Due to the rapidly evolving nature of state and federal programs, this information may change unexpectedly.
The COVID-19 outbreak has forced temporary closure of schools and many businesses, triggering demand for community resources to help people make it through this time. If you don't find something helpful on this page, please check out United Way's COVID-19 page. If your employment has been affected, please consult our COVID-19 Business Resources page.
If you are looking to help locally, please contact the Greater Maple Valley Community Center or Maple Valley Food Bank & Emergency Services. Providing labor or donations to them is a great way to provide support to those who need it. Bloodworks Northwest could also use your help right now.
On March 19, Gov. Inslee issued a 30-day, statewide moratorium on evictions of residential tenants. Residential landlords are prohibited from serving a notice of unlawful detainer for default payment of rent. Law enforcement may not enforce eviction orders based solely on non-payment of rent.
Also on March 19, the federal government directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to suspend foreclosures and evictions for at least 60 days due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Visit the Rental Housing Association of Washington's website for additional resources.
Utility Bill Assistance
Puget Sound Energy
PSE is taking steps to ensure continued service to customers, with links to bill payment assistance and other tools on its page.
- PSE will not disconnect customers during this time.
- PSE received permission from the state Utilities and Transportation Commission to waive late fees.
- PSE will work with customers on options such as payment plans and choosing a new bill due date.
- PSE launched a new energy assistance portal to improve access to funds available to low-income customers.
PSE will make funds available to help customers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes customers who recently became unemployed, partially unemployed, or cannot work. The $11 million are carry-over funds under PSE’s Low Income Program. With approval from the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, PSE made revisions to its program to make these funds available to a broader group of customers.
This program will be available to PSE’s residential customers in Island, King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Lewis, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston and Whatcom counties who meet the household size and income criteria. Find out more information and find out how to apply here or at www.pse.com/covidhelp.
Tahoma School District
The Tahoma School District is offering free meals for anyone age 18 and younger at two sites each weekday. "Grab-and-go" style lunch and snacks are being served at the following locations Mon - Fri:
- 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lake Wilderness Elementary
- 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m. at Tahoma High School
At each site, the meals are served at the curb for families to drive up or walk up. The meals will continue throughout the closure.
Maple Valley Food Bank & Emergency Services
If at any time you/your family are in need of food during this health crisis, please visit the Maple Valley Food Bank for weekly grocery pick-up. You do not need to be a current client to receive assistance, so long as you are within the boundaries of Maple Valley, Black Diamond, and the Tahoma School District. Distribution hours are as follows:
- Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
They ask that clients do not come into the Maple Valley Food Bank and instead remain in their cars. Their team has pre-boxed the groceries and will deliver them directly to clients.
Greater Maple Valley Community Center
In an effort to assist the 60+ senior population, the Greater Maple Valley Community Center is offering their Mon/Wed/Fri lunches via "drive-thru" service from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Visit their website for details.
Mental Health Resources
Nexus Youth and Families 425-358-9451
Crisis Connections 866-4Crisis (866-427-4747) TTY 206-461-3219
Kent Youth and Family Services 253-859-0300
Sound Health 206-901-2000
Valley Cities 253-833-7444
Tahoma School District Counseling Support Program
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to the Crises Line at 741-741
Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66-746
National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 or text LoveIs to 22-522
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Stress and Coping
Coronavirus Anxiety Information and Tool Kit
Insight Timer Guided Meditations
Headspace Weathering the Storm Meditations
Virtual AA, NA, an Al-non Meetings
Free Mindfulness Videos for Kids
Safer Cleaning & COVID-19
Public Health - Settle & King County
Washington State Governor Jay Inslee's Office
Washington State Department of Health
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
Washington Multifamily Housing Association - Resources Links