News and Information

COMPLETE EATS PROGRAM RETURNS!

December 27, 2018

Do you have SNAP or EBT food benefits? If you shop at Safeway stores in Washington, and spend $10 on fruits and vegetables with your EBT card and Safeway Club Card you will receive a $5 coupon for your next purchase. The program restarted on December 1st 2018. To find out more visit: www.doh.wa.gov/CompleteEats. The Washington…

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SUPPORT WASHINGTON 211 THIS HOLIDAY SEASON WITH AMAZONSMILE!

November 22, 2018

Want to support Washington 211? Hit the Easy Button this holiday season and shop Amazon with the link below. Your eligible purchases on Amazon.com automatically donate 0.5% of the price to Washington 2-1-1. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Washington 211 every time you shop, at no cost to you.…

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TAX PREPARATION VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

November 8, 2018

The IRS programs VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) and TCE (Tax Counseling for the Elderly) need more volunteers to provide this vauable free service to low-income and older adults. Interested in volunteering? Visit https://www.irs.gov/individuals/irs-tax-volunteers, watch the video below to learn more about this opportunity.

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HELP FOR THE HOLIDAYS

October 6, 2018

Need help for the holidays? Want to give help? 2-1-1 is your connection point for holiday assistance programs throughout Washington State. We can help you find help for Thanksgiving, Christmas, other holiday meals, and gift programs for those in need. Resources vary throughout the state and programs are being added and updated during the season.…

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DONATE TO WASHINGTON 2-1-1 THROUGH THE COMBINED FUND DRIVE

August 30, 2018

Washington State Employees can give to Washington 2-1-1 through the Washington State Combined Fund Drive. Visit https://www.cfd.wa.gov/search and enter Charity Code “1482353” to select Washington 2-1-1 as a charity for your donation. Thank you for your support!

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VANTAGE FIRE

July 10, 2018

Red Cross is opening a shelter for anyone displaced by the Vantage Fire in the town of George, WA. The shelter is located at: George Community Hall, 403 W. Montmorency Blvd. Please dial 2-1-1 for updated information on services in the area or if you want to help. See pictures and information on the Kittitas County Sheriff…

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MEDICAID ALTERNATIVE CARE & TAILORED SUPPORTS FOR OLDER ADULTS

July 7, 2018

There are multiple programs to support unpaid family caregivers or people who do not have a caregiver but who live at home. At times, family caregivers could use some extra support to help them continue to care for their loved one. The Medicaid Alternative Care (MAC) and Tailored Supports for Older Adults (TSOA) programs are…

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UNITED WAY PARTNERS WITH LYFT TO PROVIDE FREE RIDES TO THOSE IN NEED

June 18, 2018

Last year, 2-1-1 received more than 250,000 transportation requests nationwide, and 20 percent of those could not be met with existing resources. Through a partnership with United Way Worldwide, Lyft will leverage the 2-1-1 network to satisfy gaps in transportation resources for individuals and families in need. The goal of this pilot is to address unmet transportation needs through the…

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2017 4TH QUARTER NEWSLETTER

May 24, 2018

Download our quarterly newsletters to keep up with the latest news from Washington 211.Find out about: Free Tax Services and The Earned Income Tax Credit Myfreetaxes.com Career Path Services Youth Program Directory – King County 2017 Year-end 2-1-1 Data Report Download the Washington 2-1-1 4th Quarter Newsletter 2017

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2 MILLION PACIFIC NORTHWEST HOUSEHOLDS CAN’T AFFORD BASICS

May 18, 2018

Nearly 2 Million Pacific Northwest (PNW) households can’t afford a basic monthly budget that includes housing, food, child care, health care, transportation and a smartphone, according to new reports released by the United Ways of the Pacific Northwest and the United Way ALICE Project. The 2016 data shows that 40 percent of the 4.95 million households in the…

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