Community Resources for Youth and Families

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Student learning in the OSDCommunity 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



Groceries & Meals



Free or low-cost Internet and Phone Options



Community Child Care options Fall 2020


Bills & Income


  • The 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:

    Kathy Cooper,

    Tom Webster,


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