Resources for Youth and Families

OSD Technology Help DeskWelcome to the Olympia School District 

Looking for information about support groups, crisis lines, help with meals or bills, social and emotional wellness, or tips for taming toddler temper tantrums? You can find all that and much more here at our Resources for Youth and Families webpage.

Whether you're a family that's brand new to the Olympia School District, or just wondering where to go to find answers to specific questions you've never known how to answer, here is a great place to start!

We know how overwhelming it can be at the beginning of a "typical" school year, much less now that COVID-19 has redefined what our educational setting looks like. Please do not be afraid to connect with us via any of the contact information included below. We are here to answer your questions!


Community Resources


Crisis Resources


Catholic Community Resources - Crisis Stabilization Services

Crisis stabilization services are designed to assist youth who are experiencing a mental health crisis to help them remain in their homes and avoid hospitalization.

(360) 480-5721


Crisis Clinic of Thurston County

The Crisis Clinic of Thurston County strives to empower people, especially those in crisis, through telephone intervention, and information and referral, every hour of the year.

Crisis Line: (360) 586-2800/1-800-627-2211


Youth Helpline:

Are you a youth needing someone to talk to? The Teen/Youth Help Line is a 24/7; free, completely confidential and totally anonymous phone line that you can call to talk about anything.

(360) 586-2777


Emergency Shelter Network Hotline

If you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, please call the 24-hour homeless hotline at:

(844) 628-7343


Olympia Health and Recovery Services

Provide access to an effective, reliable safety net of behavioral health crisis and recovery support services throughout our region.

(360) 754-1338


SafePlace Olympia Helpline

SafePlace works to put an end to sexual and domestic violence through crisis intervention and education.

(360) 754-6300


StrongHearts Native Helpline for domestic/sexual violence

StrongHearts Native Helpline is a safe dating and sexual violence helpline for American Indians and Alaska Natives.



Trans Lifeline for peer support

Trans Lifeline is a grassroots hotline and micro grants non-profit organization offering direct emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community.



Trevor Lifeline for LGBTQ+ Youth

Our trained counselors are here to support you 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline now at:


Text START to 678678


Youth Suicide Prevention Hotline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, across the United States.

1-800-273-8255; LGBTQ Helpline: 1-866-488-7386





Xổ số kiến ​​thiết thứ 7 TP.As a multi-county provider of mental health and addiction recovery services, BHR offers programs and services to individuals, children, youth and families in the areas of mental health and chemical dependency recovery.

(360) 704-7170


Non-Medicaid/Private Counseling

Contact your medical insurance provider to obtain a list of in-network counseling providers.


Free therapy and support groups available to youth and young adult (ages 13-30) survivors of child sexual abuse, rape, sexual assault and/or sexual exploitation who are homeless, street-dependent, or at-risk for becoming homeless.317 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA 98501

(360) 357-4472


Co-occurring Disorders: Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Gambling Addiction Counseling1230 Carpenter Rd. SE, Suite C-3, Lacey, WA 98503

Xổ số kiến ​​thiết thứ 7 TP.(360) 799-5782


We are a state-licensed community mental health agency. Our team of behavioral health providers is committed to the highest quality evidence-based treatment that is individualized to the needs of each child and family.

3030 Limited Lane NW, Olympia, WA 98502
(360) 491-1399


Washington Listens is a free, anonymous service for anyone in the state. It provides support to people who feel sad, anxious, or stressed due to the events of this year.



Support Groups


Support group for parents with children or youth who struggle with social, emotional, behavioral challenges and mental health needs

(360) 790-7505


Grief Support Group for children and teens

(877) 620-3286 or (360) 493-5928




Groceries & Meals


Olympia School District Fall 2020 Meal Distribution

View a list of locations where OSD is distributing Grad-and-Go bagged lunches, and breakfasts for the following day, for students and area youth. Meals are free through December 31, 2020.


Drop-in 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8:30 p.m.

520 Pear St. S.E., Olympia

(360) 943-0780 Ext. 186


Xổ số kiến ​​thiết thứ 7 TP.Breakfast 7:15 - 8:15 a.m.; Lunch 11 a.m. - noon; Dinner 5 - 6 p.m.

Xổ số kiến ​​thiết thứ 7 TP.824 5th Ave. S.E, Olympia

(360) 352-8596


Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.



Bills & Income


(360) 438-1100





Department of Commerce

Department of Commerce has announced $100 million in CARES money that is being distributed (mostly by counties) across the state to support families that are struggling to pay rent.

Department of Commerce Thurston County contacts:


Visit this site for assistance with unemployment, mortgage, credit card, rent, utility and student loan payments


Employment Security Department Unemployment Benefits

(800) 318-6022


Evergreen Christian/Community Care Services

(360) 352-3410




Sacred Heart Emergency Service

(360) 923-0929


 (provides assistance with rent, utilities and other basic needs).

Call Monday-Thursday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

(360) 438-1100 or 1-800-878-5235



Apply by December 6, 2020 for the Washington COVID-19 Immigrant Relief Fund and receive a $1,000 one-time direct payment (up to $3,000 per household).

1-844-724-3737 (Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.)


Salvation Army Warm Home Fund

(360) 352-8596 Ext. 3



Internet/Phone Options


  •  (Internet Essentials)


Child Care Options


  • - Jefferson Middle School



Other Community Resources



Sound to Harbor Learning Programs/Head Start/ECEAP

(360) 464-6800 or 1-800-536-0992

Espanol: (360) 464-6827


United Way South Sound 211



For other resources not listed above:

Comprehensive Thurston County Community Services Resource List



Thurston County Legislators


22nd District

  • Sen. Sam Hunt

  • Rep. Laurie Dolan

  • Rep. Beth Doglio


35th District

  • Sen. Tim Sheldon

  • Rep. Dan Griffey

  • Rep. Drew MacEwen


Parenting Resources and Supports


Parenting Support & Resources


Parenting Classes


Parenting Websites

  • (Resources and support for parents with special needs child)


Parenting Tool Videos


Parenting FAQ

  • How do I deal with all the conflicts with my teenager?
  • Why does my child behave this way and what can I do about it?
  • My child just can’t seem to calm down!
  • What is Active Listening and how do I do it?


Mental Health/Social Emotional Resources

I’m worried about my child’s mental health.


  • You can: 

    • Call your child’s pediatrician
    • Call your child’s school counselor for support and/or referrals to community providers
    • If you or your child is in crisis you can access
    • Review the
  • Children/Youth mental health support needs:
  • Does my child have an eating disorder?


Educational Resources


Creating Schedules & Structures for Online Learning

  • Wide Open Schools (all grade levels)
  • Edutopia (elementary)
  • Edutopia
  • Easterseals




How to talk with kids about COVID-19


Keeping yourself and others healthy


Helping Students Cope


Olympia School District Technology


Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)


What is Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is an integral part of education and human development. SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions.


SEL advances educational equity and excellence through authentic school-family-community partnerships to establish learning environments and experiences that feature trusting and collaborative relationships, rigorous and meaningful curriculum and instruction, and ongoing evaluation. SEL can help address various forms of inequity and empower young people and adults to co-create thriving schools and contribute to safe, healthy, and just communities.