Family Support & Engagement Resources
ERSEA ELIGIBILITY FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE RIGHTS RESOURCES
- Resources for Immigrant and Refugee Families
- Immigration Rights Resources
- Immigrant and Refugee Children Resource Guide
- Limitations on DHS Immigration Enforcement Actions at Sensitive Locations fact sheet
- Resource Guide from U.S. Department of Education
- Resource List from CLASP: "Supporting Young Children in Immigrant Families - What Early Childhood Stakeholders Need to Know"
- Fact Sheet: Immigrant Eligibility for Federal Child Care and Early Education Programs
- "When is it Safe for Immigrants to get Benefits?"
- Washington Public Assistance for Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence
- Washington PUblic Assistance for Lawfully Present Non-Citizens
- Washington Public Assistance for Refugees and Other Humanitarian Entrants
FAMILY SUPPORT/HEALTH & NUTRITION MEETING RESOURCES
Lists of recruitment targets in a community. Staff can use the lists to create an exhaustive list of recruitment contacts in their community, which would be helpful to utilize throughout the year to help sites maintain full enrollment.
- 2016-2017 Recruitment Strategies and Ideas (NEW)
- Strategies for Recruitment — Community Resources, resources for reaching Target Groups, and engaging Families as Partners for Recruitment.
- Resources for Building Recruitment Relationships Checklist/Record Form — A handy worksheet for tracking contacts as you build recruitment relationships in the community.
- Interactive Lessons on Homelessness — This website gives staff opportunities to apply the McKinney-Vento definition of homelessness, learn about outreach strategies to recruit homeless families, apply strategies that enhance enrollment, identify ways to work with community partners, etc.
- Understanding Homeless Students' Education Rights — A list of Homeless Liaison Staff in school distrcts.
SUMMER ACTIVITIES IDEAS
- Activities for the Summer Months — A list for June, July, and August of activities parents can do with their children to keep them engaged and active during the summer months.
FREE SUMMER MEALS (Breakfast, Lunch, or Snacks)
Free summer meals are served to children in low-income areas during the summer at sites such as neighborhood parks, libraries, schools, places of worship, mobile buses, and recreation centers.
- www.WhyHunger.org/findfood or call the National Hunger Hotline (1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-Hambre) — Find out where free summer meals are being served near you or someone you know. On the website, click on "Get Info" tab, which takes you to Federal Food Programs and click on Summer Food Service Program. The information on distribution sites is updated closer to the end of the school year, so check back to get the most current information.
- "Summer Food Rocks" — This USDA website has an interactive map. Just enter your City or Zip Code and see what sites are serving meals near you.
EXPLORING EDUCATION AND CAREER OPTIONS
Websites that aid an adult wanting to know which jobs will be more in demand in the future, which employers hire in certain industries, which Washington community or technical college best meets his/her goals, or other eligible training providers and unemployment programs in Washington.
- The Self Sufficiency Calculator (www.thecalculator.org) — The Self Sufficiency Standard measures how much income is needed for a family of a given composition -- ranging from a one-person household to a large family -- in a given place, to adequately meet its basic needs without any public or private assistance.
- Demand Occupations for King County (www.wilma.org/wdclists) — A list of Seattle and King County Demand/Decline occupations.
- Workforce Explorer (www.workforceexplorer.com) — A premier delivery system of labor market information. This site contains tools that can be used to find information on occupations, industries, and also a list of employers that hire in each of the industries.
- Check Out A College (www.checkoutacollege.com) — Find the Washington state community college or technical college that best meets your goals. Discover your career interests and explore your education options.
- Career Bridge (www.careerbridge.wa.gov) — Explore careers, eligible training providers, and unemployment programs in Washington state.
- Puget Sound Training Center (www.pstrainingcenter.com)
- YWCA (www.ywcaworks.org)
- Money Mechanics flyer: English