King County to receive more than 250,000 supplies donated by Amazon for facilities in response to COVID-19

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mleu9H6b-Ds Amazon will donate more than 250,000 items such as linens, towels, shelf-stable food, entertainment items and other supplies to four King County sites supporting patients in temporary housing for quarantine, isolation and recovery due to COVID-19. Earlier this week, Amazon delivered more than 30,000 donated supplies to help transform the former Econo-Lodge in Kent…

COVID-19 Community Response Fund

On March 10, 2020, the King County Council approved a suite of emergency legislation proposed by King County Executive Dow Constantine to aid in the county’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak.  The final package included $1 million for the Office of Equity and Social Justice (OESJ) to provide flexible resources for engagement and outreach to populations…

Community and School Resources in King County

During these changing times and with school closures, some of our community members in King County have reached out to find out where to locate resources such as food, utility assistance, health care/ health plans, and learning/ educational sources. LaTonya Rogers who is with the Department of Community and Human Services Behavioral Health and Recovery…

How Community and Faith-based Organizations Can Help Slow the Spread of Coronavirus

Recommendations from Public Health-Seattle & King County Dear Community Partners, Community and faith-based organizations provide essential services for our community and often have their own spaces or utilize community spaces to convene people or to provide services and resources. We know that the inequities that normally impact the health and safety of community members are…

Join Us at the King County School-to-Work Transition Fair 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H81uDgoMTV8 This year's promo video for the King County School-to-Work Transition Fair These two great events are coming up soon and we need your help to promote them. Our goal is to reach more parents, students and teachers to join us at the fair. Even if you are not involved in this community per se,…

Looking Back at a Successful Behavioral Health Legislative Forum

Written by: Amanda Flatley, Project Program Manager An estimated 650+ community members attended this year’s King County Behavioral Health Legislative Forum: A Community Conversation about Mental Health and Substance Use Recovery at Seattle Center’s Exhibition Hall on November 18, 2019. A total of 22 state legislators and three county councilmembers attended. Also, one more state…