Companis Connects

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.

Your Gift, On Steroids

A small silk rug brought in $600.

A porcelain owl, $600.

A large folio Frank Lloyd Wright book, $350.

A gold ring with small diamonds, $450.

What Difference Does One Companis Worker Make?

A World of Difference

For Companis Worker Abid Bhatti, it’s about bringing vital, life-saving information to mentally ill patients, their families and professionals in the field.

The difference one Companis Worker can make..... our new video


We're thrilled with our new video! It focuses on Companis Worker Marti Spicer, now in her third Companis placement at West Seattle Helpline, where she works with families to prevent homelessness. "Changing lives, lives changing" has been an unofficial motto for Companis for many years, and it shines through in this video. You will also learn a lot about our unique program of community service in this video. So give it a whirl! You'll find it on our website under the Media tab, Companis Video 2015.

Companis Worker begins third placement

We're proud of Companis Worker Autumn Franger, now in her third Companis placement at the Northwest Center For Creative Aging (NWCCA).