Community resources for May 6, 2020

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Jefferson Community Foundation. 201-B W. Patison St., Port Hadlock. Visit jcfgives.org, email info@jcfgives.org or call 360-385-1729.

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Community resources for May 6, 2020

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Jefferson Community Foundation. 201-B W. Patison St., Port Hadlock. Visit jcfgives.org, email info@jcfgives.org or call 360-385-1729.

Local 2020. 1240 W. Sims Way, Suite 12, Port Townsend. Visit l2020.org or email COVID_web@l2020.org.

To submit to community resources, email calendars@ptleader.com.

 

CHILD CARE

Salish Coast Elementary. Provides emergency child care for the families of health-care professionals, first responders and other workers who need to continue working during closure and are unable to provide other means of safe supervision. The childcare center is a last resort for families with no other options. Visit jcfgives.org/childcare.

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Dove House Advocacy Services. Advocacy, basic needs, housing assistance and other resources for recent and past victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and general crime. Offering a Rapid Response Rental Assistance Fund for people who need immediate financial assistance to avoid homelessness or long-term debt from which they could not recover. Visit dovehousejc.org, call 360-385-5292, or call its 24/7 Crisis Line at 360-385-5291.

OlyCAP. Providing increased emergency funds for energy, rent and frozen meals to people now facing unemployment. Visit olycap.org.

EDC Team Jefferson. The state-designated economic development council (EDC) for Jefferson County has a compilation of COVID-19 resources for businesses. Visit edcteamjefferson.org/COVID19.

Society of St. Vincent DePaul. Provides financial aid for food, gas, utilities, rent, bus passes, emergency shelter, prescriptions, medical and dental expenses, repairs, insurance, clothing and laundry. Leave a message to make an appointment. Visit svdpejc.org or call 360-379-1325.

Jefferson County Mutual Aid. Provides financial aid for food, gas, utilities, bus passes, prescriptions, repairs, insurance, clothing and laundry. Dedicated to supporting workers directly impacted by layoffs or other COVID-19 upsets. Go to their website to request assistance. Visit jeffcomutualaid.com.

Jefferson County Immigrant Rights Advocates (JCIRA). Offers financial assistance for immigrants and their families. Visit jcira.org, email JCIRAwa@gmail.com or call 360-232-6070.

LION COVID-19 Emergency Loan Program. LION has established a new loan program for Jefferson County businesses and nonprofits that need funds to deal with the COVID-19 emergency. A fast-track process has been established to handle the applications. Visit l2020.org/LION.

 

FOOD BANKS

At this time, clients should line up in their cars in front of the buildings and volunteers will come outside to assist you. Please be patient during this time of increased need and new systems.

Port Townsend Food Bank. Open to all, Wednesdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Open to seniors only, Saturdays 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 1929 Blaine St. Visit jeffersoncountyfoodbanks.org or email at Shirley Moss at shirley@chainmaker.com.

Tri-Area Food Bank. Wednesdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 760 Chimacum Road. Visit jeffersoncountyfoodbanks.org/tri-area.html or email rjbtriareafb@outlook.com.

Quilcene Food Bank. Wednesdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 294952 Highway 101. Visit jeffersoncountyfoodbanks.org/index.html or email Quilcene@JeffersonCountyFoodBanks.Org.

Brinnon Food Bank. Tuesdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 151 Corey St. Call 360-701-0483.

 

FOOD FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

All school systems are providing food to young people on weekdays. All are providing pick-up and delivery by school buses to their usual pick-up points. On weekends, the three weekend feeding programs—Backpacks for Kids PT, Chimacum Backpacks and Weekend Nutrition Program in Quilcene—are providing weekend food.

Backpacks for Kids Port Townsend. Weekend food for Port Townsend children up to age 18. Visit ptkiwanis.org or email Bob Carter at conan812@hotmail.com.

Chimacum Backpacks for Kids. Weekend food for Chimacum children up to age 18. Visit chimacumbackpacksforkids.com or email Marilyn Chadwell at chimacumbackpacksforkids@gmail.com.

