Adaptability in uncertain times: how senior centers are continuing to support our seniors

The current landscape in King County and across the world is unprecedented, but we are all in this together. Community matters now more than ever and we need each other during these stressful times, especially seniors in our community who often experience social isolation without the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many seniors in King…

Moving KCVP services online to help slow the spread of COVID-19

The King County Veterans Program (KCVP) is dedicated to continuing to serve the veterans in our community during this very challenging time. In an effort to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to protect those most at risk of serious illness in our community, we will be shifting our operations from…

Supporting survivors of human trafficking through community-based programs

Labor trafficking is a hidden crime. Every day, across the country, people are forced to work in homes as domestic servants, farmworkers are coerced through violence to harvest crops and factory workers are held in inhumane conditions with little to no pay. These are just a few examples of industries where traffickers use violence, threats…

Severe weather shelter: additional emergency beds available

Starting Sunday night, severe weather is forecasted in the Seattle and King County region. In response to potential snow and below freezing temperatures 50 additional winter shelter beds will be available starting Sunday night through Wednesday in the King County Administration Building. 50 additional winter shelter beds In addition to the 50 beds available every…

A Plan for Universal Developmental Screening

This post was originally published to the Best Starts for Kids blog. At Mursel’s 12-month doctor’s visit, his dad completed a short developmental screening questionnaire about different activities he was able to engage in. The doctor reviewed the questionnaire and determined that Mursel wasn’t meeting some of the expected milestones for his age. The doctor talked…

The Seattle Stand Down: serving King County’s veterans

Last week, the South Seattle College Georgetown Campus was bustling as the 9th Annual Seattle Stand Down was in full swing providing services to veterans and their families. The Seattle Stand Down, a two-day long event, is a “one stop” access to resources and services for veterans and families, focusing on veterans that are either…