AgeWise TV: A new program for seniors on The Seattle Channel

Pike Market Senior Center, one of the Senior Hubs funded by the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL), launched a program called AgeWise TV that will bring learning and fitness opportunities directly to senior’s homes. With senior centers pivoting services during the COVID-19 pandemic, Pike Market Senior Center and other senior centers throughout King…

The impacts of COVID-19 on domestic violence survivors

It has been about three months since government leaders and Public Health experts issued stay at home orders and social distancing guidelines. COVID-19 has fundamentally altered day-to-day life for everyone, it has also disproportionately harmed certain populations and communities as both the illness and impacts of the COVID-19 response have exacerbated existing disparities within our…

FareStart Steps Up to Feed More Community Members During COVID-crisis

FareStart is providing more prepared meals than ever to make sure people in our community impacted by COVID-19 or experiencing food insecurity don’t go hungry. FareStart’s emergency meal program delivers thousands of meals daily to more than 100 sites, including King County’s isolation and quarantine centers.

Community support: helping seniors stay safe at home during COVID-19

The growing senior population in King County has been facing unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19. Our Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) funded senior centers have prioritized keeping their community of seniors safe while adapting typical service delivery and developing new ways to meet clients’ needs. Below, we feature three VSHSL-funded senior centers that have…

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Metro Connects Communities with Care during COVID-19 Crisis

Metro and MV Transportation worked in partnership with the Department of Community and Human Services and Public Health – Seattle & King County to develop the Transportation Pandemic Response initiative to safely transport some of our community's most vulnerable members to and from King County's isolation and quarantine centers.

The Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy – Providing Food for Communities in Need

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our community in many ways, but we are grateful for how our partners and community members have come together to support their neighbors. Self-isolation of vulnerable community members and unemployment due to business closures have unfortunately increased food insecurity across the region.  In response to our communities’ most pressing needs, the…