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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lyft, uber

RideShare Safety: “What’s My Name??”

Ride-share companies are re-examining the driver-passenger matching process. Already Uber and Lyft emphasize license-plate matching as a base-level safety precaution, but other tools like Uber’s glowing Beacon and Lyft’s Amp are supposed to help match drivers and riders…

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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.

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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

nra, School Safety

Interested in making your schools more secure?

Interested in making your schools more secure?

Help Bring NRA School Shield Security Assessor Training to Your Community!

OUR KIDS ARE OUR RESPONSIBILITY. IT’S NOT JUST OUR DUTY TO PROTECT THEM, IT’S OUR RIGHT TO PROTECT THEM.For more information and resources, visit: http://www.nraschoolshield.org

The training is provided by the NRA as part of the NRA School Shield program launched in an effort to better equip law enforcement, security personnel, and school systems in their pursuit of safer schools and communities.

The training will be conducted by certified NRA instructors who are current/former Law Enforcement Officers. The training is conducted in both a classroom and in the field at a local school campus and will focus on learning to detect threat potential and security weaknesses both day and night on and around a school campus.

To request more information about this free training, please contact: NRA School Shield at (844) 467-7723 or info@nraschoolshield.org

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children, education, garfield high school, homeless, homeless children, hunger, peace, schools, summer jobs, summer work, teens, volunteer

Free Summer Meals and Recreation Activities

Free Summer Meals and Recreation Activities
May 17, 2018 by Christina Hirsch

FREE SUMMER MEALS

This summer, Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Human Services Department, and United Way of King County are partnering to host a drop-in summer program offering free meals and recreation activities. Recreation activities are open for kids and teens ages 1 to 18 and may include arts, crafts, board games, and organized recreational games. A free lunch and snacks will be offered to youth ages 1 to 18. The program will run daily from June 27 to August 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday rain or shine at 19 park sites across Seattle.

2018 Summer Meals and Recreation Field Days locations:

• Beacon Hill Playground: 1902 13th Ave. S
• Beer Sheva Park: 8650 55th Ave. S
• Brighton Playground: 6000 39th Ave. S
• EC Hughes Playground: 7907 30th Ave. SW
• Georgetown Park: 750 S Homer St.
• Greenwood Park: 602 N 87th St.
• Highland Park: 1100 SW Cloverdale St.
• Judkins Playground: 2150 S Norman St.
• Lakewood Playground: 5013 S Angeline St.
• Lakeridge Playground: 10145 Rainier Ave. S
• Little Brook Park: 140th and 32nd Ave. NE
• Madrona Playground: 3211 E Spring St.
• Maplewood Playfield: 4801 Corson Ave. S
• North Acres Park: 12718 1st Ave. NE
• Othello Playground: 4351 S Othello St.
• Peppi’s Playground: 3233 E Spruce St.
• Powell Barnett Park: 352 MLK Jr. Way
• Pratt Park: 1800 S Main St.
• Roxhill Park: 2850 SW Roxbury St.

FREE SUMMER MEALS

For questions or more information about the program, please contact Nicholas Farline, Sr. Recreation Program Specialist at 206-615-0303 or nicholas.farline@seattle.gov.

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JOIN: Project Safe Neighborhoods

Project Safe Neighborhoods

Gun Violence Remains a Major Problem in the United States

According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, 467,321 persons were victims of a crime committed with a firearm in 2011. In the same year, data collected by the FBI show that firearms were used in 68 percent of murders, 41 percent of robbery offenses and 21 percent of aggravated assaults nationwide.[

People between the ages of 15 and 24 are most likely to be targeted by gun violence. From 1976 to 2005, 77 percent of homicide victims ages 15-17 died from gun-related injuries. This age group was most at risk for gun violence during this time period.

Teens and young adults are more likely than persons of other ages to be murdered with a gun. Most violent gun crime, especially homicide, occurs in cities and urban communities. More information is available on the Office of Justice Programs National Institute of Justice website.

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun crime in America by networking existing local programs that target gun crime and providing those programs with additional tools to fit the specific gun crime problems in each area. The goal is to create safer neighborhoods by reducing gun violence and sustaining that reduction.

