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…

Giving Thanks to Frontline Behavioral Health Workers

Kelli Nomura, director of the King County Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD), spoke at a lunch event to say thank you to frontline behavioral health workers at Recovery Café. Kelli shared a few words of gratitude to honor the 14 Recovery Café frontline workers who were nominated as behavioral health heroes.

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…

North King County Enhanced Shelter Opens

A former nursing home has taken on a new purpose: providing safe shelter for up to 60 people experiencing homelessness. On April 1, Lake City Partners opened the doors of the former Oaks nursing home on Aurora Avenue North, creating a new North King County Enhanced Shelter in Shoreline. The City of Shoreline worked in…

Join us at the 2021 King County School-to-Work Virtual Transition Fair

You Are Invited! The 14th Annual King County School-to-Work Transition Fair, sponsored by the Developmental Disabilities and Early Childhood Supports Division (DDECSD), is a chance for students with disabilities and their families to get info and resources about life after school! The virtual fair goes through May 31st, 2021, and includes helpful resources, educational videos,…