New databases to explore VSHSL awards and services

Curious about where the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) is making investments? Want to know what VSHSL-funded agencies are serving your local community? Searching for specific services? We are excited to launch two easy-to-search databases to help answer those questions! Across King County, our amazing partners are already making a difference in serving…

AgeWise TV: A new program for seniors on The Seattle Channel

Pike Market Senior Center, one of the Senior Hubs funded by the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL), launched a program called AgeWise TV that will bring learning and fitness opportunities directly to senior’s homes. With senior centers pivoting services during the COVID-19 pandemic, Pike Market Senior Center and other senior centers throughout King…

The impacts of COVID-19 on domestic violence survivors

It has been about three months since government leaders and Public Health experts issued stay at home orders and social distancing guidelines. COVID-19 has fundamentally altered day-to-day life for everyone, it has also disproportionately harmed certain populations and communities as both the illness and impacts of the COVID-19 response have exacerbated existing disparities within our…

Community support: helping seniors stay safe at home during COVID-19

The growing senior population in King County has been facing unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19. Our Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) funded senior centers have prioritized keeping their community of seniors safe while adapting typical service delivery and developing new ways to meet clients’ needs. Below, we feature three VSHSL-funded senior centers that have…

The Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy – Providing Food for Communities in Need

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our community in many ways, but we are grateful for how our partners and community members have come together to support their neighbors. Self-isolation of vulnerable community members and unemployment due to business closures have unfortunately increased food insecurity across the region.  In response to our communities’ most pressing needs, the…

Veteran and military family counseling: a new funding opportunity from the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy

There are just over 100,000 U.S. veterans in King County. Military service can often cause or exacerbate behavioral health and wellness concerns among servicemembers and veterans. Federal benefits are an important primary source for veterans' behavioral health care, but some veterans may be ineligible for VA care while others may find that seeking services at…