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Financial Tips

  • Spend your resources as sparingly as possible, prioritizing food, shelter and medical needs.

  • If you do not have a bank account, consider opening one up online. Businesses, government and social aid agencies can quickly and easily transfer funds into an existing bank account. If you don't have a bank account, this can complicate the process of getting the help you need in a timely manner.

  • Visit the Resources page of this website for links to additional helpful information.

  • The Community Resource List is a database of community resource information. If you want to find a particular resource, just dial 211 on your telephone and you can talk to a Volunteers of America North Sound operator. Information is available in both English and Spanish.

  • The Community Resource List is also available online at the Opportunity Council Resources Guide website. You will find helpful resources for landlord/tenant issues, child care, food access, employment resources, legal issues and much more. Visit them at or (360) 734-5121.

  • When looking for assistance, it is best to try to contact an agency online whenever possible. Long phone wait times are less efficient.


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