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…

Kinship Care Supports: A new funding opportunity from the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy

Relative kinship caregivers, approximately half of whom are seniors, face many challenges and have limited access to resources and services. Older adult kinship caregivers are tasked with caring for children at a stage in life when they may not have been prepared to become caregivers. Due to the nature of out-of-home placement of children in…

New databases to explore VSHSL awards and services

Curious about where the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) is making investments? Want to know what VSHSL-funded agencies are serving your local community? Searching for specific services? We are excited to launch two easy-to-search databases to help answer those questions! Across King County, our amazing partners are already making a difference in serving…

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…

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…

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…