Pandemic Resources

Last Updated: Monday, October 19, 2020

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If you need help finding resources or have other needs outside of the Family Community Resource Center (FCRC) operating hours, 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/

Washington State Coronavirus Resource Page

Washington State offers a list of resources for families including financial resources as well as information about masks, internet access, food services, childcare and more on their website: www.coronavirus.wa.gov
 


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.


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 December 31, 2020.

The Lower Columbia Community Action Program (CAP) offers a Rental Assistance Program wait-list for those who need to cover back-rent. For more information, families can call (360) 425-3430. For families who need an interpreter, call Ethnic Support Council Services at (360) 636-2791.

Program Eligibility:

  • Must have at least one month of rent past due or partially unpaid since March 1
  • Current income (over last 60 days) is at or below 50% of Area Median Income (see below):
    Family Size Annual Income Monthly Income
    1 $24,250 $2,020
    2 $27,700 $2,308
    3 $31,150 $2,959
    4 $34,600 $2,883
  • Must also meet additional eligibility criteria set by the Washington Department of Commerce

For more information or to place your name on the waitlist, contact Lower Columbia CAP (360) 425-3430.


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

Governor Jay Inslee extended the public utilities proclamation until December 31st. The extension of the ratepayer assistance proclamation prohibits energy, water and landline telephone companies from:

  • Disconnecting any residential customers from energy, landline telephone or water service due to nonpayment on an active account, except at the request of the customer.
  • Refusing to reconnect any residential customer who has been disconnected due to nonpayment.
  • Charging fees for late payment or reconnection of energy, landline telephone or water service.
  • Disconnecting service to any residential customer who has contacted the utility to request assistance from the utility’s COVID-19 Customer Support Program.

This proclamation does not relieve customers from the obligation to pay for utility services. Customers and utilities are expected to continue to communicate in good faith with one another, and to work together, on the timing and terms of payment and repayment solutions.

The City of Woodland is also offering payment plans for 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

Lower Columbia Community Action Program (CAP)
https://www.lowercolumbiacap.org
List of resources and programs can be found on the CAP website here.
(360) 425-3430 x 0
 



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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