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…

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 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…

Vets Engaged: reducing social isolation among veterans in King County

Veterans returning from military service often face challenges reintegrating into civilian life that can result in social isolation. Vets Engaged, a Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy program, seeks to reduce social isolation among veterans by funding programs that cultivate a sense of belonging amongst veterans, helping to bridge the “civilian-military divide” between veterans, servicemembers…

New child care subsidies for student veterans

In partnership with the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) Child Care Resources has launched a Veteran Student Child Care Subsidy program to support veteran students with the costs of child care while they pursue their post-secondary education or training program. Child Care Resources, a trusted community partner who has worked to support children…