Resources for Individuals and Businesses During Covid-19 Crisis
In addition to keeping themselves and others safe from COVID-19, many people are struggling to fill necessities. Most are limited in the ability to perform daily tasks and some are unable to work and pay basic expenses for housing, food and medication. Businesses large and small are experiencing unprecedented challenges.
Governments are working to provide relief at a fast pace to people in need. The City of Sequim is working with other partners throughout the region to provide direct assistance or information on other available resources.
Below are helpful links. We will periodically update this list as more information becomes available.
General Assistance and Referrals
Crisis Clinic of the Peninsulas: To obtain information and referrals for basic human needs like food, shelter and rent/utilities, mental health, employment support, senior assistance, youth and family support and volunteering and donations, you can dial 211 or go to https://crisisclinicofthepeninsulas.org/peninsulas2-1-1/, https://wa211.org/ or for location-specific information https://resources.wa211.org/map/list
Clallam County Resources List: Contains information on housing resources, substance abuse, medical clinics, local food banks, resources for domestic violence, veterans’ assistance and more. http://www.clallam.net/dcd/documents/CECommunityResources.pdf
Community Resource Directory: Lists contacts for a variety of services throughout the county. http://websrv7.clallam.net/forms/uploads/CCHHSDDResourceGuide.pdf
Moratorium on Evictions
Click on the following link for more information on the Governor’s moratorium on evictions. https://www.governor.wa.gov/sites/default/files/proclamations/20-19%20-%20COVID-19%20Moratorium%20on%20Evictions%20%28tmp%29.pdf
For Employment Issues
Washington State Governor: Discusses financial assistance, employer and worker assistance and insurance assistance. https://www.governor.wa.gov/issues/issues/covid-19-resources/covid-19-resources-businesses-and-workers
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries: Contains information about paid sick leave, workers’ compensation, workplace safety and health and how to stay informed. https://www.lni.wa.gov/agency/outreach/novel-coronavirus-outbreak-covid-19-resources
Employment Security Department: Explains what workers and businesses affected by Covid-19 can do to receive assistance. https://esd.wa.gov/newsroom/covid-19
Washington State Department of Financial Institutions: Details what to do if you’re struggling to pay your credit card, mortgage, rent or student loans and how to receive short term emergency loans, utilities assistance, help with insurance issues, small business assistance and loans, unemployment assistance and more. https://dfi.wa.gov/coronavirus-financial-resources