Emergency rent assistance may be available
Help may be available to Asotin County residents who have been behind on their rent since March, and who meet income guidelines and additional screening requirements.
Anyone interested in applying for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program will need to show documentation of income, if possible, and a W-9 form and agreement signature will be requested from the landlord.
More information is available at www.qbhs.org or by calling the QBH Housing Program at (509) 758-3341 from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. Wednesdays.
Career coaching being offered through Asotin County Library
The Asotin County Library’s Career Catalyst Center has resumed service four days a week.
According to a news release, Debbie Romesburg is serving as temporary career coach and is available from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Wednesday and noon to 4 p.m. on Thursdays.
Romesburg offers help in creating resumes, conducting job searches, helping people prepare for interviews and other aspects of job searching. People can register for sessions at www.asotincountylibrary.org. After registering, they will be contacted to set up a Zoom appointment.
Library resumes Discover Pass checkout program
As state parks and public libraries begin to reopen, Washington State Parks and the Washington State Library have resumed the popular Check Out Washington program in libraries across the state.
Check Out Washington allows patrons of participating libraries to borrow a Discover Pass for a limited period. The program, which launched last year in 37 library locations, now serves nearly 175 library locations in most parts of the state. Asotin County Library cardholders may use the pass to access parks and recreation lands managed by Washington State Parks, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Department of Natural Resources.
“We are thrilled to be participating in the Discover Pass program that gives our patrons free access to Washington State’s beautiful parks and lands. Along with the park pass, we are lending an activity backpack with binoculars, bird, tree and wildflower field guides, and a Washington State Park map,” Adult Services Librarian Erin Kolb said in a news release.
Asotin County Library is currently providing curbside pickup service, including the Check Out Washington Discover Passes. More information is available by calling (509) 758-5454.
Fit and Fall Proof classes have resumed online
A free, 10-week virtual class for cancer survivors runs from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. It resumed Sept. 28.
The course is designed to help survivors increase balance, mobility, strength, flexibility and confidence, according to a news release.
Reservations may be made by calling Kate Wilson at (208) 799-0379.
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