New Videos from “Don’t Hang on to Meds”

Don’t Hang on to Meds is a program from the Behavioral Health and Recovery Division of the King County Department of Community and Human Services which educates people about safe medicine return. Don’t Hang on to Meds! Medicine return drop-boxes are located at grocery stores, pharmacies, clinics and other locations in King County. Find one…

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…

FareStart Steps Up to Feed More Community Members During COVID-crisis

FareStart is providing more prepared meals than ever to make sure people in our community impacted by COVID-19 or experiencing food insecurity don’t go hungry. FareStart’s emergency meal program delivers thousands of meals daily to more than 100 sites, including King County’s isolation and quarantine centers.

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…