For further information on this District’s PSN effort please contact:

Assistant U.S. Attorney Erin Becker
PSN Coordinator
206-553-7970

winter food banks, winter shelters

Winter Shelter 2017-2018

Winter Shelter

Renton, WA
ARISE Shelter Renton
Renton, WA 98057
11.67 miles from city center Seattle
(253) 854-0077 Ext. 2
Location: St Anthony’s Parish Ministry Center. Intake location for the ARISE Shelter. Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

ARISE Program
A dedicated CCS case manager works with each individual enrolled in the ARISE program. Shelter residents meet with the case manager

Oasis Teen Shelter
Bremerton, WA 98337
14.51 miles from city center Seattle
360-479-5123
We are a fully licensed overnight shelter for homeless, runaway, and at risk teens, 13 – 17 years old. We assist youth in finding stable and permanent housing. Youth can access meals, hygiene, laundry, and needed resources with us.

Port Orchard, WA
Prison Mission Association
Port Orchard, WA 98366
15.60 miles from city center Seattle
(206)876-0489
Family shelter

Bremerton, WA
Georgia’s House
Bremerton, WA 98312
16.65 miles from city center Seattle
(360) 479-9020
Georgia’s House is a shelter for low-income homeless women and children. Clients are provided individualize case management which gets the client involved with making decisions as to the best course of action to help them get from this time of crisis into permanent housing.

Fall City, WA
Mamma’s Hands
Fall City, WA 98024
17.15 miles from city center Seattle
(206)915-2073
Mobile Soup Kitchen and Women & Children Crisis Shelter

Kent, WA
ARISE Shelter Kent
Kent, WA 98032
17.25 miles from city center Seattle
(253) 854-0077 Ext. 2
Location: CCS – Kent Family Center.

Monday and Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

A dedicated CCS case manager works with each individual enrolled in the ARISE program. Shelter residents meet with
Kent, WA

Home Program Kent WA
Kent, WA 98032
17.25 miles from city center Seattle
(253) 854-0077
he HOME program is a year-round overnight shelter for single adult men ages 18 and older. The HOME shelter directly address the issues of homelessness in South King County by providing a safe place for homeless men to sleep and receive a hot meal, as well as giving them the opportunity to stabilize

Mukilteo, WA
Fresh Start Housing of Washington
Mukilteo, WA 98275
18.91 miles from city center Seattle
(206) 486-4493
Housing and Homeless Shelter, Halfway House
Supportive transitional housing for for men and women in various stages of life recovery from Addiction, Mental Health, Homelessness, and Jail Re-entry.

We provide transitional housing with programs to help the residents acquire the skill

Federal Way, WA
Reach Out
Federal Way, WA 98093
21.03 miles from city center Seattle
(253)854-0077
Reach Out ?is a program of ?Catholic ?Community Services ?of Western Washington (CCSWW) that partners with local churches, organizations, businesses and community volunteers to offer homeless men and women safety, stability and supportive connections through shelter, food and case management to help

Federal Way, WA
Multi-Service Center & Shelter
Federal Way, WA 98003
22.50 miles from city center Seattle
(253)838-6810
Multi-Service Center (MSC) offers people pathways out of poverty through support and resources in education, employment, housing, energy assistance, food, and clothing. MSC provides service throughout South King County. We also provide statewide advocacy for elderly and disabled residents of long-te

Everett, WA
Housing Hope
Everett, WA 98203
22.67 miles from city center Seattle

We only serve families in Snohomish County in Washington State

Homeless families come to Housing Hope at times of desperation, and shelter allows them safety and some time to regroup so that they can begin to think about their future. Housing Hope has two locations that offer emergency sh

Everett, WA
Everett Gospel Mission Men’s Shelter
Everett, WA 98201
24.49 miles from city center Seattle
(425) 740-2550
The only shelter for men experiencing homelessness in Snohomish County, we welcome in an average of 145 men each night. Each person in our residential program receives personalized care and is given access to nutritious meals, beds, clean clothing, spiritual support, addiction recovery, life-skills

Everett, WA
Cocoon House For Teens
Everett, WA 98201
25.18 miles from city center Seattle
425.259.3342
Cocoon House provides services to at-risk and homeless teens in Snohomish County, WA. We have two emergency shelters located in Everett and Monroe, WA; a maternity group home in Arlington and transitional living in Everett.

