April 2021 Newsletter

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Hi Sno-Valley Community! 

Welcome to those of you who have recently joined our mailing list! We’re so excited to introduce you to A Supportive Community for All. SCFA is a collaborative project with board representation and formal partnership with several local social service providers including HopelinkEncompassMt Si Senior CenterSnoqualmie Valley Food BankEmpower Youth Network (formerly Snoqualmie Valley Community Network), Holy Innocents Food Pantry, and Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services.

Over the last few months, our team has worked hard to help to get SCFA’s programs and communications up and running. Here’s what we’ve been up to:

  • Visit our website’s brand new Resource page for a sortable list of community nonprofits and organizations that are providing resources in the Snoqualmie Valley. 
  • We’re now on social media! Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay updated.
  • We are exploring what it takes to establish a nonprofit center, where multiple organizations could be co-located in one place! Nonprofit Centers Network is providing consulting support to make sure we get all of our questions answered. 

Stay tuned for more to come!

Check out SCFA's new resource page!
Follow us on Instagram for updates! 

What’s Happening in the Community!

Check out these upcoming opportunities to connect with others!

Mt Si Senior Center

For the month of May, Mt Si Senior Center is hosting two weekly support groups.

You Are Not Alone During COVID
Every Tuesday from 2:00 pm  – 3:00 pm via Zoom (with call-in option)
Email: advocate@nullmtsiseniorcenter.org to register or get more information

Are you feeling isolated and sad? Have you lost someone during COVID and haven’t been able to grieve that loss? Join us for a weekly online support group to discuss concerns related to grief, loss, social isolation, anxiety and other stressors. This free online support group meets at 2 pm Tuesdays.

Caregiver Support: Coming Together During COVID
Every Saturday at 10am via Zoom (with call in option)
Email: advocate@nullmtsiseniorcenter.org to register or get more information.

Are you caring for a family member or friend? Do you want to connect with others who can relate to what you are going through? Please join us as we explore the unique role and challenges of caregiving during COVID and discuss tips and strategies to help you take care of YOU as you are helping others. This free support group meets every Saturday at 10am.

Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank

SVFB is partnering with Eastside Baby Corner to help families provide basic needs for keeping their kids safe and happy. Along with baby food and diapers, other needs that EBC can help with are cribs, clothing, booster seats, and car seats. To place an order, send SVFB an email on their website.

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Encompass Finding Calm Series

Our partner, Encompass, is hosting their third Finding Calm class series. This six-week series begins on Tuesday, May 11, and is for parents of children between the ages of 6 months and 6 years. The workshop will teach mindful-based skills to reduce stress, enhance strong bonds, explore mindful self-compassion, and encourage balance in family interactions. 

Find more details via the link below. For more workshops and classes, check out their website!

Empower Youth Network’s Becoming Trauma-Responsive Workshop Series

Empower Youth Network is hosting a FREE 4-part interactive workshop series on trauma response for parents and educators. The second session begins Monday, May 3rd, at 7 pm. Details on how to register in the link below. 

Friends of Youth’s Supporting Your Non-Binary or Transgender Youth

Friends of Youth is hosting a virtual webinar to support parents of non-binary or transgender youth. Parents will have the opportunity to connect with other parents, ask questions, gain support, and discuss
what it’s like to raise a gender non-conforming or transgender child.

This webinar is FREE to attend and will take place on Thursday, April 29, 6:00-7:15 pm

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