The Southeast Asian Young Men’s group helped Vannady Keo find himself and put him on a path to higher education and a life of helping others. It’s part of Asian Counseling and Referral Service, which benefits from readers’ donations to The Seattle Times Fund For The Needy.
Tai Powell, Shawn Babineau and their daughter, Taylor, lost their home during the middle of a bitter winter. But Wellspring Family Services helped them get back on their feet.
The family, dealing with medical issues, recently moved from a Hopelink shelter in Redmond to a two-bedroom apartment in Bellevue. They can live there until the girls grow up — and mom and dad cherish the stability.
Everyone needs encouragement, even a bit of a push — and Gabriana Martinez-Garcia found both in a mentor at Atlantic Street Center, a nonprofit helped by The Seattle Times Fund For The Needy. “Atlantic Street helped me grow into adulthood,” she said.
Treehouse went through a sea change when it realized its education program wasn’t good enough. Now, the foster kids it works with have a higher graduation rate than the state average for all students.
Thanks to therapy, safe classrooms and parental support at Childhaven, Duntika Washington and her kids have survived the effects of abuse and are living a stable, healthy life. Childhaven is one of 12 organizations that benefit from the annual Seattle Times Fund For The Needy.
Paul Alexander is a retired bank-loan processor who’s done things right. But with a pension and Social Security bringing in not quite $26,000 a year, he still needs a little help. Enter Sound Generations. The local nonprofit supported by The Seattle Times Fund For The Needy fills in the gaps.
Powered by readers’ generosity, The Seattle Times Fund For The Needy has given more than $22M to local nonprofits — so we all can help one another. Here are two stories of making things better.
Youth Eastside Services helps children, youth and families suffering violence, emotional distress or substance abuse in East King County, Bellevue, Redmond and Kirkland.
“Bernhard has become like part of our family,” said Julia Taylor of her son Asa’s volunteer mentor for four years. “He just loves this country and he wants Asa to take advantage of things here.”