Emergency Childcare for Essential Workers

Update 4-17-2020: Emergency Childcare for Essential Workers landing page available Posted from KCEmployees Employees who are essential workers under Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order can now access free emergency child care through a King County program to help parents who are working on the front lines of the COVID-19 response. First responders and…

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…

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,…

Woman speaking at Somali Community Cafe

Developmental Screening for All: Building an Equitable System for Developmental Screening, Referral, and Connection

This post was originally published to the Best Starts for Kids blog. This is the third post in our blog series “Developmental Screening for All.” For the past year, Best Starts for Kids has been gathering feedback from community members and partners to better understand the successes, gaps and disparities related to developmental screening, referral and…

Vadis job booth

Transition Fairs provide connection and opportunity for youth with developmental disabilities

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7pWHwFMrm8 This blog post was originally posted on KCEmployees.com School-to-Work Program The King County School-to-Work Program provides students with developmental disabilities the resources to plan a bright future after high school. The program is currently planning its 13th annual Transition Resource Fairs: two one-day conferences attended by families, teachers, local agencies, and potential employers intended to help students with…