Our Work

Our vision is equity for all. Our mission to create a more equitable Snoqualmie Valley by engaging, connecting, and supporting people and organizations to collaboratively build a community where all members can thrive.

Collaborative roots

A Supportive Community For All (SCFA) is a new nonprofit organization with a vision of equity for all, dedicated to supporting a growing coalition in the Snoqualmie Valley that works together to ensure that all community members have access to the resources they need to thrive.

In 2018-2019, leaders from Hopelink, Encompass, Mt Si Senior Center, Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank, and the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network convened a diverse group of community members to serve on a working group that used an adaptive leadership model to guide process for collaboration and goal setting. This group learned about the barriers that make it difficult for community members to access human services and identified numerous strategies to address these barriers.

Barriers to Accessibility

Through a Community Needs Assessment conducted by Berk Consulting in 2019, the working group developed a better understanding of the demographics and needs of Snoqualmie Valley residents. The top local needs identified through this process included supports for older adults, veterans, youth, mental health, as well as a need for stronger community connections to increase social cohesion and understanding. Regional needs identified included transportation and housing.

The consultants also identified numerous barriers that make it harder for people in our community to get the help they need when they need it. Some of these barriers include:

  • Complexity of navigating available services
  • Lack of awareness around what services are available
  • An ethos of self-reliance in the Valley that deters people from seeking help when needed
  • A lack of anonymity in accessing services because of small-town nature of the Valley
  • Location of services

Following completion and review of this needs assessment, the collective decision was made to design and launch multiple interventions to strengthen community connections as a means to address these barriers, ultimately weaving a tighter safety net for all of our community members.

In 2020, the coalition hired two full-time staff members to implement key components of the coalition's work. They also formed a Governance Board comprised of community members and representatives from organizational partners to provide leadership and strategic oversight.

Areas of Intervention

Key components of SCFA's work include (1) improving web access to local community resources, (2) launching a referral and navigation program, and (3) completing a feasibility study to determine whether to establish a nonprofit center in the community.

Improved Web Access

Our new resource page contains up-to-date listings of service providers and community resources offering a public benefit to community members in the Snoqualmie Valley, so that community members and service providers alike have a trusted source to turn to when the need to find local support. The listings may be translated with a simple click on the translate button at the top of the page. If there is a local organization or resource you'd like us to consider including, please contact us at info@nullasupportivecommunityforall.org to let us know!

We are also building a social media presence to raise awareness of local resources and to encourage utilization of services, programs, and resources offered by our partner organizations. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

Referral and Navigation Program

SCFA’s primary service is the Snoqualmie Valley Referral and Navigation program, a coordinated service program that provides centralized access to human services in the Snoqualmie Valley, as well as care coordination support when needed, to ensure that community members are connected to the resources they need. We are currently using an online platform, Julota, that allows users to send and receive referrals electronically, reducing administrative burden for social service providers, and providing a comprehensive tool for case management.

When a referral comes through the platform, staff at SCFA are responsible for processing, fulfilling, and tracking the referral, providing much needed capacity to the staff at our partner organizations. The use of Julota further centralizes and streamlines the process. This centralization for referrals will allow us to aggregate and analyze data across the region on demographics, the efficacy of the referral, how long it took to fulfill, and other data points that can paint a fuller picture of resource provision in our region and point to where there are gaps and opportunities.

A Supportive Community For All (SCFA) serves as a hub in this growing network of service providers working together to connect Snoqualmie Valley residents with the resources they need.

Our network partners include: Acres of Diamonds, Empower Youth Network, Holy Innocents Food Pantry, Helping Hands, Hopelink, Huntington Learning Center, Mamma's Hands, Mt Si Senior Center, Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank, Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services, Sno-Valley Senior Center, and Tolt Congregational UCC Community Connections Program.

We are also happy to count the following entities among our referring partners at this time: King County Libraries in Carnation, Duvall, Fall City, North Bend, and Snoqualmie; Cascade Park Senior Apartments; Mt Si Lutheran Church; Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center; Panorama Apartments; Sno-Ridge Apartments; SVA Church; St Clare Episcopal Church; Snoqualmie United Methodist Church; Trail Youth Coffee.

Please review the Snoqualmie Valley Referral and Navigation Program Privacy Policy here.

Staff members at organizations that use Julota to send and receive referrals may access documents and resources here.

Nonprofit Center Feasibility Study

In 2021, we hired consultants from the Nonprofit Centers Network to assist us with a feasibility study to assess whether and how to establish a nonprofit center in the Snoqualmie Valley. Nonprofit centers are buildings where multiple nonprofit organizations locate their office or service spaces. By operating in one facility, organizations are able to share information, resources and services. Through this collaboration, organizations can use precious resources more efficiently. Sometimes nonprofit centers can also serve as a “one stop shop” to provide services to more people more effectively.

The feasibility study explored four primary areas.

1. Vision: What are the vision and goals for the proposed center? What are the prioritized needs of the community that could be addressed by a new center?

2. Demand: If affordable, high quality office space was available to the local nonprofit and direct service community, would organizations be willing to relocate their offices and/or services and able to pay for this space? How large a scale is the demand that exists? What types of spaces are in demand?

3. Budget: How much is it going to cost to build and operate the center? What are the likely sources of equity and other capital? What does a sustainable operation look like?

4. Governance, Operations and Implementation Plan: If the project is feasible based on preliminary information, how would it be implemented? Who would own, manage and govern the center? How would programming be determined and funded?

View the final report and recommendations here.

 Looking Forward

As the coalition worked together to implement these projects, they recognized the need for dedicated staffing and infrastructure to support the work. A Supportive Community For All was founded as a non-profit organization in 2021 to meet that need.

The partnership was formally renamed the Snoqualmie Valley Human Services Coalition in early 2022. A Supportive Community For All will continue to support the coalition in key areas of work outlined above in the coming year, and looks forward to inviting new members to join monthly meetings focused on key areas of collaborative work and capacity building beginning in April 2022. Interested in getting involved in the coalition? Let us know!

Over time, this collaborative work will transform how human service organizations in the Snoqualmie Valley work together, forming a tight-knit network that is aware of the services offered in the community, and has the knowledge, skills, and capacity to connect community members to resources they need. We are proud to be a part of making the Snoqualmie Valley a truly supportive community for all.