Summer Activities and Family Resources

Summer Activities
And
Family Resources in Okanogan County

Activities to keep your kids busy this summer

If you want to give you some activities to keep your kids busy this summer, here are some ideas that can help. As summer is fast approaching and kids would be sitting idly at home, simply watching TV or playing video games. But, too much of TV and video games will make them couch potatoes. Instead of letting them see the unreal and virtual world, show them real world. Encourage them to explore the outside world, of course within limits. As parents, we can be sure that most kids would love to do things beyond TV and video games. They'd love to explore, to play games good old fashion way, ride bikes, do some creative things, crafts, learning new things, etc. You need to find out what your kids like and encourage them accordingly. Make their summer vacation interesting. This sounds more like a summer camp, but we're not referring to those expensive summer camps. Instead, you can make your own summer camp.

Tiffany Frodsham

Nurse Case Manager for The NCESD

There is another reason why you need to encourage your kids to take up summer activities. In the coming academic year, one of the first things that their teachers ask is writing an essay about their experience during summer vacation.

· Encourage them to read: Most kids love to read. Make sure that you supply them with suitable literature for their age. Reading can be one of the best things that can happen to your child.

· Encourage them to write: Ask your kids to write an essay about their recent holiday experiences or about something that they like.

Here are some of the activities I have found locally in the Okanogan valley keep your kids busy this summer.

June 2015

Laser Light Show

See the story of the mighty Columbia River unfold as brilliant lasers shine on the face of the biggest screen in the world -- the face of the Grand Coulee Dam. www.grandcouleedam.org 509 633-9265

When: Monday June 1 10pm-Tuesday June 30, 2015 10:30pm

Where: Grand Coulee Dam, Visitor Access Route, Coulee Dam, Wa

Okanogan Days

When: June 6, 2015-7:00am Kiwanis Pancake Feed

9:00am - 2:00pm Street Vendors and activities and games for kids of all ages!

11:00am Parade with lineup at 10:00am at the Okanogan Grange Hall - Awards for Mayor's Choice; Best Animal; Hottest Ride and Coolest Kid.

Where: Downtown Okanogan-Leone Reinbold-info@okanoganchamber.com- (509)-422-3610

Bridgeport Days kids fishing derby

When: Sat. June 6, 2015

Where: Bridgeport Lagoon Douglas. Bridgeport (509) 686-4041

Free Swim day

When: June 10, 2015

Where: Omak City Pool

Okanogan Kids' free fishing day

When: Sat. June 13, 2015

Where: Bonaparte Lake, US Forest Service, Tonasket (509) 486-2168

Winthrop Kids' Free Fishing Day

When: Sat. June 13 10-2pm

Where: Winthrop National Fish Hatchery-(509) 996-2424

First Salmon Ceremony

Please join in the celebration of the First Salmon Ceremony with a sunrise ceremony at 5:30 a.m., 8:00 a.m. speakers, presentations, videos, and 11:30 am luncheon at the park next to hatchery. Enjoy stories from Native elders and tour of the hatchery at 1:00 p.m. 509 634-2110

When: Friday June 19, 2015

Where: Chief Joseph Hatchery, Bridgeport

Battleground 3 on 3 Basketball Tourney

Basketball action on the streets of Omak.

When: Saturday June, 20, 2015

Conscious Culture Festival

Three days of music on three stages in the Okanogan Highlands. Reggae, Rock, Hip Hop, folk, Electronic.

info@consciousculturefestival.com

When: Jun 19 - 21, 2015

Where: Barter Faire Site, out of Tonasket

Art in the Park :

When: June 20, 2015 through June 21, 2015-9:00 am through 7:00 pm

Where: Civic League Park on Ash St in down town

Omak-artintheparkomak@outlook.com- (509)-826-6498

Coulee Kids Fest

Family fun and activities throughout the Coulee. Contests, games, prizes. 509 633-3074

When: Saturday June 20, 2015

Where: Grand Coulee, Wa

Saturday Market

The Oroville area Saturday Market is to promote and encourage the development of a local, small-scale marketplace for local producers of agricultural products, food, and handmade crafts.

