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 efficiently refer people struggling with addiction to treatment. Tell the King County Council to support this safe, effective, and scientifically proven method of responding to the opiate epidemic.
URGE KING COUNTY TO FOLLOW THE OPIATE TASK FORCE RECOMMENDATIONS
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Preventing Prowlers PSA
It only takes a minute for an experienced thief to prowl your vehicle. Learn how you can deter thieves from targeting your neighborhood, parking garage and vehicle at http://www.seattle.gov/preventcarprowls
THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017
9 a.m. — 2 p.m.
CenturyLink, East Hall
The Community Resource Exchange took place on March 9, 2017 at CenturyLink, East Hall. People who are homeless got connected with essential hygiene items and services. Haircuts, housing help and mammograms—those barely scratch the surface of the impact this event has.
See why this event is called the “best day ever!”
The Emergency Assistance program helps families, single adults, seniors, and people with disabilities with a variety of emergency and basic needs. Services include:
Rental Assistance and Eviction Prevention
Utility Assistance and Shut-off Prevention
Information & Resource Referral
Short-term Case Management
Emergency Motel Vouchers (families with children under 18 only)
Food Bags and Cards (based on availability)
Bus Tickets (based on availability)
To access services please call the intake line for your geographic area for updated
information and eligibility.
Seattle and South King County:
Seattle and South King County
East King County
(425) 213-1963 x2
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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.
With a focus on prevention, Communities in Action is offering its next Guiding Good Choices workshop beginning Tuesday (6/14) evening at Rainier Community Center (4800 38th Avenue S, Seattle).
This 5-session Guiding Good Choices series will be offered on 6/14, 6/16, 6/21, 6/23, and 6/30 with dinner provided at 5:30 pm.
Parents, grandparents, guardians, coaches and mentors of young people ages 9 – 14 will have a chance to learn and discuss:
-risks facing children today;
-ways to help kids avoid trouble;
-dealing with family conflict
-cool ways to bond with the teens and pre-teens in their lives
With new laws and policies—in our ever changing world—we want to give young people many tools and opportunities.
Attached is a flier to share with clients, coaches, foster parents, friends, grandparents, guardians, mentors, staff, and teachers.
Space is limited.
To register call or text Liletha Williams at:
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2016 NCVRW Theme Video: Serving Victims. Building Trust. Restoring Hope
Every year in April, OVC helps lead communities throughout the country in their annual observances of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), which will be observed in 2016 on April 10–16. This year’s theme—Serving Victims. Building Trust. Restoring Hope.—underscores the importance of early intervention and victim services in establishing trust with victims, which in turn begins to restore their hope for healing and recovery.
This year’s NCVRW Resource Guide highlights how serving victims and building trust restores hope and strengthens communities. The Guide contains a vibrant array of theme artwork that is available for organizations to incorporate into their outreach materials. View the 2016 NCVRW sample proclamation to help inspire the community, raise awareness of victims’ rights, and address unmet needs.