Community Resources

211 – For help with food, housing, healthcare, and more.
Dial 2-1-1 or toll free at: 1-800-223-8145 or (877) 211-9274

North Sound 2-1-1 is receiving a high volume of calls concerning COVID-19 in addition to typical calls looking for resources. They are aware of the concerns that individuals are facing about their health, jobs, and
day to day living. New resources that serve individuals affected by COVID-19 are developing rapidly and they remain committed to getting callers connected to those services that may better their lives.

Arlington Community Food Bank

19118 63rd Ave. NE, Arlington WA, 98223
Phone: 360.435.1631
Email: [email protected]
Hours of Operation:
Monday 11:30am – 1pm
Wednesday 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Friday 11:30am – 1pm

Arlington Community Resource Center
18308 Smokey Point Blvd, Arlington, WA 98223
Phone: 360-322-6988
Email: [email protected]
Mon - Thurs, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., with a one-hour closure for lunch at noon

Services offered (not exhaustive):
• Resources and referrals
• Résumé building
• Job searching
• Budgeting classes
• Mental health services
• Emergency food services
• Support group navigation and referral
• Connecting with the 2-1-1 system
• Treatment program assistance
• Paperwork and application (such as housing) assistance
• Healthcare application assistance
• DSHS system navigation assistance
• PUD assistance (when funding allows)
• Rental assistance (when funding allows)
• Water/sewer assistance (when funding allows)
• Emergency shelter assistance (when funding allows)
• Clothing, shoes, diapers, wipes, and hygiene items (as donations allow)
• Pet food assistance (as donations allow)

Displaced/Homeless Students
Students and their families who find themselves in transition as a result of losing their home may be eligible for additional services through our district. Students experiencing homelessness will be provided district services for which they are eligible. Displaced youth are those students who are in transition.

Who Qualifies?
A child or youth is considered homeless and qualifies for services when he or she lacks a nighttime residence that is fixed, regular, and adequate. This may include the following:
* Sharing housing due to economic hardship, loss of housing, or a similar reason.
* Living in motels, campgrounds, trailer parks, or similar locations due to lack of alternative, adequate
* Living in transitional housing, staying in an emergency shelter, children and youth abandoned in hospitals.
* Living in cars, train stations, public spaces, parks, abandoned buildings, and other substandard housing.
* Unaccompanied youth who are not in the physical custody of a parent or guardian and also meet the McKinney-Vento definition of homeless.
* Migratory children and youth who are living in one of the above situations.

Contact Arlington Public Schools if you are homeless or know someone who is experiencing homelessness.

Call: 360-618-6235
Brian Long McKinney-Vento Liaison
Brenda Dobry McKinney-Vento Specialist
In a crisis?
Crisis Connections connects people in physical, emotional and financial crisis to services through a 24-Hour Crisis Line.
• Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
• Crisis Connections: 866-4-CRISIS (866-427-4747) Local (206-461-3222)
• Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

Arlington Public Schools - along with other Snohomish County School Districts - is offering meals at no cost for children (18 and under) at many locations.

If a family is living outside of the Arlington School District boundaries, they can find meals for students in their area by contacting the Food and Nutrition department of the school district where the student is residing (do a quick web search for the district’s website for info/phone numbers). If needed, they can ask about setting up a meal delivery for the children with their local
resources. If other districts are not able to help, please contact Brenda Dobry at 360-618-6235 (leave message) or [email protected] to help coordinate additional support.

School Counselors
The best way to connect with school counselors in Arlington Public Schools during this time is via email.

Elementary Schools
Eagle Creek Elementary: Colene Jablonski
Kent Prairie Elementary: Mary Murray
Pioneer Elementary: Brandi Moore
Presidents Elementary Mark Dolan

Middle Schools
Haller Middle School
6th & 7th Grade: Jennifer Peters
8th Grade: Jim Evans

Post Middle School
A-Le: Nicole Egholm
Li – Z: Toni Ruiz

High Schools
Arlington High School
A – C: Lisa Sullivan
D – Hi: Mary Hawksley
Ho – Me: Cheyenne Hanshaw
Mi - Sa: Shanna Crookes
Se – Z: Allison Bennett

Weston High School: Katy Brown
Open Doors: Renee McArt

Snohomish County Safe Place
Under 24 years old? Get Help 24/7 by calling or texting 425-877-5171 or email [email protected]. Cocoon House can help you figure out your next steps. Help is available for ages up to 24.

U-Turn Drop in Center Stop By: For ages 12-20; 3530 Colby Ave, Everett;
weekdays 2:00-6:30 pm or weekends 10:00-1:00 pm. Get a place to sleep, do laundry, take a shower, eat, and get help getting a job. Safe Place locations are selected according to accessibility to youth, hours of operation
and how comfortable youth would be seeking help there. Each location is responsible for providing a safe, secure place to wait for help.

Snohomish County Safe Place Sites (find a staff person and tell them you are here for “Safe Place”) All Cocoon House facilities (5) Everett Transit Station and all Everett Transit Buses (1 + all buses) All YMCAs in
Snohomish County (5) All Sno-Isle Libraries in Snohomish County (15) All Boys & Girls Clubs in Snohomish County (15) Everett Public Libraries (2) Stanwood Community Resource Center (1) Verdant Health Commission of Lynnwood (1) WorkForce Development Centers (2) Arlington Community Center (1)

Unemployment - Employment Security Department
Washington State Employment Security Department has programs designed to help individuals and employers during this unprecedented time.