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Youth Resource Fair age 14-21. December 7th. Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club

This winter we are hosting a Youth Resource Fair for age 14-21 on Saturday, December 7th at the Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club.

About this Event
YouthForce serves over 400 under served teens throughout King County each year through paid internships at unique companies and a career readiness program.

This winter we are hosting a Youth Resource Fair for individuals age 14-21 on Saturday, December 7th at the Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club from 11:00-1:00 PM. We intend to have 35-45 companies and organizations participate and speak to teens about jobs and local opportunities.

Date And Time
Sat, December 7, 2019
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST

Location
Rainer Vista Boys & Girls Club
4520 Martin Luther King Junior Way South
Seattle, WA 98118

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addiction, addicts, Carfentanil, Fentanyl

BREAKING: An opioid more deadly than fentanyl found on Seattle streets

SEATTLE (KOMO) — Right in the midst of the opioid crisis, another illicit drug has hit the streets of Seattle. Experts say it’s more potent and deadly than other opiods.

The DEA says carfentanil is 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 times stronger than fentanyl. It was first detected in Seattle in March. Experts insists its usage is “very rare” in the area, but nonetheless, it’s surfaced in the city.

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Domestic Violence, Domestic Violence Prevention, NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH, spouse abuse

October is: National Domestic Violence Awareness Month


NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month is an annual designation observed in October. For many, home is a place of love, warmth, and comfort. It’s somewhere that you know you will be surrounded by care and support, and a nice little break from the busyness of the real world. But for millions of others, home is anything but a sanctuary. The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are victims of physical violence by a partner every year.

Every 9 seconds, a woman in the U.S. is beaten or assaulted by a current or ex-significant other.

1 in 4 men are victims of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.

Federal Way police dedicated to breaking the cycle of domestic violence

By Andy Hwang

Federal Way Chief of Police

Domestic violence is a serious crime that affects people of all incomes, races, ages, and gender. This social problem exists in every community and Federal Way is no exception.

In our city, police officers respond to over 2,700 domestic violence calls each year and it is consistently in our top five calls-for-service each month – about seven calls-per-day. Even with the significant number of calls responded to by police, 70% of domestic violence that occurs goes unreported.

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HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #DomesticViolenceAwareness to post on social media. Sometimes, people don’t know if they are really in an abusive relationship because they’re used to their partner calling them crazy or making them feel like all the problems are their own fault. Here are a few ways to know if you’re in an abusive relationship that you need to get out of.

Your partner has hit you, beat you, or strangled you in the past.

Your partner is possessive. They check up on you constantly wondering where you are; they get mad at you for hanging out with certain people if you don’t do what they say.

Your partner is jealous. (A small amount of jealousy is normal and healthy) however, if they accuse you of being unfaithful or isolate you from family or friends, that means the jealousy has gone too far.

Your partner puts you down. They attack your intelligence, looks, mental health, or capabilities. They blame you for all of their violent outbursts and tell you nobody else will want you if you leave.

Your partner threatens you or your family.

Your partner physically and sexually abuses you. If they EVER push, shove, or hit you, or make you have sex with them when you don’t want to, they are abusing you (even if it doesn’t happen all the time.)

Azrael Early, cancer, halloween

Community to help fulfill young Bremerton cancer patient’s birthday wish on Halloween

BREMERTON, Wash. — A young cancer patient in Bremerton has just one wish for his birthday early next month: To hand out candy to trick-or-treaters on Halloween night.

Azrael Early’s ninja costume is just about set.

On Sunday night, he marked another day off the calendar in his bedroom, which means his birthday isn’t far behind.

“Calendar’s a huge thing,” his mom Jessie told KOMO News.

This year, 8-year-old Azrael has just one wish to ring in his birthday.

“Trick-or-treaters and passing out candy,” he said

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King County Sheriff: Warning – high school students died from fentanyl overdoses.

See the Video HERE of Ballard student who died, his parents and doctor speaking..

King County Sheriff issuing public safety warning after two Sammamish high school students died from fentanyl overdoses. Here she shows an example of the counterfeit pills they’re finding on the street. Fentanyl is extremely dangerous and potentially deadly.

Ballard HS student latest local teen to die from accidental fentanyl overdose

SEATTLE — A Ballard High School student is the latest local teen to die from an accidental overdose of fentanyl from pills he thought contained just oxycodone, according to high school officials.

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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 overdose deaths in King County have been linked to fentanyl-laced pills and powders, officials confirm.

Between mid-June to mid-September of this year alone, there have been 141 suspected and confirmed drug overdose deaths, according to Seattle & King County Public Health. In 2018, there were 109.

