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 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

DEA: Teens ‘I Choose my Future’ and Teens increase in Vaping

You could hear a pin drop as 700 Boise middle school students hear DEA’s #ICHOOSEMYFUTURE DEA Caribbean, DEA San Diego and DEA Seattle challenged kids know their why & chose their futures. Dont be copy, be yourself. Way to deliver Bobby and Rocky! #drugsaresonotcool Seattle DEA Twitter Overall, the #MTF2018 survey found within the pastContinue reading “DEA: Teens ‘I Choose my Future’ and Teens increase in Vaping”

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”

WINTER SHELTER: Seattle Center’s Exhibition Hall

Homeless man dies of exposure at Seattle light-rail station Officials and homeless-service providers have been working to try to ensure the survival of thousands of people living unsheltered in King County with a snowstorm expected to hit the region. That’s meant opening shelters and paying for hotel rooms for those who need help. Seattle plannedContinue reading “WINTER SHELTER: Seattle Center’s Exhibition Hall”

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”