Call us with ANY question: 1-509-484-9829

 

COVID-19 Leaflet for Migrant Populations

توصيات الصحة العامة الخاصة ب-COVID-19 

اگر بیمار شوم چه کاری باید انجام دهم

၂၀၁၉ ကိုရိုနာဗိုင်းရပ်စ်ရောဂါ (COVID-19) နှင့်ပတ်သက်၍ သင် သိရှိထားရမည့်အရာများ

Ese urumva urwaye? Amakuru yerekeye irwara ya COVID-19

COVID-19 Рекомендации Отдела Общественного Здравоохранения

Recomendaciones de Salud Pública

Unajisikia mgonjua? Ukweli kuusu ugonjua wa virusi vya korona (COID-19)

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Русский – Russian

Af-soomaali – Somali

Español - Spanish

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Tiếng Việt – Vietnamese

Know Your Rights from HIAS:  EnglishArabicFarsiFrenchRussianSpanish, and Swahili.

 

What does the "Stay Home Order" mean?

On March 23, Gov. Jay Inslee issued a Stay Home — Stay Healthy order which will be effective for a minimum of two weeks. The order requires every Washingtonian to stay at home, except for people pursuing an essential activity, like shopping for groceries or going to a medical appointment. What does it mean to stay home?

What’s still allowed:

• Getting takeout food. (Food deliveries also are permitted).

• Going to work at an essential business.

• Going outside for walks and exercise, as long as they keep 6 feet apart.

 

Do I qualify for unemployment benefits?

Look at the chart here and contact World Relief (509-484-9829) with any other questions. 

Audio assistance for filing an unemployment-insurance claim in English and 14 other languages

Amharic | Arabic | Cambodian | Chinese | English | Farsi | Korean

Laotian | Oromo | Punjabi | Russian | Somali | Spanish | Tagalog | Vietnamese

If you don't qualify for unemployment benefits, you may still be eligible for assistance. Look at the chart here and contact World Relief (509-484-9829) with any other questions.

 

COVID-19 Translated Resources Directory

DSHS Translated Directory

This directory is a list of translated COVID-19 health education resources (fact sheets, flyers, posters, audio recordings, videos, etc.), organized in alphabetical order by language. The translated materials are from United States government entities, International non-government agencies, community based organizations, and selective countries outside the United States. This directory is not inclusive of all the translated materials available, and will be updated on a regular basis.

 

ESL Classes

Online classes start April 13th, visit the SCC Facebook page for more information.

 

For children

It is important to note that Spokane Public Schools are providing resources to children even though school is not in session, regardless if the child attends that school or not. For more information visit this page from Spokane Public Schools.

Meals can be picked up from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at these locations:

Arlington

Lincoln Heights

Shaw MS

Logan

Balboa

Longfellow

Rogers HS

Sheridan

Finch

Moran Prairie

Shadle Park HS

Stevens

Garfield

Mullan Road

Ferris HS

 

Hutton

Ridgeview

Grant

 

Lidgerwood​

Roosevelt

Holmes

 

How to access laptop for at home learning

To support student learning for families without access to computers at home, Spokane Public Schools is checking out laptops to students based on need and availability. At this time, we can offer one device per student, and up to two per family. If you do not have home internet, there are several free options listed on the website.

Help your kids learn at home

Spokane Public Schools has uploaded and made available many helpful guides for academic success with at home learning. List of Learning at home guides in (Arabic, Burmese, French, Karin, Marshallese, Nepali, Kirundi/Kinyarwanda, Kiswahili, Russian and Spanish) can be found here.

 

Housing & Rent

Talk with your landlord right away if you fear you might be unable to pay rent. Contact World Relief (509-484-9829) if you fear you might lose your housing soon because of financial problems.

 

Transportation

Spokane Transit Authority

The bus will continue to run, but has closed all public gathering spaces and encourages riders to exercise the 6-foot distance rule while waiting at any stops. At this point there is no indication the public transportation will close down. Click here for the most updated changes in policies.

Car Insurance

If you cannot pay your insurance for a certain period of time due to COVID, it is best to contact the insurance provider directly and create a payment plan option. Call World Relief (509-484-9829) to talk with a staff member about how to do this.

 

Travel Loan Payments

The Travel Loan office is understanding of the financial hardship many families are experiencing. Even if you or your family has utilized the benefit of deferment or reduction in the past, if you are currently unemployed or are working fewer hours, there are options. Call World Relief (509-484-9829) to talk with a staff member about your situation.

 

Utilities

Avista

Because of coronavirus concerns, Avista will not turn off power in Washington, Idaho and Oregon if you cannot pay your bills. Call World Relief (509-484- 9829) with any questions or if you need help.

Internet/Phone

If you do not have access to the internet, you may qualify for free services through Comcast.

Spectrum is offering free internet for students during the school shut down.

Call World Relief (509-484-9829) to learn how to apply.

 

Where to get food

Second Harvest Food Bank of Inland Northwest | (509) 534-6678

IMPORTANT: Call or check online here for the location serving your zip code. You will be turned away if you don’t go to the food bank that services your zip code. Most food banks require Picture ID, current proof of address, and Social Security cards for household members. Must be over 18.

Spokane Schools

Offering grab & go meals – a breakfast and a lunch together – for any child aged 0-18, or currently enrolled in high school, at the following locations from 11AM - 1PM. This includes ANY student, even those who don’t attend Spokane Public Schools!

Airway Heights Baptist Church Food Bank | 12322 Sunset Hwy, Airway Heights | 244-2474

Cheney Food Bank  | 616 3rd St. Cheney | 235-2325

City Gate  | 170 S. Madison, Spokane | 455-9670

East Central Food Bank  | 500 S. Stone, Spokane

Mead Food Bank | 12611 N. Wilson, Mead

Medical Lake Food Bank | 207 S Washington St, Medical Lake | 299-3819

North County Food Pantry | 40015A North Collins Rd, Elk

Northeast Food Pantry | 4001 N. Cook, Spokane | 292-2530

Our Place | 1509 W. College, Spokane | 509-326-7267

The Salvation Army Food Bank | 204 E. Indiana, Spokane | 325-6810

Southside Food Bank  | 2934 E. 27th, Spokane | 535-2301

SNAP Food Bank  | 4001 N. Cook, Spokane

Spokane Valley Partners Food Bank  | 10814 E. Broadway, Spokane Valley

Westminster Presbyterian Church Food Bank  | 2705 W. Boone, Spokane

 

Clothing & Laundry

House of Charity

624-7821

Our Place

326-7267

Peaceful Valley Community Center

624-8634

 

FAQs for our Clients

If I have a case pending at one of the local offices, how will I get a hold of my caseworker?

There will be staff attending to office phones and other methods of communication. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

 

My family member is arriving at the airport this week. Will someone be there to meet them?

Yes. We will make sure that all essential services will continue. This includes airport pickups, rent payments, food drop-offs, etc.