Vets Engaged: reducing social isolation among veterans in King County

Veterans returning from military service often face challenges reintegrating into civilian life that can result in social isolation. Vets Engaged, a Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy program, seeks to reduce social isolation among veterans by funding programs that cultivate a sense of belonging amongst veterans, helping to bridge the “civilian-military divide” between veterans, servicemembers…

New child care subsidies for student veterans

In partnership with the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) Child Care Resources has launched a Veteran Student Child Care Subsidy program to support veteran students with the costs of child care while they pursue their post-secondary education or training program. Child Care Resources, a trusted community partner who has worked to support children…

Help build stronger nonprofits in King County by participating in the Wage & Benefits survey!

The first survey of the two-part King County Nonprofit Employment Surveys, the Wage & Benefits Survey, is open now until May 2, 2021! Participation is open to all King County-based and serving nongovernmental, nonprofit entities. One employee from each nonprofit should complete the Wage & Benefits Survey. The employee should be familiar with compensation and…

Join us! King County Nonprofit Employment Survey community convening session

Join us to learn about the King County Nonprofit Employment Survey launching this spring! A Countywide Nonprofit Wage & Benefits Survey and an Employee Engagement Survey will help build a stronger nonprofit community in King County. Funded through the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL) and administered by our partner 501 Commons, the surveys…

Serving compassionately: making an impact in communities during COVID-19

Elisha, Horacio and Lisa of Plateau Outreach Ministries (POM) in Enumclaw, an organization funded by the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy (VSHSL), have been busy spending their days compassionately serving their community, adapting services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to make sure their community members’ most critical needs are being met. POM is the central…

Countywide Gender-Based Violence Prevention Pilot: A new VSHSL funding opportunity

Historically King County’s investments for survivors of gender-based violence have focused on crisis and short- to medium-term response for survivors. While these supports are an essential part of the landscape in addressing gender-based violence, they do not address the root causes of violence nor meaningfully help us to build strategies to change the conditions that…