Companis Connects

A Respite for Workers on the Front Lines of Service

Companis Workers and staff enjoyed some lovely time for relaxation and reflection at the annual Companis Worker retreat held the first week of June this year at the

Thanks For Standing With Companis and GiveBIG 2018!

Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed to Companis during The Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG Day of community philanthropy on May 9th. You helped us meet - and well surpass - the challenge of two match goals, raising $21,276. Wow! Your generosity strengthens our program of volunteer matchmaking, and means of more support for our 40+ nonprofit partner agencies offering vital human and social services to our neighbors.

Exploring Community Service Through Art

The results of this past week’s annual Companis Worker Art Retreat is on permanent display in the Abelson Center, a gift from the Companis Workers to the shared space that is their home for service reflection. We welcomed art therapist Bryce Bailey, a former Companis consultant, who was on a family visit here from his home in Palm Springs. Bryce led our initial art retreats (2012 through 2015), and was delighted to be able to join us once again.

Making School Safe Again

Companis participated in the March For Our Lives on March 24th, joining people across our nation who are demanding actions to reduce gun violence through reform.

A Big Thank You From Companis!


Thank you for standing with Companis to deliver more than $1 million in services in 2017!

Companis is proud of more than two decades of outreach to our most vulnerable neighbors. We know that lives are transformed and our community is healed by the presence of Companis volunteers in homeless shelters and prevention programs, immigrant services centers, LGBT programs, medical clinics and more.

We will continue to stand up for ALL our neighbors in 2018, including those most at risk in our changing world.

Our Healthy Communities Celebration Dinner Was a Big Success!

Together we raised $259,295!

And that's a big number! Because every dollar raised at our Companis 2017 Healthy Communities Celebration Dinner on Nov. 2nd returns $5.71 in services to our homeless neighbors, those suffering from addiction and mental illness, immigrants & refugees, youth, seniors and LGBT people.