Companis Connects

Exploring Community Service Through Art

The results of this past week’s annual Companis Worker Art Retreat is on permanent display in the Abelson Center, a gift from the Companis Workers to the shared space that is their home for service reflection. We welcomed art therapist Bryce Bailey, a former Companis consultant, who was on a family visit here from his home in Palm Springs. Bryce led our initial art retreats (2012 through 2015), and was delighted to be able to join us once again.

Making School Safe Again

Companis participated in the March For Our Lives on March 24th, joining people across our nation who are demanding actions to reduce gun violence through reform.

A Big Thank You From Companis!

 

Thank you for standing with Companis to deliver more than $1 million in services in 2017!

Companis is proud of more than two decades of outreach to our most vulnerable neighbors. We know that lives are transformed and our community is healed by the presence of Companis volunteers in homeless shelters and prevention programs, immigrant services centers, LGBT programs, medical clinics and more.

We will continue to stand up for ALL our neighbors in 2018, including those most at risk in our changing world.

Our Healthy Communities Celebration Dinner Was a Big Success!

Together we raised $259,295!

And that's a big number! Because every dollar raised at our Companis 2017 Healthy Communities Celebration Dinner on Nov. 2nd returns $5.71 in services to our homeless neighbors, those suffering from addiction and mental illness, immigrants & refugees, youth, seniors and LGBT people.

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.

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