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

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

 

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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

 

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.

  

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 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

 

COVID-19 RESOURCES

 

How to talk with kids about COVID-19

 

Keeping yourself and others healthy

 

Helping Students Cope

 

Olympia School District Technology

 

Social-Emotional Learning