COVID-19: Resources for Community Support and Recovery

If you have a resource you’d like to suggest, email us at covid19resources@spl.org.

General Resources

  • City of Seattle COVID-19 Testing - The City of Seattle, King County, and UW Medicine are now offering free COVID-19 testing for people who live, work, or regularly visit Seattle. Drive-through testing is available. You must first register online or over the phone. While testing is free, if you have medical insurance, please bring your insurance card or proof of insurance. Language interpretation is available. To learn more about these sites, please visit the City of Seattle COVID-19 Free Testing page.
  • Office of Equity & Social Justice COVID-19 Resource Guide - A resource guide geared to Immigrants & Refugee Communities and small business owners, including in-language resources.
  • Public Health: Seattle King County - Provides updated health and safety guidance for individuals, schools and childcares, workplaces, faith- and community-based organizations, and healthcare and service providers. Available in multiple languages.
  • Seattle Emergency Hubs - Provides information about neighborhood emergency assistance groups and mutual aid opportunities all over Seattle.
  • United Way of King County - A comprehensive list of resources available in Seattle-King County, as well as opportunities to donate or volunteer.
  • Volunteer and Donation List from Mayor's Office - A list of opportunities to donate funds or volunteer time in Seattle/King County.

Resources for Communities

For Artists & Creative Professionals

For Black, Indigenous & People of Color (BIPOC)

  • Asian Counseling And Referral Service - Offers help with housing, employment, health care, immigration/citizenship, and elder support for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. New clients call 206-774-2432 or email cyfintake@acrs.org.
  • API Chaya - Offers support for survivors of gender-based violence, with a focus on South Asian, Asian, Pacific Islander, and all immigrant communities. Help lines available in Tagalog, Hindi, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Japanese.
  • Chinese Information Service Center (CISC) - Helps immigrants in King County with information, referrals, and social services. COVID-19 support includes assistance with food, housing, small business resources, health information, and more.
  • Duwamish Tribe COVID-19 Resources - A resource guide for information, resources, the latest news, and media, from the Duwamish Tribe.
  • El Centro de la Raza - Offers limited remote services in English and Spanish (including DACA scholarship assistance, Census help, small business support, and more) during Covid-19 – contact information for specific services on this page, or call (206) 957-4605 with questions. Food Bank remains open Wednesdays 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. (for seniors and people with mobility limitations only); Thursdays 10 - 12 p.m. & 2 - 4 p.m.; Fridays 2 - 4 p.m. with window pick-up service from the north ground floor entrance only.
  • LELO - Empowering services for low income workers of color, including relicensing.
  • Muslim Housing Services - Helps low-income and homeless families with housing, food assistance, and case management. Bilingual staff available in seven languages.
  • Open Doors for Multicultural Families - Helps diverse families of loved ones with developmental and intellectual disabilities and special health care needs. Extensive COVID-19 resource information and housing support, youth programs, parent support, and disability services.
  • Seattle Indian Health Board - A community health center specializing in the care of Native people. COVID-19 testing is available.
  • Snoqualmie Tribe - Offers child care options for enrolled members of federally recognized tribes.
  • Somali Youth and Family Club - Offers essential access to employment, housing and educational resources for immigrant/refugee families. Includes a COVID-19 resource page and multilingual translations of important information on their Facebook.
  • United Indians of all Tribes - Provides a selected list of resources designed to aid folks impacted by COVID-19 living in or near the City of Seattle.
  • Urban Indian Health Board - A list of COVID-19 fact sheets and resources for tribes, urban Indian communities and community members. Sign up for their newsletter to receive updates on COVID-19.
  • Urban League - Offers emergency assistance services with food delivery, rental assistance and transportation.

