Hi Sno-Valley Community,
We have some exciting news to share with you. A Supportive Community For All (SCFA) is in the process of becoming a 501c3 nonprofit!
As you know, SCFA began as a coalition working together to increase access to human services in the Snoqualmie Valley. Since then, we have completed a regional needs assessment, formed a Governance Board, hired three staff members, and launched multiple projects to better connect community members to the resources they need. Many of you are a part of this story – thank you for all that you have done and continue to do to make Snoqualmie Valley a better place.
To ensure this work continues looking ahead, our Governance Board has decided to form a separate 501c3 nonprofit, and we have hired The Ostara Group to support our strategic planning process.
Your feedback is essential to guide our strategic planning process. Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete our community survey linked here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SCFA2021
The purpose of the survey is to lift up diverse voices and perspectives, which will be used to guide and inform our planning process. We want to hear your thoughts on our strengths, opportunities, and challenges we may face looking ahead.
This survey is being administered by The Ostara Group on behalf of A Supportive Community For All. All responses may be submitted confidentially. The data gathered during this survey will only be used for the purpose of strategic planning and will not be shared with outside parties.
We expect that this survey will take 10-20 minutes to complete. Please complete the survey by 5 p.m. on Monday, July 12th.
Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SCFA2021
Thank you for sharing your time and perspective with us, and for being a part of building a supportive community for all.
The Resources Page on our website is now up and running! We’re always adding new community resources and organizations for you to access like the Housing Justice Project that provides free legal assistance to renters facing eviction in King County, Lambert House which provides online programs for LGBTQ+ youth, and Lifewire who offers domestic violence support.
If you do not see a local resource to meet your need, call 2-1-1 for further assistance.
What’s Happening in the Community!
In an effort to promote connections and highlight efforts by service providers within A Supportive Community For All’s network, we are sharing the resources below. Please note that the below was not created by, nor does their inclusion constitute endorsement by SCFA. if there are any upcoming events you’d like for us to help raise awareness about by replying to this email or email us at email@example.com.
Communities of Opportunity
Communities of Opportunity is hosting a six-part speaker series on Cultivating Community. Their first session will be on Cultivating Community Imagination: The New Economy later this July. Stay tuned for the exact date! Learn more on their website.
The King County Library System
KCLS is hosting regular webinars this summer as part of their Invest in Yourself Program. Adults 18 years and old will have the opportunity to get free one-on-one help with jobs and unemployment. They also offer assistance for speakers of Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, English, Korean, Oromo, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya and Vietnamese.
The Carnation Farmers Market is open every Tuesday from 3-7pm through August. Stop by the market for prepared food, live music, and more!
Visit their website for more info and COVID safety regulations.
Puget Sound Energy
PSE has launched their COVID Bill Assistance program to help folks around the Sound who have been impacted by the pandemic. Applicants who qualify will receive a credit to their account for past-due balances up to $2,500.
Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center will be partnering with Hopelink Harvest to hold weekly gleans to gather unharvested food from the farm fields starting next Monday, July 12 at 1pm. If you are a new volunteer who would like to participate, please sign up via Hopelink’s website.
Spread the Word!
Help us spread the word about these upcoming events. We invite you to forward this email to family, friends, and within your networks.