COVID-19 Resources – Fourth Plain Forward

COVID-19

Community Resource Guide

Información y Recursos en español

Last Updated: 03/15/2021 11:28 a.m.

We will continue to update this page as new information and resources become available. If you don’t find what you are looking for, please call us at (360) 947-7669

General Health & Safety Information

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Common symptoms include a fever, dry cough and shortness of breath. For more information, visit:

 

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Common symptoms include a fever, dry cough and shortness of breath. For more information, visit:

 

Mental Health Services

Columbia River Mental Health Services is offering counseling over the phone.Call (360) 993-3000 to make an appointment.

Visit National Alliance on Mental Illness SW Washington (NAMI) for a list of crisis hotlines in Clark County and nearby counties.

Washington State Updates

Gov. Jay Inslee Announcement:  Gov. Inslee has announced an extension of the State’s current restrictions which will be place until Jan. 10, 2021. This includes shutting down indoor dining and gyms and limiting social gatherings.
  • Gov. Inslee pledged $50 million in additional state aid for businesses, and to help provide unemployment benefits for workers if Congress fails to make a decision by the end of the year.

  • To find more updates and resources, go to Washington State’s Coronavirus Response Page.

Resources for Businesses

Score offers remote mentoring to allow you to get one-on-one advice for disaster planning. Score is committed to assisting businesses through live webinars and online workshops

The Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC) is the leading economic development organization serving Clark County. Visit this site for upcoming informational calls, resources and assistance related to COVID-19 economic impacts. Para más información en español, visite aquí.

Craft3 offers Washington State businesses that are not already clients a variety of loans between $25,000 to $3 million. Learn more.

Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs serves SW Washington businesses and have loan options

Umpqua Bank – Small Business Loan Relief 

MESO assists small businesses that are experiencing challenges. Check out their website for COVID-19 resources page for businesses, especially for nationwide resources.

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber is an organization that helps advance Latinos business owners and industry leaders.  Check out their COVID-19 resources page which features various lists of grants, loans, unemployment, and more information.

Mercy Corps is an international organization in which their mission is to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression. If you would like to join their  mission, you can  donate to their COVID‑19 Resilience Fund.

Employment Support

There are a variety of resources and programs available for those who are currently unemployed or may face unemployment due to COVID-19.

Workforce Southwest Washington connects people with job opportunities and companies with workers. Visit this site for additional resources for both businesses and individuals.

The Washington State Employment Security Department can provide immediate assistance to individuals who have been financially impacted by COVID-19. The DOR offers specific scenarios and benefits for those whose jobs are affected. 

  • SharedWork allows struggling businesses to adjust their employee’s schedules without having to let them go. Employees work half the amount they usually do and collect partial unemployment benefits every week for the hours they lose. Both part-time and full-time employees qualify.

  • Paid Family & Medical Leave Q&A on who qualifies for the program in the case of COVID-19.

Financial Assistance

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest loans up to $2 million through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). If your business has suffered substantial economic injury due to the COVID-19 crisis,  submit the Economic Injury Worksheet You can apply online for this loan here

WA State Department of Revenue is offering relief for affected businesses that owe Washington State taxes. If your businesses is being impacted, you may qualify for the following assistance:

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses and nonprofits keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to eligible organizations. Follow this guide created by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for more information about eligibility.

Bills & Utilities

Clark County Public Utilities District can be reached by phone at (360)-992-3000 or email at mailbox@clarkpud.com. The PUD states there will be no water or power disconnections if you are experiencing financial hardships due to COVID-19. 

Housing Resources

December 23, 2020: Governor Jay Inslee issued a statewide moratorium on evictions of residential tenants until March 31, 2021. 

Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program offers a FREE virtual legal clinic every Thursday from 5-7 p.m. Sign up here. 

Eviction moratorium FAQ sheet developed by Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program.

Council for the Homeless is offering Emergency Rental Assistance to families in Clark County. Follow updates here

Schools & Education

Vancouver Public Schools will be closed until Friday, April 24 as directed by Governor Jay Inslee. Meals are provided for all students Monday through Friday at the following locations:

  • Anderson Elementary, 2215 NE 104th St.

  • Fruit Valley Elementary, 3410 NW Fruit Valley Rd.

  • Ogden Elementary School, 3200 NE 86th Ave.

  • Roosevelt Elementary, 2921 Falk Rd.

  • Washington Elementary School, 2908 S St.

  • Discovery Middle School, 800 E. 40th St. 

  • Jason Lee Middle School, 8500 NW 9th Ave.

  • McLoughlin Middle School, 5802 MacArthur Blvd.

 

Additional Information

Vancouver Community Resources is updating their site daily with resources such as where to locate fresh foods, childcare, housing or emergency shelter, mental health services, and more.

 

Local Food Bank Services: 

Clark County Food Bank is offering a Drive-thru pantry every Tuesday through January from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. They are located at 6502 NE 47th Ave Vancouver, WA 98661. You will need to bring CCFB drive-thru or Community Kitchen Intake Card or names and birthdays of all people in your house. Check out their website for additional food pantry sites and other ways to get food. If you have any questions, you can contact them at 360-693-0939.

Clark County Adventist Center is offering free food and clothes every Monday and Tuesday from 9:30 -11:30 a.m. and 12:30 – 3 p.m. They are located at 3114 E 4th Plain Blvd Vancouver, WA 98661 or you can contact them at (360) 695-8632.

FISH of Vancouver is having a drive-thru pantry, Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They are located at 906 Harney St, Vancouver WA 98660. They are also distributing pre-packaged boxes of food (one per month per household) and supplemental food (meat, produce, dairy, bread – depending on what is available once week per household)

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