COVID-19 Resource Guide for Students and Families

Updated September 14, 2020

COVID-19, the disease caused by a coronavirus, has caused stress and uncertainty as all K-12 schools, universities and college campuses throughout Washington state have closed to prevent community spread.

Know that you are not alone. CSF is here to help keep you informed during the COVID-19 outbreak. We’ll share new resources as more information becomes available.

Learn how we have adapted to support our staff, students and their families during this unprecedented situation and how you can help our underserved students

Download a list of top resources.

Education and Online Learning Resources

OSPI COVID-19 Guidance and Resources
For educators, school districts, students and families.

Washington Student Achievement Council COVID-19 Resources
Includes non-academic resources for students, info specific to Washington state colleges and universities, state and national resources.

GearUP Washington State: Resources for Providing Virtual Services
For college access professionals adapting to the COVID-19 crisis. Updated regularly.

Wide Open School
Free virtual learning resources with easy-to-follow instructions. Has full school day activities for children by grade level. 

UNESCO Distance Learning Solutions
Educational applications and platforms to help parents, teachers, and school systems facilitate student learning and provide distance learning, social caring, and interaction during school closures.

League of Education Voters Resources for Online Learning
A working resource and information database for parents, families, teachers, students, and other community members.

National College Attainment Network: How the Education Field is Responding
Best practices, FAQs, policy updates, and info on supporting students.
Internet providers offering free services to low-income families and households with students.

Everyone On
Find low-cost internet service and computers in your area.

College Resources

Visit each institution’s website to read info specific to their COVID-19 response.  

Washington Student Achievement Council Class of 2020 Action Plan
Helps students stay on track with college and career planning, financial aid applications, and more.

Washington State Council of Presidents: Novel Coronavirus Information & Resources
Provides relevant COVID-19 info from Washington state’s public four-year colleges, their partners, and state leadership.

Independent Colleges of Washington: COVID-19 Campus Resources
Provides COVID-19 info from Washington state’s independent colleges and universities.

Cappex COVID-19 Student Resource Center
Searchable list with links to college and university COVID-19 response websites. A curated list of college admissions COVID-19 news is also provided.

Foster Youth and Youth Experiencing Homelessness Resources

The Passport Scholar Success Fund
Students who receive the Passport to Careers Scholarship are eligible to apply. Awards can be used to pay for a variety of expenses to support the retention of Passport students. 

Think of Us Child Welfare COVID-19 Command Center
Information for foster youth and those serving foster youth including states, agencies, and service providers.

School House Connection COVID-19 and Homelessness
Strategies for schools, early learning programs, and higher education institutions. Offers resources to help meet the needs of youth experiencing homelessness across the country.

FosterClub on the Coronavirus Emergency
Resources, info, and opportunities to find support for those experiencing foster care or without family support.

National Network for Youth COVID-19 Resources for Youth Homelessness Providers
Resources for service providers and schools on the front lines in communities serving homeless children, youth, and families. 

Resources for Immigrants and Undocumented Individuals

Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network Resource Finder
A database of resources for immigrants and refugees. Searchable by category, keywords and location. 

OneAmerica Resources for Immigrants
Resources  to ensure immigrants in our community are able to receive the care they need. 

Todo Por Mi Familia: Mental Health Services
Seneca Family of Agencies, a nonprofit mental health agency, is leading Todo Por Mi Familia, a nationwide effort to connect impacted families with mental health assessments and treatment. All services will be free, confidential, and conducted in the families’ preferred language. 

Healthcare Access for Undocumented Individuals
Undocumented people are welcome and will not be turned away from free or low-cost clinics. This page has state-specific links to help find available clinics.

Office of Refugee and Immigrant Assistance
Provides support to refugee and immigrant families and individuals. Can assist with cash, food, and medical needs.

Financial Resources

Federal Student Aid
Info for students, borrowers, and parents on studies and loan repayment.

Washington State Employment Security Department
For those who have lost their job or need to find one.

Washington State Department of Financial Institutions
Resources and info on unemployment assistance, paying rent and student loans, utilities assistance, insurance issues, small business loans and more.

Statewide and Additional COVID-19 Resources

Washington State Coronavirus Response
Washington state’s official COVID-19 site including info on government and community services.

Washington State Department of Health Novel Coronavirus
The Department of Health and Microsoft’s AI for Health team have partnered to create interactive data dashboards with up-to-date information about the state of COVID-19 in Washington.

Washington State Department of Labor and Industries COVID-19 Resources
Info about paid sick leave, worker’s compensation and other resources.

Governor Jay Inslee Proclamations
Formal declarations from the Governor related to COVID-19.

