The COVID-19 outbreak has forced temporary closure of schools and many businesses, triggering demand for community resources to help people make it through this time.
If you need help but don't find something helpful on this page, please check out United Way's COVID-19 page or the Eastside for All COVID-19 Resource Directory. If your business or local nonprofit organization has been affected, please consult COVID-19 Business Resources.
If you are looking to help those in need, see the Volunteer tab below or visit one of these resources:
You may also use the Donations tab below to offer monetary assistance to the City of Bellevue to support the city’s response to COVID-19. The city is not currently accepting donations of goods and services, but please see our local human service agencies located within the topics below. If you have medical equipment to donate, please reach out to our local hospitals.
Printable flyer with COVID-19 community resources
Bellevue School District
- Stevenson Elementary School, 7:30-6 p.m., 100 students, age 3 through fifth grade
- Lake Hills Elementary School, 7:30-6 p.m., 140 students, age 3 through fifth grade
Child care with the district is only for students who have registered and been accepted.
Breakfast and lunch will also be available at both schools, Monday to Friday.
- Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 a.m.
- Hot lunch, 11 a.m.-noon. Both will also be full meal sites, with grab-and-go bags available for students 18 and under to pick up lunch and breakfast for the next day.
The Bellevue School District's Family Connection Centers are still open.
Boys & Girls Club of Bellevue
For information, call 425-454-6162 or go to Boys & Girls Club of Bellevue to register for out-of-school care.
- Child Care Resources informs and supports parents in choosing and accessing child care that meets their needs, values, and culture: 206-329-1011 or 1-877-543-0059, or email email@example.com.
- Child Care Aware of Washington Family Center - COVID Communications, Response and Referral Center, call 1-800-446-1114.
"Keep Me Home if..." poster from the Public Health Child Care Health Program - This poster lists the type of symptoms for when children should be kept home, including possible COVID-19 symptoms in alignment with CDC recommendations.
- Seattle Foundation - COVID-19 Response Fund for nonprofits
- All In Seattle - COVID-19 Response Fund for nonprofits
- Bellevue Chamber of Commerce
- Backpack Meals for Kids - Requesting rice, beans, cup of noodles, and mac and cheese. For more information: go to website or call Jan Starr at 425-221-8544.
Monetary donations to the City of Bellevue toward the city’s coronavirus response can be made using the methods below. City expenses related to COVID-19 response efforts are varied, but may include the purchase of additional personal protective equipment for emergency responders, increased coordination and support of local and regional human services agencies, and enhanced communication and outreach efforts to share critical information and support public health guidelines.
- By check, made payable to the City of Bellevue, including in the memo the phrase “COVID-19 donation” and mailed to:
City of Bellevue
c/o Service First
450 110th Ave. NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
- By credit card, through calling 425-452-6800 and referencing that your donation be directed to the city’s COVID-19 response.
- The Bellevue Police Foundation is also accepting support for police and fire services.
Rent and Utilities Assistance
Rent and Financial Assistance
On March 19, Gov. Inslee issued a 30-day, statewide moratorium on evictions of residential tenants. Residential landlords are prohibited from serving a notice of unlawful detainer for default payment of rent. Law enforcement may not enforce eviction orders based solely on non-payment of rent.
Also on March 19, the federal government directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to suspend foreclosures and evictions for at least 60 days due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The following agencies provide emergency rental assistance/eviction prevention and other emergency financial assistance help:
- Bellevue LifeSpring (have children in your household): 425-451-1175
- Catholic Community Services: 206-328-5724
- Hopelink: 425-869-6000
- LifeWire (domestic violence victims): 425-746-1940
- Salvation Army: 206-442-8365
- Solid Ground: 206-694-6767
- King County
- Bellevue Conflict Resolution Center is ready to help landlords and tenants in the Bellevue/Kirkland area negotiate matters during the Covid-19 crisis. 425-452-4091 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Utilities Department is suspending water shut-offs for non-payment during the crisis. We will work with customers to set up payment plans or provide access to financial help under our Emergency Assistance Program. Contact Utilities (425-452-6973 or email@example.com) to set up deferred payment plans. Information about the Emergency Assistance Program is available at Utility Rate and Tax Relief.
Puget Sound Energy
PSE is taking steps to ensure continued service to customers, with links to bill payment assistance and other tools on its page.
- PSE will not disconnect customers during this time.
- PSE received permission from the state Utilities and Transportation Commission to waive late fees.
- PSE will work with customers on options such as payment plans and choosing a new bill due date.
- PSE launched a new energy assistance portal to improve access to funds available to low-income customers.
- The PSE Foundation, a nonprofit entity that helps the communities PSE serves, is donating $250,000 to support relief efforts in the community through the Seattle Foundation as well as donating to food banks.
Comcast is offering 60 days of service free during the crisis. The school district will work to get free hot spots to families that need them.
CenturyLink will waive late fees and will not terminate a residential or small business customer’s service for the next 60 days due to financial circumstances associated with COVID-19.
All T-Mobile customers as of March 13, 2020 who have plans with data will have unlimited smartphone data for the next 60 days (excluding roaming).
- Tuesday, 12–4 p.m.
- Wednesday, 3–7 p.m.
