New VSHSL funding opportunity: Survivor-Centered Mobile Advocacy 

The intersecting conditions created by the COVID-19 public health crisis have created increased barriers for survivors reaching out for help. Organizational capacities and resources that support domestic violence survivors have been strained by pandemic conditions at a time when the county is seeing an increase in domestic violence calls. National Domestic Violence Hotline data reveals…

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How satisfied are nonprofit employees? A new countywide survey identifies key factors contributing to satisfaction and dissatisfaction

The United States is currently facing historic levels of turnover and career change across all job sectors. In August, job openings in the U.S. reached a historic high of 11 million. In November, a record 4.5 million people quit their jobs. Turnover in nonprofit organizations is 19% compared to 12% for all industries. Staff turnover…

Older Americans Month: Aging in place

Every May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads the nation’s observance of Older Americans Month (OAM). In 2022, ACL is focusing on aging in place – how older adults can plan to stay in their homes and live independently in their communities for as long as possible. The 2022 theme is Age My Way, an…

You are invited: Registration open for VSHSL Summit!

We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the first ever Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) Summit! VSHSL Summit The VSHSL Summit will take place over three days, May 10 – 12, 2022. VSHSL-funded partners and the broader human services provider community are invited to attend. The summit will offer…

New Countywide Survey Shows Underinvestment in Human Services, Lack of Sustainable Wages in the Nonprofit Sector

By Leon Richardson, Director, Adult Services Division Community-based, human services providers play a critical role in addressing the most pressing issues we face as a region—providing shelter and supportive housing, behavioral health treatment, legal system alternatives, and case management in King County. The pandemic, and the nationwide racial reckoning further underscore the integral role of…