Companis Connects

Companis Worker placed with homeless outreach program

We're thrilled to announce Companis Worker Martha Hopler will begin a renewed one-year placement with the "Shared Breakfast" program at First Church.

Companis + You = Be the change you want to see

Congratulations to the many Companis friends and supporters who participated in Saturday’s historic Women's March on Seattle celebrating equal rights for all. You made your voices heard, and you put our leaders on notice that many, many Americans care about protecting our civil and human rights. You made history, but as awesome as that is, it’s time to take the next step by plugging into an organized effort to create the change you want to see.

Gratitude for his 5 years of Companis service

Much appreciation to Companis Worker Phil Mervin for completing 5 years of service at Pride Foundation. Phil brought his database expertise and years of experience as a financial manager to Pride's mission of expanding opportunities and advancing full equality for LGBTQ people across the Northwest.

Today's history lesson

On February 19, 1942, our Japanese-American neighbors lost their civil rights when Executive Order 9066 enabled the government to move them from their homes to internment camps, where 120,000 people spent 3 years. In remembrance of the 75th anniversary of EO 9066, Seattle First Baptist Church will end their service this Sunday, Feb.

Strong words

“Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Honoring Renna Pierce for a lifetime of service

 How do you turn a truckload of surplus potatoes into a thriving organization that has placed more than 800 skilled professionals in the 131 nonprofits in the Puget Sound region?

Welcome Jennie Moore, new Companis Worker Engagement Director!

With demand for our services growing, Companis is thrilled to welcome a new addition to our staff thanks to a grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. Jennie will help us manage and balance our program growth, and deepen our mission that supports dozens of volunteer professionals in service with vital Seattle-area nonprofits.

Companis Worker Is A Companion to Our Homeless Neighbors

Companis Worker Atit Marmer hangs out with “some pretty wonderful people” in his Companis placement with Immanuel Community Services.

He finds them Thursday nights in the lines that wind down the street from the Capitol Hill church serving a dinner for homeless men and women. Or on a Tuesday morning at the downtown hygiene center where people who are homeless can take a shower and do laundry.

Reaching Out to Our Mentally Ill, Homeless and Addicted Neighbors

 Companis Worker Joan Benner is in service to the “forgotten people,’’ our mentally ill, homeless and addicted neighbors that some might cross the street to avoid.

Joan greets clients, answers the phone, and provides other administrative assistance at Evergreen Treatment’s REACH program. A veteran social worker, she also used that experience combined with Spanish fluency to calm a suicidal client.