- Thursday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Renewal Food Bank: 1-866-793-6512 or 425-736-8132
Highland Covenant Church (15022 Bel-Red Road)
- Monday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.– p.m.
- Tuesday, 4–6:30 p.m.
Salvation Army: 425-452-7300, 911 164th Ave. NE: Free dinner on Monday-Friday, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Bellevue School District: Free Breakfast/lunch at Stevenson Elementary, Lake Hills Elementary and Sammamish High-hours for children from 0 to 18. They are offering both grab-and-go and preorder. More information
Sound Generations Meals on Wheels: Meals on Wheels offering relief to older adults and caregivers by delivering reliable, nutritious meals on a weekly basis. More information or 206-448-5757
Other Food resources
Eastside Baby Corner: Partner with providers to connected needed supplies for baby and children, including food. More information or 425-865-0234
Emergency Feeding Program: Delivers packed food bags with no wait list or restrictions to 240 distribution partners. More information or 425-653-1652
- Grab-and-go meal sites in King County
- Food boxes for formerly incarcerated people
- Food delivered COVID-19 Eastside Mutual Aid support request
Major Home Repair: Bellevue's Home Repair Program provides low- to moderate-income Bellevue homeowners with zero-interest home loans and grants for health- and safety-related repairs. more information or 425-452-4069.
Minor Home Repair: Sound Generation program serves younger disabled homeowners, low-income family homeowners and older adult homeowners faced with the challenge of affording home repairs.
- Eastside For All COVID-19 Resource Directory
- COVID-19 Immigrant Resources
- Equity Social Justice - COVID-19 Community Response Fund for community outreach and engagement
- United Chinese Americans of Washington
- Medical coverage for COVID-19 and treatment for people who are “undocumented” through the Alien Emergency Medical program. 1-800-756-5437.
- King County Health Access
- One America - resources for immigrants
- Catholic Community Services: 206-324-6890
- Eastside Legal Assistance: 425-747-7274
- King County Bar Association: 206-267-7090
- Tenant Services Hotline: 206-723-0500 or 206-694-6767
- State Office of Civil Legal Aid
Physical Activity and Play
Children and Youth
- Aspen Institute Project Play
- Playworks Michigan
- The Hospital for Special Surgery
- Action for Healthy Kids
- Virtual School Activities
- University of Washington - physical activity resources
- GoNoodle - Videos that encourage physical activity.
- General physical activity and football-specific resources:
- OPEN (Online Physical Education Network) - Under the Active Home section, there are calendars for PA options -geared towards the primary grades.
- Walkabouts - This early elementary program provides math and literacy lessons integrated with physical activity. They are providing temporary free access for parents and teachers. Lessons are also available in Spanish.
- Fitness Calendars for March, April, May - Short daily bursts of activity to do at home.
- Together Counts - At Home - Resources for family wellness; includes Spanish translations.
- Seattle Seahawks - The Seahawks are offering weekly challenges including mindfulness and yoga.
- Heartland Area Education Agency - resources for adaptive activities - focused for teachers. but also useful for families.
- National Center on Health, Physical Activity, and Disability - a broad range of physical activity videos including for youth in wheelchairs and with autism.
- AllTrails: Wheelchair accessible - a good source for finding walking and hiking trails, with a filter for those that are wheelchair accessible.
- Special Olympics Fit 5 Resources - five different levels of fitness videos; resources translated into four languages.
- Physical Activity & Motor Development for Kids by Pink Oatmeal - Facebook page with resources and activities for teachers, parents, and physical therapists.
Adults and Families
- Bellevue Trails
- Washington Trails Association
- The Mountaineers
- Evergreen Mountain Bike
- King County Parks
Have you been harassed or threatened because of your race or nationality during this time? Bellevue Police are committed to protecting residents against hate crimes or bias-related events.
To report an immediate threat or ongoing incident, call 911 immediately. If an incident occurred in the recent past, you can easily report it online. Select "bias related event" for incident type. An officer will review your report and contact you if more information is needed.
On April 6, Mayor Lynne Robinson signed a proclamation asking residents to join the city council in standing together against hate and bias in our community, especially related to COVID-19 stigma.
For Men: Congregations for the Homeless, 515 116th Ave. NE (Lincoln Center). Bus Route 271 to 116th Avenue and NE 2nd Place or B Line to NE 8th and 116th Ave. Call 425-289-4044 any time. Services are available 24/7 during the COVID-19 outbreak.
For Women: The Sophia Way, St. Luke’s Church, 3032 Bellevue Way NE. Bus Route 249 to Bellevue Way NE and NE 30th Pl. Call 425-463-6254 any time. Services are available 24/7 during the COVID-19 outbreak.
For Families: Catholic Community Services, Overlake Park Presbyterian Church, 1836 156th Ave, Bellevue, WA 98007. Bus Route from Bellevue Transit Center, use the B-line, and from Kirkland use Bus line 245. Call 206-245-1026 (intake), 8:30 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Day Center for Families: Catholic Community Services, Salt House Church, 11920 NE 80th St, Kirkland.
Bus Route 235 to NE 85th St & 120th Ave NE. Call 425-679-0350 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
For Young Adults (18-24 years old): Friends of Youth, 16225 NE 87th St., Suite A-1, Redmond. Bus Routes B Line or 232 to NE 85th St & 161st Ave NE. Call 206-236-5437.