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…

Reentry Spanning Supports: A new funding opportunity from the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy

In February 2020, the average daily population of individuals incarcerated in the King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention was 2,130. People released from incarceration face social, economic, institutional, and community-based collateral consequences which include barriers to employment, barriers to accessing government benefits, difficulty accessing food, clothes, bus passes and other basic needs, difficulty accessing housing,…

New databases to explore VSHSL awards and services

Curious about where the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) is making investments? Want to know what VSHSL-funded agencies are serving your local community? Searching for specific services? We are excited to launch two easy-to-search databases to help answer those questions! Across King County, our amazing partners are already making a difference in serving…