Where to get help during the COVID-19 pandemic

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I continue to receive information about where to go to get help. Here are some other resources you may find helpful. Connie South Sound Outreach: Financial, Expenses, Health, Food, School Operation Plans/Meals, Employment and Health Care  Pierce County Human Services Response to COVID-19 Health Care Authority: Updates for Behavioral Health Providers and Medicaid Clients Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department  United Way: Free Meals During School Closures and Resources Beacon Health Options  Elevate Health COVID-19 Resource Center  Emergency Food Pantry Find Help Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs that help people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Child Care Aware of WA Family Center is keeping track of all child care availability in King and Pierce County. The Family Center phone number is 1-800-446-1114. By contacting this number families can get…
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COVID-19 Temporary Care Centers

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I have been in communication with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department and the County’s Emergency Management Director in addressing the concern people have about where to go if they have been exposed to COVID-19 but are not sick. We will be setting up Temporary Care Centers. Temporary Care Centers are effective and essential to slow the spread of disease and save lives. Pierce County will need several temporary care centers to house vulnerable Pierce County residents exposed to COVID-19 who don’t have a safe place to stay for the14-day quarantine period. We continue our work to identify assessment and recovery sites in West and East Pierce County. Click on the embedded image for detailed information.  
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COVID-19: Keeping You Informed

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The County is working in partnership with Tacoma Pierce County Health Department, the State Department of Health, the Governor, our local cities, our Congressional delegation, our local businesses, and non-profit providers. This only works if we know what each of us, (and those we represent) are doing, what is important to our constituents, what the is at the current moment and understand how to work together to problem solve. Everyday there is more information to digest, and more information to come. To help you stay informed I am sharing the following information. County Council The Council is continuing our Council meetings, but we have the ability to call in to the meeting. We are canceling committee meetings, we passed Resolution 2020-35  which directed $500,000 to food banks and shelters during this COVID-19…
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A snapshot of our homeless count

A snapshot of our homeless count

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This past January the county organized volunteers to go into our community to count the homeless. This calculation is not scientific, it’s a one-day snapshot that captures those who are homeless. I believe all of us have not only seen the homeless on our streets, but are also concerned about their living conditions. I know I am. Not only did our volunteers count 1,321 homeless, but the county wanted to know more about who they are, including why they are homeless, and where they came from, to help better plan how we should be responding in order to reduce the homeless population. Here are the some highlights of what we found: 39 percent are women, 14 percent are victims of domestic violence, 14 percent are households with children, and 6…
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