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How We’re Changing to Help People Now


As we’re responding to the COVID-19 crisis, we’re rapidly evolving how we support people in the community. Here’s how some of our programs are pivoting to provide the help that’s needed now:

  • Home Base – bringing widespread rental assistance online so people don’t have a mountain of debt after eviction moratoriums are over.
    • United Way and our partners are working to get on an online application live later this week. If you are seeking rental assistance, please enter your email here and we’ll send you an email as soon it is live.
  • Fuel Your Future – raising money to expand City of Seattle’s food vouchers program; supporting 100+ grab-and-go meal sites for students and families; rapid piloting of more pop-up meal sites; state-wide support for getting food to students; outreach to connect people to food resources.
  • Free Tax Preparation – providing 100% virtual access to free tax prep support so people can get their credits and returns now.
  • Census 2020 – dramatically amplifying and expanding digital, mailed and printed outreach to emphasize importance of participating in the census now (since an accurate count will influence future funding for community needs).
  • Bridge to Finish – providing food and housing help to community college students across King County, reaching out to students and working 1:1 with them to understand their immediate needs; rapidly piloting 100% virtual access to support.
  • ParentChild+  – providing virtual early education support while also pivoting to help families with emerging basic needs like getting diapers for kids.
  • Reconnecting Youth – getting tablets to students so they can keep learning while programs are not meeting in person; connecting students to virtual mental health support.
  • Jobs Connect & Streets to Home – adapting the programs to be more flexible so they can meet additional staffing, hygiene, equipment or other emerging needs as they continue to get people jobs and move people off the street.
  • Volunteers – between AmeriCorps members and individuals, we’re swiftly deploying volunteers to cover needs as they appear, including phone outreach to connect thousands of people with benefits, food bank support, serving meals and delivering supplies.

Community Relief Fund Honor Roll

Million Dollar Roundtable $1 Million +

  • Seattle Foundation, Coronavirus Response Fund

Pillar $200,000-$999,999

  • Washington Federal Bank

Champion $10,000 – $24,999

  • Anonymous
  • Lott Foundation
  • Ric and Kaylene Anderson