Hi Sno-Valley Community,
We hope you have been able to stay cool these last few weeks. Over the weekend, Governor Jay Inslee announced a statewide mask mandate including fully vaccinated workers and children over the age of five. As COVID cases continue to rise, we encourage everyone to mask up and help reduce the spread. For more info about the mask requirements, check out the Department of Health’s website.
With that said, we’ve put together a growing list of community events and resources, both virtual and in-person, available for you to tap into.
Stay safe, everyone!
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 we’re excited to recommend The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker. This book offers a new human-centered approach to how we gather, transforming the ways we spend our time together and creating meaningful experiences.
The pandemic has provided quite an opportunity to re-examine when, how, and why people gather together. As a new nonprofit that brings people and organizations together to solve problems, we read anything we can get our hands on that explores the ways people meet and connect. We hope you’ll consider reading The Art of Gathering along with us.
Do you have a podcast or book suggestion? 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.
Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank has officially reopened! See below for their new distribution hours or visit their website. For those who don’t feel comfortable shopping for themselves just yet, SVFB will still offer pre-made bags for your convenience. Please note they will not be able to make ANY special requests or exceptions for pre-made bags.
Monday 10:00 am – 11:30 am Senior Citizens and those requiring assistance
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Tuesday 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.
Hopelink programs are up and running! Although centers are temporarily closed, Hopelink is continuing its services including food, energy, housing, transportation assistance, and more.
Check out their website for a full list of their current services.
On September 8th, Hopelink will also be hosting a Trauma Informed Community of Practice session for those interested in learning and growing together around trauma-informed practices. No previous experience or training is required. See their flyer for more details.
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!
CarePoint Clinic in Snoqualmie Valley is partnering with Medical Teams International to host another no-cost dental clinic* on August 27th. For availability, call CarePoint at (425) 478-6627.
*Eligibility: Patients must have no private dental insurance, no ability to pay, and no access to dental care. Household income before taxes must be under 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Priority will be given to those with more severe or urgent dental care needs. CarePoint is unable to see minors at this time.
Communities of Opportunity is hosting a six-part speaker series on Cultivating Community. On August 26th, they will host their third installment titled “Cultivativating Community Imagination: Culture Shifts.” Register now to save your spot!
King County Library System is hosting regular webinars this summer as part of their Invest in Yourself Program. Adults 18 years and up 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. Find a date on their calendar via the KCLS website.
Worksource King County regularly hosts online workshops on interviewing techniques. Worksource also offers online workshops in multiple languages throughout the week including in Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, Farsi, and more. Find a workshop in your language on their website.
King County Renters Commission
Help develop housing policies and protections for renters by joining King County’s first-ever Renters Commission. Selected participants will meet monthly for one- or two-year terms. Applicants must live in King County, must be renters, and cannot be landlords. Learn more about the role and how to apply on the King County website.
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.
Friends of Youth is hiring for their sites in Redmond, North Bend, and Issaquah.