Coronavirus Resources

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General Resources
 

Coronavirus Resources Map

  • Graduate Tacoma and the Tacoma Urban League created a comprehensive and searchable map of resources in our area. 

Food Resource Map

  • An interactive map of free nearby food help

Frequent Questions Answered by the Health Department

 

Rental Assistance Help - Tacoma

  • If you're a Tacoma resident and have lost your job or lost some income due to Coronavirus, you may qualify for the City of Tacoma's Rental Assistance. Qualifying households are eligible to receive a one-time award of up to $1,000 per household, which is paid directly to the landlord.

Rental Assistance Help - Pierce County

  • For Pierce County residents (outside of Tacoma boundaries) affected by Coronavirus.

Meals on Wheels Bus Route

  • Anyone 18 or younger can access free meals during school closures. Each child will receive two meals: lunch for the day and breakfast for the following morning.
TPU approved funds to assist clients in paying their bills.  This is in addition to the waived late fees and extended due dates.

Greater Tacoma Foundation - Staying connected during Social Distancing
A list of food banks and activities during this period of social distancing

Washington State Department of Financial Institutions
This link takes you to the DFI website with resources for unemployment insurance, mortgage assistance and financial education for the whole family.

Comcast Internet Essentials
Information from Comcast regarding Internet Essentials during these times.

Call 2-1-1 or visit wa211.org for community and statewide resources.

Multicare offers free virtual Coronavirus checkups

The Tacoma Pro Bono Clinic can help answer legal questions regarding the Washington Stay at Home order. 

Wellness During a Pandemic 
 

Food Resources

 

St Leo’s Food Connection Pantry.

Currently delivering every other week to Senior and Disabled building. 1323 South Yakima Ave.

Hours:
Monday 8:30 – 4:30
Tuesday 8:30 – 6:00
Wednesday 8:30 – 4:30
Thursday 8:30 – 6:00
Friday 8:30 – 6:00
Saturday 8:30 – 2:00

 

BASH – Bikers against Statewide Hunger

Delivers Once a Month to Senior and Disabled Building
Onsite
103 140th St. S #B
Open Wednesday and Thursday 10:00 – 2:00
253-531-9600

 

Eloise Cooking Pot

3543 E. McKinley Ave 253-426-1994
Hours Tues, Thurs, Fri
8:30 am – 4:30
Saturdays 8:00 – 3:30
Pick-up and Delivery available

 

Revive Washington

Contactless Delivery to assist with those effected as a result of COVID-19
877-947-3007
Can qualify for a weekly delivery, but client must request weekly

 

Medical Needs Food Bank

3108 East Portland Ave Tacoma
253-272-8289
Hours: Monday – Thursday 10:00 – 2:00
Provides healthy food for those with a special dietary Requirements such as (cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes) (please bring in your prescription as proof)

 

Special Thanksgiving Assistance

TACOMA SALVATION ARMY 
Contact: (253) 572-8452

St Leo’s Foodbank
1323 South Yakima Ave.

Giveaway on site Tuesday and Wednesday November 24th and 25th

 

 

Student Learning Resources

 

Tacoma Public Schools Families Laptop Distribution Page

Tacoma Community College Students Computer Request Form

Comprehensive list of Educational Companies offering free subscriptions. This massive list is updated regularly and is a great collection for content.

Symbaloo

Scholastic
Scholastic is providing access to their Learn from Home resources.

Virtual Fieldtrips

Storyline Online

Seattle Symphony Online
Free online concerts and learning workshops

NASA Kids Club & Space Place

Legends of Learning
Game-based learning in the areas of Earth, Life and Physical Science for everyone! Login is needed but free to sign-up.

OSPI Mathematics Family Resources
Find family-friendly resources from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OPSI).

Mathematical Mindset Online
The course features Professor Jo Boaler as well as videos of math in action – in dance, juggling, snowflakes, soccer and many other applications.

Illuminations
Ideas for supporting students in Mathematics with various lessons and games.

Code Studio
Use the four 20-hour online Computer Science Foundations courses as free, ready-made curriculum designed to give K-12 students a foundation in CS principles and programming, beginning with early readers and expanding through high school. Free but requires you to register.

Hour of Code
Fun and engaging coding activities from Star Wars to Angry Birds to coding music.

GoNoodle Activities
GoNoodle gets kids up and moving to fun, engaging content and games. Every dance party, yoga session, mindfulness activity, and game session is an opportunity for kids to wake up their bodies, engage their minds, and be their best.

LUNCH DOODLES with Mo Willems

Arts ED Washington
Easy at home art lessons that are in line with Washington Common Core Standards

Brain POP!
Free sign up for all content.

Starfall
Starfall is an easy resource to use, there are no complicated instructions. Every word when tapped or clicked will read aloud enabling your child's speaking, reading, and writing. The activities begin with letters and letter-sounds and moves to reading text.

Tacoma Public Libraries Family Resources
Every TPS student can login and access with their student number

National Geographic Young Explorer
Listen & Read with National Geographic! Students can read and listen to the most recent issue of Young Explorers, or dig into past issues to explore more. 

Virtual School Day
Daily live classes for K-12.