KREM Cares Tom’s Turkey Drive Virtual Resource Fair
Happy Thanksgiving! We hope you are able to celebrate the holiday with friends and family (and cook a delicious meal using ingredients from KREM Cares Tom’s Turkey Drive!). This KREM Cares Virtual Resource Fair is designed to connect families in need of assistance with local organizations. If you have questions about a specific service, please call or email the contact information listed for that organization.
Eastern Washington 211
Eastern Washington 211 is a free three-digit telephone number reserved for information about health and human services. Callers are connected to a trained Information and Referral Specialist who can link them to appropriate resources in Spokane, Ferry, Pend Oreille and Stevens counties.
211 provides a single point of access for information about Basic Food applications, health and wellness support, utility/energy assistance, veteran services, legal resources, disaster and crisis support, transportation, free tax preparation, and veterinarian services.
For more information, contact Rachell Stenson at email@example.com or (509) 570-8788.
Better Health Together
To improve the health of the region. Insurance Navigators answer questions and help people enroll in health insurance.
For more information, contact Sara Abbott at (509) 370-5605 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A critical advocacy program, CAPA/Prepares supports families by focusing on parents.
We believe that all parents are capable parents, but some do not have the support or resources to fill the role or believe they can be a good parent.
CAPA/Prepares advocates for and empowers parents to build secure bonds with their children and provides the necessary tools for parents to be successful. With the help of CAPA services, parents have the ability to disrupt negative cycles and build healthy, prosperous lives for themselves and their children.
For more information, contact CAPA/Prepares at email@example.com or (509) 358-4258
Catholic Charities Eastern Washington
Catholic Charities affirms the dignity of every person, partnering with parishes and the GREATER COMMUNITY to serve and advocate for those who are vulnerable, bringing STABILITY and HOPE to people throughout
For more information, contact the front desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or (509) 358-4250.
Community-Minded Enterprises transforms communities in Washington State while advancing diversity and inclusion of marginalized populations so that all people have an opportunity for equitable health, education, and safety.
For more information, contact Jill Johnson at JillJ@Community-Minded.org or (509) 822-8040.
Coordinated Care provides free and low-cost health insurance coverage to more than 300,000 Medicaid, foster care and marketplace members across Washington state, with more than 30,000 providers in-network. Coordinated Care is committed to improving the health of the community one person at a time. They treat the whole person by breaking down barriers to accessing care, walking members through their benefits, and connecting them to the care they need.
For more information, please contact Alicyn Elder at email@example.com or (509) 789-0892.
Dollar For is a national nonprofit that crushes medical bills by empowering patients and advocating on their behalf.
The Affordable Care Act requires nonprofit hospitals to offer charity care programs to keep their tax-exempt status. These financial assistance programs reduce or eliminate medical bills for low-to-middle income patients. Unfortunately, these programs are unknown and hard to access.
Dollar For makes charity care known, easy, and fair.
For more information, contact Elise Goldstein at firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 553-3059.
Family Caregiver Support Program
We support nonpaid family members and friends that care for disabled adults, seniors or raise their relative’s children. We bring supports and services into the home and offer navigation of community resources. We are a nonprofit serving the community for over 20 years.
For more information, contact Kelly Ludwick at email@example.com or (509) 458-7450 option 2 .
Frontier Behavioral Health
Frontier Behavioral Health provides mental healthcare services to individuals of all ages in collaboration with community partners.
We prioritize our services for individuals and families who are at high risk, high need or publicly funded.
More information and services
Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest
We help people build independence through job training and employment, housing support, and financial stability services. Our programs offer rapid re-housing and case management services, digital skills training, skills assessment, resume development, and more. Serving eastern Washington and north Idaho.
For more information, contact Workforce and Family Services Reception at Programhelp@giin.org or (509) 462-0513.
Our mission is to help people achieve lifelong well-being.
Addressing the needs of the whole person. Co-creating solutions to address social determinants of health and the health-related social needs for our members and communities.
For more information, contact Sharon Reyes at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 530-0758.
The Kinship Navigator and Kinship Caregiver Support Program is located at Frontier Behavioral Health in Spokane, WA.
Our program assists relatives raising their relative’s children.
We can help with the following:
The Kinship Navigator (KN) provides specialized information, assistance and referrals for kinship caregivers to local community resources and services.
The Kinship Caregiver Support Program (KCSP)* provides limited financial assistance to relatives raising a relative’s child under the age of 18 (grandchild, sibling, niece, nephew, cousin, etc.)
The services can range from:
• Vouchers for food, clothing, gas, household and children’s hygiene items
• Sports and youth activities registration and fees
• One time help with rent or utilities to prevent eviction or shut off
• Housekeeping assistance
*Must meet program eligibility requirements.
Please contact the Kinship Navigator/Kinship Caregiver Support Program
For more information, contact Deborah Edwards, Kinship Navigator at email@example.com or (509) 458-7450 option 4.
The Kitchen at Second Harvest
The Kitchen is a program at Second Harvest that aims to empower families to reduce or eliminate the foods that contribute to obesity and nutrition-related health conditions. Children and adults learn to make healthy yet economical food choices, helping them move out of poverty.
