De Blasio pleads to Trump for help with homeless crisis

Mayor Bill de Blasio pleaded with President Trump on Sunday for help with the burgeoning homeless situation wreaking havoc throughout the city. Read more HERE Also… Trump slams New York City, California over ‘tremendous’ homeless crisis “California and New York must do something about their TREMENDOUS Homeless problems,” he wrote. “If their Governors can’t handleContinue reading “De Blasio pleads to Trump for help with homeless crisis”

Officials: Call 2-1-1 to help people find shelter from cold and ice

Severe Weather Winter Shelters List Here Outreach teams from King County and the City of Seattle are on patrol around downtown and parts of Capitol Hill to help people on the streets get out of the cold. You can help by dialing 2-1-1. The King County Emergency Services Patrol, funded by the county and theContinue reading “Officials: Call 2-1-1 to help people find shelter from cold and ice”

BEWARE: Fentanyl overdose deaths up 70 percent in Wash., health officials say

Photo from Public Health Seattle & King County shows pills containing fentanyl that were sold on the streets of Seattle. OLYMPIA, Wash. – The number of people who died from an overdose of illicit fentanyl increased nearly 70 percent this year over last in Washington state, health officials said Wednesday. NARCAN SPRAY Read more HERE

Public libraries and YMCAs to get Narcan to prevent opioid overdoses

Narcan, that drug meant to help prevent an opioid overdose, is becoming more readily available. Seattle police carry it. It’s available at CVS and Walgreens without a prescription. And now, it’s going to be available at thousands of public libraries and YMCAs nationwide. Every day, 115 people in the U.S. die because of opioid overdoses.Continue reading “Public libraries and YMCAs to get Narcan to prevent opioid overdoses”

October 15, 2018 – Seattle Neighborhood Business District Safety Forum

OCT 15 Seattle Neighborhood Business District Safety Forum by SODO BIA Free Actions and Detail Panel REGISTER Event Information DESCRIPTION The BIAs of Ballard, Chinatown/International District, University District, Pioneer Square, and SODO are collaborating in our efforts to engage with city, county, and state officials to address the increasing challenges our businesses are experiencing withContinue reading “October 15, 2018 – Seattle Neighborhood Business District Safety Forum”

Meth, the Forgotten Killer, Is Back. And It’s Everywhere

PORTLAND, Ore. — They huddled against the biting wind, pacing from one corner to another hoping to score heroin or pills. But a different drug was far more likely to be on offer outside the train station downtown, where homeless drug users live in tents pitched on the sidewalk. “Everybody has meth around here —Continue reading “Meth, the Forgotten Killer, Is Back. And It’s Everywhere”

FREE Dental, Vision and Medical Care October 26-29, 2017 Key Arena

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.Continue reading “FREE Dental, Vision and Medical Care October 26-29, 2017 Key Arena”

URGE KING COUNTY TO FOLLOW THE OPIATE TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATIONS

The opiate epidemic in King County is growing. The King County Opiate Addiction Task Force has recommended a new comprehensive strategy to fight this crisis, including the opening of two pilot safe consumption spaces. In these facilities, healthcare professionals can prevent overdose deaths, reduce the spread of diseases like HIV and Hepatitis C, and efficientlyContinue reading “URGE KING COUNTY TO FOLLOW THE OPIATE TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATIONS”

Oct 27-Oct 30 Huge, free health clinic running again this week at Seattle Center

Huge, free health clinic running again this week at Seattle Center KeyArena is located at Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St., Seattle. For more information, visit http://www.seattlecenter.org/patients or call 206-684-7200.

Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion

LEAD (Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion) caseworker Tim Candela, right, attends a LEAD meeting at the SPD West Precinct From: CapitolHillSeattle In recent weeks, East Precinct officers have been trained to participate in the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion program. LEAD now joins the already functioning Multi-Disciplinary Team program on Capitol Hill in giving law enforcement newContinue reading “Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion”