Homes First

5203 Lacey Blvd SE

Lacey WA 98503

(360) 236-0920

Homes@HomesFirst.org

Special thanks to our founding partner

Olympia Federal Savings

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Resources During

the Covid-19 Pandemic

Here are some links that we hope you will find helpful to answer your questions.  Remember, don't panic!  Stay informed, stay away from crowds & wash your hands - a lot.  We are all in this together.

Employment Security:  Given the current public health crisis and the temporary shutdown of non-essential businesses across our state, the job search requirement for unemployment benefits is now optional.

esd.wa.gov/newsroom/covid-19 

Rental Assistance Fund:  United Way of Thurston County and the Community Foundation are taking applications for assistance for rent, utilities, childcare and basic needs.

Please CALL the Community Action Council:  Monday – Thursday, from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at (360) 438-1100 or 1-(800) 878-5235.

Washington Department of Health: The Washington State Department of Health has established a call center to address questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington, or how the virus is spread, please call 1-800-525-0127. 

https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus

From PSE:  We know some of our business and residential customers might be worried about paying their bills. Here are measurable actions we’ve taken on behalf of our customers:

https://www.pse.com/pages/bill-and-weatherization-assistance

From the Department of Financial Institutions:  Financial resources for people affected by Covid-19

https://dfi.wa.gov/coronavirus-financial-resources

From Thurston County Public Health: Due to the level of concern about COVID-19, the following are in effect in Thurston County.

https://www.thurstoncountywa.gov/phss/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

From N.Thurston, Olympia, & Tumwater School Districts: With the schools closed,  families will have access to local services provided by the district in your area.  

https://olympia.macaronikid.com/articles/5e6d0abe1c50ac067b91a151/services-available-during-school-closures

South Sound Behavioral Hospital:  Open for business and offering free mental health assessments 24/7. Based on assessment, clients may qualify for inpatient, outpatient, or hospitalization services.

Please call:  1-844-949-8888

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