Meet the Shelter Staff – KP!

Published on June 11, 2015 by in News, Shelter

unnamedIf there was ever any doubt about the need for an emergency cold weather shelter, KP’s story will dismiss that doubt immediately.

KP first came to Seattle last winter when the opening of the shelter was passed on to her from a friend and PSKS Participant. Immediately, KP became a regular fixture in both the shelter and in the HYPE Community Center, joining CORE and becoming a voice for PSKS.

Two months later KP joined the LEAP Internship program as one of the two Queer Youth Community Organizers working to connect LGTBQ homeless youth with PSKS and other direct services. This work culminated in the hosting of the Queerdo Dance Party, an event that brought in LGTBQ youth and other service providers for a fun and safe night.

Throughout her internship KP worked tirelessly to gain new employment and personal skills so that she could transition into a lasting employment opportunity. That opportunity came at PSKS. With the recent and permanent expansion of our overnight shelter, we needed a staff member who could appropriately balance the needs of those relying on and staying in the shelter and those of PSKS. Following our model of Hiring the Homeless, we knew KP was the perfect fit.

Within days of completing her internship, KP was hired as one of our Shelter Staff and has become an active and vocal leader to all of our Participants.

Join us in congratulating KP, the newest Participant/Intern/Staff  member at PSKS.

 
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IKEA Kitchen Renovations!

Published on June 11, 2015 by in Hype, News

In just over a week our kitchen was packed, removed, painted, and reinstalled. Thank you IKEA for your beautiful work and to all our volunteers that helped with packing, painting, and our wonderful new tile. Don’t forget to come visit us to see our new kitchen in person!

 
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Now Accepting LEAP Participant Internship Applications

Published on May 18, 2015 by in Leap, News

It is getting to be that busy time of year for everyone and here at PSKS we are starting to put out the call for another round of LEAP (Lasting Employment Advancement Program) Internships!

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LEAP is a paid 15 hour/week internship at PSKS, with ten hours spent in a specific role at the organization (2 Queer Youth Community Organizing positions) and five additional hours each week dedicated to job readiness and life skill building.

The application deadline is Friday May 29th, 2015, and the program will start on Monday June 8th, 2015.

Requirements to participate in LEAP:

  • Between the ages of 18-26
  • Experiencing homlessness or unstable housing
  • Able to commit to a 16 week Internship
  • If applying for the Queer Youth Community Organizing, self identify as LGBTQ

Interested in more information? Contact emily.carraux@psks.org or at (206) 726-8500, ext 104.

Applications can be returned to Emily via email, via fax at (206) 726-9423, or in person at PSKS!

 
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PSKS Welcomes New Development Manager

Published on May 4, 2015 by in News, Uncategorized

PSKS is pleased to announce our new Development Manager, Rick Crawford

Rick holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington where he attended the Evans School of Public Affairs with an emphasis on Non-Profit Management.

Rick has worked with adult and youth homeless populations both locally (at Recovery Cafe) and in Baltimore as a case manager. He brings energy, enthusiasm and passion to PSKS. Please let Rick know if you would like to be added to our e-mail list so you can receive updates about PSKS events, new programs, etc.
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Of his hire, Rick said, “I am very excited and humbled to be a part of this team and this organization. PSKS has proven to be a leader in working to end homelessness and I can’t wait to see what’s coming up next.”

He can be reached at:
rick.crawford@psks.org and 206.726.8500 Ext. 102

Please welcome him when you get a chance!

 
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2015 Spring Open House

Published on April 28, 2015 by in Events, News

Open House 2015 PSKS Join us on Thursday, April 30th from 4:00 – 7:00 to learn about the exciting people and work at Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets.

This year’s open house will be full of excitement as you meet new participants, staff, volunteers, and interns.

You’ll have the chance to learn about all of our great programs while enjoying refreshments, eating candy, and trying to win some of our door prizes!

PSKS is located at 1609 19th Ave and street parking will be available.

See you there!

 
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