King County Veterans Program launches first in the nation pilot program to house homeless Veterans

The Collaborative Case Management (CCM) Pilot Program, the first of its kind in the nation, blends federal Veteran housing vouchers with King County Veterans Program supportive services to make stable housing possible for more than 140 local Veterans. To increase utilization of federal housing vouchers to house more local Veterans, King County, the U.S. Department…

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Adaptive, Resilient, Responsive: VSHSL in 2020

2020 was a year marked with immense loss and hardship in our King County community. More than ever before, 2020 was a time to pull together – to unite in support of one another. The Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) providers and partners, while faced with unforeseen challenges, did just that. VSHSL’s community…

Get the information you need to address the nonprofit turnover tsunami

The Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) is funding a King County Nonprofit Employee Engagement Survey and a Wage and Benefits Survey, administered by our partner 501 Commons, to help build stronger nonprofits in King County. The surveys will help nonprofit organizations better understand the array of influences – including wages – which contribute to…

A senior hub partnership to support rainbow elders

As the important contributions of LGBTQ+ individuals are recognized across America in celebration of Pride Month, we reaffirm our commitment to standing in solidarity with LGBTQ+ Americans in the ongoing struggle against bigotry, discrimination and injustice, and uplift important work happening in our corner of the country. In rural east King County, two Veterans, Seniors…

Support, Care and Easy Access? Meet the Community That’s Making It Happen

HealthierHere, which receives funding through the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL), is building a Community Information Exchange (CIE) in partnership with Crisis Connections, WAServes and a network of diverse community based-organizations to ensure that all people can access the same opportunities for health and wellbeing and experience similar outcomes by eliminating racial, ethnic, socio-economic and geographic disparities.…

New VSHSL funding opportunity: Community Strategies to Address Gun Violence

Firearms are the third leading cause of injury-related death in Washington State, killing approximately 625 Washington residents each year between 2009 and 2013. The health of communities will be improved by work seeking to prevent and reduce gun violence as well as work that supports individuals who are impacted by such violence. In King County, gun…