Weekend Nutrition Program. Weekend food for Quilcene and Brinnon children up to 18. Quilcene First Presbyterian Church. Call Bonnie McDaniel at 360-301-2987.

While closed, schools are allowed to provide food to all children up to age 18, but not their caregivers.

Community Wellness Project. Food for adult caregivers in low-income families. The Community Wellness Project is filling the gap by working with the Chimacum School District to identify families in need and coordinate food delivery for caregivers in low-income families. Visit jccwp.org or email contact@jccwp.org.

 

FOOD SOURCES

Jefferson County Map of Food Sources. Type in your address or drop a pin and find food sources, food services, farm stands, farmers markets, restaurants, grocery stores, meal programs and food banks on a visual map within a set radius of your address. Visit jeffcowa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html.

Jefferson County Farms, Farm Stands and CSAs. List of all farms with basic descriptions and contact information. Visit l2020.org/local-food/csa.

Local Farm Sources. How and where to buy fresh produce, meat and cheese from local sources. Visit the Interactive Farms Table at l2020.org/covid-19/farmsources, or the Printable Farm Sources PDF at l2020.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/East-Jefferson-County-Farms-printable.pdf.

Restaurants. Sortable, searchable, printable list of East Jefferson County restaurants. Contains delivery and take-out info. Visit the Interactive Restaurant Table at l2020.org/covid-19/restaurants, or the Printable Restaurant PDF at l2020.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/East-Jefferson-County-Restaurants.pdf.

Groceries. Sortable, searchable, printable list of East Jefferson County grocery stores. Contains hours, ordering, delivery and pick-up information. Visit the Interactive Grocery Store Table at l2020.org/covid-19/groceries, or the Printable Grocery Store PDF at l2020.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/East-Jefferson-County-Grocery-Stores.pdf.

Community Centers and Meal Programs. Sortable, searchable, printable list of East Jefferson County community centers and meal programs. Contains hours and contact information. Visit the Interactive Meal Program table at l2020.org/covid-19/meals, or the Printable Meal Program PDF at l2020.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/East-Jefferson-County-Meal-Programs.pdf.

Food Assistance Programs. Includes information on food banks, taxi service, school food distribution, Jefferson County Public Health WIC program and Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) programs. Visit l2020.org/covid-19/food-assistance-programs.

WSU Master Gardener Clinic. Whether you have questions on starting your vegetable garden, an insect pest infestation or an unknown pathogen destroying your beloved plants, certified Master Gardeners are now taking questions online. Visit extension.wsu.edu/jefferson/gardening-2/plant-clinic.

Just Soup. Tuesdays and Fridays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1020 Jefferson St. Drive up to the parking lot entrance on Franklin Street. The lunches, which include soup, bread, a granola bar and fruit, are packaged inside the kitchen and brought out to the parking lot. Call 360-385-0770.

 

FREE WI-FI

Available 24/7 in the following parking lots:

Jefferson County Library. 620 Cedar Ave., Port Hadlock.

Port Townsend Library. 1220 Lawrence St., Port Townsend.

Brinnon Community Center. 306144 Highway 101, Brinnon.

LB Johnson Community Center. 923 Hazel Point Road, Quilcene (Coyle).

Tri-Area Community Center. 10 West Valley Road, Chimacum.

Quilcene Community Center. 294952 Highway 101, Quilcene.

 

HOUSING SERVICES

Jefferson County Shelter. Daily 4 p.m.-8 a.m. 209 Monroe St. Night shelter for single adults over age 18 in Jefferson County. Call 360-385-2571.

OlyCAP. Housing for low-income individuals and families. Visit olycap.org/get-help/housing-services or call 360-385-2571.

Housing Solutions Network. Information about rent and mortgage resources, as well as other assistance. Visit housingsolutionsnetwork.org/covid-19-resource-page.

 

HOW TO HELP

Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management. Information on volunteering or donating through OlyCAP; medical, security or emergency responder volunteering through DEM; and the Community Face Mask Program. Visit co.jefferson.wa.us/1450/VolunteerHow-to-Help.

