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”

Spike in King Co. overdose deaths linked to fentanyl-laced pills, powders

If you need Help: Opioids | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Cataldo Ambulance medics and other first responders revive a 32-year-old man who was found unresponsive and not breathing after an opioid overdose on a sidewalk in the Boston suburb of Everett, Massachusetts, U.S., August 23, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder The recent increase in overdoseContinue reading “Spike in King Co. overdose deaths linked to fentanyl-laced pills, powders”

Seattle Police stocking up on opioid overdose medicine – EVENT! SAT AUGUST 31, 2019

Eight cities in Washington will host events for Overdose Awareness Day, Saturday. The Seattle Police Department has ordered 145 more doses of naloxone, the opioid overdose medicine, to be distributed across their five precincts. Read More According to the National Safety Council, there were 61,311 preventable drug overdoses in the country in 2017. Of those,Continue reading “Seattle Police stocking up on opioid overdose medicine – EVENT! SAT AUGUST 31, 2019”

Two-Part Mental Health First Aid Training Workshop

Two-Part Mental Health First Aid Training Workshop Event date: Monday, Aug 12, 2019 – 9:30 am to 3:00 pm Location: NewHolly Address: New Holly Gathering Hall 7054 32nd Ave S Seattle, WA Attendees welcome: All tenants – SHA housing residents and Housing Choice Voucher holders Attendee Age: Adult – Age 18 and older Description: TrainersContinue reading “Two-Part Mental Health First Aid Training Workshop”

Seattle Firefighters Need Your Help!

Seattle Fire Foundation, community support help firefighters get new bulletproof vests SEATTLE — Seattle firefighters need more bulletproof vests because of growing dangers on the job. The department has gotten a few, but still needed more than 200 vests and there’s no more money from the city to pay for them. But, with help fromContinue reading “Seattle Firefighters Need Your Help!”

HUD: Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) Deadline Reminder

Round 3 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) Deadline Reminder There are only 2 days remaining until the application submission deadline for the Round 3 Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) is due. All applications must be submitted by Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 11:59:59 PM EDT. Applications shall be submitted toContinue reading “HUD: Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) Deadline Reminder”

Homeless Employment Program (HEP) Tue., May 14, 10 – 11am

Homeless Employment Program (HEP) The Homeless Employment Program (HEP) is an employment program for folks who are experiencing homelessness. Some of the assistance includes job search, resume help, interview skills, money management, housing search and some supported services. Tue., May 14, 10 – 11am WorkSource Affiliate Downtown Seattle 2024 3rd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121

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”