Best Starts for Kids Virtual Open House

Cross-posted from the Best Starts Blog Best Starts for Kids will host a virtual open house for existing and prospective community partners to learn more about the opportunities for funding in the first quarter of 2022. Way back in 2017, Best Start for Kids headed out on the road to spread the word about the numerous…

The past year: VSHSL in 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) is thankful for our funded partners and their unwavering dedication to serving King County's communities. VSHSL's partners continued to support the people they serve through the COVID-19 pandemic: providing emergency support, assisting with vaccination efforts and for some, transitioning back into…

Neighbors helping neighbors: Seniors aging well at home

Congratulations Northwest Neighbors Network! Northwest Neighbors Network (NNN) is one of eight communities funded by the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) to create or enhance a Senior Village. NNN is being honored by the North Urban Human Services Alliance at their 2021 Human Services Awards. NNN is receiving an award for Outstanding Human…

Veterans Day: Our sincere gratitude for King County’s veterans

On Veterans Day each year we have the opportunity to honor veterans, servicemembers and their families and to speak up for those who put their lives on the line for their fellow Americans. Veterans Day is an important day to remember and share our appreciation for the sacrifices veterans have made and continue to make.…

Funding opportunity: Afghan Resettlement Capacity Building Mini-Grants

Last month,King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a set of investments to support Afghan refugees arriving in King County. King County is investing $500,000 to support emerging needs and ease capacity constraints of community-based organizations and collaborating with community partners to provide temporary housing at a recently purchased hotel, along with language supports and community…

The Social Connection Project: combating social isolation among seniors

The original version of this blog was posted on Agewise King County. The Greenwood Senior Center, a Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) funded Senior Hub recently launched a project called the Social Connection Project. The project aims to increase social connection among older adults, spurred by statistics on the negative health impacts of social isolation.…