Criminalized survivors: Domestic Violence Action Month

October is Domestic Violence Action Month (DVAM), a month highlighting the need for support of our community members experiencing domestic violence. This year, due to conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic, survivors of domestic violence are likely at an increased risk of abuse and/or decreased access to critical supports. In addition to impacts of the…

The faces of VSHSL’s impact in 2019: our first digital annual report

At the heart of the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy’s (VSHSL) work is the people we serve. We are excited to share our first digital annual report that highlights the stories of individuals and families impacted by VSHSL. We are proud of our 150+ partners in 2019 and their dedication and commitment to serving…

Building a Community Information Exchange

Individuals and families often face challenges when searching for and accessing the care that they need to be healthy. Little coordination between medical, behavioral health and social service organizations can lead to individuals and families having to navigate multiple fragmented systems to find the services they need. HealthierHere, funded through the Veterans, Seniors and Human…

Student Veteran Child Care Pilot: A new funding opportunity from the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy

Student veterans stand at a critical juncture in their transitions from military service to civilian life. Because they often come to college and universities later in life, it is not unusual for these student veterans – particularly women student veterans - to have young children who require care while parents attend classes, study or work part…

Caregiver Respite for Caregivers of Persons with Disabilities: A new VSHSL funding opportunity

Parents, friends and family of children and adults with disabilities are often called upon to do the essential but difficult work providing unpaid care for a loved one. In King County, currently 70 percent of people living with a disability reside with a family caregiver, and 23 percent of those family caregivers are themselves older…

Understand Community Priorities: A new funding opportunity from the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy

The King County Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) has set aside funds to commission community-led research that provides King County an assessment of strengths, barriers and needs of geographic, cultural or experiential communities in King County. A new funding opportunity is available from the VSHSL to support persons, tribes and/or community-based organizations to develop, conduct, and…