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”

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”

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”

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”

Seattle Police Department: Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD)

Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) is a pre-booking diversion pilot program developed with the community to address low-level drug and prostitution crimes in the Belltown neighborhood in Seattle and the Skyway area of unincorporated King County. The program allows law enforcement officers to redirect low-level offenders engaged in drug or prostitution activity to community-based services,Continue reading “Seattle Police Department: Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD)”

President Donald J. Trump’s Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand

President Donald J. Trump’s Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand HEALTHCARE We will work to strengthen vulnerable families and communities, and we will help to build and grow a stronger, healthier, and drug-free society. President Donald J. Trump ADDRESSING THE DRIVING FORCES OF THE OPIOID CRISIS: President Donald J. Trump’sContinue reading “President Donald J. Trump’s Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand”

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”