Resources for Youth and Families

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Welcome to the Olympia School District

Distance LearningWhether you're a family that's brand new to the Olympia School District, or just wondering where to go to find answers to specific questions you've never known how to answer, this page is a great place to start!


We know how overwhelming it can be at the beginning of a "typical" school year, much less now that COVID-19 has redefined what our educational setting looks like. Below are some categories which include resources and contact information which we think will be helpful as you navigate our school district, especially as we begin the school year in distance learning.


Please do not be afraid to connect with us via any of the contact information included below. We are here to answer your questions!


Community Resources


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

(844) 628-7343


Olympia Health and Recovery Services

(360) 754-1338


SafePlace Olympia Helpline

(360) 754-6300


StrongHearts Native Helpline for domestic/sexual violence



Trans Lifeline for peer support



Trevor Lifeline for LGBTQ+ Youth


Text START to 678678

Chat online


Youth Suicide Prevention Hotline

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





Behavioral Health Resources

(360) 704-7170


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Non-Medicaid/Private Counseling

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


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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


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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

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


Washington Listens Fact Sheet

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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



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.


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



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 COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund

Apply by December 6, 2020 for the Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund and receive a $1,000 one-time direct payment (up to $3,000 per household).

1-844-724-3737 (Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)


Washington State (COVID-19) Website

Salvation Army Warm Home Fund

(360) 352-8596 Ext. 3



Internet/Phone Options



Child Care Options




Other Community Resources



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


Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund


For other resources not listed above:

Comprehensive Thurston County Community Services Resource List



Thurston County Legislators


22nd District


35th District


Parenting Resources and Supports


Parenting Support & Resources


Parenting Classes


Parenting Websites


Parenting Tool Videos


Parenting FAQ


Mental Health/Social Emotional Resources

I’m worried about my child’s mental health.



Educational Resources


Creating Schedules & Structures for Online Learning




How to talk with kids about COVID-19


Keeping yourself and others healthy


Helping Students Cope


Olympia School District Technology


Social-Emotional Learning