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Slide News and Donation Resources

March 28th, 2014

For information on the recent Snohomish County mud slide visit http://www.snohomishcountywa.gov/2354/530-Slide

Where to donate
  • Red Cross: If you wish to help victims of the Oso mudslide, cash donations are preferred. The American Red Cross is no longer collecting items. Go to the Red Cross of Snohomish County at www.redcross.org/snoco to donate. People also can text “RedCross” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
  • United Way has established a community-wide recovery fund to assist those affected by the mudslide. Information on how to donate is at www.uwsc.org. Checks may be sent to: United Way of Snohomish County, Attn: Finance Dept., 3120 McDougall Ave., Ste. 200, Everett, WA 98201.
  • Salvation Army is collecting donations for local disaster relief efforts. Donate by phone at 800-725-2769, online at www.salvationarmynw.org or by mail to the Salvation Army, Northwest Divisional Headquarters, 111 Queen Anne Avenue N. #300, Seattle, WA, 98109. Designate your gift as “disaster relief.”
  • Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation is a local organization that is giving 100 percent of donations directly to those affected. The Cascade Valley Hospital in Arlington treated several victims in the aftermath of the mudslide. Donate at this site or by phone at 360-435-2133, ext. 7805. You can drop off/mail donations to 330 S. Stillaguamish Ave. in Arlington or donate to the fund through an account at any Union Bank.
  • Coastal Community Bank is accepting donations for slide victims at all branches: Darrington, Camano Island, Everett, Monroe, Stanwood, Sultan, Silver Lake, Smokey Point, Snohomish and Whidbey Island.
  • Community Fund Drive: A special Mudslide Relief Campaign has been organized by the Community Fund Drive, state government’s workplace giving program that invites state and higher education employees to give to the charity of their choice. For information, go to www.cfd.wa.gov.
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Living Well Classes

March 13th, 2014

Are you unsure about how to best manage an ongoing health condition? Are you tired, anxious, frustrated, in pain? Try something new! Join a safe, supportive six-week self-management workshop and discover new, practical ways to live better and healthier.

Pierce County

Six-week classes are offered in Pierce County at the Lakewood YMCA every Friday starting March 13th and April 14th. See the following links for more information.
Living Well Workshop Pierce County March 13th-April 17th
Living Well Workshop Pierce County April 4th-May 9th

Kitsap County

Chronic Disease Self Management
Six-week classes are offered every Wednesday at the Kitsap Tennis and Athletic Club starting April 16th. See the following link for more information.
Living Well Workshop Kitsap County April 16th-May 21st
Chronic Pain Self Management
Six-week classes offered every Tuesday starting May 13th at the Hazelwood YMCA. See following link for more information.
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2013 4th Quarter Newsletter

February 3rd, 2014

Download our quarterly newsletters to keep up with the latest news from WIN211. Find out about new programs, partner programs, upcoming changes, demographics, caller needs, and much more.

اطلاعات شبکه واشنگتن 2-1-1 4th Quarter 2013 Newsletter

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Filing Taxes Online?

January 18th, 2014

The MyFreeTaxes.com partnership provides free state and federal tax preparation and filing assistance for qualified individuals. It’s easy, safe, secure and 100 percent free. Powered by the Walmart Foundation — in cooperation with Goodwill Industries International, National Disability Institute, and United Way Worldwide. MyFreeTaxes.com is free to use for individuals and families with combined income under $58,000 for the year 2013. Tax filing software provided by H&R Block.

Would you rather have your taxes filed in-person by trained volunteers? Call 2-1-1 and we can help you find free local tax preparation sites in your area.

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Free Tax Preparation 2014

January 9th, 2014

Do you have low to moderate income making $51,567 per year or less? If so you may be able to get free help filing your taxes with the help of two free programs, VITA – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and AARP Tax-Aide. These programs have trained volunteers which can assist in completing and filing your basic tax return, including claiming the EITC – Earned Income Tax Credit if you are eligible. Use the IRS Free Tax Preparation Locator or call at 2-1-1 beginning January 30th, 2014 to find your free local tax sites. The IRS will begin accepting and filing tax forms January 31st, 2014.

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Washington Health Plan Finder

October 29th, 2013

Need to sign up for health insurance? Washington residents are now able to use the website http://wahealthplanfinder.org/ to compare and enroll in health insurance programs. This site can help you shop for health insurance anonymously, find out if you are eligible for financial help, compare plans side-by-side, and select a plan for coverage.

A statewide Toll-Free Customer Support Center is open to start answering questions about health coverage options and explain the enrollment process. The call center is open M-F, 7:30am-8pm and can be reached by dialing 1-855-WAFINDER (923-4633).

For people needing direct assistance, trained and certified representatives called in-person assistors are available that can help you enroll for coverage through the Washington Health Plan Finder. Find an in-person assistor where you live, or search in KING, PIERCE, THURSTON, یا LEWIS counties.

Partnerships

Washington Connection

Washington Connection

All you need to do is answer a few questions and find out what services are available to you from a broad range of federal, state and local resources. Through a secure personal account on the site, you can even apply online for some benefits such as cash, food, and medical assistance; child care; long-term care; and drug and alcohol treatment.

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Washington State Department of Commerce

WIN211 has partnered with the Washington State Department of Commerce to help Washington residents get ready for tax day.

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Free Tax Preparation

Times are tough. A little extra money in your pocket makes a big difference. If you earned less than $52,000 in 2013, you may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit which could add as much as six-thousand dollars to your federal income tax refund. Couldn't you use a little extra money to make life easier? Workers who qualify for the EITC – Earned Income Tax Credit must file a federal income tax return even if they do not have a requirement to file. Learn more about this valuable tax credit by calling your local 2-1-1 Information and Referral Specialist beginning January 30th, 2014 to find a free tax preparer near you. The IRS will begin accepting and filing tax forms January 31st, 2014.

Search online for a free local tax preparation sites with the IRS Free Tax Preparation Locator and AARP Tax-Aide Locator.

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Washington State Department of Health

WIN211 has partnered with the Washington State Department of Health to help promote health and wellness on a range of topics including emergency preparedness and response information, flu prevention and immunizations, and other health concerns.

Chronic Disease Self Management Programs

WIN211 has partnered with the Washington State Department of Health to promote the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.

Living Well Chronic Disease Self Management Program
Imagine how it would feel to take control of your health!
  • Use medications effectively
  • Solve problems and meet personal goals
  • Talk to your doctor about your health
  • Make choices about your treatment
  • Be a healthy caregiver
Rediscover your zest for living a healthy life in six weeks!

Are you unsure about how to best manage an ongoing health condition? Are you tired, anxious, frustrated, in pain? Try something new! Join a safe, supportive six-week self-management workshop and discover new, practical ways to live better and healthier.

The Living Well self-management workshop was developed at Stanford University and has become the proven leader in self-management for people with chronic health conditions. Sign up for a workshop in your area and rediscover the life you've been missing. New workshops are scheduled regularly by request.

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