Partnering with Native American Seniors to Increase Access to Employment Opportunities

The Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) has awarded $199,550 to Chief Seattle Club to provide employment, training and job placement services to seniors. The funded program will support the sustainable growth of a strong, successful community program, Chief Seattle Club’s Native Works. Elder Apprentices in Chief Seattle Club’s indigenous informed, vocational rehabilitation program,…

Veteran’s Day 2019: Services for those who have served us

A heartfelt salute and thank you to all of the United States veterans who have served our country and King County. Veterans Day is about how we honor our veterans every day of the year and how we keep in our thoughts and prayers the fallen, the missing and those who are serving in harms…

Woman speaking at Somali Community Cafe

Developmental Screening for All: Building an Equitable System for Developmental Screening, Referral, and Connection

This post was originally published to the Best Starts for Kids blog. This is the third post in our blog series “Developmental Screening for All.” For the past year, Best Starts for Kids has been gathering feedback from community members and partners to better understand the successes, gaps and disparities related to developmental screening, referral and…

Ask a question, listen up, stay connected: Domestic Violence Action Month

Nationally, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence, sexual violence and/or stalking.  An estimated 43% of Washington State women have a lifetime incidence of rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner -- this translates to approximately 443,033 women in King County. Advocates who work with…

Investments in Financial Stability: 2018 VSHSL Annual Report

This is the second post in our blog series about 2018 Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) investments.  You can read the first post here. Last year marked the launch of King County’s six-year Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy. The renewed and expanded levy builds on the success of the 2006-2017 Veterans and…

Developmental Screening for All: Leading with Equity

This post was originally published to the Best Starts for Kids blog. This is the second post in our blog series “Developmental Screening for All.” You can read the first post HERE. For the past year, Best Starts for Kids has been gathering feedback from community members and partners to better understand the successes, gaps and disparities related to…