Everett, WA
Snohomish County Human Services
Everett, WA 98201
25.66 miles from city center Seattle
(425)388-7416
Days only Families only

Tacoma, WA
MDC – Housing For Homeless
Tacoma, WA 98402
26.06 miles from city center Seattle
253-597-6728
MDC owns and manages 375 units of housing for homeless, low-income families and individuals, with four housing service models offered throughout Pierce County.

Hours: Monday through Thursday 8am to 4:00pm
Friday 8am to 3:00pm
Closed Weekends and Holidays

Tacoma, WA
Access Point 4 Housing
Tacoma, WA 98405
26.53 miles from city center Seattle
(253)682-3401
Office Hours for AP4H
Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm (some evening appointments available), closed for lunch 12-1pm.

Access Point 4 Housing, helps people find shelters, transitional, and permanent housing for individuals and/or families.

As part of the strategic plan to end hom

Tacoma, WA
Nativity House Day Shelter
Tacoma, WA 98405
26.58 miles from city center Seattle
253-502-2780
Hours of Operation: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
We are open every day, including weekends and holidays.

Nativity House is the largest, most comprehensive facility in Pierce County serving low-income and homeless adult men and women. Our goal is to provide for the basic needs of adult individ

Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Rescue Mission
Tacoma, WA 98402
27.44 miles from city center Seattle
253-383-4493
Emergency Shelter for Men
We offer various emergency services at our Downtown Campus:
Showers
Clean clothing
Locker rental
Personal hygiene items
Overnight shelter

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EASTSIDE WINTER SHELTER

Eastside winter conditions endanger the lives of people in our community. The Eastside WEWS mats cropped – Copy – Copyinter Shelter (EWS) operates from November through the spring each year and is an emergency overnight shelter providing men safety from the cold elements. Men who visit are provided with a hot meal and a safe place to sleep. The trained staff also help connect the homeless to necessary resources, which will help them move toward security, stability, and independence.

The EWS is open for the season now.

Location: 515B 116th Ave NE (at Lincoln Center). Follow the signs to the EWS area (it will be shifting location in the next few weeks).

Hours: Overnight services will be from 7:30 pm to 7:30 am. Men are allowed on site beginning at 7:00 pm.

The closest bus route is the 271 bus, which stops at 116 Ave NE and NE 2nd Pl. Walk back South, and the Center is on the left.

Space is provided on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority going to men who spent the previous night there. The EWS is the only low-barrier shelter for men on the Eastside. The men’s shelter is staffed by professional, experienced employees and volunteers managed by CFH.

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parents

Wake UP Parents: The Effects of Hyper Sexualization of Young Girls

Geena Davis, Academy Award Winning Actor & Founder of Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, discusses the hyper sexualization of girls and the roles that they play in the media today, and the effects that it is having on children today

For more expert parenting advice, visit http://www.kidsinthehouse.com

addiction, addicts, aids, bruce harrell, central district, children, cpr, drug use, drugs, Fentanyl, health fair, heroin, hiv, homeless, homeless children, mental health, mental illness, overdose, seattle action network, Seattle Indian Health Board, teens, veterans

FREE Dental, Vision and Medical Care October 26-29, 2017 Key Arena

Seattle/King County Clinic brings together healthcare organizations, civic agencies, non-profits, private businesses and volunteers from across the State of Washington to produce a giant free health clinic in KeyArena at Seattle Center. The four-day volunteer-driven clinic provides a full range of free dental, vision and medical care to underserved and vulnerable populations in the region. The next Clinic is scheduled for October 26 – 29, 2017.

2014 – 2016 Achievements:

11,900 patients
Over $10 million in direct services
9,800+ volunteers
120,000+ volunteer hours