Companis Connects

Companis Healthy Communities Biennial Celebration

We're celebrating 23 years of creating healthy communities by fostering skilled volunteer service with more than 850 placements in 142 nonprofit agencies.

New Companis Worker at Speaking of Dying film project

Join us in welcoming Companis Worker Barbara Sehr, a talented communications professional recently placed with the Speaking of Dying film project.

Celebrating July 4th with our homeless neighbors

Companis celebrated July 4th with more than 500 of our neighbors, many of whom are currently experiencing homelessness. The 7th Annual Independence Day Picnic BBQ co-sponsored by Companis and Seattle First Baptist Church, benefitted from the many hands, loving hearts and dedication of more than 70 volunteers. They served 502 meals yesterday, with warm smiles, and three stylists offered free haircuts to more than 60 guests! Dozens found assistance through the referrals and resources table staffed by Companis Workers Alanna Gunne, Martha Hopler, Barbara Sehr and Catherine Fales.

Welcome to new Companis Worker Tesfa Melaku

We're thrilled to welcome Companis Workers Tesfa Melaku and Alanna Gunne to placements with Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Seattle/King County. Tesfa, an attorney in her native Ethiopia, has worked as legal counsel and social worker for international adoption programs.

Rembering Amber, a big part of the Companis community

With heavy hearts we share with you that our dear friend and longtime Companis Worker Amber Joy passed away July 26th. Amber was surrounded by her family and close friends as she died, peacefully and utterly present with those who were with her, radiating love.

Companis Connects: Conflict De-escalation training

At a time when tensions are running high and lots of folks are feeling stressed, we want to be sure that Companis Workers, often on the front lines of service to our most vulnerable neighbors, are well-resourced in the area of conflict de-escalation. We are very pleased to welcome Kristine Scott, E.D. of ROOTS Young Adult Shelter in the University District, to share her experience with us. In this training, you will learn:


Companis welcomes Hanford Challenge

We're thrilled to welcome new partner agency Hanford Challenge and new Companis Worker Toni Fields! Toni, an attorney who recently moved to Seattle with her family, will be involved with outreach and development as well as document review for Hanford Challenge, which works to secure human health and safety and promote a sustainable environmental legacy at Hanford.

New Companis Worker placed with Street Yoga

Welcome new Companis Worker Jillene MacCreery! Jillene, who has had an impressive career in senior leadership with the National Counterterrorism Center and an equally impressive volunteer history with end-of-life and other issues, has been placed with new partner agency Street Yoga, which builds capacity in youth through yoga and mindfulness to overcome suffering and cope with trauma.

We love it when this happens!

Sometimes we amaze ourselves at Companis! Like when we read this awesome story in Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project newspaper, where Companis Worker Merry Nye is placed, about a new pilot project of the Jubilee Women's Center, where Companis Worker Marti Spicer is placed.

Exploring meditative traditions

Companis convened a hands on training session exploring several different meditative traditions today, one in an ongoing series of personal and professional development opportunities we call "Companis Connects." Understanding that in this time when the ground of our common life seems to be shifting under our very feet, it is crucial that we find ways to center and sustain ourselves, Worker Engagement Director Peter Jabin brought in guest presenters