Take the survey: mapping prevention of gender-based violence

With funding from the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy, the Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence is leading a project to engage people across King County to better understand how communities can prevent domestic, sexual, and family violence outside of systems of policing and punishment. Mapping Prevention 2020 Mapping Prevention 2020, a short-term participatory action research project, aims…

New outreach reaches veterans across King County with KCVP services

Terry R., a 73-year-old veteran, walked into the King County Veterans Program (KCVP) Tukwila office and said: “Paul sent me because I served in the Air Force in the sixties and I need some help… I don’t even know if I’m an eligible Veteran as I’ve never needed to reach out for services before.” Paul,…

Why we changed our name: VSHSL’s Resilient Communities program

The Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) is composed of three programs based on the populations we serve: Veterans, Seniors and Resilient Communities; formerly Vulnerable Populations. Shifting our program name from Vulnerable Populations to Resilient Communities acknowledges communities’ strengths and focuses on communities’ ability to survive and thrive despite oppression and harm. We are…

Innovation and continued connection: VSHSL’s progress in 2019

For the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL), 2019 was a busy year! The year was marked by: Intentional community engagement. Thirty community planning sessions were held across King County to capture diverse perspectives to inform program implementation centering community voice, particularly the voice of those from underserved and underrepresented communities. Funding and launching…

KCVP is now offering housing stabilization assistance to veterans affected by COVID-19

Our King County communities are facing many challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Business closures to help slow the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in loss of employment for many in King County. To support our community members during the COVID-19 crises, the King County Veterans Program (KCVP), supported with Veterans, Seniors and Human Services…

Kinship Care Supports: A new funding opportunity from the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy

Relative kinship caregivers, approximately half of whom are seniors, face many challenges and have limited access to resources and services. Older adult kinship caregivers are tasked with caring for children at a stage in life when they may not have been prepared to become caregivers. Due to the nature of out-of-home placement of children in…