King County joins with Harborview Medical Center to open COVID-19 recovery site

From King County Executive press release on March 21, 2020 Summary King County has joined with Harborview Medical Center to repurpose Harborview Hall to serve as an 45-bed COVID-19 recovery site primarily focused on helping the most vulnerable in our community. Story In a continuing effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus in…

King County to receive more than 250,000 supplies donated by Amazon for facilities in response to COVID-19

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mleu9H6b-Ds Amazon will donate more than 250,000 items such as linens, towels, shelf-stable food, entertainment items and other supplies to four King County sites supporting patients in temporary housing for quarantine, isolation and recovery due to COVID-19. Earlier this week, Amazon delivered more than 30,000 donated supplies to help transform the former Econo-Lodge in Kent…

King County Peer Respite Pilot Program RFP

OVERVIEW: a Peer Run Respite program would provide services focused on recovery-based alternatives to inpatient Behavioral Health Crisis hospitalizations, building on a participant’s existing supports and skills to improve overall outcomes. The vision for this project is to establish a Peer Run Respite center serving King County, thus adding to the rich network of providers,…

COVID-19 Community Response Fund

On March 10, 2020, the King County Council approved a suite of emergency legislation proposed by King County Executive Dow Constantine to aid in the county’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak.  The final package included $1 million for the Office of Equity and Social Justice (OESJ) to provide flexible resources for engagement and outreach to populations…

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Think you have been exposed to COVID-19?

You must be screened by a healthcare professional to be admitted to an Isolation and Quarantine site. These are not walk-up facilities. Please contact your healthcare provider. King County COVID-19 Call Center If you are in King County and believe you were exposed to COVID-19—or if you're a healthcare provider with COVID-19 questions, contact: 206-477-3977…

Community and School Resources in King County

During these changing times and with school closures, some of our community members in King County have reached out to find out where to locate resources such as food, utility assistance, health care/ health plans, and learning/ educational sources. LaTonya Rogers who is with the Department of Community and Human Services Behavioral Health and Recovery…