The faces of VSHSL’s impact in 2019: our first digital annual report

At the heart of the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy’s (VSHSL) work is the people we serve. We are excited to share our first digital annual report that highlights the stories of individuals and families impacted by VSHSL. We are proud of our 150+ partners in 2019 and their dedication and commitment to serving…

Student Veteran Child Care Pilot: A new funding opportunity from the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy

Student veterans stand at a critical juncture in their transitions from military service to civilian life. Because they often come to college and universities later in life, it is not unusual for these student veterans – particularly women student veterans - to have young children who require care while parents attend classes, study or work part…

Join us: Veteran diversity, equity and inclusion listening sessions

Our King County Veterans Program, in partnership with the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA Puget Sound Health Care System) is hosting four listening sessions on diversity, equity and inclusion in veterans service systems. The listening sessions seek to learn and hear from veteran constituents (partners, employees and clients)…

King County Housing Repair Program: making homes safe, comfortable and accessible.

The King County Housing Repair Program provides funding for housing repair services to low, moderate-income homeowners and special needs renters within King County. We can address and assess emergency issues and ensure homes are safe and accessible. The program offers loans and grants for home repairs such as replacing your roof, installing a new septic…

New outreach reaches veterans across King County with KCVP services

Terry R., a 73-year-old veteran, walked into the King County Veterans Program (KCVP) Tukwila office and said: “Paul sent me because I served in the Air Force in the sixties and I need some help… I don’t even know if I’m an eligible Veteran as I’ve never needed to reach out for services before.” Paul,…

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…