COVID-19 Resource Guide for Students and Families

Updated May 19, 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.

U.S. Department of Education COVID-19 Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel
For elementary and secondary schools, higher education institutions, and at-home activities.

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 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.

HighSpeedInternet.com
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.

National Association for College Admission Counseling: Coronavirus Impact Status Update
Info about changes in college admission events, deposit dates and more. Tool updates in real time as NACAC gets info from postsecondary institutions. 

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.

Enterprise Car Rental College Student Travel Assistance
Age minimum reduced and young renter fees waived through May 31.

U-Haul 30 Days Free Self-Storage
Helps college students impacted by unforeseen schedule changes at their universities.

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.

COVID-19 Response for Students who are Homeless or with Experience in Foster Care
A guide by the Juvenile Law Center, The Hope Center, and Schoolhouse Connection for supporting students who have experienced homelessness or foster care. 

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. 

El Centro de la Raza DACA Scholarship Assistance
DACA scholarship funds available on a first-come first-serve basis until funds run out.

COVID-19 Relief Fund for Undocumented Individuals in Washington State
Serves individuals who are completely undocumented (not DACA, TPS recipients) and unable to access government benefits. To protect individuals, this application will not ask immigration status.

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

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.

You are not alone: Resources for businesses and workers affected by the coronavirus outbreak in Washington state
Seattle Times list of government and relief agency services to help with keeping a business afloat, food and housing after a job loss, 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 Fact Sheet
Fact sheet on symptoms, who is at risk, and more. Available in multiple languages.

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 who were laid off due to the coronavirus outbreak. Learn how to apply for unemployment, health insurance and other aid.

Rent Help from United Way and King County
$5 million fund for rental assistance for households that have lost all or part of their income due to the pandemic and make below 50% of the area median income.

Seattle Times COVID-19 Community Resources
Food, child care, mental health support and more resources to support the community.

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.

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. 

Seattle Public Schools: Family Resources for COVID-19 Related School Closures
Highline Public Schools Coronavirus Resources
King County Public Health 

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 Coronavirus Resources
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 Closure Resources
Public schools closure resources including 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