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Create a Cozy Corner in Your Home

Create a Cozy Corner in Your Home

September 30, 2020

There is no doubt this has been a stressful year and kids may not understand how the stress is impacting them. It is important that adults find ways to help children cope with everything going on, especially as school begins. There are many resources out there to help you and your family through this time, so where do you start? Here is a simple way to begin. Helping kids make their own cozy corner can give them a consistent and calming place to go when they feel overwhelmed.

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Suicide Prevention Month

Suicide Prevention Month

September 17, 2020

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Suicide is a hard topic to discuss, but the good news is suicide is preventable. According to Washington State Department of Health, suicide is the second leading cause of death for individuals 10 – 24 years of age and the eighth leading cause of death for all individuals in both Washington State and Spokane County. This year with the stress of our current pandemic it is more important than ever to learn how to seek help for ourselves and for others. With the right help and resources, we can be prepared and make a difference.

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Check Immunizations off Your List

Check Immunizations off Your List

August 18, 2020

August is a time when families start thinking about immunizations needed for school. This year everything feels different. Many schools will not offer in-person learning, and clinics have so many new protocols it’s hard to know when we should or should not be seen. In spite of these changes, it is still important to receive routine immunizations.

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Pandemic EBT Emergency School Meals Program

Pandemic EBT Emergency School Meals Program

June 23, 2020

There is a new way to get additional help with buying food this summer if you have kids who receive free or reduced-price school meals. The Pandemic EBT Emergency School Meals Program, also referred to as P-EBT, provides a one-time benefit for families of up to $399 per eligible child in each household. If you think you may be newly eligible for free or reduced-priced school meals, you will want to get your application in before June 30 to qualify. You will not be asked immigration status, and applying for the program will not affect future immigration status. Once you are approved for the school meal program, you will have until August 31 to apply for the P-EBT program.

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