Why we changed our name: VSHSL’s Resilient Communities program

The Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) is composed of three programs based on the populations we serve: Veterans, Seniors and Resilient Communities; formerly Vulnerable Populations. Shifting our program name from Vulnerable Populations to Resilient Communities acknowledges communities’ strengths and focuses on communities’ ability to survive and thrive despite oppression and harm. We are…

Enter the Recovery Poster Art and Poetry Contest!

“Recovery Life” by Clifford S. Parsons received 1st Place in the 2019 Recovery Poster Art Contest In preparation for National Recovery Month, which occurs every year in September, King County Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD) has announced their Recovery Poster Art and Poetry Contest. This year’s theme is “Rising Above it All: Wellness, Resilience,…

Innovation and continued connection: VSHSL’s progress in 2019

For the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL), 2019 was a busy year! The year was marked by: Intentional community engagement. Thirty community planning sessions were held across King County to capture diverse perspectives to inform program implementation centering community voice, particularly the voice of those from underserved and underrepresented communities. Funding and launching…

KCVP is now offering housing stabilization assistance to veterans affected by COVID-19

Our King County communities are facing many challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Business closures to help slow the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in loss of employment for many in King County. To support our community members during the COVID-19 crises, the King County Veterans Program (KCVP), supported with Veterans, Seniors and Human Services…

Early Support for Infants and Toddlers Services During COVID-19

Shared from: Best Starts for Kids Best Starts for Kids has made an incredible impact on supporting children with developmental delays, and their families, by investing in Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (ESIT). Best Starts Prenatal to Five investments have supported 44% growth in the ESIT program over the past 5 years. ESIT provides services…

What to Expect Staying at a King County Isolation and Quarantine Center

King County continues to offer community members a safe place to isolate, quarantine and recover from COVID-19. A new video shows what guests can expect.