When: EVERY SATURDAY FROM May through October, 2015, 9am to 1pm

Where: Oroville Library Park

Demolition Derby

When: June 21, 2015-5:00 pm through 9:00 pm

Where: Omak Stampede Grounds

Sarah - (509)-826-1983

July 2015

Colville Confederated Tribes Pow Wow & Encampment

The 4th of July Pow Wow is Colville Tribe's largest cultural event and attracts singers and dancers from throughout Indian Country. Be prepared for a parade, vendors, games and more. 509 634-2200

When: Monday June 29-Sunday July 5, 2015

Where: Nespelem

Saturday Market

The Oroville area Saturday Market is to promote and encourage the development of a local, small-scale marketplace for local producers of agricultural products, food, and handmade crafts.

When: EVERY SATURDAY FROM May through October, 2015, 9am to 1pm

Where: Oroville Library Park

Pig Out in the Park Celebration at Columbia Cove Park

· Parade Down Main Street July 4 at 7:00 pm

· Free Public Swim at Brewster Pool July 4 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

· Fireworks July 4 at dusk (around 10:00 pm)

· Pig Out in the Park begins Friday at 6:00 pm with a variety of food and product vendors

· Live music in the Park beginning Friday at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

· Live music in the Park Saturday from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm

· Dunk tank all weekend sponsored by Brewster Marketplace

· Food eating contests on Saturday

When: July 4, 5, & 6th, 2015

Where: Columbia Cove Park, Brewster, Wa

Chesaw Family Rodeo

Family games start at 10 a.m. and all ages are welcome. No entry fees. These are fun games like the egg toss, the cross country saw contest, nail driving for speed, 3 legged race and more. Kids & adults tug-a-war. Non commercial rodeo since 1942! They ride cows in Chesaw and you can too. Wild cow milking, kids can ride a calf or team up with a buddy to catch one and tie a ribbon its tail. Little tykes can catch a real live chicken and take it home. Lots of great food booths too!

When: Saturday July 4, 2015

Where: Chesaw. Wa


Conconully's Independence Celebration

Car show followed by an old web gunfight and the annual parade. Silent auction in the Community Hall (11 - 4), concluding the day at 5 pm with the annual duck race down Salmon Creek. www.conconully.com

When: Saturday July 4, 2015

Where: Conconully

Apple Pie Jamboree

68th annual event. Jet ski races, jamboree jog, hoop shoot, quilt show, bingo, dunk tank, kids games, live music and entertainment, salmon bake dinner, 3 on 3 basketball tourney, and a grand parade. www.pateros.com

When: Friday July 17-July 19, 2015

Where: Pateros, WA

Suicide Race Practice and Vet Checks

When: July 17, 2015 through July 19, 2015-3:00 pm through 7:00 pm

Where: Suicide Hill and arena

Winthrop Rhythm & Blues Festival

The largest and longest running festival. Legendary blues/soul musicians.

www.winthropwashington.com

When: Friday July 17-Sunday July 19, 2015

Where: Windthrop Blues Ranch

Miners Days: Celebration of our community's history.

When: July 31, 2015 through August 01, 2015

Where: Conconully 509.826.1221

August 2015

Saturday Market

The Oroville area Saturday Market is to promote and encourage the development of a local, small-scale marketplace for local producers of agricultural products, food, and handmade crafts.

When: EVERY SATURDAY FROM May through October 2015, 9am to 1pm

Where: Oroville Library Park

Conconully's Cowboy Caviar Fete'

Ranching is a tradition in Conconully area and they celebrate with the serving of country and city balls (the part that separates the cow from the bull), along with coleslaw, cornbread, baked beans and cow chip cookies. Games for the whole family, such as cow pie eating contest, utter toss.

www.conconully.com

When: Saturday August 1, 2015

Where: Conconully

King Salmon Derby

We know you enjoy the great fishing available where the Columbia and Okanogan Rivers meet. The Salmon run is going to be outrageous this year and you will have plenty of opportunities to catch the winning fish. Lots of cash and prizes to be won!

When: Friday July 31-Monday August 3, 2015

Where: Columbia River at Brewster

Indian Encampment & Western Art Show

Description: Sponsored by the Colville Confederated Tribes, the annual Indian Encampment and PowWow held at the Omak Stampede Grounds is a traditional gathering. Features an authentic teepee village, dancing, drumming and singing competitions and stick games, a Native American game of chance. The encampment grounds are open to the public throughout the weekend. Stroll on through and enjoy the beauty, grace and sacred traditions of the Native American culture.

When: Aug 13 - 16, 2015

Where: Eastside Park, Omak, WA 98841, United States.