In The Kitchen, we’re giving people the tools to take their health into their own hands. We’re taking our mission to fight hunger a step further and investing in long-term health through nutrition education and hands-on cooking lessons.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (509) 534-6678.
Comfort, Care and Compassion is our mission statement when serving all of your diabetic footwear needs! We are here to provide education and to participate in a program that helps save limbs and lives!
For more information, contact Phyllis Patterson at email@example.com or (509) 838-2325.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
For more information, contact Cheryl Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (509) 325-6810.
Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners (SNAP)
SNAP (Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners) is the local and regional advocate for the most vulnerable people living within our community. With a dedicated board of directors, staff and volunteers, SNAP diligently searches for long-term solutions to eliminate poverty.
For more information, contact The Communications Team at email@example.com or (509) 456-7627.
Spokane County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Program
It is the mission of the SCBA VLP to connect low-income residents, who may otherwise be denied adequate representation, to pro bono legal services provided by VLP volunteers.
For more information, contact Zach McGarry at firstname.lastname@example.org or (509) 477-6123.
Spokane Fire Department
We enhance your quality of life, always earning your trust, by saving lives, preventing harm, and protecting property with compassion and integrity.
For more information, contact Jamie McIntyre at SFDSmokeAlarms@spokanecity.org or (509) 625-7000.
Free smoke alarms for low-income, owner-occupied homes in the city.
The Spokesman Review Christmas Bureau
The Christmas Bureau provides holiday assistance to individuals and families in need throughout the Greater Spokane area. Clients receive a grocery voucher redeemable at participating grocery stores, and families with children receive toys and books.
The Christmas Bureau is an annual holiday assistance program coordinated by Catholic Charities Eastern Washington, Volunteers of America, and the Spokesman-Review. The program is made possible by generous monetary funds and volunteer hours donated by community members and organizations.
For more information, contact Heidi Meany at email@example.com or (509) 459-6170.
Modern Fares for a Modern Transit System
For more information, contact Mike Tresidder at firstname.lastname@example.org or (509) 343-1694.
There’s a lot to learn about Medicare. We’re here to help you understand the Medicare basics, your different coverage options, enrollment and more. Through helpful resources and tools, discover the information you need to make confident Medicare decisions. We are currently in the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period, To understand why Medicare annual enrollment matters, think about this question: How has my health, lifestyle or budget changed since I picked my current Medicare plan? A change in any one of these areas could mean that your plan no longer meets your needs. The Annual Enrollment Period is when you can change your plan if you decide to.
There’s another reason that annual enrollment matters. Insurance companies review and adjust their plans annually. They change benefits or costs to better serve their members – and to compete for your business. Your own plan may look different next year than it does today. Coverage or cost changes could bring unwelcome surprises if you allow your plan to renew without reviewing it.
Medicare created the Annual Enrollment Period so you can get the coverage that’s right for you going forward. New Medicare plans are introduced every year. There may be a plan out there now that fits your needs better than the one you currently have. It pays to be sure.
If you prefer working with a local agent who knows the market click on one of the links below to make an appointment with someone in your area in person or over the phone.
Vanessa Behan’s vision is to provide immediate refuge for children and support to strengthen families. This evolved from the tragic story of Vanessa Kay Behan, a Spokane girl who died from child abuse injuries at the age of two. Following her death, a group of local business people established our organization so that parents would have a safe place to bring their children! We understand that parenting is a difficult job, and we want to help. Vanessa Behan is a safe, confidential place for anyone who needs a helping hand. Remember, Vanessa Behan is open 24-hours a day, 7 days a week on our childcare side. Call us ANYTIME, for ANY reason! We also help families with diapers, wipes, formula, and more when and if we can on our business side! Business side hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 am-4:30 pm.
For more information, contact Brianna Donnally at email@example.com or (509) 535-3155.
Washington State Division of Child Support – Alternative Solutions Program
Transforming lives by…
Making families and communities stronger by connecting people to resources and partners.
To find out if you qualify for the Working Families Tax Credit follow the link bellow.
For more information, contact Ashley Joslyn at Ashley.Joslyn@dshs.wa.gov or (360) 664-5028.
Washington State University Spokane County Extension Food Sense/SNAP-Ed
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) or Food $ense works with adults and youth who are SNAP eligible to develop skills to plan, buy, cook, and eat healthful foods. Families learn nutrition basics along with smart buying strategies to provide participants with the knowledge to make healthy choices and sustain their food supply throughout the month.
Being active is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. SNAP-Ed/Food $ense teaches the importance of physical activity year-round. Tips and ideas along with the benefits of an active lifestyle promote children, adults, and families having fun together through exercise and play.
This program gives SNAP-eligible people knowledge to live an active and healthful lifestyle.
Please visit us on Facebook for physical activity and nutritional information along with delicious, nutritious, and economical recipes to make at home.
For more information, contact Lori van Anrooy at (509) 991-4931 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year, YWCA Spokane serves approximately 17,000 women, men, children, and families who are impacted by intimate partner domestic violence, homelessness, and unemployment through our free, trauma-informed, confidential programs and services.
For more information, contact YWCA Spokane at email@example.com or (509) 326-1190.