NUHSA Updates

  • 06 Dec 2012 3:23 PM | Beth Green (Administrator)

    New officers and board members were elected December 4th at the Annual Meeting of the North Urban Human Services Alliance (NUHSA). Judy Parsons, Staff Coordinator for the NorthShore/Shoreline Community Network was chosen as President for a second Term, Leslie Brooks, Manager, Hopelink’s Shoreline Center, was elected Vice President, Joanne Donahue, Vice President, Senior Services was elected Secretary and Diane Kolb, Executive Director of Children’s Country Home was re-elected as Treasurer.

    Newly elected board members include Ed Sterner, former Lake Forest Park Council member and attorney in private practice, Janelle Kitson, Volunteer Program Manager for Hopelink and Candace Ives, Resident Services Coordinator, King County Housing Authority.

    NUSHA’s mission is to increase the capacity of the community to support a sustainable system of human services in North King County comprising the cities of Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Bothell, Kenmore and Woodinville. In partnership with United Way of King County, NUHSA launched a new initiative this year to engage social and health service agency managers in ways to improve the recruitment, retention and use of volunteers. Work on the volunteer engagement project will continue in 2013.

     NUSHA also partners with the Affordable Housing and Homelessness Work Group and the North King County Mobility Coalition. The focus of these two groups is to increase affordable housing and improve mobility in North King County for youth, older adults, people with language barriers and low income families.

  • 29 Nov 2012 7:45 PM | Beth Green (Administrator)

    Over the past year, the NUHSA focus on making connections between and among agencies in NKC has been successful in raising the awareness human service agencies have of one another and in deepening our understanding of how volunteers and agencies view connections in the north end. In partnership with United Way King County (UWKC) Volunteer Impact Partnership (VIP), NUHSA will concentrate the NKC focus of activity designed to build the skills agencies need to 1) support volunteers participating in service delivery and 2) support agencies continuing the work of building a human services community through volunteer connections. Primary activities will include the continuation of the successful series of conversations among agencies and volunteers, establishing NKC focused volunteer recruitment/match resource and working with the UWKC VIP 360 to strengthen agency capacity spotlight this focus.

     The goal of NUHSA’s North King Volunteer Network (NKVN) Volunteer Outreach Coordinator (VOC) is to increase the volunteer engagement capacity of nonprofit organizations servicing low-income residents in NKC area. The NKVN project will address the mismatch between the capacity of our individual organizations in NKC communities and the collective capacity of these organizations, their staff and volunteers

    Job Description:  VISTA Position Description-NUHSA.docx

    We will be interviewing December 6th through the11th. If you or someone you know is interested please send your resume to:

    Tiffany Anderson

    AmeriCorps Program Coordinator

    United Way of King County


  • 27 Sep 2012 2:20 PM | Beth Green (Administrator)

    Help us celebrate!

    Don't miss NUHSA's Annual Meeting and Human Service Awards Event.


    December 4th

     Lobby and Council Chambers of Shoreline City Hall

    Socializing and refreshments 5:30-6:00pm

     Event 6:00-7:00pm.


     We will be honoring an individual Volunteer and a Volunteer Program. 

  • 19 Sep 2012 5:07 PM | Beth Green (Administrator)

    Hopelink Financial Literacy Classes


    Helping families become more economically stable is critical to reducing poverty. Slightly more than 50% of adults between 18 and 65 will experience poverty at some time in their work life. The Financial Literacy Classes will give families the tools to become more financially resilient - to avoid slipping into poverty and to exit poverty more quickly should adverse circumstances occur. Please distribute the flyer to clients, tenants, parishioners and other community groups.


    flyer:  FinancialLiteracyHopelinkFlyer (2).pdf 

  • 15 Aug 2012 6:18 PM | Beth Green (Administrator)

    NUHSA in conjunction with area agencies has been exploring new opportunities for connecting, matching and involving volunteers. To celebrate this work and volunteers this year's human service awards will focus on volunteers and volunteer programs.


    Nomination Deadline:  Friday October 5, 2012


    Volunteer of the Year:  Volunteers are the heart and spirit of our community. Do you know of someone who has a consistent record of volunteer service, who sees a need and fills it?  Do you know a volunteer innovator, who identifies a hole in your community or agency safety net and begins to mend it? Is there a volunteer in your organization or agency who is always there when needed, who anticipates needs and who probably does not want or need recognition, but ought to have it?


    Volunteer Program--Organization/Business:  We are looking for a volunteer program in a business, organization, school club, faith based group, community organization that supports human services. We are looking for a volunteer program that promotes the following:

    • Education of volunteers to human service needs in the community.
    • Matches volunteer skill with opportunities meeting the needs of the volunteers and  community.
    • Innovative use volunteers to meeting human service needs.
    • Fosters an increase in capacity, energy and enthusiasm for volunteerism.

