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Access to Community Resources and Providers
Alcohol, Tobacco, Other Drug Use
Behavior
Bullying and Social Skills
Grief and Children
Health Care Services
Immunization information
Internet Safety
Issaquah Community Resource Directory
Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank Programs
Nutrition and Fitness
Physical Health and Wellness
Sexual Health
Social/Emotional Health—Depression and Anxiety
Talking with Your Kids
Issaquah School District Disclaimer

Access to Community Resources and Providers

Swedish Hospital, the Issaquah Schools Foundation, and the Issaquah Community Network—working with District counseling staff—have developed resources for parents and students to use in seeking help and information.

  • Call for Help — A handy two-sided reference card with phone numbers and service information
    • 24-HOUR Crisis Line 206-761-3222, 866-4CRISIS (866-427-4747)
    • Community Information Line 206-461-3200, 800-621-4636, or 877-211-WASH (9274)
    • TEENLINK 866-TEENLINK, 866-833-6546, 206-461-4922
  • Guide to Providers — When to get help; whom to contact—agency or individual provider; what to ask; booking appointments; paying for services; selecting the right provider; patient's rights

Community Resource Links

  • Community Resources Online. The most up-to-date and comprehensive database of non-profit and government health and human services in King County.
    • Extended Features  Overview and help; searching for resources; using keywords search; using topic search; location; results; saved searches; saved plans; user accounts
  • Crisis Clinic. Information and contacts for those with immediate needs.
  • Friends of Youth. Friends of Youth provides a wide range of services for youth and young adults ages 6-24 and their families.
  • King County 2-1-1 provides an updated shelter list every winter. The 2016-2017 winter shelter list can be accessed by clicking "King County 2-1-1." This PDF is regularly updated, so can be accessed and re-downloaded for new resources as they are made available.
  • National Safe Place.Youth in need of help can depend on any location with a Safe Place sign. Go to the National Safe Place website to learn more about the program and to find local Safe Places. Safe Place agency staff make sure the young people and their families receive the help and professional referrals they need.
  • TXT 4 HELP is a nationwide service offered by National Safe Place to help teens connect to the closest location where they can get immediate help and safety. How does it work?If you're in a crisis, text the word SAFE and your current location (address/city/state) to 69866. The program texts back the address of the nearest Safe Place site and contact number for the local youth shelter. That same message will include a prompt that says, "reply with 2CHAT for more help." Once you reply, you'll be connected with a professional for more help.
  • Where to Turn For Teens (WTTFT). A resource guide that was created specifically for youth who are seeking personal empowerment with the support of others. The agencies listed in the WTTFT can link youth to organizations that provide a wide variety of services. The goal of WTTFT is to make sure teens are aware of the many youth-friendly resources that exist to serve individual needs.

Alcohol, Tobacco, Other Drug Use

  • Focus Adolescent Services. A clearinghouse of information, resources and support for parents to help teens and heal families.
  • Friends of Youth. Friends of Youth provides a wide range of services for youth and young adults ages 6-24 and their families.
  • Parents. The Anti-Drug. Information about various drugs; what parents can do to reduce the risk that their children will use drugs; and info on how to talk to your children about drugs. In addition to English, they also offer info in Spanish, Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese!
  • Parenting is Prevention. A site for parents to help them keep their children drug free. Great source for parent articles for school newsletters. Also has an e-mail tip service you can sign up for.
  • Smoking. The Department of Health's website to help you quit smoking including support ideas, resources and a chat line.
  • Substance abuse. National Institute of Health's drug information for kids ages 5-9 addresses the brain's responses to different drugs.

Behavior

  • ADD/ADHD. National Resource Center for ADD with links to local support groups and information about ADD.

Bullying and Social Skills

Grief and Children

  • The Healing Center. This resource provides a list of Puget Sound Area grief support organizations. The Healing Center offers a safe, loving place that honors grief, helping individuals to move through it and heal. They serve adults, young adults, and children who have experienced the death of a loved one.
  • The Dougy Center. The Dougy Center provides a safe place for children, teens, young adults and their families who are grieving a death to share their experiences. This is done through peer support groups, education, and training.

