Community Resource Links

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    Child Care Resources:
    Child Care Resource and Referral
    South Sound YMCA Child Care

    Thurston County Community Resource Guide (available in English and Spanish, developed by TOGETHER!)

    Yelm Chamber of Commerce
    Supports local businesses from Yelm, Rainier, Roy and McKenna. Lists all the major community events.

    The City of Yelm
    City Government, Passport Services, Parks & Recreation, Permits & Licenses, Utilities & Streets

    Crime Reporting:
    911 or
    Yelm Police Department
    360.458.3100 (Business Number)
    Pierce County Sheriff
    253.798.4721 (Business Number)
    Thurston County Sheriff
    360.786.5500 (Business Number)
    Child Protective Services
    Crime Stoppers
    1.800.222.TIPS (8477)

    Social Services:
    Yelm Community Services (formerly UCBO)Thurston County licensing & social services

    Senior Multipurpose Center

    After-School / Summer Programs:
    Timberland Regional Library
    Phone: (360) 704- 4636

    Clothing/ Supplies:
    The Lord’s Closet Ministry of Crossroads Community Covenant Church
    Sue Bauer: Ministry Lead/Coordinator of Special Events
    Phone: (360) 894-6946 (home) (360) 970-4371 (cell)
    Carrie Armstrong: Volunteer and Saturday clothing bank coordinator
    Phone: (360) 850-5826 (cell)
    Jasmyne Abern: Saturday clothing bank volunteer
    Find us on Facebook: The Lord’s Closet Ministry Crossroads Community Covenant Church, Yelm
    Normal Hours: Saturday 2:00 - 5:00 unless there is a scheduling conflict

    Free Coats:
    St Columbines Church
    506 1st St, Yelm 98597
    M & W 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm and Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Crisis/ Emergency/ Referral:

    Yelm Community Services
    Phone: (360) 458- 7000

    Yelm Community Services
    624 Crystal Springs Rd NW, Yelm 98597
    Open TH 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    The Lord’s Table Pantry & Closet (Food & Clothing Bank)
    Crossroads Community Covenant Church
    11520 Bald Hill Rd SE, Yelm 98597
    Open Sat 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Free Meals:
    Giving Thanks Dinner
    Emanuel Lutheran Church
    206 3rd St SE, Yelm 98597
    Tuesdays 6-7 pm

    Not by Bread Alone
    Yelm Prairie Christian Center
    501 103rd Ave NE, Yelm 98597
    Thursdays 6-7 pm (Doors open at 5 pm) 

    The Lord’s Table Dinner
    Crossroads Community Covenant Church
    11520 Bald Hill Rd SE, Yelm 98597
    Saturdays 6-7:30 pm

    Ignite “Church on Fire” Free Meal
    1st Baptist Church
    602 103rd Ave SE, Yelm 98597
    Sundays 5pm

    Yelm Community Services
    Phone: (360)458-7000

    Developmental Screening:
    Child Find - Yelm Community Schools
    Developmental screening for children under age 6

    Health Insurance:
    Low Cost or Free Health Insurance for Kids and Teens
    Apple Health for Kids
    CHOICE Regional Health Network
    (Español: 1.888.493.8397)
    Free help finding free or affordable health care or insurance

    Native American Resources: 
    Native American Program Liaison
    Yelm Community Schools
    Sandra Gordon - 360.458.6316
    Safety Resources: 
    Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
    Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

    Military Family Resources:
    Army Community Services
    2102 Carriage Dr. SW Bldg. D
    Olympia, WA
    ARMY Child Care
    NACCRRA - Funded by Dept. of Defense
    Soka Bunn - 360.786.8907 ext. 105
    Colleen Sullivan 360.786.8907 ext. 146