M30 pills, also known as Oxycodone, were the most common synthetic opioid pain relievers used in Washington state, followed by V48 and A212 pills. White powders were also very common.

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If you need Help: Opioids | National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Assistant Chief Christian Johnson, Okanogan Volunteer Fire Department, seattle medic one

Donations for Assistant Chief Christian Johnson

More than half of firefighter’s body burned while fighting Spring Coulee Fire
Christian Johnson is in a medically-induced coma at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
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Donations for Assistant Chief Christian Johnson – GoFundMe

As most of you know Christian Johnson, Assistant Chief of the Okanogan Volunteer Fire Department, has suffered serious injuries while on the Spring Coulee Fire. He has second and third degree burns over 50-60% of his body. Christian is currently in a medically induced coma at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. They are currently trying to stabilize him so they can proceed with skin graft surgery. He will be looking at a minimum of 2-3 months in the ICU. Christian has served his country as a sergeant in the Army, and was deployed with the Washington State National Guard from November 2003-2005 in Baghdad. He retired after 22 years of service and has volunteered for the Okanogan Fire Department for 20 years. Christian is a selfless man, who is always willing to help those in need, and never ask for anything in return. We are now asking for your help to make this long journey a little easier for him and his family. Any amount of donations are greatly appreciated and will go towards helping the family with travel, housing, food, etc.

GoFundMe for Christian Johnson Assistant Chief

Also: An account is now set up to help Johnson and his family with expenses. You can send donations to:

North Cascades Bank
PO Box 672
Okanogan, WA 98840

Checks should be payable to the “Christian Johnson Donation Account.”

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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:
Trainers from Valley Cities Mental Health will teach attendees to identify and understand common signs of mental illness and substance abuse. They will also coach how to interact with a person in crisis and how to connect them with trained professionals who can help them through this difficult time.

The two-part workshop will take place on Monday, August 12th and Wednesday, August 14th from 9:30am to 3:00pm. You must attend both days.

Training is free for SHA residents and lunch is provided both days.

Contact Ellen Ziontz at (206) 239-1625, eziontz@seattlehousing.org or Dean McBee at (206) 491-7830, deanmcbee1@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

Supporting programs: Valley Cities Mental Health

Israel, Jewish unity, one heart, parents, peace, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, seattle action network

TOMORROW JUNE 24: “One People, One Heart”. 7-9pm. Sheraton Grand Seattle

Mon, June 24, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

Sheraton Grand Seattle
1400 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

An evening of unity & Inspiration celebrating the teachings and life lessons of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson of righteous memory.

Keynote Address by Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau*. Details to follow.

*Rabbi Lau is one of the world’s most revered and charismatic Jewish leaders. Lau was born in 1937 in Poland, the son of his town’s last Chief Rabbi. He served as the Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel from 1993 to 2003. Up until his retirement in 2017, he served as the Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv and Chairman of Yad Vashem—Israel’s official memorial organization to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. In 2005, Lau was awarded the Israel Prize (the country’s highest honor) for his lifetime achievements and special contribution to society and the State of Israel.

Keynote Address by Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau*. Details to follow.

Domestic Violence Shelter & Advocacy Services

Domestic Violence Shelter & Advocacy Services

Domestic Violence Shelter & Advocacy Services
Washington State Department of Social & Health Services. Publication Date: March 2015. Updated: January 15, 2019.

Domestic Violence Shelter & Advocacy Services

Domestic Violence Shelter & Advocacy Services 2017 – In the state fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, 42 domestic violence shelter and advocacy programs in Washington State served 24,692 survivors of domestic violence and their children, including 5,672 who used emergency shelter. Shelter programs received 97,688 crisis hotline and information/referral calls.

Domestic Violence Shelter & Advocacy Services 2016 – In the state fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, 43 domestic violence shelter and advocacy programs in Washington State served 25,120 survivors of domestic violence and their children, including 5,957 who used emergency shelter. Shelter programs received 94,627 crisis hotline and information/referral calls.

Domestic Violence Shelter & Advocacy Services 2015 – In the state fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, 44 domestic violence shelter and advocacy programs in Washington State served 23,728 survivors of domestic violence and their children, including 5,690 who used emergency shelter. Shelter programs received 91,263 crisis hotline and information/referral calls.

Domestic Violence Shelter & Advocacy Services 2014 – In the year ending June 30, 2014, 43 domestic violence shelter and advocacy programs in Washington State served 21,807 survivors of domestic violence and their children, including 5,855 who used emergency shelter. Shelter programs received 95,232 crisis hotline and information/referral calls.

Domestic Violence Shelter & Advocacy Services