Health Care Services

Internet Safety

Issaquah Community Resource Directory

Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank Programs

 Food Programs:

  • Lunch for the Break: 
    • What: food boxes for long school breaks to fill the gap when children aren’t receiving free/reduced lunch at school. Families receive a box for each child in school. Boxes have about a week’s worth of breakfast, lunch and snack foods. 
    • When: Winter, Midwinter and Spring Breaks – in general, donations are accepted the Wednesday before break and families pick up boxes the Thursday before break.
  • Summer Lunch:
    • What: extra bag of groceries each week of summer vacation when children aren’t receiving free/reduced lunch at school. Families receive a bag for each child in school. Bags have about a week’s worth of breakfast, lunch and snack foods.
    • When: Every Thursday from 10am-1pm during summer vacation. Bags can be picked up across the street from the Food Bank in the green space.
  • Issaquah Power Packs:
    • What: extra bag of food for the weekend when children aren’t receiving free/reduced lunch at school. Each school distributes the bags in a way that makes sense with their systems and reports the numbers to IFCB
    • When: Every Friday during the school year. 

Other Programs:

  • Holiday Gift Barn: 
    • What: Holiday shopping for families in the Issaquah School District. Each family chooses 3-4 brand new gifts per child, plus stocking stuffers. Wrapping station and child care are available. 
    • When: The first full week in December – gifts are dropped off Monday and Tuesday, and families shop Wednesday and Thursday. Pre-registration is required for this program. 
  • Tools 4 School:
    • What: In partnership with the Issaquah Schools Foundation, this program provides brand new backpacks and school supplies to children in the Issaquah School District. Families choose their own backpack and some school supplies (some are pre-packed). 
    • When: August – date varies. Pre-registration is encouraged so families can access the “shopping” section of the school supplies.

Nutrition and Fitness

Physical Health and Wellness

Sexual Health

Social/Emotional Health—Depression and Anxiety

  • Community Resources Online. The most up-to-date and comprehensive database of non-profit and government health and human services in King County.
  • Crisis Clinic. Information and contacts for those with immediate needs.
  • Depression and Anxiety. This link accesses the Children’s Hospital Center for Children with Special Needs Childhood and Adolescent Depression and Anxiety Tool Kit. It includes online health information resources focused on anxiety and depression in children and adolescents.
  • Friends of Youth. Friends of Youth provides a wide range of services for youth and young adults ages 6-24 and their families.
  • Youth Suicide Prevention Program. A private, not-for-profit organization supported by the Department of Health, as well as funding from contributions, corporate gifts, fundraising and training fees. The focus is on public awareness, training and communities in action.
  • Where to Turn For Teens (WTTFT). A resource guide that was created specifically for youth who are seeking personal empowerment with the support of others. The agencies listed in the WTTFT can link youth to organizations that provide a wide variety of services. The goal of WTTFT is to make sure teens are aware of the many youth-friendly resources that exist to serve individual needs.

Talking with Your Kids

  • Kid's Health. Kid's health organization on how to talk with kids about many topics including health and war. Web page is divided into articles for parents, kids, and teens with appropriate topics for each.
  • Book: Staying Connected to Your Teenager; How to keep Them Talking To You and How to Hear What They're Really Saying, by Michael Riera, PH.D.
  • Talking With Kids About Tough Issues. A site to encourage parents to talk with their children earlier and more often about tough issues like ATOD (alcohol, tobacco and other drugs) use and prevention, violence, sex, and HIV/AIDS.
  • How to Talk to your Kids About Anything. These practical tips and techniques can help you talk easily and openly with young children ages 8 to 12 about some very tough topics.

Issaquah School District Disclaimer

Lists of individual(s)/agencies are provided as informational resources for your convenience. The Issaquah School District does not recommend or endorse any of these individual(s)/agencies provided herein and will not be held liable or responsible for any services provided by them. As such, the Issaquah School District highly recommends that you conduct your own research and investigation and exercise due diligence before selecting any of these individuals/agencies for services.