Helping Orcas Islanders in need by accessing services and support for their well-being.
Safety first! As we reenter the workforce in Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the Safe Start reopening plan in San Juan County, it's important that we stay diligent with our health and safety protocols. Check out this COVID-19 Worker Safety Guide video for safety tips and best practices recommended by the CDC. You'll find useful information on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), cleaning protocols, and work-place safety. If you are self-employed and/or in need of a PPE kit for your job, please contact the Orcas Community Resource Center at 376-3184 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special thanks go to the Orcas Island Community Foundation, Orcas Center, Orcas Video, and Berto Gandara for financial, creative and administrative support.
¡Seguridad primero! A medida que volvemos a ingresar a la fuerza laboral en la Fase 2 y Fase 3 del plan de reapertura Safe Start en el Condado de San Juan, es importante que nos mantengamos diligentes con nuestros protocolos de salud y seguridad. Consulte este video de la Guía de seguridad para trabajadores COVID-19 para obtener consejos de seguridad y las mejores prácticas recomendadas por el Centro de Control de Enfermedades (CDC en inglés.) Encontrará información útil sobre Equipo de Protección Personal (PPE in inglés), protocolos de limpieza y seguridad en el lugar de trabajo. Si trabajas por cuenta propia y/o necesitas un Equipo de Protección Personal para tu trabajo, por favor comunícate con el Centro de Recursos de la Isla de Orcas (OCRC) al 376-3184 o email@example.com.
Un agradecimiento especial a Orcas Island Community Foundation, Orcas Center, Orcas Video y Berto Gandara por su apoyo financiero, creativo y administrativo.
Due to COVID-19 school closures, your children may be eligible for food assistance, called Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) Emergency School Meals Program. P-EBT provides families with funds to make up for the cost of meals while school was closed. This benefit is for Washington children in grades K-12 who apply for and receive free or reduced-price school meals. These benefits will be on an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card which is used like a debit card to buy groceries. Every eligible child may receive up to a maximum of $399 of P-EBT. The application will be open on June 28. More information can be found on our COVID-19 Support page, under 'Local Resources.' You may also refer to the P-EBT Flyer and Folleto P-EBT en español listed in our Downloads below. Go to: www.WashingtonConnection.org for program and application information.
You have an opportunity to shape our economic future! The Orcas Island Community Foundation and the Community Emergency Response Advisory team are looking for 25 participants to engage in an 8-week virtual program that will focus on the economic vitality and future of Orcas Island. The pool of participants will be chosen to reflect the diverse populations and sectors of our community. As fellow Orcas Islanders and Resource Center clients, donors, affiliates and supporters, your experience is invaluable. We want your voice heard! Applications are due June 5th. For more information, click the link below.
Megan Ehrmantraut has joined the Resource Center and will be a new voice on the other side of the phone for our clients while our beloved Dorothy recovers from her stroke. Megan has been an Orcas resident since 2018. With over 25 years of administrative experience, she is known for providing excellent client care. Welcome to the team, Megan!
We are excited to announce that Marcy Montgomery will be administering her One Canoe Veggie Rx program through the Resource Center as a new volunteer, and will be enrolling qualifying individuals and households this week and into June.
Our beloved colleague, Dorothy Osborn, suffered a stroke on the evening of May 1. She was admitted to Providence Medical Center in Everett and is currently in their care. Dorothy’s family has set up a site for her on CaringBridge, a social network to help connect loved ones and their community during a medical event. You can even check on her recovery status daily via CaringBridge!
Dorothy would love to hear from you via CaringBridge! Staying connected with her Resource Center clients, colleagues, friends, and loved ones is instrumental to her recovery, as the hospital is not permitting visitors at this time. We look forward to the full recovery of our compassionate and loving colleague and friend, and her return to our Orcas Island community.
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We are here to help you during these trying times! As our physical office is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 safety recommendations, we will now work with current and new clients via phone and email interactions, and Zoom meetings.
Vulnerable persons that need home delivery of essential household goods such as food or medicine can call San Juan County Senior Services at 360-370-0591 or the Orcas Community Resource Center at 360-376-3184 to ask for help.
COATES' Cabinet Household Essentials is now open 3:30–5:00pm on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month: July 7 and July 21. New clients must complete New Client Intake and COATES’ Cabinet Household Essentials Registration forms, available in the Downloads section below.
The Orcas Island Community Foundation has compiled a list of updated resources and information to help you during the COVID-19 crisis. Please refer to the OICF Orcas Update documents below, in English and Spanish. We’ll upload new documents as they are released by the OICF.
We are confident we can continue to serve our clients; it will just look different in the weeks to come. Please call or email if you need anything. We are here for you.
If you are an existing client, please email or phone Jana: firstname.lastname@example.org • 376-3184
If you are not an established client, but you are in need of assistance, please email or phone Holly: email@example.com • 376-3184