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Companis is in the House!

Companis is in the House!

For the first time in our history, Companis has two locations and we’re celebrating this milestone. Our Snohomish County office is open! We’re in Everett at the nonprofit site The Village on Casino Road, a hub co-managed by longtime partner agency ChildStrive....

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A Gathering of Hearts and Minds

A Gathering of Hearts and Minds

June in the Pacific Northwest is affectionately called “Junuary” because of its overcast skies and multiple days of rain. So what better place to have an early summer Companis Worker retreat than in a lush rainforest surrounded by mountains and mist? Workers and staff...

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New Program Manager for Snohomish County

New Program Manager for Snohomish County

In May, we welcomed Tia Lawson who is focusing on increasing our placement of Companis Workers in Snohomish County, as well as deepening our relationships with our Workers, nonprofit partners, and the wider community. Before joining Companis, Tia worked for over a...

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Evictions and Why They Matter

Evictions and Why They Matter

With the pandemic eviction bans lifted, thousands of renters in Washington state are at risk of losing their homes. We offered a "Companis Connects" webinar on the subject and invited a legal expert on housing and tenants rights to talk about what's at stake and how...

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Why I Give Back

Why I Give Back

Companis Outreach Specialist, Cynthia Hunter, recently graduated from the Leadership Snohomish County Program, and was asked to speak at her 2022 graduation ceremony about why she gives back. Here is what she said:  First of all, it’s in my DNA.  I grew up...

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New Board Leadership for Companis

New Board Leadership for Companis

When Anne Spangler first joined the Companis Board of Directors in 2018, she wondered how her voice, as someone who lives and works in Snohomish County, might be most helpful and useful to the Companis mission. After two years of serving as Board Secretary, it was...

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Redesigning the Blog for More of Our Stories

Redesigning the Blog for More of Our Stories

It began with a suggestion from Cynthia Hunter, our Outreach Specialist, who asked for better access to stories about Companis. So we spent a few months going through mountains of stories over the past 10 years and then categorized them so they could be easily found...

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The Reverend Tim Phillips Says Goodbye

The Reverend Tim Phillips Says Goodbye

Reverend Dr. Tim Phillips gave his final sermon at Seattle First Baptist Church last month. Tim is a former Worker, staffer and longtime supporter of Companis. He is now officially retired. Here is an excerpt from his sermon, as well as a link to a photo tribute from...

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