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Volunteers Research Mental Health Resources for ChildStrive

Volunteers Research Mental Health Resources for ChildStrive

Children from low-income households or who come from homes experiencing trauma can have difficulties when they begin school. Often, these challenges lead to poor academic performance and a need for remedial and special education. Overcoming those difficulties is the...

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Companis Volunteers Go Many Places

Companis Volunteers Go Many Places

Zheng Zhou has been volunteering with Companis while working on his Master of Nonprofit Leadership at Seattle University. Zheng moved from Beijing, China for the master’s program and sought out Companis as a way to connect to the community and get hands-on...

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Exploring Mental and Emotional Well-being

Exploring Mental and Emotional Well-being

Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum in partnership with Companis is initiating a monthly series on mental health and emotional well- being. The first event takes place on October 14 at 5:30 - 6:45PM online via Zoom. It’s free and open to all.  Fear, prolonged social...

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Autumn Placements, New Opportunities

Autumn Placements, New Opportunities

Since mid-May, Companis has made 13 new placements and two Companis Workers have successfully completed their placements. Companis has also started a new partnership with African Americans Reach and Teach Health Ministry (AARTH), placing two Companis Workers with...

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Hello, Snohomish County!

Hello, Snohomish County!

Thanks to a major grant from the Community Foundation of Snohomish County, Companis is expanding our awareness and reach, introducing our work to the people one of the Washington State's most beautiful and dynamic areas, a county growing in population and social...

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Fully employed with time to serve her neighbors

Fully employed with time to serve her neighbors

Though Gretchen Frankenstein is happily employed full-time, she asked us if we thought there might be a way for her to share her skills as a grant researcher and writer with a Companis partner agency. Indeed, we quickly said, "yes!" Gretchen's day work is with the...

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New Companis Worker making health care accessible

New Companis Worker making health care accessible

We welcome Michael Welke to Companis, whose service is opening doors to our uninsured and underinsured neighbors in Snohomish, King and Kitsap with specialty medical care needs. Michael's placement with Project Access Northwest connects medical providers who offer...

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Learn about health disparities faced by Black Washingtonians

Learn about health disparities faced by Black Washingtonians

Our recent Companis Connects education and professional development presentation featured the latest findings of research and stories shared by African-Americans in our state. The report, "And So We Press On," researched and coordinated by Companis partner agency Byrd...

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Mental Health and other Covid Resources

Mental Health and other Covid Resources

We know the Covid pandemic is a rough time for all, in a variety of ways. These are difficult days, and help is available. If you are in need of assistance, we offer these links to a variety of emergency connections, mental health/recovery resources and programs, and...

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