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Ready, Set, Make Another Plan

Ready, Set, Make Another Plan

by Gary Davis, Companis Executive Director “I’ve heard that we may have to close down for two months!” Those were the words of a fellow nonprofit director in the early days of the pandemic in 2020. Upon hearing those words, my heart sank. How could Companis, an agency...

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You did it! We met (and exceeded!) our Giving Tuesday goal.

You did it! We met (and exceeded!) our Giving Tuesday goal.

We're so grateful! Ninety individual donors pushed Companis well past our Giving Tuesday challenge match of $20k, with contributions of $37,176.13 in response to Giving Tuesday. It's clear the day did 'unleash generosity' (a Giving Tuesday theme) during this worldwide...

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Companis during Covid: where compassion meets action

Companis during Covid: where compassion meets action

Companis Workers are on the pandemic 'front lines' serving our neighbors facing tough times. Placements with partner agencies that offer food security, health services and housing stabilization services make a difference every day of the week. They're serving our...

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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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Honoring Trudy James, the 2020 Newell Award recipient

Honoring Trudy James, the 2020 Newell Award recipient

She helps people face the fears and challenges of death and dying, isolation and exclusion, and does so with a chaplain's heart fueled by courageous advocacy. For her decades of innovative caring for our neighbors, the Companis Board of Directors honors Trudy James...

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Welcoming new talents to the Companis team

Welcoming new talents to the Companis team

Companis Workers Cynthia Hunter, Donna Whitford and Tess Selim are now part of the Companis team to help us grow our outreach to new communities, volunteers and partners. Cynthia joined Companis in 2018, in a placement with Byrd Barr Place, and later with Fabian's...

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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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Covid inspired this college student to action

Covid inspired this college student to action

A chance encounter in 2019 led this San Francisco native all the way to a Companis placement with agency partner Tukwila Pantry.  Now he serves hundreds of families each week at King County's second largest food bank. And his inspiration is the Covid...

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Help us meet our Giving Tuesday Challenge

Help us meet our Giving Tuesday Challenge

It's December 1st, Giving Tuesday, a day of online philanthropy recognized around the world. And it's a special day at Companis, because it kicks off our goal to meet a special challenge: a generous Seattle donor couple is offering to match the first $20k in donations...

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