34th District Democrat’s Social Justice and Equity Committee assist with BIPOC vaccination effort

June 11, 2021

“On Sunday, April 25 the 34th District Democrat’s Social Justice and Equity Committee partnered with Childress Nursing Services and Neighborhood House to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to our BIPOC community members directly in the district and in their neighborhoods. This is something sorely needed given the state of the vaccination rate. BIPOC community members experience barriers …

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Seattle mayoral candidates answer questions from youth leaders in forum

May 28, 2021

“It’s not just important to get youth at the table, you have to make them feel welcome there. Youth right now really care and realize they can be a part of the change.” Read the full article at the link below, featuring Neighborhood House’s youth coalition participants. https://www.seattletimes.com/education-lab/seattle-mayoral-candidates-answer-questions-from-youth-leaders-in-forum/

One million shots and counting

April 7, 2021

“King County has reached a milestone: One million COVID-19 vaccines delivered.  One year ago, that seemed impossible. But vaccines were developed in record time – not just one, not just two, but three.  A wide array of community and faith-based organizations have played a crucial role in delivering those vaccines. We spoke with some of those partners to reflect on what it means to reach one million …

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Washington’s immigrant and refugee elders face challenges in COVID-19 vaccine access

February 8, 2021

“Still, more than two weeks into the current phase, immigrant and refugee elders continue to face challenges in accessing the vaccine, from language barriers to a lack of transportation and technology, say group members Helping Link and Neighborhood House, two nonprofits that serve immigrant and refugee populations. Their experiences reflect concerns about inequities around the …

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How Seattle is attempting to ensure racial equity in access to COVID-19 vaccines

February 5, 2021

“STONE: She was able to help Hadera get a shot at a nearby pop-up clinic. Janice Deguchi, executive director of Neighborhood House, says their clients were also given early access to sign up for the mass vaccine site. JANICE DEGUCHI: That would definitely be an example of what worked. More of that would be great. …

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Old people at home will get vaccinated, but maybe not their caregivers, state announces

January 14, 2021

“Rimi Afroze, program manager of the Aging and Disability Services of Neighborhood House, said the mainstream healthcare system has long overlooked the particular needs of immigrant, refugee, and marginalized populations. During the pandemic, she ‘faced huge roadblocks’ in trying to find culturally appropriate support for homebound elders who were becoming increasingly depressed and anxious, such …

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Why some locals are skeptical about Jeff Bezos’ free preschool near Seattle

October 14, 2020

“If Bezos or any other wealthy donor were to fund existing free preschool programs for low-income families in Washington, there are many areas that their wealth can fill, according to Karin Ganz, an administrator at the Washington State Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF). They include supporting more mental health consultation services for parents …

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Small slip of paper stands between Pacific Islanders in Washington and unemployment benefits

September 21, 2020

“In the time of Covid-19, everyone is at risk when one community can’t access safety net programs allowing them to stay home. Instead of staying in isolation, people with Covid may have to venture out to work to survive, advocates say. The problems caused by that slip of paper are one of a series of …

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Unemployment in King County hits communities of color hardest

May 29, 2020

“The low jobless rates of the past several years masked just how precarious the financial picture was, Deguchi said. The reality was that many people, particularly in immigrant communities and communities of color, were balancing multiple low-wage jobs just to get by, and the coronavirus has now toppled that house of cards.” Read the full …

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This data tool helps homeless people get housing. If you’re white, your chances are even better.

October 29, 2019

“When Leah Post started using a tool meant to prioritize the most vulnerable people she worked with for a shot at housing, she noticed something was off.  People walking through the doors of her human services organization were disproportionately people of color. But the assessment tool she was using, a mouthful called the Vulnerability Index — Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool, or VI-SPDAT for short, regularly prioritized white clients.” Read the full article at …

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