Give Jefferson COVID-19 Emergency Fund. Emergency funding to support local nonprofits and community-serving government agencies that help meet basic human needs are facing increased demands for services or dealing with their own organization’s financial hardship. Visit jcf.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/list/grant.

 

INFORMATION SOURCES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov.

CDC — Get Your Home Ready, Detailed Planning Guidance: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/get-your-household-ready-for-COVID-19.html

Washington State Coronavirus Response: coronavirus.wa.gov.

Washington State Department of Health: doh.wa.gov.

Jefferson County Public Health: jeffersoncountypublichealth.org/1429/COVID-19.

Jefferson Healthcare: jeffersonhealthcare.org/covid-19.

Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management: co.jefferson.wa.us/950/Dept-of-Emergency-Management.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office: l2020.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/2020-04-09-Stay-Home-Order-Guidance-FINAL.pdf

Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce: jeffcountychamber.org/news-release.

Jefferson County Library: jclibrary.info.

KPTZ 91.9 FM: kptz.org/emergency-response.

PT Main Street: ptmainstreet.org/resources/covid-19-resources.

The Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader. Website updated daily with coronavirus information, available for free, along with the latest “What’s Open” listings. Visit ptleader.com.

Brinnon Info: brinnoninfo.com/coronavirus.

 

MEDICAL & MENTAL HEALTH

JC MASH. Due to COVID-19 concerns, Jefferson County’s free clinic is temporarily not seeing patients at its downtown Port Townsend location, but is open for telephone and telemedicine consultations every Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. Call 360-385-4268, leave a message if needed, a nurse will answer, and a doctor will call you. All members of the community with limited access to medical care, for whatever reason, are invited to take advantage of this free service. Visit jcmash.org.

National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI). Visit namijeffcowa.org or call its 24-Hour Helpline at 1-800-273-8255.

Volunteers of America Crisis Response Services. 24/7 free, confidential emotional support for individuals in crisis and/or considering suicide. Visit imhurting.org for online chat support, or call 888-910-0416 for Jefferson County.

CDC — COVID-19, Managing Anxiety and Stress: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html.

Discovery Behavioral Health (formerly Jefferson Mental Health). Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Primary focus is meeting the mental health needs of those covered by Medicaid. Crisis services are available to all. Visit discoverybh.org, call 360-385-0321 or call its 24-Hour Crisis Hotline at 360-385-0321, ext. 1 (forwarded to Volunteers of America after-hours).

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Call 800-273-TALK (8255).

The Benji Project. Mindful self-compassion for middle and high school-age students. Trained teachers host free one-hour sessions to share stress relief and connection and coping practices twice a week. These video conference drop-in sessions will occur as long as schools remain closed. Visit thebenjiproject.org/online-sessions or call Teresa at 360-821-1960.

Olympic Area Agency on Aging (O3A). Supports a variety of services for older adults and adults with disabilities with a goal to help people age in the place of their choosing. Email info.o3aJ@dshs.wa.gov or call 360-385-2552.

 

PRESCRIPTION DELIVERY

Jefferson Family Pharmacy. No delivery charges to Quilcene, Sequim, Discovery Bay and the Hood Canal Bridge area. They can only deliver to Quilcene on weekdays and request at least one-day notice. Call 360-385-3005.

QFC Pharmacy in Port Hadlock. No postal charges to mail prescriptions. They’re working with a delivery service to arrange in-person delivery. Call 360-385-1070.

Safeway Pharmacy. Through May 1, they’ve waived delivery fees for same- or next-day pharmacy deliveries and mail, except for one- or two-hour rush delivery orders. Call 360-385-2860.

Discovery Behavioral Health. DBH continues to fill prescriptions, with enough supplies to last patients until their next appointments. If you need a refill before your next prescriber visit, call the main DBH number at 360-385-0321.

Prescription Delivery Resources. A list of local pharmacies offering mail and/or in-person delivery during the coronavirus crisis. Visit l2020.org/covid-19/prescriptiondelivery.

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