Friends of Nova


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  • Amazon Prime has a low income plan that is just $5.99/month with an EBT or Medicaid card.  It includes Prime Music and Prime Video.

  • Comcast offers a low-cost Internet plan, too, for $9.95/month.

  • There are also local resources for low-cost computers, just a bit over $100 for a refurbished laptop.

  • Free smart phones and service are available through SafeLink phone plans. Assurance offers a nice, modern smart phone, along with free call, SMS, and data service.

  • allows student-led projects for fundraising - some of them are centered around technology needs, but money can be raised for anything school-related.

  • Anyone with a Seattle library card can sign up for for free, which offers high-quality online classes. Many of them are very well suited to creative and technical careers. 


  • The Northwest School has a comprehensive list of mental health resources and services, including shelters, counseling, and much more.

  • For homeless students, there is free health and dental care available downtown.

  • Neighbor Care Health is the largest provider of primary medical and dental care in Seattle for low income and uninsured families and individuals.

  • Teen Health Clinics are a service of King County and Seattle Public Health. Nova High School students have access to the Garfield High School Teen Health Center.


  • Real Change’s Emerald City Resource Guide is a comprehensive list of all kinds of resources for people living in Seattle.

  • is a great resource for $5 tickets to movies and other local events.  Teens sign up and receive a card that gets them the discounts.

  • The Seattle Center has an amazing family discount program.  It's $19 for anyone on public assistance and includes IMAX movies and laser shows. 

  • Coyote Central, which is very close to Nova, offers a sliding scale for their classes for teens, many of which are taught by professionals in the field. 

  • The Garfield Community Center has an amazing computer lab with state-of-the art Mac computers.  They also have affordable classes, a fitness facility, pool,  and other services.


Remember, you can always call 211 to get connected with any services you need!

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