January 2022 Newsletter

Hi Snoqualmie Valley!

Welcome to a new year. What a wintry start we’ve had! Thanks to all of the organizations that offered cold weather resources in the Snoqualmie Valley. We are grateful for all you do for our community.

Read on for more information about upcoming community events, job postings, and to see what we’re reading this month. 

Follow us on Instagram for updates! 

Community Resources

Have you taken a look at the Resources Page on our website?

The Resource Page is a one-stop shop to learn about programs and services in the Snoqualmie Valley that may benefit you and the people you care about. If you work at a local nonprofit and are interested in contributing to our resource page or in becoming a part of our referral network, please contact us at info@nullasupportivecommunityforall.org.

If you do not see a local resource to meet your need, call 2-1-1 for further assistance.

What We’re Reading

Illustration by Marysia Machulska

Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome

The Harvard Business Review describes “Imposter syndrome” as doubt of one’s abilities or feeling like a fraud at work, and it’s is a diagnosis often given to women. But the fact that it’s considered a diagnosis at all is problematic. The concept — which was developed in the ‘70s and excluded the effects of systemic racism, classism, xenophobia, and other biases — took the fairly universal feelings of discomfort, second-guessing, and mild anxiety in the workplace and pathologized them, particularly for women. The answer to overcoming imposter syndrome? Don’t try to “fix” individuals, but instead create environments that foster different leadership styles and diverse racial, ethnic, and gender identities. 

Read the full article: Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome

Do you have a resource suggestion? It can be a book, podcast, movie, show, anything! We’d love to hear from you! Respond to this email or reach out to us jody@nullasupportivecommunityforall.org

What’s Happening in the Community!

We are sharing the resources below in an effort to promote connections and highlight activities and events hosted by local organizations in SCFA’s network. The information below was not created by, nor constitutes endorsement by SCFA. If you’d like us to help raise awareness about an upcoming event or opportunity, please reply to this newsletter or email us at jody@nullasupportivecommunityforall.org.

Help us spread the word about these upcoming events. We invite you to forward this email to family, friends, and within your networks.

Encompass: Kinship Care Group
Kinship Care Support connects relative caregivers (grandparents, aunts, uncles, and siblings) and the children in their care to resources and a community of other families in similar situations. Go from overwhelmed to well-equipped with Kinship Care Support!

Join other relative caregivers at monthly Kinship meetings, either in person or virtually on Zoom. Encompass provides a safe place for those hoping to share concerns, joys, and resources associated with the unique responsibility of raising children.

Learn more at the Encompass website.

Spanish Translation for Senior Center Activities and Community Dining
SeaMar visits Mt. Si Senior Center on the 2nd Monday of the month and Sno-Valley Senior Center on the 3rd Monday of the month to bring the community together with translation for Spanish-speaking residents living in the valley! Mt. Si Senior Center will be working with SeaMar to make all of their programming inclusive for Spanish Speaking Seniors, and are excited to create new friendships, ease isolation and depression.

Learn more here, or call Valerie at 206-779-2011 or Clemencia at SeaMar 425-373-6587 if interested.

Next Dates
Mt. Si Senior Center, January 10, 9AM-12PM
Sno-Valley Senior Center, January 17, 9AM-12PM

Workforce and Job Training Opportunities

Free WorkSource virtual workshops offered in Amharic, Farsi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tigrinya, and Ukrainian are available for job seekers in King County. There are multiple workshops offered between now and January 28! 

See dates and register here.

How to Help a Friend: Training for High School Teen Leaders
Empower Youth Network is offering training for local high school students who wish to help lead the How to Help a Friend peer-to-peer suicide prevention training at the SVSD Middle Schools. To participate, commitment to attend all three training dates (January 18, January 25, February TBD; with all held from 6-8PM) and being available during the school day to present to students at one of the SVSD Middle Schools are required. Register here.

Alcoholics Anonymous Groups
AA Meetings are held across the Snoqualmie Valley every day of the week. Find a meeting at SnoValley AA

Hopelink Mobile Market

The Hopelink Mobile Market distributes food around the community at no cost! They offer a wide selection of fresh produce, dairy, bread, and frozen foods to choose from. Patrons can also receive a prepackaged box of food containing soup, pasta, peanut butter, rice, canned fruits and vegetables, beans, tuna, and cereal.

Hopelink food banks, including the Mobile Market, are currently providing pre-packed boxes of pantry foods and pre-packed fresh items. Enough food for at least 21 meals can be picked up at each visit, and there is no need to call in advance. 

View the January 2022 Mobile Market Calendar here.

For more information, visit the ‘Hopelink Mobile Market’ Facebook page or the Hopelink website.

Job Postings

Check out the Living Snoqualmie blog for newly listed positions throughout the Valley. 

Sno Valley Jobs is another online resource for jobs local to the Valley.

Encompass is hiring for multiple positions. Learn more on their website.

Friends of Youth is hiring a Youth and Family Therapist to cover sites in Duvall, North Bend, and Issaquah. Learn more here.

Hopelink has many current openings across King County, including an Eligibility Resource Specialist – Energy at the office in Carnation. Visit their website for a full list of job listings and details on how to apply. 

Mt. Si Senior Center in North Bend is hiring for a Cook/Chef, Facility Attendant for Rentals, Grant Writer, and a Senior Advocate. Visit their website to apply.

Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center is hiring for many positions in Carnation. See their website for more information. 

The Riverview School District has multiple openings. Visit their website for more information.

Si View Metropolitan Park District is hiring for multiple positions. Visit their website to learn more.

The Snoqualmie Valley School District is hiring for multiple positions including payroll officer, bus drivers, cooks, and mental health counselors. Learn more here.

Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services is hiring for Site Supervisor positions. Learn more on their website.

Snoqualmie Valley Transportation is hiring drivers. Visit their website to apply.

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