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Center for Change in Transition Services

Pend Oreille

Employment

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

Newport Office
DVR High School Counselor Liaisons
About DVR

Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)

Tri County Outstation
1100 South Main
Colville, WA 99114-9503
Phone: +1-590-685-5649
Toll Free: +1-866-715-3646

To determine eligibility contact the Regional Intake Office through the address above. 
About DDA: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/dda 

WorkSource

Locate a WorkSource office in your county: https://worksourcewa.com.

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Health & Emergency

Washington Basic Health Care Plan

1220 Eastside SE, PO Box 9014
Olympia, WA 98504
Toll Free: +1-800-826-2444
For people under age 65 who do not qualify for Medicare and are low income. Covers doctor care, hospital care, lab and emergency care.

Medicaid (through SSI)

Toll Free: +1-800-772-1213
TTY: +1-800-325-0778
Web: www.ssa.gov
Youth with disabilities may qualify for SSI at age 18 and therefore receive Medicaid based on the individuals's income (not parents) and disability. Medicaid pays for mandatory health services. In Washington, it also covers optional services.

Healthcare for Workers with Disabilities (HWD)

Toll Free: +1-866-272-7630
Web: www.dshs.wa.gov/onlinecso/hwd.shtml
HWD is a Medicaid buy-in program for people with disabilities who work. The worker pays a small monthly fee (premium) based on his/her income.

Regional Support Networks -- County Mental Health Crisis Lines Mental Health Division

PO Box 45320
Olympia WA 98504-5320
Phone: +1-360-902-8070

The Department of Social and Health Services provides care and treatment for people with severe and recurring mental illnesses and children with serious emotional disturbance and the families, operates a crisis response system for all of Washington's citizens, regulates the individuals that provide mental health services and develops mental health policy for all providers. County government agencies and 145 private and non-profit organizations, supported by state and federal money, provide treatment for most of Washington's children with mental illnesses. The agencies are organized into 14 Regional Support Networks.

Newport Clinic

231 South Garden Avenue / PO Box 490
Newport, WA 99156
Phone: +1-509-447-3131
Toll Free: +1-800-873-6162
Child assessment, including immunizations and services to children with special needs. Parenting education. Dental health education. WIC supplemental food program. Maternity support services and case management, lactation consultant, communicable disease control, tuberulosis (TB) testing, health and nutrition education, school health services and home assessment visits. Hours: 8:00AM - 12:00Noon and 1:00PM - 4:30PM (by appointment only)

Family Crisis Network

Phone: +1-509-447-2274 (Office)
Crisis Line: +1-800-548-3133 (24-hour)
24-hour crisis line for victims of domestic violence and their children, sexual abuse (adults and children) and child abuse.

Newport Community Hospital

714 Pine Street
Newport, WA 99156
Phone: +1-509-447-2441

Selkirk Community Health Center

208 Cedar Creek Terrace
Ione, WA 99139
Phone: +1-509-442-3514
Toll Free: +1-800-554-2413
Immunization and family parcitice services to children with special needs, well child clinic, family planning and women's health acre, sexually transmitted disease control. Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM

Cusick Food Bank

107 First Street / PO Box 126
Cusick, WA 99119
Phone: +1-509-445-1164 ; +1-509-445-1289
Provide emergency food and other emergency assistance to the needy. Hours: Tuesday 10:00AM - 12:00Noon

Ione Emergency Food Bank

St. Bernard's Parish / PO Box 291
Metaline Falls, WA 99153
Phone: +1-509-442-3222 ; +1-509-442-3720
Hours: Saturday 11:00AM - 12:00Noon

Newport Food Bank

331 S. Washington / PO Box 623
Newport, WA 99156
Phone: +1-509-447-4439
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 10:00AM - 1:00PM

Pend Oreille Counseling Services

105 S Garden / PO Box 5055
Newport, WA 99156
Phone: +1-509-447-5651
Toll Free: +1-800-404-5151
A psycho-social rehabilitation program that consists of work preparation, group discussions and leisure/recreational activities. Emergency crisis intervention services. Must be dually diagnosed as developmentally disabled and mentally ill.

EWU Dental Hygiene

310 North Riverpointe Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99202
Phone: +1-509-368-6510
Low cost dental exams and work for adults and children. Call for appointment. Open to the public.
Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

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Housing

Common Ground

110 Prefontaine Place S #504
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: +1-206-461-4500
Non-profit consulting firm specializing in low-income and special needs housing development. Their mission is to create and preserve decent housing for people with low income and special needs throughout Washington State.

