Resources in Times of Need

In these uncertain times, many are facing pressures compounded by health concerns, social distancing, child and family care, and economic stresses. While community-based organizations along with public and private services are ready to respond and assist, it can be challenging to locate these resources. This page includes a curated list of resources. If you do not see what you are looking for, contact Washington 211, a hotline to connect you with community resources.

Free Testing

The City of Seattle and King County offer (and maintain information about) free COVID testing. Please follow the links for testing locations and procedures.

University-wide Academic and Personnel Resources

Online learning

Technology Access

Food resources

Emergency funding

Utility assistance

If you are facing financial hardship and unable to pay your utilities, you may be able to request utility bill assistance from one the following local agencies:

Resources for parents


Legal Resources

Mental health resources

  • The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has guidance on Managing Anxiety & Stress during COVID-19 and coping during COVID-19 for children and caregivers.
  • People who already are managing existing mental health conditions should prioritize self-care during difficult times and should contact their clinicians if they have questions or concerns. To reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Text “START” to 741-741 to reach the Crisis Text Line.
  • The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has an article on Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty.
  • The Hope Center has outlined resources for supporting college students during this crisis.