For Immigrants

For LGBTQ Communities

  • API Chaya - Offers support for survivors of gender-based violence, with a focus on South Asian, Asian, Pacific Islander, and all immigrant communities. Help lines available in Tagalog, Hindi, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Japanese.
  • GCN (Gay City Community) Magazine - Provides resources for people who bind and how daily routines might have to change because of COVID-19.
  • Ingersoll Gender Center - Provides rental assistance, general support, and resources to transgender and gender non-conforming clients, including move-in costs, utility/telephone bills, furniture, and job searching.
  • Lambert House - Offers online support, resources and activities for queer youth.
  • National Center for Transgender Equality - A general resource guide for the Trans community.
  • Puget Sound Queer Community Aid - An online survey for Queer community members to request mutual aid.
  • QLaw Foundation of Washington - Provides COVID-19 resources for Queer community, including free phone legal help.
  • Seattle Counseling Service - Specializes in serving the Queer community; accepting TeleHealth patients.
  • The Trevor Project - A Queer support line available 24/7 as phone call, online chat, or text support.
  • Trans Lifeline - Trans peer support hotline run by trans folx open 24/7 to US and Canada.

For Older Adults

For People with Disabilities

For Youth & Families

  • Boys & Girls Club of King County - Offers childcare and support for essential workers, with information on additional support available for homeless youth, and youth experiencing foster care.
  • Career Connect - This new initiative beginning May 2020 connects students in grades 7-12 with Washington employers to learn about career opportunities in our state.
  • Child Care Resources - Offers a list child care subsidies for low income families, child care options, and support for childcare workers.
  • Child Care COVID Communications, Response and Referral Center - The statewide child care hub during the COVID-19 pandemic, this hotline supports families seeking child care, child care providers in nee dof up-date COVID information and safety supports, and employers seeking child care options for their workforce: 1-800-446-1114
  • D.A.D.S. - Supports fathers in family reunification, child support management, case management, parenting plan assistance, etc.
  • Muslim Housing Services - Helps low-income and homeless families with housing, food assistance, and case management. Bilingual staff available in seven languages.
  • Open Doors for Multicultural Families - Helps diverse families of loved ones with developmental and intellectual disabilities and special health care needs. Extensive COVID-19 resource information and housing support, youth programs, parent support, and disability services.
  • Right Now Needs Fund - Provides emergency assistance for meeting basic needs to Seattle Public School students and their family, through their school principal. Qualifiying needs include shelter, food, clothing and medical care.
  • ROOTS Young Adult Shelter - Provides overnight shelter for people ages 18-25. Call (206) 632-1635 or arrive at the door between 8:00PM and 8:30 p.m. to ask to be put on the list.
  • Seattle Public Schools: Child Care Options - Offers child care options with priority for students experiencing homelessness, children whose families qualify for Free and Reduced Lunch supports, and children of first responders which includes medical personnel.
  • Seattle Public Schools: Free Internet for Students - This summer, Seattle Public Schools (SPS) is helping students and their families connect to the internet with free internet access and technology supports.
  • Seattle Public Schools: Meal Sites - Offers meals at 26 schools for all Seattle children, both SPS students and students of other schools. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. for the duration of the closure.
  • Seattle Public Schools: Technology Support - SPS's family tech support hotline helps resolve issues with computer devices used for online learning: 206-413-2700.
  • Snoqualmie Tribe - Offers child care options for enrolled members of federally recognized tribes.
  • Somali Youth and Family Club - Offers essential access to employment, housing and educational resources for immigrant/refugee families. Includes a COVID-19 resource page and multilingual translations of important information on their Facebook page.
  • Street Youth Ministries - Offers case management, food, hygiene items, showers, laundry and clothing.
  • Teen Feed - Provides meals and service referrals for youth ages 13-25, 7 nights a week at locations in the U-District.
  • Teen Link - This confidential and anonymous help line for teens is available from 6-10 p.m. every night: 1-866-TEEN-LINK (866-833-6546).
  • Together We Rise - Offers emergency financial support for foster youth who have had to vacate their dorms.
  • Treehouse - Provides rental assistance, gift cards for food, cell phones, and internet access for foster children, youth and young adults.
  • University District Youth Center - Provides rental assistance, gift cards for food, cell phones, and internet access for foster children, youth and young adults.
  • Washington Connection - Offers a fast and easy way for families and individuals to apply for a variety of services such as Food, Cash, Child Care, Long-Term Care, and Medicare Savings Programs.
  • Washington State Department of Children, Youth & Families - This form is an emergency waiver from the childcare licensing rule.
  • Washington State Department of Health - Offers childcare resources and recommendations.
  • YMCA of Greater Seattle - Provides child care services for essential workers.
  • Youth Care - Provides youth shelters and resources; age ranges vary by program and location (~12-24).

