Hiring: Program Case Manager (28 hrs/week)

Published on March 22, 2017 by in Uncategorized

Who We Are:

PSKS was founded in 1995 by a group of homeless youth who wanted their voices to be heard by policy makers who did not understand the impact of their decisions. With this bottom-up approach, PSKS found its niche – empowering youth who are too often excluded from mainstream services. At the heart of the PSKS community is our CORE Membership of participants – an inclusive governance structure giving voice and power to our youth to influence organizational programs and policies. Young people at PSKS develop a sense of ownership and pride being actively engaged to end the challenges of personal and community homelessness.

Position Summary:

Capitol Hill Case Management program works with high-risk youth and young adults not currently served by other agencies. The case manager refers to and advocates for participants needing housing, employment, education, legal and medical services and to other relevant community resources. CM also provides valuable one-on-one peer support groups and emotional support for the many youth who might not find it elsewhere.

Capitol Hill and PSKS Shelter Case Management Duties and Responsibilities:

(approximately 20 hours per week)

  • Assess Participant needs; advocate for and refer participants to housing programs, legal services, chemical dependency treatment, counseling services, employment programs
  • Create Individualized Support Agreements as part of the intake process
  • Create, and plan new participant orientations in collaboration with other key staff
  • Be present at daytime drop in hours and occasionally on site during late night shelter hours to engage youth for services/conduct intakes and/or set appointments for intakes or other external resources meetings; show up on time; reliable
  • Accompany participants to off-site appointments; consistent follow up with referral agencies
  • Assist participants to apply for government and other benefits
  • Keep accurate, detailed case files daily (audited yearly by the city)

General Duties:

(approximately 8 hours per week)

  • Attend outside provider meetings to keep up with current trends and resources
  • Attend external community advocacy meetings
  • Collaborate with other staff in producing grant proposals and reports
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings; training programs; supervisory sessions
  • Ensure participants adhere to Safe Spaces Rules and Accountability process
  • Adhere to agency policy, procedures and professional code of ethics
  • Assist with any other duties deemed necessary by the Executive Director

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to krista@psks.org.

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Socks and Underwear, Oh My!

Published on March 22, 2017 by in Uncategorized



All Cycles is a grassroots Outreach Project for Seattle community members to bring menstrual supplies to folks in need. They gather anonymous donations of pads, tampons, wet wipes and underwear of various sizes and styles for homeless or income-insecure people in Seattle of all or no genders, who have cycles.


Thanks to our community partner, PSKS is completely stocked with menstrual supplies for our participants. THANK YOU ALL CYCLES!


When the they found out we were completely out of our underwear supplies, they rallied community members to donate over 400 pairs!


Did you know…

Socks and underwear are consistently our most requested items. Not only does a fresh pair feel good, it’s also good for personal hygiene. The only way that PSKS can offer our participants fresh socks and undies, is with donations from the community.


If you want to make a donation, visit our Amazon wish list at: http://a.co/3YEizQN.
Sock and underwear drives are another great way to make a big impact on the lives of homeless youth. Contact marisa@psks.org to learn more about hosting your own drive.
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Welcome Krista

Published on March 22, 2017 by in Uncategorized

In January PSKS welcomed new Executive Director, Krista Cossalter! Krista was born and raised in Southeast Seattle. She has worked her entire life in the nonprofit world, including positions at the King County Bar Association, Epilepsy Foundation Northwest, the USO, Austin Foundation, and Northwest Infant Survival & SIDS Alliance. She brings a lifetime of local contacts in the nonprofit, business and philanthropy communities and is excited to meet and work with PSKS participants, donors, and community partners.

Welcome Krista!

Welcome her yourself at krista@psks.org!

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Secret Santas Spread Cheer at PSKS

Published on January 12, 2017 by in Uncategorized

Each year an ever growing number of Secret Santa’s donate everything from boots and hand warmers to tents, sleeping bags, and backpacks to be given to PSKS participants on Christmas.



After a delicious meal prepared one of our talented board members, each participant is invited into the Secret Santa store to select some gifts they like…


Secret Santa Store (1)


Many thanks to our Secret Santa’s, board members, staff and volunteers who make this annual tradition possible!

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Happy Holidays from PSKS!

Published on December 6, 2016 by in News


Wishing you a holiday season that is warm and bright!


Want to make a gift to PSKS this holiday season?

The coldest weather is about to descend. Gifts of any size will ensure we can spread the love…and food, shelter and a caring community. Thank you in advance for your generosity!


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