Community Resources for Youth and Families

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Community Resources for Youth and Families
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Community agencies are available to assist youth and families who need help navigating circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. 


The following is information about these agencies, a list of local and national emergency hotlines, and links to resources such as how to cope with anxiety and how to talk with children about the pandemic.


Community Agencies


Crisis Resources


SafePlace Olympia 

SafePlace offers remote support to youth and families and is keeping open its 24/7 confidential hotlines.


SafePlace is an approved domestic violence service provider for Thurston County and a 24-hour Community Sexual Assault Program for Thurston County.


The agency provided the following local and national confidential hotline phone numbers:


  • Helpline (24/7 & confidential Helpline)
    (360) 754-6300
  • Crisis Clinic Youth Helpline (run by and for youth – 24/7 & confidential:(360) 586-2777
  • Trevor Lifeline for LGBTQ+ Youth (24/7 & confidential)
    Text START to 678678
    Chat online
  • Trans Lifeline for peer support:(9am-3am CT)
  • StrongHearts Native Helpline for domestic/sexual violence (7am-10pm CT), confidential, and specifically for Native communities:


Olympia Health and Recovery Services: (360) 754-1338


Catholic Community Resources - Crisis Stabilization Services:
(360) 480-5721


Emergency Shelter Network Hotline:
(360) 528-8999


CIELO has expanded the Resources section of its website to include family, education, financial and health resources.

If you know someone who needs help or information, please call: (564) 999-0665. 

CIELO has also created a Facebook group to provide a designated location of all resources available to the Latinx community in South Puget Sound.



Olympia School District McKinney-Vento Supports for Homeless or At-Risk Students





  • Olympia School District Meal Distribution and Childcare Services: View a list of locations where OSD is distributing Grad-and-Go bagged lunches, and breakfasts for the following day, for students and area youth. The district is also partnering with local agencies to provide childcare for health care and other essential workers.
  • Thurston County Food Bank
    Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Free or low-cost Internet and Phone Options 



Bills and Income



Mental Health/Counseling


  • Behavioral Health Resources
    (360) 704-7170


Comprehensive Thurston County Community Services Resource List



COVID-19 Useful Resource Links


Mary Bridge Children's Hospital



The National Child Traumatic Stress Network


  • Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (English) (Spanish) (Chinese) 


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration




National Association of School Psychologists



American Psychological Association