Recursos en Español

Resources by Topic

Business Support

Employment

Food Security

  • Asian Counseling And Referral Service - Offers food bank catering to Asian American and Pacific Islander diets, Wed and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • COVID-19 Seattle Area Emergency Food Resources - An interactive map of food resources in Seattle and King County. Categories include food bank, food bank and meal, meals, and student to-go meals. Printable list available on Main page. Operated by City of Seattle Department of Human Services.
  • El Centro de la Raza - Offers food bank open Wednesdays 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. (for seniors and people with mobility limitations only); Thursdays 10 - 12 p.m. & 2 - 4 p.m.; Fridays 2 - 4 p.m. with window pick-up service from the north ground floor entrance only.
  • Food Lifeline Map - An interactive map of food banks and meal programs currently operating in Washington.
  • Northwest Harvest SODO Community Market - Offers pre-bagged produce, prepared foods, and shelf-stable groceries right at the door. All are welcome and no ID is required.
  • Northwest Harvest Statewide Network - An interactive map of food resources in Washington State.
  • Northwest Share Vegetarian Food Truck - A free vegetarian food truck: Wed 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Fri 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., and Sunday 12:00- 2 p.m.
  • Operation Sack Lunch - Offers meal services 7 days a week. All are welcome.
  • Seattle Public Schools: Meal Sites - Offers meals at 26 schools for all Seattle Public Schools students Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. for the duration of the closure.
  • Teen Feed - Provides meals and service referrals for youth ages 13-25, 7 nights a week at locations in the U-District.
  • Washington Connection - Offers a fast and easy way for families and individuals to apply for a variety of services such as Food, Cash, Child Care, Long-Term Care, and Medicare Savings Programs.

Health & Wellness

  • Apple Health Alien Emergency Medical - A medical program for individuals who have a qualifying medical emergency and do not qualify for any other health program due to citizenship/immigration status.
  • Community Mental Health Resources - A printable resource guide provided by Public Health - Seattle & King County for mental health, emotional support, and connections to counselors. In English, Spanish, and Arabic.
  • Free and Charitable Clinics in Washington state - A guide to free and charitable clinics listed by county via the Washington Healthcare Access Alliance.
  • Hygiene Facilities in Seattle - A citywide map of restrooms, showers, and comfort stations. All are available to people experiencing homelessness.
  • International Community Health Services (ICHS) - Offers telehealth, teledentistry, and emergency dental care, rooted in the Asian Pacific Islander community.
  • King County 24-Hour Crisis Line - Provides immediate support to individuals, families, and friends of people in emotional crisis. 1-866-4CRISIS (427-4747)
  • Meridian Center for Health - Offers patient-centered assistance navigating all aspects of healthcare; no one is turned away because of inability to pay. Meridian is a partnership of health and human service providers including Neighborcare Health, Valley Cities Behavioral Health, and Public Health – Seattle & King County.
  • National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) - A helpline with COVID-19 information available in several languages including Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalog, Mandarin, and Cantonese.
  • Neighborcare Health - Offers COVID-19 testing, emergency dental, and phone appointments for other health needs. Clinics are open in Ballard, Rainier Beach, and 45th Street (Wallingford). Insurance is not required and no one is denied services due to inability to pay.
  • Public Health – Seattle & King County Mobile Medical Care - Provides mobile medical care for people experiencing homelessness.
  • SeaMar Community Health Centers - Provides comprehensive health and human services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos in Washington state. Dental visits currently limited to urgent need.
  • Seattle Indian Health Board - Provides health and human services for American Indians and Alaska natives, locally and nationally.
  • Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) - Provides free, unbiased, and confidential one-on-one assistance with Medicare and health care choices by phone at 1-800-562-6900 (TDD: 360-586-0241).
  • Trans Lifeline - Offers community support and resources for the trans community via a peer support hotline avaiable 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. every day: 877-565-8860
  • Urban Rest Stop - Offers restrooms, laundry facilities, and showers for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Provides services at no cost to patrons at locations in Ballard, U-District, and Downtown.

