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What Does it Mean to Show Up?

What Does it Mean to Show Up?

Companis Worker Chad Kinzel gives a toy to a toddler at Familias Unidas, Latino Community Resource Center in Everett (A program of Lutheran Community Services Northwest).

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Celebrating New Partner Agency SLSCA

Celebrating New Partner Agency SLSCA

The hat is the first thing that catches your eye. Alfreda Lanier, co-president of Seattle-Limbe Sister City Association, is wearing a Bamileke hat from the Bamileke region in Cameroon. As seen in the screenshot from our Zoom interview, it’s a crocheted hat with...

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Spotlight on Health and Shelter

Spotlight on Health and Shelter

Every year we celebrate our donors and advocates with a program we call Spotlight, a place to share nourishment of the body and mind. And this year’s event saw more than  a hundred people turn out for Companis Spotlight at Ivar’s Salmon House in Seattle. Our...

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Baby Quinn is Here!

Baby Quinn is Here!

We’re excited to share the happy news that Tia Lawson, our Program Manager for Snohomish, gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, Quinn Markus, on August 25th. Both baby and Tia are doing great! Here are some thoughts from Tia, as well as photos of Quinn, Tia and the rest...

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Open for Business in Everett

Open for Business in Everett

We’re still celebrating the official opening of our new Snohomish County office in Everett at The Village on Casino Road. It was great to gather with the many nonprofit partners and longtime supporters who welcomed our newest staff member, Tia Lawson (far right in...

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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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