Omak Stampede & World Famous Suicide Race

From the Thursday morning ride in to the Sunday running of the Suicide Race, you will enjoy an action packed weekend to include Davis Shows Carnival, Wrangler Kids Night, Indian Encampment, Western & Native Art Show, Rodeo Dances, Vendor Row, Grand parade, and four performances of PRCA Rodeo are sure to entertain fans of all ages.

www.omakstampede.org

When: Thursday August 13-Sunday August 16, 2015

Where: Omak, Wa

Conconully's Outdoor Quilt and Craft Show

Homemade quilts both on display and/or for sale in outdoor setting. Lots of local and out of town crafters, along with food vendors. Entertainment in the Matsura Park. Raffle items.

www.conconully.com

When: Saturday August 15-Sunday August 16, 2015

Where: Conconully area

Grubstake Open Golf Tournament

Following tournament is a steak dinner served at the awards banquet.

www.conconully.com

When: Saturday August 15, 2015

Where: Okanogan Valley Golf Club

Okanogan River Garlic Festival

Summer Harvest and Celebration. Gourmet foods, produce, arts and crafts and entertainment, along with a wine & beer garden.

When: Friday August 21-Saturday August 11, 2015

Where: Tonasket

Omak's Warrior Stampede

Find your inner Warrior as you conquer 3+ miles or 6+ miles and battle over 100 obstacles, then descend down the World-Famous Suicide Hill and across the Okanogan River. www.omakwarriorstampede.com Cost $50 - $70 for adults $30 kids, early bird discounts too. You can do solo or compete as a clan. 509 826-5552

When Friday August 21-Saturday August 22, 2015

Where: Omak Stampede Arena

Conconully Town Wide Yard Sales

Yard sales all over town, including the upper and lower lakes. Come see a wide variety of items and enjoy your day.

www.conconully.com

When: Friday August, 2015

September 2015

Saturday Market

The Oroville area Saturday Market is to promote and encourage the development of a local, small-scale marketplace for local producers of agricultural products, food, and handmade crafts.

When: EVERY SATURDAY FROM May through October, 2015, 9am to 1pm

Where: Oroville Library Park

Demolition Derby

Prize money for every Heat and a Powder Puff race for the gals. Kid games and of course the ole, TUG-OF WAR.

When: September 04, 2015-1:00 pm through 8:00 pm

Where: Rodeo Grounds, Tonasket, Washington-509.486-2398

Labor Day Weekend Rodeo

Small town rodeo at its finest! Bring the family, some lawn chairs and your camera and prepare to have the time of your life.

When: Saturday September 5-Sunday September 6, 2015

Where: Winthrop

4th annual Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival in the scenic Grand Coulee Dam Area is a special event featuring a Pacific Northwest BBQ Association-sanctioned barbecue competition, helicopter rides, quilt show, motorcycle poker run, beer garden, hay wagon rides, petting zoo, community-wide yard sale, food booths, and arts & crafts vendors.

When: September 18-20, 2015

Where: North Dam Park, Grand Coulee Dam

Walking trails and short hikes are easy and many are wheel-chair accessible.

Similkameen Trail

The Washington & Great Northern rail bed follows the Similkameen River west from Oroville Washington. A second trailhead one mile west of Oroville offers an easy hike to the tall girder bridge spanning the river. Another 2 miles takes you to the Similkameen Falls overlook and the end of the 3.5 mile trail.

Plans call for the trail to continue 12.5 miles to the ghost town of Nighthawk. The non-motorized Similkameen Trail is a nice easy grade suitable for all ages. Benches and historic descriptions are available along the trail.

Be sure to visit the Old Depot Museum and Visitors Center near the Oroville trailhead.

McLaughlin Canyon Trail

The McLaughlin Canyon Trail is a part of the Brigade Trail used by the Hudson's Bay Company in the early 1800's and became known as the Caribou Trail during the Gold Rush in the 1850's. These trails diverged from the Okanogan River as the shoreline was impassable and climbed into the confined canyon.

On July 29, 1858, Native Americans from the Chelan, Okanogan, and Columbia tribes encountered a conflict with about 160 prospectors in McLaughlin Canyon. Both sides experienced injuries and casualties.

The easy 3 mile round trip descends the canyon and overlooks the Okanogan River. Although the canyon was devastated by fire in 2007, it is interesting and beautiful to see life returning to the canyon. The trail was cleared in 2011, wind falls will be a problem for several years.

