RENT SMART TENANT WORKSHOPS
WHEN/WHERE: Now – December 19; various dates, times & locations (all different branches of the Seattle Public Library)
WHAT: Are you a renter? Are you searching for housing? Join Solid Ground Tenant Counselors for one of these FREE workshops on your rights as a tenant!
- Learn how to find affordable housing & navigate landlord screening criteria
- Know & assert your rights as tenants
- Protect yourself from eviction & housing loss
- Learn how to get deposits back & repairs made
- Thursday, December 6, 2018, 5:30 – 7pm: Southwest Branch Library (9010 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126)
- Tuesday, December 11, 2018, noon – 1:30pm: Beacon Hill Branch Library (5813, 2821 Beacon Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144)
- Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 5:30 – 7pm: Broadview Branch Library (12755 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133)
- Monday, December 17, 5 – 6:30pm: Delridge Branch Library (5423 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106)
- Wednesday, December 19, noon – 1:30pm: Capitol Hill Branch Library (425 Harvard Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102)
FREE 1-to-1 CAREER & EDUCATION COACHING
WHEN: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the Month
WHERE: Hopelink Shoreline (17837 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133)
WHAT: Hopelink offers coaching to help you decide your next career steps and education goals.
FOR MORE INFO: Drop in or make an appointment with Jenna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ESL CLASSES… SPACE AVAILABLE!
WHEN: Daytime, evening & night classes
WHERE: Shoreline Community College (16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133)
WHAT: SCC offers intensive ESL classes taught by exceptional instructors who are recognized for excellence in their field. Classes are free to those receiving governmental financial assistance. SCC also offers free parking and free books for evening program students.
TO SIGN UP: Go to www.shoreline.formstack.com/forms/esl to take a test and register.
HEALTHCARE CAREER TRAINING
WHEN: January 28 – February 22, 9am – 1pm
WHAT: Kick-start your healthcare career! Swedish Hospital partners with Seattle Jobs Initiative, Seattle Colleges Center for Working Adults, and City of Seattle Office of Economic Development to create a brand-new program, GrowHire, for job seekers who want to kick-start their healthcare careers. They provide a 4-week training for entry-level jobs in nutritional or environmental services. No experience is required. Support services, coaches and mentors are available along the way.
Eligibility for the training includes:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Have graduated from high school/completed a GED within six months of hire
- Level 4 English language proficiency (speaking & listening)
- Able to work in the US without sponsorship
- Pass a background check
- Attend class daily from 9am – 1pm, Monday – Friday, January 28 – February 22
FOR MORE INFO: Contact John Liddell at 206.628.6975 or email@example.com.
***** ONGOING EVENTS & RESOURCES *****
FREE SUNDAY DINNER
WHEN: Every Sunday in December, 12 – 2pm
WHERE: Blessed Sacrament Church (5050 8th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115, Parish Hall)
WHAT: Blessed Sacrament Church is hosting their weekly Sunday dinner. Meals are served with green salad, fruit salad, dessert, bread, coffee, milk and juice.
This Sunday’s Menu:
⇒BBQ chicken⇒chowder⇒mashed spuds⇒gravy⇒cream corn⇒pasta salad⇒mixed vegetables
St. Vincent de Paul conference representatives will also be present during dinner for assistance referrals. Blessed Sacrament Church is accessible through Metro bus routes 26, 70 & 67.
FEDEX IS HIRING
WHEN: Thursdays December 20 & 27, 11am – 1pm
WHERE: Airport Jobs Office, SeaTac International Airport (17801 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98158, Mezzanine Level, Room 6626)
WHAT: A FedEx recruiter will be at the Airport Jobs Office answering questions regarding open positions and assisting with online applications. This is a walk-in event; no registration needed, all are welcome!
- Minimum 18 years old
- Must be a U.S. resident for minimum 5 years
- Valid driver’s license (for select positions)
WASHINGTON HEALTH BENEFIT EXCHANGE…
Open Enrollment for 2019 Health Plans is NOW!
WHEN: Now – December 15, 2018
WHAT: Open Enrollment for 2018 health coverage in Washington state is now! For coverage beginning January 1, 2019, you must choose a plan by December 15, 2018.
Washington Apple Health (Medicaid): Depending on your income level, you may be eligible for Washington Apple Health FREE health insurance. If you qualify for Washington Apple Health (also called Medicaid), enrollment is ongoing – you can sign up any time. You can create an account to apply to find out if you’re eligible.
Washington Healthplanfinder: If you earn too much for Washington Apple Health, you can buy one of the insurance plans offered through Washington Healthplanfinder. You may qualify for assistance with paying your premium.
FOR MORE INFO & HELP:
If you need help understanding your health insurance options in Washington state, you’re in luck. While navigation support was cut at the federal level, our state has INCREASED the number of In-Person Assistants and Outreach Sites to help people navigate the system. Below are some resources to get you started.
- APPLY for WA APPLE HEALTH if you want to find out if you qualify for FREE health insurance.
- SHOP for HEALTH PLANS at Washington Healthplanfinder.
- FIND an IN-PERSON ASSISTANT “NAVIGATOR” (FREE!) anywhere in Washington state.
- CHECK OUT King County’s Enrollment Assistance Tips (www.kingcounty.gov/coverage).
- VISIT a Health Insurance Enrollment location.
- Healthplanfinder’s Call Center: 1.855.923.4633
- King County’s Help Line: 1.800.756.5437
HEARING AIDS COVERED FOR CLIENTS AGE 21 & OLDER
WHEN: Beginning January 1, 2019
WHAT: The Washington State Legislature passed ESSB 5179, requiring Apple Health (Medicaid) to cover hearing instruments (hearing aids) when medically necessary. Under the legislation, clients 21 and older who meet specific hearing loss criteria may be eligible for the following:
- One hearing aid every five years
- A second hearing aid when specific criteria are met
- Repair & replacement of hearing aids
- Hearing aid related service & supplies
- Repairs to external components of cochlear implants & bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA) devices
FOR MORE INFO: Visit the Health Care Authority website.
PREPARE NOW FOR WINTER WEATHER!
TAKE WINTER BY STORM: This year you can expect longer than usual response times for winter services such as clearing roads or restoring power during severe weather. Making a simple family plan and assembling an emergency kit can help minimize the impacts on you and your family. These tips and resources from Seattle & King County Public Health can help!
BE PREPARED, BE SAFE (translated materials): The Washington State Department of Health website includes written translations in multiple languages that can help refugee and immigrant communities stay safe in cold weather.