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Jefferson County’s emergency food providers are strong and active. At this time, clients should line up in their car in front of the building and volunteers will come outside to assist you. Please be patient during this time of increased need and new systems.
Port Townsend Food Bank http://jeffersoncountyfoodbanks.org/index.html
Location: 1929 Blaine Street, Port Townsend
Hours: Open to all Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Open to Seniors only on Saturdays 11:30 to 2 p.m.
Contact: Shirley Moss, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tri-Area Food Bank http://jeffersoncountyfoodbanks.org/tri-area.html
Location: 760 Chimacum Road
Hours: Wednesday 10 AM to 1 PM
Quilcene Food Bank http://jeffersoncountyfoodbanks.org/index.html
Location: 294952 Highway 101
Hours: Wednesday 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Brinnon Food Bank
Location: 151 Corey Street
Hours: Tuesday 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Port Townsend – Just Soup – Curbside Pickup
Location: 1020 Jefferson Street, enter rear church parking lot on Franklin.
Hours: Tuesdays and Fridays, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
FOOD FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
All of the school systems are providing food to young people on weekdays. All are providing pick-up and delivery by school buses to their usual pick up points. On weekends, the three weekend feeding programs (Backpacks for Kids PT, Chimacum Backpacks and Weekend Nutrition Program in Quilcene) are providing weekend food.
Weekend Nutrition Program
Weekend food for Quilcene and Brinnon Children up to 18
Quilcene First Presbyterian Church
Contact: Bonnie McDaniel 360-301-2987
While closed, schools are allowed to provide food to all children up to age 18 but not their caregivers. Community Wellness Project is filling the gap by working with the Chimacum Schools to identify those families in need and coordinate delivery of food for the caregivers in low income families.
Dove House Advocacy Services https://www.dovehousejc.org/
Dove House is offering a Rapid Response Rental Assistance Fund for people who need immediate financial assistance to avoid homelessness or long-term debt from which they could not recover.
Contact: During regular business hours 360.385.5292
24/7 Crisis Line: 360.385.5291
OlyCAP is providing increased emergency funds for energy, rent, and frozen meals to people now facing unemployment.
Contact: To receive assistance, fill out a form by clicking here: help.
St. Vincent de Paul https://svdpejc.org/
The Society of St Vincent DePaul provides financial aid for food, gas, utilities, rent, bus passes, emergency shelter, prescriptions, medical/dental expenses, repairs, insurance, clothing and laundry.
Hours: Leave a message to make an appointment
Jefferson County Mutual Aid https://www.jeffcomutualaid.com/
Jefferson County Mutual Aid provides financial aid for things like food, gas, utilities, bus passes, prescriptions, repairs, insurance, clothing and laundry.
Contact: Go to their website to request assistance https://www.jeffcomutualaid.com/
Jefferson County Shelter
Night shelter for single adults (over age 18) in Jefferson County
209 Monroe Street, Port Townsend
Hours: Daily from 4 p.m. until 8 a.m.
National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) https://namijeffcowa.org/
Contact: 24 Hour Helpline 1 800 273 8255
Discovery Behavioral Health (formerly Jefferson Mental Health)
Contact: 24 Hour Crisis Hotline:: 360-385-0321 ext. #1
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Contact: 800-273-TALK (8255)
The Benji Project https://www.thebenjiproject.org/online-sessions
Mindful Self Compassion for Teens
The Benji Project is offering free online stress management and mental health support groups for Jefferson County teens. These video conference drop-in sessions will occur twice a for as long as schools remain closed.
One of the services that seems to be lacking in our community is medication delivery for those who are elderly, mentally ill, immune-deficient, or otherwise too vulnerable or unable to go out into the community to pick up their much-needed prescriptions. Unfortunately, we do not have one number to call to have someone deliver medications. Instead, here is a list of local pharmacies offering mail and/or in-person delivery during the coronavirus crisis. Most, if not all, options below require insurance and/or credit card payment online or on the phone. Anyone offering their time to hand-deliver medications should not be expected to risk their health handling cash or anything else on their way home. Also, most offer a pay over the phone/website and you can drive up to pick up your medications outside the pharmacy – call your pharmacy for details.
A note on snail-mail delivery: If folks don’t wait till the last minute to reorder and are out of range for free in-person delivery, they can order their prescriptions to be mailed to them, whether from local or online pharmacies. People who are able, need to pay attention to when they need to reorder their meds. If they are not capable of doing this themselves, they should have family, friends, or medical support already in place to help them with renewing prescriptions.
Jefferson Family Pharmacy … (360) 385-3005
Family Pharmacy’s AMAZING employees are hand delivering medications to outlying areas on their way home from work. No delivery charges. This includes Quilcene, Sequim, Discovery Bay, and down to the Hood Canal Bridge area. They can only deliver to Quilcene on weekdays (the employee who lives in Quilcene does not work weekends). They ask for at least one-day notice, please.
QFC Pharmacy in Port Hadlock … (360) 385-1070
They are offering to mail prescriptions with no postal charges at this time. They are working with a delivery service and hope to have something in place in about 2 weeks for in-person delivery.
Safeway Pharmacy … (360) 385-2860
Per their website (https://www.safeway.com/pharmacy/covid-19.html): “Through May 1, we have waived delivery fees for same/next day pharmacy deliveries and mail, except for 1- or 2-hour rush delivery orders.”
Discovery Behavioral Health … 360-385-0321
According to their website: “DBH is continuing to fill prescriptions as usual, with enough supply to last until your next appointment. If you need a refill before your next prescriber visit, please call the main DBH number at 360-385-0321.”
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