Driving Directions: About 4 miles south of Tonasket WA, take McLaughlin Canyon Rd for 3 miles to trailhead on left, trail is on the right - south of road.

Sa Teekh Wa Trail

The Sa Teekh Wa Trail is accessed from downtown Winthrop, Washington and is a nice walk through a pine forest along a scenic river.

This 1 mile level round trip runs along the Chewuch River and features historic and environmental interpretive signs.

Driving Directions: The trail is located at 110 Bluff Street in Winthrop. Just follow the main street to the northwest end of town. A bridge next to the Sa Teekh Wa Hotel provides access to the trail across the river.

Hiking and Walking Trails

1-handicap accessible; 2-little difficulty; 3-moderate; 4-good exercise; 5-good hiking shoes and water a must!

Candy Point Trail (5) The main trail is largely constructed of hand laid stone including steps expertly placed in steeper sections. Park at the Coulee Dam Federal Credit Union and walk 300 feet down to the park ahead.

Community Trail (1) All four towns are connected by well maintained trails.

Down River Trail (1) A new biking and hiking trail that follows the Columbia River north. Perfect for persons of all ages, 6.5 miles on Rufus Woods Lake.

North Dam Park (1) North Dam Park is located between Electric City and Grand Coulee and holds Banks lake. Walk across the man made dam and down below by the softball fields and then back up through the park.

Northrup Canyon Trail (5) Begins in a sheltered canyon and extends through the only forest in Grant County. At the top of the gorge is a picturesque lake which is stocked with trout.

Learn more about this fun trail.

Steamboat Rock Trail (5) Steep in spots, good hike. Wildflowers are abundant in the spring. This hike has a great view of Banks lake and the coulees! Start at Steamboat Rock State Park.

Bunchgrass Prairie Nature Trail (2) The National Park Service offers an excellent nature trail complete with an interpretive booklet to help identify plants as part of the program at Spring Canyon Campground. Brochures are at trail head, see park ranger for additional details or interpretive walks.

Historical Walking Tour - The town of Coulee Dam boasts a history rich in stories of the building of the mighty Grand Coulee Dam. From the well planned Engineer's Town to an entire section of Mason City that was moved to make way for construction, Coulee Dam holds a vast treasure of information just waiting to be explored. Start at the Visitor Arrival Center and follow the signs through this short excursion into the past. This trip through time is presented by the town of Coulee Dam.

Crown Point Vista - Overlooking the Grand Coulee Dam and surrounding communities.....Bring your camera!

Geology on the Road - The great floods carved out a "coulee" revealing a stunning display of layers of basalt rock. Driving south on Hwy. 155 you'll see Steamboat Rock and the Devil's Punch Bowl across from it. 33 miles south of Grand Coulee is Dry Falls, part of Sun Lakes State Park, featuring an interpretive center and awe-inspiring viewing point. Dry Falls is "Washington's Grand Canyon."

FARMERS MARKETS

Brewster: Fridays 2pm-5pm @ Grange Hall (509) 689-2748

Bridgeport: Fridays 8:30am-12:30pm @ the Fireman's Park (509)686-3875

Grand Coulee Dam: Saturdays 8:30am-12:30 pm at North Dam Park (509)633-3074

Mazama: Wednesdays 5-7pm @ Mazama Community Center

Methow Valley Farmers Market in Twisp: Saturdays 9am-Noon @ the Community Center (509)997-2926

Okanogan: Saturdays 9am-1pm @ Legion Park (509) 826-0457

Omak: Tuesdays 3:30-6:30pm @ Civic League Park (509) 826-0457

Oroville: Saturdays 9am-1pm @ the Public Library (509) 429-3310

Tonasket: Thursdays 3-7pm @ Triangle Park (509) 486-1855

Winthrop: Sundays 10am-2pm @ Winthrop Park (509) 341-9102

FOOD BANKS

TOWN

LOCATION

DAY(S)

TIME

Brewster

Episcopal Church, 123 Indian Ave

Thursdays

9:00am - 11:00am

Bridgeport

1300 Tacoma Ave

2nd & 4th Fridays

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Conconully

Conconully Town Hall

1st & 3rd Wed

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Okanogan

Okanogan County Community Action Council, 424 2nd Ave S

Mondays & Thursdays

9:00am - 11:00am

Omak

101 W. 4th Ave

Mondays & Thursdays

9:00am - 11:00am

Oroville

Seventh Day Adventist Church

Thursdays

9:30am - 11:30am

Tonasket

300 S. Whitcomb Ave

Thursdays

9:00am to 11:00am

Twisp/Methow

The Cove, 128 Glover St

Thursdays

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Wauconda

Community Hall, 129 Troda Creek Rd

Community Resources for Okanogan County, Washington.

