Community Events & Announcements

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program provides low-income seniors with $40 in voucher checks that can used to purchase fresh produce at approved farmers market locations. Must live in King County, be age 60 years or older (Native American 55+), and low income.

King County accepts applications and distributes vouchers by mail only. Due to the program popularity, Aging and Disability Services (ADS) typically does not have enough vouchers to provide one for each applicant and utilizes a random selection process. (Seniors residing outside of King County may contact the Area Agency on Aging in their region to apply.)

Enroll now – May 12, 2017 (participants notified by July 1, 2017).  Application available online; must be printed out and mailed.

ELAP’s Know Your Rights Workshop

This offers an opportunity for the community to learn about a specific legal issue and ask questions of the presenters. Presenters are experienced attorneys in the field covered in the workshop.

Date: April 26, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Topic: Immigration Forum: Know Your Rights
Location: Bellevue Library, 111 110th Ave. NE

For more information, contact aries@elap.org

Job Search Boot Camp

Kick start their job search with a FREE 6-session workshop series! This event fills very fast and there are only 18 slots available.

Participants agree to attend all 6 sessions and as a prerequisite have attended a WorkSource LinkedIn Workshop or have an active LinkedIn profile. This is an intensive Boot Camp formulated to revitalize and achieve greater results in your client’s job search. Historically, job seekers have been successful returning to work in a short amount of time after taking this series.

  • Program Orientation / Intro Session: Thursday, April 27, 2017
    Time:  1-3 pm
  • Seminars: May 9, 11, 16, 18 & 25
    Time:  1-4 pm

Location:  WorkSource Redmond, 7735 178th Pl NE, Redmond, WA 98052

Topics include:

  • Presenting your value and master resumes
  • Targeted resumes, key words, working with recruiters
  • Leveraging LinkedIn, social media, networking
  • Job-winning interview preparation and techniques followed by a practice interview with an employer

Questions, email both adreeben@esd.wa.gov and jgroak@esd.wa.gov

Rent Smart Tenant Rights Workshop

Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Time: 5:30-7 pm
Location:  Douglass-Truth Branch of the Seattle Public Library, 2300 E Yesler Way, Seattle

Tenant Services is a program of Solid Ground. This FREE Rent Smart workshop for current and future renters and tenant advocates includes:

  • Know and assert your rights as tenants
  • Navigate the housing search and landlord screening process
  • Protect yourself from eviction and housing loss
  • Learn how to get deposits back and repairs made

Please note that while Solid Ground’s Tenant Counselors are not attorneys and cannot provide legal advice, they are recognized leaders in tenant education and advocacy. Questions or to RSVP, email tenantwa@solid-ground.org or 206.694.6748.

Free Financial Education Class: Debt & Credit Management

Offered by Express Credit Union and Heartland Institute of Financial Education

Date:  May 6, 2017
Time: 10 am – Noon
Location: YWCA Green Bridge, 9720 8th Ave SW, Room 117, Seattle
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For more information or to sign-up, call 206.622.1850 or email elizabeth.escobar@expresscu.org

YWCA’s Money Mechanics

Are you frustrated by your financial situation or stressed out by your debt? Have you tried to set a budget but then your spending patterns don’t change?

The YWCA workshops are for anyone who feels like their finances could use a “tune-up,” especially anyone who is low-income, unemployed, currently or recently homeless, or tired of getting paid and just days later wondering, “just where did that money go?” These FREE classes are open to anyone.

Dates: Tuesday, May 9th through May 30th (4 sessions)
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Location: Renton

Food and child care provided free on site! Transportation assistance is available.

Participants may be eligible to receive up to $50 for completing the class!

Participants will get support while learning more about:

  • Unmasking the mysteries of credit
  • Debt management
  • Making your dollar stretch each month (budgeting!)
  • How to make banking work for you
  • Goal setting and your personal values
  • Saving and investing
  • And much more!

For more information or to register, participants can contact Kirsten Weber at 425.264.1427 or kweber@ywcaworks.org.   Download a flyer>

Save the Date: May 13th Veterans Resource Fair at the Tacoma Dome

Join the 4th Annual community and volunteer driven Veterans Resource Fair at the Tacoma Dome.

Last year over 1,400 Veterans and their families attended this event and found local, state, and federal programs, some found jobs, some figured out how to go back to school, some found belonging, but everybody that attended found some type of help.

If you are interested in making a donation and/ or volunteering contact:
Shawn Durnen (Event Director), 8miledurnen@gmail.com  (253.576.2146)