Homeless Grace Period Program

Free child care is available throughout the State for families experiencing homelessness. Through the Homeless Grace Period program, eligible families can receive up to four months of licensed child care at no cost to them. Information is attached in English, Spanish, and Somali. Please share the flyer with any family that needs help and/or your community partners to help us spread the word. Feel free to reach out if you would like more, and we will mail them to you.

The Homeless Grace Period is part of the Working Connections Child Care subsidy. Skilled Navigators at the Child Care Aware of Washington Family Center help families find out if they are eligible for the program, access the subsidy system, find licensed child care providers, and connect families with other resources. Parents and guardians can reach the Family Call Center directly at 1 (800) 446-1114.

Families may be eligible if they:

  • Live temporarily with family or friends
  • Do not have a home
  • Live in a shelter, car or park
  • Live in transitional housing
  • Live in Domestic Violence program housing
  • Are income eligible
  • Other temporary situations could also qualify

You can learn more here: http://wa.childcareaware.org/families/child-care-aware-of-washington-services-for-homeless-families

On My Way to Kindergarten

The Molina Foundation is excited to announce our new On My Way program, and our newest kindergarten readiness resource:  On My Way to Kindergarten/En Camino al Kinder

  • A 36-page bilingual (Spanish-English) activity book
  • Includes hundreds of online activities, songs, stories, and games
  • Filled with fun ideas to help families play and learn together

Click here to learn more about On My Way to Kindergarten, including information about pricing and purchasing.

Feel free to call us at 310-375-6813 or reach out via email to customerservice@molinafoundation.org with any questions you may have. See below for a preview of On My Way to Kindergarten.

The Argus Fund Fundraising Luncheon

The Argus Fund Fundraising Luncheon will be host at Skagit Publishing on Friday, November 16th.  The proceeds of $11.25 per ticket will benefit Youth in Skagit County.

Skagit Publishing
1215 Anderson Rd
Mt Vernon, WA

Friday November 16, 2018
11:30 am – 1 pm
Raffle starts 12:30

Purchase tickets at the door or online at My360TIX.com

Equity Film Festival

Anacortes School District will host a documentary film series this year focused on the strategic pillar of equity.  Monthly screenings will be followed by a discussion panel with specific community partners and members of our school community.  If you are interested in participating on one or more of the panels, or you would like more information on any of the films, please let me know.  

Equity Film Festival – A Community Conversations Series

Please join the Anacortes School District and community partners for a very special monthly film series this school year featuring current documentaries and great conversations exploring topics of equity and inclusion.  Race, gender, disability, displaced families and other complex issues will be our themes as we share in the immersive experience of film and engage in discussion after each documentary.  With special thanks to the Anacortes Arts Festival for series support.

This month’s film:  Becoming Bulletproof – Octorber 25 @ 7:00 pm – AHS Library

In Becoming Bulletproof, a group of disabled and able-bodied actors create great art and celebrate diversity, disability, friendship, community and “the knowledge that we all matter to each other” as they make a Western together.