About Issaquah Community Services (ICS)
Issaquah Community Services began serving the greater Issaquah community in 1973. It was a unique combination of local churches and businesses with concern for the welfare of those needing financial help that spurred the establishment of Issaquah Community Services. It was chartered State of Washington.
ICS has always been a nonprofit operated by volunteers, led by a board of directors. Current board president is Lori Birrell. In January 2013, Issaquah Community Services began a working partnership with the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank to distribute financial aid with one primary object: keep families in their homes. ICS shares office space with a caseworker from the Issaquah Food at Clothing Bank in Issaquah Community Hall on Sunset Way. The office is open five mornings a week and one evening to accommodate one-on-one meetings with the 500+ clients it serves each year.
Summer 2015 a new fund raising drive, Christmas in July, was added to help local individuals and families relocate to more affordable residences. The board and the Issaquah Press hope summer warmth will give new and continuing donors an awareness of the ongoing need for emergency financial aid.
ICS is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, tax ID #91-1499522
Help by donating using PayPal or send a check to ICS, P.O. Box 669, Issaquah WA 98027