Spokane Housing Authority Rural Resources Office / North

240 Union Avenue
Newport, WA 99156
Phone: +1-509-447-5614 (Heidi)
Rental assistance for low-income families, elderly and disabled. The amount of rent payment is based on family size and income.

SNAP Housing Opportunities

500 S. Stone
Spokane, WA 99202
Phone: +1-509-456-7106
Fees vary. Program assists families to move from temporary shelters to more permanent housing. Mortgage Assistance Program assists with pre-purchase information and default counseling. Affordable Rental Property Management - SNAP owns and manages a large number of safe, affordable rental housing units for low-income households throughout Spokane County. Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM, Wednesday 1:00PM - 6:00PM, Thursday 7:30AM - 5:00PM

Transitional Housing -- Rural Resources Community Action

956 South Main Street
Colville, WA 99114
Phone: +1-509-684-8421
For people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Must be willing to relocate to the Colville housing option associated with this project. Case management skill building program for families with children.

Pend Oreille Valley Habitit for Humanity

PO Box 1091
Newport, WA 99156
Phone: +1-509-447-0102

USDA Rural Development / Spokane Office

1908 North Dale Lane
Spokane, WA 99212
Phone: +1-509-924-7350 (Option 4) Monday through Friday. Call for pre-application. Loans are made to buy existing homes, build new houses or repair houses in rural areas. For low to moderate-income families who are unable to obtain credit from commercial sources. Call for current information.

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Postsecondary Education

Eastern Washington University

Web: www.ewu.edu  

Gonzaga University

Web: www.gonzaga.edu  

Spokane Community College

Web: www.scc.spokane.edu  

Spokane Falls Community College

Web: www.spokanefalls.edu  

Whitworth University

Web: www.whitworth.edu  

Job Corps

What is Job Corps: http://www.jobcorps.gov/AboutJobCorps.aspx
Where is Job Corps: http://www.jobcorps.gov/centerlocations.aspx

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Recreation & Leisure

Special Olympics

Toll Free: +1-800-752-7559
Provides training and competition opportunities for developmentally disabled youth in 19 Olympic-style sports, including aquatics, athletics, bowling, gymnastics, soccer, etc.

Boy Scouts of America

411 West Boy Scout Way
Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: +1-509-325-4562
Web: www.nwscouts.org/
Programs for boys from first grade to college. Coed programs for boys and girls ages 14 and over. Write or call for information on the programs in your area.

Girl Scout Inland Empire Council South

1402 Grand Boulevard
Spokane, WA 99203
Phone: +1-509-747-8091
Toll Free: +1-800-827-9478
Community integration, education and recreation programs are offered.

WSU Stevens County Extension

985 S Elm, Suite A
Colville, WA 99114
Phone: +1-509-684-2588
Email: jcornwall@wsu.edu
Traditional 4-H programs, life skills, hands-on projects, school enrichment, 5-star program (WSU scholarship), state teen conference, digitized sewing project, Camp Princess Pine.

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Transportation

DSHS Medical Coupon Transportation

Toll Free: +1-800-925-5438
If a person is unable to use public transportation and has a medical emergency, they may use medical coupons to pay for a taxi or cabulance prior approval necessary.

Rural Resources Community Action

956 South Main Street
Colville, WA 99114
Phone: +1-509-684-2961
Toll Free: +1-800-776-9026
Can provide necessary transportation to the doctor, shopping, etc., for persons over 60 or with developmental disabilities, with no other options possible. Daily public transportation from Colville to Kettle Falls. Public transportation on Friday's in Pend Oreille County from Metaline Falls to Newport, connecting to Spokane. Call for schedules. Call as far ahead as possible.

The Carpool Matching Program

Phone: +1-509-684-2961
Toll Free: +1-800-776-9026
The Carpool Matching Program can help find rides to work, training, higher education and volunteer opportunities in the Stevens and Pend Oreille areas. Existing carpools are also eligible. Volunteer transportation available for necessary appointments. Call to arrange.

Special Mobility Services-Medical Transportation Assistance

3102 East Trent, Suite 210
Spokane, WA 99202
Toll Free: +1-800-892-4817
Contact at least 2 working days in advance for requests, except emergencies (Special Mobility). Rides to medical, dental and counseling appointments for people using medical coupons who have no other transportation options.

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