Housing

  • 211/Crisis Connections - Provides emergency shelter referral in Seattle and King County. Call 211 Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., or text your zip code to 877-211-9274 Mon-Fri 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • COVID-19 Eviction Moratorium Complaint Form - The form to file a complaint with Washington State Office of the Attorney General about evictions taking place during the moratorium.
  • Kinship Care - Provides financial assistance for eligible families providing "kinship care" - adults ages 18 or older who are the primary caregiver for a friend's or a relative's children.
  • Neighborhood House - Offers help with rent and preventing eviction.
  • Rental Housing Association of WA - A city- and county-wide list of rental assistance programs.
  • Right Now Needs Fund - Provides emergency assistance for meetinging basic needs to Seattle Public School students and their family, through their school principal. Qualifiying needs include shelter, food, clothing and medical care.
  • Solid Ground Emergency Housing Resources - Offers citywide resources and referrals to support housing stability.
  • Tenants Union of Washington State - Offers information and assistance for renters and information on the eviction moratorium, including a statewide hotline with some hours each day Mon-Sat: 206-723-0500.
  • Together we rise - Offers emergency financial support for foster youth who have had to vacate their dorms.
  • West Seattle Helpline Housing Assistance - A citywide resource list for Emergency Rental Assistance, organized by categories and zip code.
  • Youth Care - Provides youth shelters and resources; age ranges vary by program and location (~12-24).

Legal & Criminal Justice

  • Beyond Prisons COVID-19 Resources For Incarcerated People - A resource list to support incarcerated people during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Communities Rise - Offers free one-on-one legal support for small businesses, community organizations, and nonprofits. Support also available in Spanish.
  • D.A.D.S. - Supports fathers in family reunification, child support management, case management, parenting plan assistance, etc.
  • King County 2-1-1 - Provides referrals to agencies for free or low-cost legal advice and assistance Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm, by phone at 2-1-1 (local) or 800-621-4636 (toll-free).
  • King County Bar Neighborhood Legal Clinics - Offers phone consultation with an attorney to get free legal advice and referrals. Call 206-267-7070 and leave a message with your name, phone number, and a brief description of your legal issue.
  • King County Law Library (KCLL) - Provides legal reference assistance by phone or email and COVID-19 resources via the KCLL website, including remote access to Westlaw Edge.
  • LELO - Empowering services for low income workers of color, including relicensing.
  • Northwest Immigrant Rights Project - Provides free legal representation at no cost to immigrants and refugees for citizenship, asylum, domestic violence issues, and/or family-based immigration. Call 206-587-4009 to speak with an advocate.
  • Pioneer Human Services - Provides assistance to formerly incarcerated individuals with substance use disorders, housing, and job skills for successful reentry. Call 206-768-1990 for assistance.
  • QLaw Foundation - Offers a LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic by phone on first and third Thursdays. To schedule a free consultation with an attorney, fill out the online form, leave a message at 206-235-7235, or email clinic@qlawfoundation.org.
  • Youth Care - Provides youth shelters and resources; age ranges vary by program and location (~12-24).

Non-Profit Support

Technology Needs