GiveBIG for PSKS on May 3rd!

Published on April 25, 2016 by in Uncategorized

GiveBIG for PSKS on Tuesday, May 3rd!

The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG is only a week away! This year, any donation made to PSKS through the Seattle Foundation’s website will be matched by a $1 million stretch pool. Also, PSKS is excited to announce a $15,000 match for any gift made to PSKS throughout the day, meaning your gift will be more than doubled!

This year, you can make your gift right now, instead of waiting until the 3rd. Click here to make your donation to PSKS!
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PSKS Annual Open House!

Published on April 25, 2016 by in Uncategorized

Open House 2016

 
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PSKS Goes to (the State of) Washington

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On Friday February 29th, PSKS participants and staff joined the Mockingbird Society for their annual Youth Advocacy Day. PSKS joined over 250 other advocates from throughout the state to lobby our elected officials to help protect the state’s vulnerable youth.

The main talking points for the day were:

  1. Expanded availability of HOPE Centers
  2. Formal evaluation of the Mockingbird Family Model
  3. Under-18 Consent for HMIS

PSKS was founded on the idea that the youth themselves know the best way to get out of homelessness and Youth Advocacy Day is a crucial opportunity to show that the youth have a voice.12615478_633679430104470_737167255245171116_o

To learn more about Youth Advocacy Day, visit our friends at The Mockingbird Society

 
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Annual One Night Count (and PSKS Slumber Party)

The night before PSKS went to Olympia for Youth Advocacy Day, we participated in King County’s annual Count Us In, a youth focused version of the One Night Count, opening our doors to any homeless youth (our usual capacity is 20) to help the County get as accurate a count a possible.

While we are disappointed to see that the number of people who were unsheltered increased again this year, PSKS began making additional efforts to help address this issue, including expanding our shelter to 7 nights per week and securing funding for an additional case manager.

Click here to look at the results from the One Night Count and look below to see photos from our annual Slumber Party!

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PSKS Celebrates Annual Secret Santa Party

On Christmas Eve over 50 PSKS participants, staff and volunteers gathered to celebrate our annual Secret Santa party. After a full meal (and so many pies) PSKS participants went into the red room where they were able to receive brand new boots, warm winter clothing, tents, sleeping bags, gift cards and many other survival items necessary for being on the streets.

As usual, the event was a festive time as all facets of the PSKS family were able to come together to celebrate each other and the work currently being done at PSKS.

Special shout out to Katie Keller, Becky Wood, Heidi Jacobsen-Watts and the Biella Foundation for your support of this event.

Check out the pictures below:

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