Washington Connection Community Partnership Program

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Washington Connection Community Partner Update: 

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Upcoming Events

FREE Washington Connection Community Partnership Trainings

Date City Contact
November 17, 2015 Colville


November 19, 2015 Lynnwood Kathy
November 19, 2015 Vancouver Jarret
December 8, 2015 Kennewick


December 10, 2015 Puyallup Jarret
December 15, 2015 Seattle Kathy
January 15, 2016 Yakima


March 8, 2016 Wenatchee













To register for one of the above trainings or receive additional information please contact your Regional Consultant by clicking on the name adjacent to the training date.  Please see the  Regional Map to identify your consultant.


Region Regional Consultant Name/E-Mail Phone
1- Eastern Washington Francesca.Naccarato@dshs.wa.gov 509-249-6477
2- North Kathy.Tan@dshs.wa.gov 206-272-2164
3- South and West Jarret.McGill@dshs.wa.gov 253-476-7040




Are you a Paid Basic Food Contractor and have questions?  Please contact:
Bonnie Clark, Basic Food Education and Assistance (Outreach) Program Manager at Bonnie.Clark@dshs.wa.gov

Community Partnership Forum/Webinar | Date TBD

Contact the Program Manager, Stephanie Hill at Stephanie.Hill@dshs.wa.gov  to learn more or be placed on the webinar announcement distribution list.

Partnership in Focus

Are you a Washington Connection Community Partner?  Does your organization have an inspiring community story  or an upcoming event to share?   Would you like to share your short story here?  Please contact Stephanie Hill at (360) 725-4666 or Stephanie.Hill@dshs.wa.gov  for more information.

Are you a Community-based Organization wishing to provide additional services to your customers?

You are invited to join Washington Connection where people can easily and securely learn about and apply for a broad array of services and benefits online such as:  food, cash, and medical assistance; child care subsidies; long-term care services and support; and drug and alcohol treatment.  Washington Connection also provides contact information and links to other services that require a different application process.

Being a partner, you will: periodically receive updated information related to services or features   supported by Washington Connection, have a local contact for your questions, have the opportunity to attend community partnership meetings, network with other organizations, and provide feedback about Washington Connection.  You may also receive technical assistance and marketing materials as needed.

There are two partnership levels that describe the investment you would make to help applicants.

Service Level 1:

Host Organization (assist with one or more of the following functions)

  • Display posters and printed marketing materials about Washington Connection
  • Provide applicants with access to a computer with an icon to Washington Connection on the desktop
  • Provide applicants with assistance in answering questions about the Washington Connection website

Service Level 2:

Assisting Agency

  • Display posters and printed marketing materials about Washington Connection
  • Provide applicants with assistance in completing and submitting the online application (To protect the confidentiality of client information, Assisting Agencies will be required to fill out a Data Share Agreement and Non-Disclosure forms.)

In addition to choosing a service level, your organization must select the type of access you are able to provide:

  • Limited Access   Your address will not be published.  (Provide access toWashington Connection to your customers only.)
  • Public Access   Your address will be published. (Provide access to Washington Connection to the general public.)

To join, simply go to the Washington Connection  site, look for Register as a Community Partner under the "Community partner resources" navigation panel.



Stephanie Hill,
Community Partnership Program Manager

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Community Partnership Newsletter




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