Hi Sno-Valley Community,
Over the last year, SCFA has been working hard behind the scenes to build crucial infrastructure for a program that will allow local organizations to work together in new ways to connect community members to the resources they need. We are excited to share that we have officially launched this new program!
The Snoqualmie Valley Referral and Navigation Program provides a shared cloud-based platform for local organizations to electronically send and receive referrals on behalf of community members, and to document when services are provided. When needed, SCFA’s navigator is there to provide hands-on guidance and connection to resources offered by organizations in our network. This collaborative work not only strengthens the local safety net by connecting our community members to existing resources more efficiently but over time, will also provide data about evolving community needs and gaps in our safety net that we can use to improve our programs and services.
We recently launched the Snoqualmie Valley Referral and Navigation Program and are proud to name the following organizations as partners:
- The Duvall Food Forest
- Holy Innocents Food Pantry
- Mt Si Senior Center
- Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank
- Empower Youth Network
- Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services
- Tolt Congregational UCC Community Connections Program
- King County’s local libraries
- Duvall Highlands MHC
- Sno-Ridge Apartments
- SVA Church
- St Clare Episcopal Church
- and the Snoqualmie United Methodist Church.
This is truly a community program – we cannot do this work without our partners. If your organization is interested in partnering with us, please reach out to Navigation Program Manager, Haley Cohen at email@example.com.
Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks. In the meantime, visit our Resource Page (info below) to learn about and contact local resources directly.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you do not see a local resource to meet your need, call 2-1-1 for further assistance.
What We’re Reading
This month our staff and board members are attending a conference about collective impact hosted by the Collective Impact Forum. One book we learned about and are excited to dig into is Everybody Leads by Paul Schmitz. It talks about how the leadership we need to solve our most pressing community problems is all around us. Schmitz also offers practices that will help leaders be more effective at bringing diverse people and groups together to solve problems.
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 email@example.com
What’s Happening in the Community!
We are sharing the resources below in an effort to promote connections and highlight efforts by service providers within A Supportive Community For All’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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help us spread the word about these upcoming events. We invite you to forward this email to family, friends, and within your networks.
King County COVID-19 Vaccines
Over the last few days, King County announced beginning October 25th, all residents ages 12 and over will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result to enter:
- Outdoor events with 500 or more people
- Indoor recreational events or establishments
- Indoor bars/restaurants with capacity of 12 or more people
To learn more about the mandate, check out Kingcounty.gov.verify. For general information on how you can get vaccinated, check out the King County website linked here.For youth with disabilities, here is a compiled list of vaccine sites for you to access. The flyers are also posted on Public Health’s Youth Vaccination webpage in English, Amharic, Arabic, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Khmer, Korean, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.
Join other relative caregivers at monthly Kinship meetings. Encompass provides a safe place for those hoping to share concerns, joys, and resources associated with the unique responsibility of raising children. The meeting includes a light meal. Free on-site childcare is available; please RSVP in advance if care is needed so we can provide staff. Check out their calendar via the Encompass website for upcoming dates.
KCLS & Solid Ground: Rent Smart Tenants’ Rights
Solid Ground’s tenant counselors offer workshops for current and future renters. Know and assert your rights as tenants, navigate the housing search and landlord screening process, protect yourself from eviction and housing loss, and learn how to get deposits back and repairs made. Online workshops will be held twice a month and will cover a variety of topics in English and Spanish. Please visit https://1.kcls.org/RentSmartOnline for upcoming topics and to register for a workshop.
If you are currently living in King County and being threatened with eviction, contact the Housing Justice Project for legal assistance at 206.267.7069 or email@example.com. Reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities is available upon request.
United Way of King County: Advancing Racial Equity: A Conversation with Nicole Lynn Lewis
On October 13, 2021 6pm – 7pm, UWKC will be hosting an online conversation with Nicole Lynn Lewis on the importance of college completion. RSVP by 10/11
Hopelink programs are up and running! They will be hosting a virtual Open House this Friday, October 15th at 1pm Hear how Hopelink programs are adapting to serve community members during Covid-19. Program staff will be available to answer questions and share how to connect someone to their program. RSVP here.
In October, Hopelink will be screening the documentary, “Dawnland,” a film that explores the devastating impact of the state’s unethical child welfare practices on Native American families. There will also be a panel discussion following the screening. Stay tuned for the event date!
Communities of Opportunity is hosting a six-part speaker series on Cultivating Community. On October 8th, they will host their third installment titled “Cultivativating Community Abundance.” Register now to save your spot!
Power With Not Power Over: Accountability in Action for White Women is a 3-part series from November 2-4th, facilitated by Fleur Larsen that explores the role white women have at the crossroads of white privilege/supremacy, internalized sexism, and patriarchy. Learn more about the 3-day online workshop and register here.
Check out the Sno Valley Volunteer Match website for newly listed opportunities.
Empower Youth Network is looking for mentors to engage with youth 1-hour per week as a part of their back-to-school mentor challenge! For more information email BeAMentor@nullempoweryouthnetwork.org
Snoqualmie Valley Transit Survey
The Sno-Valley continues to grow creating more demands for accessible transportation. We need a baseline for transit in rural areas that enables all people to get to their destinations for work, medical, education, food, and play in a way that’s convenient, safe, accessible, and affordable. Our rural communities and employers need options that work for the residents and our current options don’t work.Help SVT by making your voice heard! https://engage.psrc.org/regional-transportation-plan/survey_tools/rtpsurvey_en
Check out the Living Snoqualmie blog for newly listed positions throughout the Valley.
Influence The Choice is hiring for a part-time Development Manager.
Sno Ridge Apartments in North Bend is looking for a Resident Service Coordinator. Check out the full job description and learn how to apply on their website.
Eastside Legal Assistance is hiring for a Community Engagement Manager and a Housing Stability Program Staff Attorney. Apply now on their website!
The Snoqualmie Valley School District is hiring for multiple positions including school nurse, bus driver, and administrative roles.
Friends of Youth is hiring! Check out their open positions for sites in Redmond, North Bend, and Issaquah.