CRISIS
For emergency dial 911, or from cell phone, 112
24-hour crisis line (Spokane RSN) 1-866-826-6191 or 509-826-6191
Domestic violence and sexual assault help line (The Support Center), 24 hours a day 1-888-826-3221
Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222
Runaway Hotline 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929)
Suicide prevention (Spokane RSN) 1-866-826-6191 or 509-826-6191

CASE MANAGEMENT
Aging and Adult Care of Central Washington 1-888-437-4147
DSHS Dept of Social & Health Services 1-877-501-2233 @ 130 S Main, Omak, WA 98841
DSHS Division of Developmental Disabilities 509-846-2098
ESD (Homeless Youth in School) 509-665-2610:
- Brewster School District 509-689-2581 ext 210
- Grand Coulee Dam School District 509-633-1520
- Methow Valley School District 509-996-2215
- Nespelem School District 509-634-4541
- Okanogan School District 509-422-5414
- Omak School District 509-826-7680
- Oroville School District 509-476-3332
- Pateros School District 509-923-2571 ext 6 or 509-923-2343 ext 2
- Tonasket School District 509-422-5414
Offenders Employment Resources:
- DSHS Division of Vocational Rehab 509-826-7568 or 509-826-7335 TTY
- Main Street Learning Center - Brewster 509-689-8031
- SkillSource Wenatchee 509-663-3091
- Wenatchee Valley College 509-682-6890
- WorkSource Okanogan County - Omak 1-800-887.8057
Okanogan Community Action Council
The Support Center (crime victims) 509-826-3221
Transitional Housing, Operating & Rent assistance (Okanogan County Community Action Council) 509-422-4041 or 1-877-641-0101

CHILD CARE OR RESPITE CARE
Catholic Family & Child Services Child Care Resource & Referral 509-662-6761 or 1-800-261-1094

CHILD DEVELOPMENT, SERVICES & PROGRAMS
Birth to 3 Program (Okanogan Behavioral Healthcare) 509-826-6191
Children's Early Learning Academy (CELA - Okanogan Behavioral Healthcare) 509-826-6191
CSCHN Coordinator (Okanogan County Public Health) 509-422-7140 or 1-800-222-6410
DSHS Division of Developmental Disabilities 509-846-2098
Early Childhood Education (Okanogan Behavioral Healthcare) 509-826-6191
Family Resources Coordinator 509-826-8486
First Steps Program (Okanogan County Public Health) 509-422-7140 or 1-800-222-6410

CLOTHING, FURNITURE, HOUSEWARES
Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest 509-462-0513
Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest Stores:
- Downtown Spokane 509-444-2396
- North Spokane 509-466-2012
- Spokane Valley 509.928-4032
Salvation Army Spokane 509-329-2738
St. Vincent De Paul Spokane 509-535-2491

DOCUMENT REPLACEMENT, SCHOOL SUPPLIES, QUALITY OF LIFE
Okanogan County Community Action Council 509-422-4041 or 1-877-641-0101

EDUCATION: School Districts, Special Ed
Brewster School District 509-689-3418
Grand Coulee Dam School District 509-633-2143
Grand Coulee Dam School District Special Services 509-633-1520
Methow Valley School District 509-996-9205
Nespelem School District 509-634-4541
North Central ESD 509-665-2610
North Central ESD Special Education 509-665-2630
Okanogan School District 509-422-3629
Okanogan School District Special Education 509-422-3580
Omak School District 509-826-0320
Omak School District Special Education 509-826-8143 or 509-826-7684
Oroville School District 509-476-2281
Pateros School District 509-923-2343
Pateros School District Special Education 509-923-2751 ext 4
Tonasket School District 509-486-2126
Tonasket School District Special Education 509-486-4933
Tutor Hunt

EDUCATION: Colleges, Trade and Technical Schools
Institute of Structural Medicine 509-997-9392
Wenatchee Valley College - Omak Campus 509-422-7800
WSU Extension Okanogan County 509-422-7245

