King County Awards Funding to 11 School Districts to Extend Critical Program Addressing Youth Mental Health

Washington youth are experiencing a mental health crisis. COVID-19 has exacerbated underlying issues felt by young people, including anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation. Over the past two months, national experts and senior officials have sounded the alarm. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ‘issued a warning on teen mental health.' The United States…

New VSHSL funding opportunity: Survivor-Centered Mobile Advocacy 

The intersecting conditions created by the COVID-19 public health crisis have created increased barriers for survivors reaching out for help. Organizational capacities and resources that support domestic violence survivors have been strained by pandemic conditions at a time when the county is seeing an increase in domestic violence calls. National Domestic Violence Hotline data reveals…

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How satisfied are nonprofit employees? A new countywide survey identifies key factors contributing to satisfaction and dissatisfaction

The United States is currently facing historic levels of turnover and career change across all job sectors. In August, job openings in the U.S. reached a historic high of 11 million. In November, a record 4.5 million people quit their jobs. Turnover in nonprofit organizations is 19% compared to 12% for all industries. Staff turnover…

Five Recommendations to Support Our Youth  

New data reveals that local youth are the experts on their needs and should be at the center of youth-serving systems. In this report, authored by a five-member Youth Commission sponsored by United Way of King County, youth are clear:  youth-serving systems must meaningfully engage the young people they seek to serve in order to create…

Older Americans Month: Aging in place

Every May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads the nation’s observance of Older Americans Month (OAM). In 2022, ACL is focusing on aging in place – how older adults can plan to stay in their homes and live independently in their communities for as long as possible. The 2022 theme is Age My Way, an…