Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)


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 their 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.

Republic Clinic

147 North Clark Ave Suite 1 / PO box 584
Republic, WA 99166
Phone: +1-509-775-3111
Toll Free: +1-800-876-3319
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, tuberculosis (TB) testing, health and nutrition education, school health services and home assessment visits. Clinic hours: 8:00 AM - 12:00 Noon, and 1:00 PM - 4:00PM.

Curlew Medical Clinic

5 Kettle River Road
Curlew, WA 99118
Phone: +1-509-779-4049
Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Need to call for appointment. Also serving Danville and Malo.

Republic Medical Center

470 Thornton Drive
Republic, WA 99166
Phone: +1-509-775-3153
Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM.

EWU Dental Hygiene

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

Ferry County Public Hospital

36 Klondike Road
Republic, WA 99166
Phone: +1-509-775-3333
Email: fcmh@fcphd.org
The hospital is a 25 bed, full service facility, including 14 long-term care beds and 2 cardiac/intensive care beds. We offer emergency, obstetrics, surgery, and general medicine units. Cardiology, Orthopedic specialists, and Podiatry services regularly visit the community. The VA van and Inland Imaging Mammography van come once a month.

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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.

Ferry County Joint Housing Authority

83 North Kaufman #1
Republic, WA 99166
Phone: +1-509-775-3924 (Teri Cruz)
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. Homeless 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.

Affordable Home Ownership/ Rural Resources Community Action

956 South Main Street
Colville, WA 99114
Phone: +1-509-684-8421
A program for first time buyers, including home buyer education and assistance with loan package processes to ensure success.

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 program. Case management skill building program for families with children.

USDA Rural Development

1908 North Dale Lane
Spokane, WA 99112
Phone: +1-509-924-7350 (Option 4)
Monday through Friday, call for pre-application. Loans are made to but 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

Gonzaga University

Web: www.gonzaga.edu  

Spokane Community College

Web: www.scc.spokane.edu  

Spokane Falls Community College

Web: https://sfcc.spokane.edu/

Whitworth University

Web: www.whitworth.edu  

Job Corps

web: https://www.jobcorps.gov/

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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.

WSU Ferry County Cooperative Extension

350 E Delaware Avenue #9
Republic, WA 99166
Phone: +1-509-775-5235 (Dan Fagerlie, Extension Manager) (Diane Sage, Office Manager)
Email: ce6210@coopext.cahe.wsu.edu
Annual youth retreats based on natural resources: sport fishing, survival school, shooting sports, county fair, 5-star Leadership program (WSU scholarship), participates in state-wide teen conference, Japanese Student Exchange program.

WSU Cooperative Extension Colville Reservation (Ferry County)

C/o Nespelem
Phone: +1-509-634-2303 (Josh Swain, Nespelem Office)
4-H Challenge Course at Twin Lakes.

Community Youth Ministry Youth Center

35 N Clark Street/ PO Box 1177
Republic, WA 99166
Phone: +1-509-775-2502 (Sacha Hasenyager)
Community Youth Center; recreation, fellowship and activities for youth still in high school.

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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.

Special Mobility Services -- Medical Transportation Assistance

3102 East Trent, Suite 210
Spokane, WA 99202
Phone: +1-509-534-9760
Toll Free: +1-800-892-4817
Rides to medical, dental and counseling appointments for people using medical coupons who have no other transportation options. Contact at least 2 working days in advance for requests except emergencies (Special Mobility).
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.

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