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…

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…

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…