    To nominate please click on the link below. you can print and mail it to NUHSA or fill it out on line and submit it to NUHSA.


    Corrected 2012 Human Service Awards Nomination FormNUHSA v2.pdf


  • 18 Jul 2012 5:03 PM | Beth Green (Administrator)

    Find Accessible Transportation in Your Neighborhood!

    The following are external links to Web sites not maintained by NUHSA.

    To help you access community transportation resources in North King County click on the transportation provider below to view their Web site and get information about services they offer in your community.

    Hopelink Contact: 800-923-7433, 1-800-246-1646 (toll-free), TTY 800-246-1646 Transportation services available to and from medical appointments for low income residents on Medicaid assistance only.

    Hyde Shuttle Contact:  206-727-6262, 1-800-282-5815 (toll-free), TTY 206-296-3701 Available in Shoreline and Lake Forest Park.

    Metro Transit

    Northshore Senior Center Transportation Program Contact: 425-286-1026 (voice)

    Regional Reduced Fare Permit Contact: 206-553-3000 or (e-mail).

    Click here to download the Regional Reduced Fare Permit application form. 

    ORCA One Regional Card for All Contact: 888-988-6722 (toll-free), TTY 711

    No need for correct change, just tap your ORCA at the card reader and your fare is paid. Whether you commute in the region by ferry, train, rail, or bus, one card is all you need.

    Senior Volunteer Transportation Contact: 206-448-5740, 800-282-5815 (toll-free)

    Other Volunteer Transportation Programs - Call 2-1-1 or go to  for volunteer transportation programs for people with specific medical conditions or who meet other qualifications such as veterans status.

    Sound Transit Contact: 888-889-6368, TTY 711

    Wheelchair Accessible Taxis

    • •†  Farwest Taxi Contact 206-622-1717
    • •†  Yellow Cab Contact 206-622-6500

    To add, change, or delete your site, please email the web address of your site, as well as the name of your organization and your contact information to George Smith

  • 11 Jul 2012 2:18 PM | Beth Green (Administrator)

    The Northshore School District announced earlier this year its intent to stop being the sponsor for the Headstart Program. To fill this gap, the Center for Human Services has agreed to be the new sponsor for the Northshore Head Start program. In Fall 2012, there will be 3 classes, one at Kenmore Elementary and two at Bothell United Methodist Church. The Church will host a morning session 8:00-11:30am class and an afternoon session 12:30-4:00pm, at 18515 92 Ave NE Bothell 98011. The Kenmore Elementary School will also host a morning session 8:30- 12:00pm class at their site on 19121-71st Ave Ne Kenmore 98028. There will be application packets available at the Northshore Family Center located at 18414 103rd Ave NE after June 25th for anyone seeking to apply for Head Start. Head Start is a free program for low-income families and their children to help children get prepared for Kindergarten. Questions? Contact Tamara Piwen at or 206.631.8864

  • 31 May 2012 4:09 PM | Beth Green (Administrator)

    Download the newest issue of NUHSA Update.
  • 31 May 2012 3:52 PM | Beth Green (Administrator)


    If you or someone you know are a senior, I want to let you know about the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program which provides low-income seniors with $40 in voucher checks that can be exchanged for fresh produce at farmers markets, roadside stands, and community-supported agriculture programs throughout King County.

    Applicants for the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program must be King County residents age 60 or older (age 55 or older if American Indian/Alaska Native) and low-income
    undefinedbelow 185 percent of Federal Poverty Level (FPL). In real terms, that means someone who meets the age requirement must have an annual income at or below $20,665 (or $1,723 monthly) if he or she lives alone or $27,991 ($2,333 monthly) if he or she lives with one other person. For larger households, the FPL formula adds $611 per month per person.

    Applications are available online or by calling the following organizations:

    § African American Elders Program: 206-328-6840
    § Asian Counseling & Referral Service: 206-695-7510
    § Chinese Information & Service Center: 206-624-5633 ext 4178
    § Latino Information & Assistance: 206-764-4700
    § Neighborhood House: 206-461-4522
    § Russian Information & Assistance: 425-643-2221
    § Seattle Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens: 206-684-0500
    § Senior Information & Assistance 206-448-3110 or 1-888-4ELDERS

    Because funds are limited, a random selection process is used to select recipients. Completed applications must be submitted by mail and postmarked by June 4, 2012. All applicants will receive a letter by early July informing them of their status. Please spread the word by posting the attached flyer. For more information Contact Senior Information & Assistance at 206-448-3110 or 1-888-435-3377.


  • 31 May 2012 3:46 PM | Beth Green (Administrator)
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