Resources: 2020 COVID Response

Resources: 2020 COVID Response

Staying at home is one of the primary ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It's important that we all practice "social distancing" - staying at least 6 feet apart where possible, washing our hands frequently, avoid touching our faces to avoid getting sick or spreading the virus to others. 

We know these are difficult times for everybody, and especially those who are struggling to heal from sexual violence or abuse. The closures and restrictions touch so many aspects of our daily lives, and many survivors and families are experiencing hardships at this time, emotional, physical, and financial. Without schools and workplaces to go to, and without usual places to visit and distance supportive friends and family, it's easy to feel more anxious, depressed, and plain old stressed out.

We want our clients and community to know: KCSARC is here to support survivors and families who need therapy and family support, legal advocacy, and with other essential needs. Our 24-Hour Resource Line is still here for immediate help, information, or resources at 1.888.99.VOICE. 

We know you have questions and are looking for useful, accurate information. We've put a few resources together here on one page, whether you're looking for information on managing anxiety, ways to talk to your kids about coronavirus or want to use your time together to open dialogue.

We'll continue to build on the resources here so check back often. Or let us know if you're looking for something not listed here. Email us at externalrelations@kcsarc.org


FOR HELP OR INFORMATION ABOUT SEXUAL VIOLENCE

KCSARC 24-Hour Resource Line 1.888.99.VOICE (888.998.6423) 

KCSARC Dando Voz para ayuda o informacion en espanol, 1.425.282.0324 (lunes a viernes de 8 am a 5 pm)

 

LEGAL HELP: PROTECTION ORDERS

During Governor's stay-at-home orders, Sexual Assault Protection Orders can be filed electronically. KCSARC Legal Advocates can help you file. Contact our 24-Hour Resource Line to get connected to help at 1.888.998.6423. Learn more about Protection Orders in Washington State at www.protectionorder.org.
 

 

MANAGING ANXIETY & WORRY 

 

3 Ways to Ease Anxiety - KCSARC Therapists Show You How

 

 

 

 

5 Grounding Techniques - KCSARC Therpaists Show You How

 

 

 

 

 

 


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

100 Conversations (KCSARC's tool gives parents and young people in their lives starting points to discuss healthy relationships, respect, and safety.)

WA State Official COVID Response Page

Filing and Payment Deadlines (IRS)

EMPLOYMENT

Information for City Employees

Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

WA Health Plan Finder - Change of Income or Insurance 

WA Paid Family & Medical Leave

WA State Employment Security Department 

WA State Labor Council 

Worker Eligibility for Benefits 

 

PARENT/FAMILY

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (NCTSN) 

 

Guía de ayuda para padres y cuidadores para ayudar a las familias a enfrentar la enfermedad Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) (NCTSN)

 

Free Meals During School Closures (United Way of King County)

 

 

Rental Assistance Fund (United Way of King County)

 

MANAGING FINANCIAL WORRIES

Coping in Hard Times: Fact Sheet for Parents

Coping in Hard Times: Fact Sheet for Youth High School & College Age

 

PROTECTING CHILDREN

Signs of Abuse or Neglect (WA State Department of Children, Youth & Families)

 

PUBLIC HEALTH RESOURCES

King County Public Health COVID Page

State of WA List of What's Open & What's Closed 

Centers for Disease Control - Plans for Seattle-King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties

DSHS Office of Refugee & Immigration Assistance COVID-19 Translated Resources Directory (41 languages)

The Do's and Don't's of the Stay-At-Home Order for the Coronavirus in Washington State (Seattle Times)