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Tu Decides: Phone Assistance Awareness Week

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Next week is telephone assistance awareness week in washington.

The goal is help washington residents maintain access to basic phone services. The week is part of a national effort and is sponsored by the state utilities and transportation commission.

Residents who are eligible for certain public-assistance programs are entitled to receive local telephone service for about $8 per month. The program also provides a reduced or no-cost service installation for qualifying households that do not currently have telephone service.

For more information on the program contact the department of social and health services at 1-888-700-8880 or visit their website at www.dshs.wa.gov.

I'm albert torres

you can read more about the telephone assistance program in the current issue of tu decides the bilingual newspaper.