TVW: Washington’s Public Affairs Network COVID-19 Coverage
COVID-19 coverage and info including past and upcoming press conferences with Governor Inslee.

Futures Without Violence: Resources for Kids and Families
Resources for child welfare, kids learning at home, educators, and parents and caregivers in need of financial support. Includes activities and self-regulation for parents and kids and info for families and friends of those experiencing violence.

Futures Without Violence: Resources for Protecting Your Health
Resources for healthcare and social services staff, older adults, people living with chronic illness, substance use and harm reduction, people with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness, immigrant families, and native communities.

Futures Without Violence: Resources for Survivors and Families
Resources for survivors, communities, and domestic violence/sexual assault programs. Covers safety plans, self-care, remote workplace, community care, and financial relief information.

Community Support Resources

Check each county’s public health department or government pages for info specific to that county. 

King County

United Way of King County
Resources for people in King County who were affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Learn about food services, financial services, rental and utilities assistance, unemployment, health and wellness and more.

Seattle Utility Discount Program
Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle City Light customers can apply if their financial stability has been jeopardized by COVID-19.

Seattle-Area Emergency Food Resources
Food banks, meals, and student to-go meals included on this map.

Seattle Public Schools: Family Resources for COVID-19 Related School Closures

Highline Public Schools Coronavirus Resources

King County Public Health 

Renton-area Support Request Form
People who are sick, disabled, quarantined without pay, elderly, undocumented, indigenous and/or people of color are strongly encouraged to fill out this form. Offers food and gas, utility assistance, and past-due rent assistance. 

South Puget Sound (Pierce, Thurston and Lewis counties)

Graduate Tacoma and Tacoma Urban League COVID-19 Resources
Resources for Tacoma families and youth including drive-up meal sites, remote learning tools, emergency relief for basic needs and more.

Graduate Tacoma COVID-19 Community Needs Google Form
This form is intended to identify community organizations and families in need of assistance.

Tacoma Public Schools News Feed
Information about the changes to Tacoma Public Schools and their progress moving forward into fall. 

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Thurston County Public Health & Social Services

Lewis County Public Health & Social Services 

Northeast: Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, and Whitman

Spokane Public Schools Updates and Resources
Public schools updates and resources including closure information, laptop distribution, free meals for students, resources for special education, and learning at home. 

Spokane County United Way
Info about employment and sick leave, housing, food access, options for medical assistance, IRS and tax information, virtual learning opportunities. 

Spokane Regional Health District
Info on Spokane public health department’s COVID-19 response, insurance, when to see a doctor, workplaces and employers, schools and childcare, and more. 

Greater Spokane Inc. COVID-19 Response
Links to COVID-19 resources, relief measures, assistance info for Spokane, and Washington state and Spokane policy and declarations.

Lincoln County Health Department

Pend Oreille, Stevens, and Ferry Counties Health District

Whitman County Public Health

South Central: Kittitas, Klickitat, and Yakima

Yakima Health District
Includes guidance on closures, FAQs, community info and resources. 

Yakima Schools
Info on food distribution, childcare, student learning. Also includes resources in English and Spanish such as Department of Health updates, health tips and how to talk to kids about coronavirus. 

Yakima Area Community Resources (Recursos Comunitarios del Área de Yakima)
Emergency medical services, family support services, food resources, emergency shelters and more.

Kittitas County Info and Resources

Klickitat County Info and Resources 

Northwest: Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom

Island County Public Health

San Juan Community Health

Skagit County

Snohomish Health District

Whatcom County Health Department 

Southeast: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Garfield, South Grant, and Walla Walla

Walla Walla Mutual Aid Network
Nonprofits, volunteers, and community members offering grocery delivery, prescription pickup, errand running, and monetary stipends to those in need during the COVID-19 crisis.

Adams County Health Department

Asotin County Community Health

Benton-Franklin Health District

Columbia County Public Health

Garfield County Public Health

Grant County Health District

Walla Walla Department of Community Health 

Southwest: Serving Clark, Cowlitz, Pacific, Skamania and Wahkiakum

Clark County Public Health

Cowlitz County Health & Human Services

Pacific County

Skamania County Public Health

Wahkiakum County

Peninsula: Mason, Grays Harbor, Kitsap, Clallam, Jefferson

Bremerton School District COVID-19 Resources

Kitsap Public Health District

Mason County Public Health

Grays Harbor County Public Health

Clallam County Public Health

Jefferson County Public Health 

North Central: Chelan, Douglas, North Grant, Lincoln and Okanogan

Chelan-Douglas Health District

Grant County Public Health

Lincoln County Public Health

Okanogan County Emergency Management