Community Resources for Youth and Families

  • Decrease Text Size
  • Increase Text Size

Student learning in the OSDCommunity agencies are available to assist youth and families in need, especially due to 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.

 

 

Crisis Resources

 

Catholic Community Resources - Crisis Stabilization Services

(360) 480-5721

 

Crisis Clinic of Thurston County

Crisis Line: (360) 586-2800/1-800-627-2211

Youth Helpline: (360) 586-2777

 

Emergency Shelter Network Hotline

(360) 528-8999

 

Olympia Health and Recovery Services

(360) 754-1338

 

SafePlace Olympia Helpline

(360) 754-6300

 

StrongHearts Native Helpline for domestic/sexual violence

1-844-762-8483

 

Trans Lifeline for peer support

1-877-565-8860

 

Trevor Lifeline for LGBTQ+ Youth

1-866-656-4673

Text START to 678678

Chat online

 

Youth Suicide Prevention Hotline

1-800-273-8255; LGBTQ Helpline: 1-866-488-7386

 


Counseling

 

Behavioral Health Resources

(360) 704-7170

 

Opening in a new window

Non-Medicaid/Private Counseling

Contact your medical insurance provider to obtain a list of in-network counseling providers.

 

Opening in a new window

Partners in Prevention and Education (PIPE)Opening in a new window

Opening in a new windowFree therapy and support groups available to youth and young adult (ages 13-30) survivors of child sexual abuse, rape, sexual assault and/or sexual exploitation who are homeless, street-dependent, or at-risk for becoming homeless.317 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501

(360) 357-4472

 

Pathways Mental Health ServicesOpening in a new window

Opening in a new windowCo-occurring Disorders: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Gambling Addiction Counseling1230 Carpenter Rd. SE, Suite C-3, Lacey, WA 98503

(360) 799-5782

 

SeaMar Behavioral Health

Opening in a new window

3030 Limited Lane NW, Olympia, WA 98502
(360) 491-1399

 


Support Groups

 

Family Alliance for Mental Health

Support group for parents with children or youth who struggle with social, emotional, behavioral challenges and mental health needs

(360) 790-7505

 

SoundCareKids

Grief Support Group for children and teens

(877) 620-3286 or (360) 493-5928

 

South Sound Parent to Parent

 


Groceries & Meals

   

Olympia School District Fall 2020 Meal Distribution

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. Meals are free through December 31, 2020.

 

Pandemic EBT Emergency School Meals Program

 

Rosie's Place Engagement Center (for ages 12-24)

Drop-in 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8:30 p.m.

520 Pear St. S.E., Olympia

(360) 943-0780 Ext. 186

 

The Community Kitchen at Salvation Army

Breakfast 7:15 - 8:15 a.m.; Lunch 11 a.m. - noon; Dinner 5 - 6 p.m.

824 5th Ave. S.E, Olympia

(360) 352-8596

 

Thurston County Food Bank

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 


Bills & Income

 

Community Action Council

(360) 438-1100

 

City Gates Ministries

(360-705-8340)

 

City of Olympia Utilities (COVID-19 Utilities Relief Program)

 

Department of Commerce

Department of Commerce has announced $100 million in CARES money that is being distributed (mostly by counties) across the state to support families that are struggling to pay rent.

Department of Commerce Thurston County contacts:

 

Department of Financial Institutions

Visit this site for assistance with unemployment, mortgage, credit card, rent, utility and student loan payments

 

Employment Security Department Unemployment Benefits

(800) 318-6022

 

Evergreen Christian/Community Care Services

(360) 352-3410

  

Poverty Action Council Economic Resources

 

Puget Sound Energy COVID-19  Assistance

 

Sacred Heart Emergency Service

(360) 923-0929

 

United Way of Thurston County COVID-19 Community Response Fund (provides assistance with rent, utilities and other basic needs).

Call Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

(360) 438-1100 or 1-800-878-5235

 

Veterans Families United

 

Washington State (COVID-19) Website

 

Salvation Army Warm Home Fund

(360) 352-8596 Ext. 3

 


Internet/Phone Options

 

Assurance Wireless

 

AT&T Access Program

 

Century Link LIfeline

Comcast Xfinity Wi-Fi (Internet Essentials)


Child Care Options

 

Child Care Action Council 

 

Child Care Aware

 

Y Academy

 

Boys and Girls Club - Jefferson Middle School

 

Olympia Parks, Arts and Recreation

 


Other Community Resources

 

Catholic Community Services

 

CIELO

 

Community Youth Services

 

Dispute Resolution Center

 

Family Education and Support Services

 

Family Support Center

 

OSD McKinney-Vento Services

 

Pizza Klatch

 

Sound to Harbor Learning Programs/Head Start/ECEAP

(360) 464-6800 or 1-800-536-0992

Espanol: (360) 464-6827

 

Timberland Regional Library


United Way South Sound 211

  

For other resources not listed above:

Comprehensive Thurston County Community Services Resource List

 


COVID-19 Resources

 

American Psychological Association

 

Love and Logic Institute, Inc.

 

Mary Bridge Children's Hospital

 

National Association of School Psychologists

 

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

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

 

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

 

Other Articles


Thurston County Legislators

 

22nd District

 

35th District