Funding opportunity: Afghan Resettlement Capacity Building Mini-Grants

Last month,King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a set of investments to support Afghan refugees arriving in King County. King County is investing $500,000 to support emerging needs and ease capacity constraints of community-based organizations and collaborating with community partners to provide temporary housing at a recently purchased hotel, along with language supports and community…

The Social Connection Project: combating social isolation among seniors

The original version of this blog was posted on Agewise King County. The Greenwood Senior Center, a Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) funded Senior Hub recently launched a project called the Social Connection Project. The project aims to increase social connection among older adults, spurred by statistics on the negative health impacts of social isolation.…

Mapping prevention: lifting up transformative approaches to domestic and sexual violence prevention

The Mapping Prevention 2020 report is here! What is mapping prevention? With funding from the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL), the Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence (CEGV) led a project to engage people across King County to better understand how communities can prevent domestic, sexual and family violence outside of systems of policing and punishment. Mapping Prevention 2020,…

Check your vision and hearing to prevent falls

National Falls Prevention Awareness Week occurs every year the third week of September, which falls on September 20-24 in 2021. The purpose of Falls Prevention Awareness Week is to raise awareness about the impact of falls among older adults, promote the message that most falls are preventable and offer practical solutions to prevent falls. This year…

Join us: KCVP virtual career fair

Join us on Wednesday, October 13 for a virtual career fair for veterans, servicemembers and their families! The King County Veterans Program is hosting a virtual Reboot/Recruit Veteran Career Fair. The fair, which is open to veterans, servicemembers and their families, will be held from 9:00am to 12:00pm on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. How does…

Keep your home safe to prevent falls

National Falls Prevention Awareness Week occurs every year the third week of September, which takes place from September 20-24 in 2021. The purpose of Falls Prevention Awareness Week is to raise awareness about the impact of falls among older adults, promote the message that most falls are preventable and offer practical solutions to prevent falls. This…