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During this unprecedented time, our staff is here for our families.  We have compiled a list of resources to help everyone get through this time.  If you have any questions or learn of an additional resource that we should include, please let us know by emailing your Case Manager, leaving a message on our main phone 425.252.BBBS or by emailing your Case Manager directly.

Resources for our Families

Local Family Resources:

Washington Healthplanfinder.orgInsurance options available for Washingtonians experiencing change in current income or employment. - Comcast offers free WiFi/Internet help to keep families connected during the COVID-19 outbreak. - Sno-Isle Libraries will allow you to receive a library card online and have full access to online resources. – Everett School Districts link to meal locations. – Edmonds School Districts list of locations for free grab-n-go breakfasts and lunches. – Snohomish School Districts location of their meal locations. - Arlington School Districts meal information  - Lake Stevens School Districts meal information Marysville School Districts meal information - Monroe School Districts meal information - Mukilteo School Districts meal information – Sultan School Districts meal information - Childcare and in-home learning resources from the Seattle Times.


Additional Resources: - The Governor’s Office has compiled this partial list of resources to support economic retention and recovery related to COVID-19 Coronavirus. - Coping with a Disaster or Traumatic Event. - Helping children cope with emergencies.


Children Activities:

Learn how animals use their scents and smells:

Easy Indoor Activities for Kids:

Scholastic Learn at Home:

Google Doc:

Zoom Video is being made free for K-12 schools/students:

Podcasts and other online resources for kids:

Over 150 enrichment activities for kids:

Free Literacy Program (Actors read to children):

Daily Free Arts & Craft Tutorials:

Digital Citizenship (Civics):

37 Free Online Resources for schools shifting to online learning:

English Language Learning

English Language Learners:

Zoom on PBS:

60+ Free Online Resources for School Closures:

High School:

Early Childhood:

English Language Learning – five resources:

English Language Learning – Interactive websites:

ESL Videos:

Virtual Field Trips!:

Parents’ Guide to Google Classroom:

Learn and play games focused on Animals:

Learn about geography & Animals:

Reading (available in English & Spanish):

Hang out with Dr. Seuss:

Math & Reading Skills:

Fun Brain:

PBS Kids:


Cool science experiments:

National News

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