Partnering with Native American Seniors to Increase Access to Employment Opportunities

The Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) has awarded $199,550 to Chief Seattle Club to provide employment, training and job placement services to seniors. The funded program will support the sustainable growth of a strong, successful community program, Chief Seattle Club’s Native Works. Elder Apprentices in Chief Seattle Club’s indigenous informed, vocational rehabilitation program,…

Community Members Speak Directly with Elected Officials on Behavioral Health

Guest Post by Amanda Flatley 23rd Annual Behavioral Health Legislative Forum This November marks the 23rd annual Behavioral Health and Recovery Legislative Forum. This annual event is an opportunity for community members to speak directly with local, state and federal elected officials on issues related to behavioral health, learn more about what King County and…

Veteran’s Day 2019: Services for those who have served us

A heartfelt salute and thank you to all of the United States veterans who have served our country and King County. Veterans Day is about how we honor our veterans every day of the year and how we keep in our thoughts and prayers the fallen, the missing and those who are serving in harms…

Homeless to Housed: Eagle Village prepares to open in Sodo

Up to 30 people currently in shelters or on the streets will move to safe housing in November as King County and Chief Seattle Club prepare to open the doors to Eagle Village. King County Executive Dow Constantine joined Colleen Echohawk and members of Chief Seattle Club in celebrating the completion of a new housing…

Woman speaking at Somali Community Cafe

Developmental Screening for All: Building an Equitable System for Developmental Screening, Referral, and Connection

This post was originally published to the Best Starts for Kids blog. This is the third post in our blog series “Developmental Screening for All.” For the past year, Best Starts for Kids has been gathering feedback from community members and partners to better understand the successes, gaps and disparities related to developmental screening, referral and…

Ask a question, listen up, stay connected: Domestic Violence Action Month

Nationally, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence, sexual violence and/or stalking.  An estimated 43% of Washington State women have a lifetime incidence of rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner -- this translates to approximately 443,033 women in King County. Advocates who work with…