EDUCATION & SUPPORT FOR PARENTS
Okanogan County Parent to Parent 509-826-8495 or TTY 509-826-2113

EMPLOYMENT
Career Path Services (disabled) 1-888-326-7650
Offenders Employment Resources:
- DSHS Division of Vocational Rehab 509-826-7568 or 509-826-7335 TTY
- Main Street Learning Center - Brewster 509-689-8031
WorkSource Okanogan 1-800-887-8057 or 509-826-7310

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
DSHS Dept of Social & Health Services 1-877-501-2233 @ 130 S Main, Omak, WA 98841
Foreclosure Assistance: Okanogan County Community Action 509-422-4041 ext 17 or 1-877-641-0101
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) (For the disabled through Social Security ) 1-800-772-1213

FOOD ASSISTANCE & NUTRITION
Brewster Food Bank 509-689-2728
Bridgeport Food Bank 509-587-3011
Cove Food Bank (Twisp) 509-997-0227
Conconully Food Bank 509-826-4958
Food Stamps: DSHS Dept of Social & Health Services 1-877-501-2233 @ 130 S Main, Omak, WA 98841
Methow Valley Food Bank (Twisp) 509-997-0227
Okanogan County Community Action Council 509-422-4041
Okanogan Food Bank: 424 S 2nd Ave, Okanogan - 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays & Thursdays
Omak Food Bank 509-826-1717
Oroville Food Bank 509-476-3978
Tonasket Food Bank 509-486-2480
Twisp Food Bank 509-997-0227
Wacounda Food Bank 509-486-1431
WIC - Women, Infants, Children:
- Brewster - Family Health Centers 509-689-3161 ext 3600
- Grand Coulee - Colville Federated Tribes 509-634-2960
- Nespelem -
Colville Confederated Tribes 509-634-2960
- Okanogan - Family Health Centers 509-422-7626
- Omak - Colville Confederated Tribes 509-422-7450
- Oroville-Oroville Confluence Health 509-476-3631
- Tonasket - Family Health Centers 509-422-7616 ext 1600
- Twisp - Family Health Centers 509-689-3161 ext 3600

HEALTH INSURANCE
DSHS Dept of Social & Health Services (Medicaid) 1-877-501-2233 @ 130 S Main, Omak, WA 98841
Medicare (seniors, disabled) 1-800-633-4227 or TTY 1-877-486-2048
Washington Apple Health for Kids 1-855-900-3066
Washington Basic Health Plan 1-800-660-9840
Washington Prescription Drug Program 206-521-2027
Washington State Insurance Commissioner (Info about insurance) 1-800-562-6900

HEALTH SERVICES: Medical, Dental
Access to Baby and Child Dentistry 509-422-7148 ext 148
Breast, Cervical and Colon Health Program (BCCHP) 1-888-551-3994
Center on Human Development & Disabilities (CHDD) UW Seattle 206-543-7701
Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center Seattle 206-987-2000
Colville Indian Health Center:
- Dental 509-634-2920
- Medical 509-634-2913
- Optometry 509-634-2937
CSCHN Coordinator (Okanogan County Public Health) 509-422-7140 or 1-800-222-6410
Family Health Centers 1-800-660-2129 / Tonasket 509-486-0114
Family Health Centers Dental 1-800-660-2129 / Oroville 509-476-4400
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Hotline 206-526-2522
Lake Roosevelt Community Clinic - Inchelium 509-722-7006 or 1-888-881-7684 ext 7006
Mary Bridge Children's Health Center Tacoma 253-594-1400
Mid-Valley Hospital 509-826-1760
North Valley Hospital 509-486-2151
Okanogan County Public Health 509-422-7140
Okanogan Douglas District Hospital 509-689-2517
Okanogan Family Planning Clinic 509-422-6593 or 1-800-660-16
Oroville Confluence Health 509-476-3631
Tonasket Confluence Health 509-486-2174 Wenatchee Valley Dental Village 1-866-886-2500

HEALTH SERVICES: Mental, Behavioral
Okanogan Behavorial Health Care 509-826-6191

HOME CARE SERVICES OR MEDICAL EQUIPMENT
Find an adult home near you
Addus Healthcare 509-422-3400
Allied Medical Equipment 509-826-2331
In-Home Care of Central Washington 509-826-5825
Lincare 509-826-5060
Okanogan Regional Home Health Care 509-422-6721
ResCare Home Care 509-422-1791

