know where to start. That’s why we put together lists of Ongoing Community Resources in King County for help with things like housing, food, childcare, transportation, employment, and more. Click on the topics below to jump to these ongoing resources posted on our Resource Wire webpage.
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