Pandemic Resources

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 5, 2020

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If you need help finding resources or have other needs over the summer when the Family Community Resource Center (FCRC) is closed, you can dial 211 (or call toll-free at 866-698-6155) for assistance. You can also text your zip code to 898-211 or visit this website for more information: https://www.211.org/

Childcare

Child Aware Family Center
1-800-446-1114 to find childcare. Select number 3 for Spanish.


Food and Supplies

Food Banks in the Area
Clark County Food Bank has collected a list of all food bank and pantry sites in the area at on their website here: https://www.clarkcountyfoodbank.org/get-food-covid19

SHARE
(1115 W 13th St. Vancouver, WA 98660) offers sack meal pick-up.

Mondays-Fridays:

  • Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:00 a.m.
  • Lunch: 12 - 12:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5 - 5:30 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays

  • Breakfast: 9 - 9:30 a.m.
  • Dinner: 3:30 - 4:00 p.m.


FISH Longview
(1526 Commerce Ave, Longview, WA 98632)

Call (360) 636-1100 to schedule time Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (call early as appointments book up quickly). Must go to Longview for pickup. No Spanish interpreter.

Woodland Action Center
(736 Davidson Ave, Woodland WA, 98674) offers vouchers/shopping.

Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (must arrive by 4:45 p.m. for check-in with ID: ASB card, med coupon, mail with address, Apple ID cards, birthdates of children, etc.)

Grab-and-go boxes available if you don't want to wait in line to shop -OR- check in to get a number to shop, wait in vehicle or lobby until it your turn (we are following social distancing guidelines).

Woodland Public Schools Food Services
For details on food services offered by Woodland Public Schools, please click here to visit our Food Services webpage to learn more.


Food Stamps / Cash Assistance / Childcare Assistance

Create a Washington Connection Account to apply online for food stamps, cash assistance, and/or childcare assistance by visiting:  https://www.washingtonconnection.org or call 1-877-501-2233. Additional services are available for families who qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch program. Click here to learn about those services, called Pandemic EBT or P-EBT.


Internet Service

Low-cost Internet Service for Qualifying Families*. Comcast offers low-cost Internet service for low-income families. Qualifying families can sign up online or call 1-800-934-6489.

Comcast offering free WiFi Public Hotspots to EVERYONE. Comcast has unlocked its public internet hotspots for both customers and non-customers. Non-Xfinity subscribers will need to accept Terms and Conditions to access the network and repeat when requested to continue using free access. Find a local hotspot near you at http://wifi.xfinity.com.

* If you need a Notice of Eligibility for Free or Reduced lunch from the School to apply for services, please contact Gabby Meador at meadorg@woodlandschools.org, or call 360-869-3026


Medicaid (Washington)

Customer support is available at 1-855-923-4633 (1-855-627-9604), however wait times are longer than normal, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Visit www.wahealthplanfinder.org for more information.


Mental Health Services

Both Clark and Cowlitz County offer mental health crises support free-of-charge to the community. In addition, if you or someone you know has been contemplating suicide, the National Suicide Prevention Helpline is available free-of-charge as well.

Clark County - Mental Health Crisis Line: (800) 626-8137 or (360) 696-9560

Cowlitz County - Mental Health Crisis Line: (800) 803-8833 or (360) 425-6064

National Suicide Prevention Helpline: (800) 273-8255


Paid Family & Medical Leave (WA)

For more information Washington State's family and medical leave pay, visit paidleave.wa.gov.


Rent & Mortgage (House Payment) Options

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee has extended the statewide moratorium on evictions of residential tenants (renters) until August 1, 2020 (news release), and the Federal Eviction Moratorium for homeowners with federally-backed mortgages will extend until July 25, 2020 (news release).


Unemployment

For unemployment/underemployment due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, Washington State has expanded criteria flexed work requirements and waived the one-week waiting period. Click here to apply online.


Utilities - Electricity, Sewer, and Water Services

Cowlitz and Clark Public Utilities Departments are temporarily suspending disconnections and shut-offs caused by financial hardships at this time. Please contact them to discuss your bill/options. 

The City of Woodland is also offering payment plans for February utility bills that are past due. Property owners or tenants affected by the COVID-19 emergency can arrange for installment plans and waivers for late charges by contacting the City of Woodland using the information below.

Clark Public Utilities
https://www.clarkpublicutilities.com
(360) 992-3000

Cowlitz County Public Utilities
https://www.cowlitzpud.org
(360) 423-2210

City of Woodland Utilities
Email: utilityclerk@ci.woodland.wa.us
(360) 225-8281 x 116



Do you know any businesses or organizations offering services or assistance for families?

Please email details to Eric Jacobson, our Communications Manager: jacobsoe@woodlandschools.org

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