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Crisis Care

In times of extreme and sudden distress IACS is prepared with resources and a support system to help members of our community during their most vulnerable moments. We support families and individuals experiencing emergency crises including unexpected family, housing, job, or business loss, health complications related to COVID-19, as well as intergenerational mental health concerns and other health related ailments. We also provide ongoing aid to low-income community members in the form of rent and transportation assistance, as well as food assistance for the food insecure, which includes access to food pantries and food coupons to local grocers.

CRISIS CARE SERVICES

Healthcare Services

For community members impacted by sudden changes in health or develping health ailments and disease we offer resources to local healthcare centers, information and resources to address these dire needs.

Healthcare Resources

IACS will provide a repository of information on health insurance and health care information for families in urgent critical need and those accessing emergency care who live here part time. Please contact us at 253-234-9989 Ext 5 or email to directorcommunity@iaww.org.

COVID-19

IACS is committed to addressing the needs generated by the pandemic crises on the communities around us. Through 2020 and 2021 it is our intent to support those impacted in achieving good health, wellbeing and stability. As COVID-19 continues to unfold, we are working hard to provide services and support for the needs being brought to our attention. These services are intended but not limited to serve our ageing adults, elder care homes, under privileged families, small businesses, healthcare facilities, health care workers and the shelters negatively impacted by COVID-19.
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Please click on the Donate towards our COVID-19 response efforts to continue with your donation. If you prefer donating via check, please mail your donation to – IACS, PO BOX 404, Bellevue WA 98009.


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Project Mask for Healthcare Staff

The IACS' Crises Care team’s Mask for the Champions Campaign has delivered 18,500+ masks to Swedish Everett, Swedish Edmonds, Overlake Hospital, Providence Elder Care, Sophia Way, Angeline’s Shelter and YWCA Seattle.We will be continuing this effort to include small businesses and families with ageing adults. For more information please contact us at 253-234-9989 Ext 5 or email to directorcommunity@iaww.org

Food Assistance

Community members who are low-income and food insecure can depend on the organization for aid in the nourishment of themselves and their familes. IACS offers various food assistance services and resources including partnerships with local grocers, shelters, healthcare facilities and elder shelters.
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Rent Assistance

If you are experiencing a short-term financial crisis due to unexpected expenses, IACS may be able to help you pay one month’s rent so that you are able to stay in your home. For assistance please contact us at 253-234-9989 (ext.)5.

Legal Services

IACS provides its members with direct connections to pro-bono or low-cost legal resources to assist with crisis situations that need legal attention, including immigration and family law cases.
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Small Business Support

We help identify, verify, and provide critical support for small business in addition to offering emergency financial support and mentoring. Please contact us at 253-234-9989 Ext 5 or email to directorcommunity@iaww.org. Learn more

Career Advisement for Low Income Families

Families can depend on IACS for resources and guidance on career growth and learning opportunities in addition to assistance in the case of employment loss, in particular for those who may be undocumented.
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Loss of Employment Support and Career Advisement

Families can depend on IACS for resources and guidance on career growth and learning opportunities in addition to assistance in the case of employment loss, in particular for those who may be undocumented.
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Death in the Family

When death is impending or occurs suddently the immediate family is under much emotional stress and time pressure. The organization provides support and assistance with planning and arrangements for loved ones lost to lighten the load felt on those grieving. We help break down the steps one should consider after a loss of a loved one into a comprehensive list of tasks addressing:

Resources include information and guidance on funeral home selections, estate planning, memorial services, final rites, and a suvivor's checklist among others.

“I thought I had lost it all when I reached out to IACS for rent assistance. But not only did I get rent assistance, I also ended up getting additional support to find a job. I am so thankful.”

Single mother