Washington Telephone Assistance Program (WTAP) ends 8/31

From WashingtonLawHelp.org:

Info about Lifeline: Free Cellphones or Landline Discount

The Washington Telephone Assistance Program (WTAP) ends on August 31, 2015.

Without WTAP, your home phone is going to cost a lot more.

You have two options:

  1. Lifeline gives a $9.25 monthly break off a landline. Get an application for Lifeline for your landline from your current telephone company.
  2. Sign up for a free cell phone through Lifeline. You can get the $9.25 monthly break off a landline or a free cellphone. You can’t get both.

Who is eligible for Lifeline? People who get:

  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps or SNAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8)
  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
  • National School Lunch Program’s Free Lunch Program
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Tribally-Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TTANF)
  • Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
  • State assistance programs (if applicable)
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Head Start (if income eligibility criteria are met)

Info about free cellphones is at: freegovernmentcellphones.net

FREE Law Clinic

Family Law Clinic for Women

Sponsored by the Spokane County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP) and FLASH, the combined VLP/Gonzaga University Law School program.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 11:30

FREE

Hosted by Women’s Hearth, Transitions
920 W. 2nd Avenue, Spokane

A chance to review paperwork and have questions answered for simple divorces and parenting plans in cases where Child Protective Services is not involved.

Participants must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.
register in advance:
Call Kathy at the Hearth, 509-455-4249

Get Your Voice Heard – Do a Community Survey!

Are you receiving services from a SNAP program?  Have you ever received a SNAP service?

Today until August 14, 2015, SNAP is asking for feedback as a part of a community needs survey.  See below for details:

Dear Valued Spokane Community Member,

SNAP is currently conducting a survey to determine current community needs.  This is an on-going part of our work to learn more about the needs in our community and what role SNAP may be able to play to help individuals and families meet those needs.

We are emailing you, as a current or former SNAP client, as we value your feedback.  We would also like to learn if we provided you with good customer service.  Treating people with dignity and respect is of utmost importance to us.

Please know that the surveys are anonymous:  we do not ask for your name or any identifying information.

Take the survey here!  It shouldn’t take more than a couple minutes of your time.

Your input is very important and is greatly appreciated.

With warm regards,
Your friends at SNAP

FREE Law Clinic

Family Law Clinic for Women

Sponsored by the Spokane County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP) and FLASH, the combined VLP/Gonzaga University Law School program.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 11:30

FREE

Hosted by Women’s Hearth, Transitions
920 W. 2nd Avenue, Spokane

A chance to review paperwork and have questions answered for simple divorces and parenting plans in cases where Child Protective Services is not involved.

Participants must be at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.
register in advance:
Call Kathy at the Hearth, 509-455-4249