Virtual Villages: helping King County seniors age in place

Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads the United States’ observance of Older Americans Month. The theme for 2021 is "Communities of Strength." Older adults have built resilience and strength over their lives through successes, failures, joys and difficulties. Their stories and contributions help to support and inspire others. This Older Americans Month we celebrate…

Giving Thanks to Frontline Behavioral Health Workers

Kelli Nomura, director of the King County Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD), spoke at a lunch event to say thank you to frontline behavioral health workers at Recovery Café. Kelli shared a few words of gratitude to honor the 14 Recovery Café frontline workers who were nominated as behavioral health heroes.

Help build stronger nonprofits in King County by participating in the Employee Engagement survey!

The second survey of the two-part King County Nonprofit Employment Survey, the Employee Engagement survey is open now until June 25, 2021! Participation is open to all King County-based and serving nongovernmental, nonprofit entities with salaried employees. The survey asks questions relating to non-wage benefits and other items that contribute to employee job satisfaction. All…

New VSHSL funding opportunity: Remote Access from Rural Food Banks Pilot

Geography, traffic, limited mobility, limited access to transportation, limited resources, and complex or confusing systems can challenge an individual's ability to seek and receive the housing, financial, social, or health services they need to thrive. Food banks are important gathering points in which diverse groups of persons of whom the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) can help are…

King County Launches Youth Fentanyl Overdose Prevention Campaign

With drug overdose and deaths rising alarmingly among youth, King County today launched a new fentanyl overdose prevention campaign, targeted specifically to reach young people between the ages of 14 to 18 years old. Called Laced & Lethal, the campaign is designed to teach teens about the risk of buying pills and powders potentially laced…

King County Veterans Program now in Northgate

The King County Veterans Program (KCVP) Seattle office now has a new home. Formerly located in Belltown, KCVP Seattle is now located in Northgate. Starting today, March 15, the new location at the Northgate Executive Center II is open for in person services. A relocation to Northgate helps KCVP expand outreach efforts to diverse communities…