HOUSING
Foreclosure Assistance: Okanogan County Community Action 509-422-4041 ext 17 or 1-877-641-0101
Housing assistance:
- Okanogan County Community Action Council 509-422-4041
- Okanogan County Housing Authority 509-422-3721
Housing Authority of Oroville 509-476-3059
North Okanogan Habitat for Humanity 509-486-2372
Okanogan County Habitat for Humanity 509-223-3147
Okanogan Country Dwellers (low-income housing for people with developmental disabilities) 509-486-4706
Oxford Houses of Washington 1-800-562-1240
Ruth's House of Hope (women's transitional) 509-476-HOPE
The Shove House (mentally ill) 509-826-8444

INFORMATION, SUPPORT OR ADVOCACY
Answers for Special Kids (ASK) Resource line (statewide-info about providers/programs) 1-800-322-2588
DSHS Division of Developmental Disabilities 509-846-2098
Family Faces (Info/support for craniofacial disorders) 1-866-987-3271
Family Voices of Washington (Info on healthcare policy) 360-866-8254
Fathers Network 509-892-0218
Okanogan County Parent to Parent 509-826-8495 or TTY 509-826-2113
ParentHelp123 1-800-322-2588
Washington P.A.V.E. (support/help with schools) 1-800-572-7368

LEGAL SERVICES
Northwest Justice Project:
- CLEAR 1-888-201-1014
- CLEAR*Sr (60-plus) 1-888-387-7111
Okanogan County Dispute Resolution Center 509-826-1776

RECREATION
Special Olympics (Year-round sports training & competition) 1-800-752-7559

RE-ENTRY OFFENDER RESOURCES
Online (Excel spreadsheet)
Printable (PDF file)

SENIORS
Aging and Adult Care of Central Washington 1-888-437-4147
Medicare 1-800-633-4227 or TTY 1-877-486-2048
Northwest Justice Project - CLEAR*Sr 1-888-387-7111
Senior Centers & Meal Sites:
- Brewster Senior Center 509-689-2815
- Okanogan Senior Center 509-422-6776
- Omak Senior Center 509-826-4741
- Oroville Senior Center 509-476-2412
- Tonasket Senior Center 509-486-2483
- Twisp Senior Center 509-997-7722
Social Security 1-800-772-1213
Veterans Assistance Program 509-422-7240

TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS, ACCESS, LITERACY & VITAL CONTENT
Brewster Public Library 509-689-4046
Okanogan Family Planning 509-422-1624
Okanogan Public Library 509-422-2609
Omak Public Library 509-826-1820
Oroville Public Library 509-476-2662
Pateros Public Library 509-663-1117
Tonasket Public Library 509-486-2366
Twisp Public Library 509-997-4681
Visual, S.A. 509-476-3700
Winthrop Public Library 509-996-2685

TRANSPORTATION
Okanogan County Transportation & Nutrition 509-826-4391
Trancare 1-800-352-8726 or 509-667-2727

UTILITIES, TELEPHONE & CELL PHONE
Assurance Wireless (free for low income) 1-888-898-4888
AT&T Wireless Lifeline Service 1-800-377-9450
Okanogan County Community Action Council 509-422-4041
Safelink Wireless (free for low income) 1-800-723-3546
Washington Telephone Assistance Program (WTAP) 1-800-562-6150

VETERANS SERVICES
County Veterans Coalition
Veterans Assistance Program 509-422-7240
Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs):
American Legion
- Post 56, Okanogan, 509-826-4849
- Post 82, Tonasket, 509-486-2382
- Post 84, Oroville, 509-476-2761
- Post 97, Brewster, 509-689-3307
- Post 120, Winthrop, 509-996-2296
- Post 143, Twisp, 509-997-4481

YOUTH GROUPS & SERVICES
4-H of Okanogan County 509-422-7245
Boy Scouts Grand Columbia Council 1-800-572-8603
- Okanogan Valley District 509-453-4795
Camp Fire of the Inland Northwest 1-800-386-2324
Civil Air Patrol - Information Vicki Scholla 509-322-0438
Girl Scouts Eastern Washington Northern Idaho 1-800-827-8091
Tutor Hunt

OTHER
National & Washington State Hotlines & Websites
Okanogan Spay & Neuter Project (OK SNIP - low cost spay/neuter) 509-422-9960
Trancare (translation services) 1-800-352-8726 or 509-667-272