Seattle/King County Clinic at KeyArena at Seattle Center October 27-30, 2016

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The next Seattle/King County Clinic is scheduled for October 27-30, 2016 and has a goal of providing $3.5 million in services to 4,000 patients.

Seattle/King County Clinic brings together healthcare organizations, civic agencies, non-profits, private businesses and volunteers from across the State of Washington to produce a giant free health clinic in KeyArena at Seattle Center.

The four-day volunteer-driven clinic provides a full range of free dental, vision and medical care to underserved and vulnerable populations in the region.

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US CENSUS HIRING EVENT: September 29, 2016

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Special Recruitment Onsite Testing Event!!! Please arrive 15 minutes early for the session and you must bring appropriate documents.

For list of acceptable documents, please visit: http://2010.census.gov/2010cesusjobs/application-material/approved-forms-of-identification.php

Thu., Sep. 29, 9am – 4:30pm
WorkSource Affiliate Downtown Seattle
2024 3rd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

What’s behind Seattle’s steep rise in rape reports

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Seattle police have noted a 55 percent increase in the number of reported rapes in 2016 over the same time last year. There is no easy explanation, but victims may be feeling more empowered to share their stories, according to one police commander.

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Information on resources and help for rape victims is available from the King County Sexual Assault Resource Network, http://www.kcsarc.org.

The Seattle Police Department’s Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit can be reached at 206-684-5575 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Stop Soldier Suicide: The Reverse Boot Camp

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The military has a specific process that turns a new recruit into a Warrior, but they lack a similar process to help transform that Warrior back to civilian life. This leaves so many men and women without purpose or a place to turn after the military.

This, we believe, often has a part to play in suicidal thoughts and actions, and contributes significantly to the 20 Veterans who die by suicide every day.

Stop Soldier Suicide is advocating for a Reverse Boot Camp program to help transitioning Service Members be better prepared for post-military life.

Specifically, this program would:

(1) Ensure every Service Member receives a safe, confidential behavioral health evaluation, including an interview with a licensed, clinical behavioral health provider at the beginning of the transition process.
(2) Require (based on the outcome of #1 above) Service Members participate in individual and group treatment / therapy sessions and programs for physical wellness and mindfulness.
(3) Require all Service Members attend an initiation program for the transition process to educate and prepare them for their new life beyond the military.
(4) Provide professional career counseling services and programs of the same scope and quality as services offered at the best universities.
(5) Ensure Service Members get “credit” for and receive the necessary civilian accreditation for technical and management skills learned through the military. Whatever skills they were trained for can transfer over and be “worth” something in civilian life.
(6) Provide a mentor that connects with Service Members at the beginning of the transition process to provide transition support and life coaching for up to one year after they have departed the military.
(7) Ensure continuity in programs, services, and documentation between the Department of Defense and the Department of Veteran Affairs – including electronic transfer of records and medical history.
(8) Form a commission of non-profit, corporate, and government agencies to implement a pilot Reverse Boot Camp program as early as September 2018.

Our program focuses on the process of transition with the intended objective of enabling Service Members discover the post-military quality of life they fought to protect. They should be able to come home as prepared for life as they were trained to be prepared for military service.

This petition will be delivered to:
National Headquarters – Raleigh, NC
Stop Soldier Suicide
Senator
Jack Reed
Representative
Tulsi Gabbard

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9/11/16 – John T. Williams Memorial Crosswalk

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In conjunction with the Seattle Police Department (SPD), Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods, Seattle Indian Health Board and the SPD’s Native American Police Advisory Council we invite all media outlets and the community to attend a ground breaking ceremony for a new community crosswalk on the corner of Boren & Howell on Sunday, September 11th at 8 – 9 a.m.

The crosswalk will be in honor of and in the memory of John T. Williams. The crosswalk groundbreaking shall include a cleansing ceremony, the story behind the crosswalk and an opportunity for the press to ask questions of the organizers. The planned crosswalk depicts a Nuu-chah-nulth story about the White Deer. The story of the White Deer shall be read and available in written form for people at the event. Members from the above host organizations and the family of John T. Williams shall be available to answer your questions about the project. Light snacks and coffee will be provided.

We hope that the crosswalk helps people remember the life of John T. Williams, a Nuu-chah-nulth woodcarver. We also hope that the crosswalk also continues the subsequent work done by the Seattle Police Department, the Department of Justice and several members of the American Indian Community to foster positive changes throughout all communities within the City of Seattle and the Seattle Police Department.