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  • All In WA - Emergency Flexible Financial Assistance Grantees

    We’re thrilled to have the support of @AllInWA2020 and our donors as we continue to help impacted WA workers & families within the formerly incarcerated community. This grant will help us address their urgent needs through flexible financial assistance. If you’d like to contribute, please visit allinwa.org Details from AllinWA.org: "All In WA is announcing $7.8M in grant awards from the All In WA COVID-19 Relief Fund. Across the state, we’re seeing record-breaking unemployment, housing and food insecurity, growing mental health challenges, loss of access to childcare, and a growing digital divide. Historic, systemic inequities make these challenges even harder for our Black, Indigenous, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, Asian, and Latinx communities, as well as rural and remote residents. While this year has brought unprecedented loss and hardship, we’ve also seen Washingtonians support each other in incredible ways. The grants have been awarded to community-based organizations working hard to support disproportionately impacted WA workers and families. These organizations – the vast majority of which are led by and serve Black, Indigenous, and people of color – will use grants to provide flexible, emergency financial assistance for urgent needs such as rental assistance, food, utilities, and more. The awards span the state in terms of regional distribution, with 17% of funding to Central WA, 11% to Eastern WA, 20% to NW/West and Peninsula counties, 43% to Puget Sound (King/Pierce/Snohomish), and 8% to Southwest WA. Our grant recipients understand the urgent needs of their communities better than anyone. These organizations have deep relationships with the communities they serve and have been instrumental in providing critically needed services to individuals and families who are struggling with basic needs as a result of the pandemic." View Full List HERE. Thank you again, All In WA!

  • In episode 7, meet Jessica Means serving women transitioning from incarceration...

    Jessica is someone who was handpicked by our Executive Director, Avon, as someone to highlight because of her tremendous impact in the reentry community. Jessica also is a formerly justice involved individual who has used her journey to allow her to make positive change in the reentry community. She wears many hats in the reentry community. Listen to this conversation HERE! Remember to share, comment and give us feedback on these conversations.

  • Meet Gerald Bradford in this Connect Conversation. Episode 6 is LIVE on July 26th!

    We had the opportunity to catch up with Gerald Bradford and not only hear about the amazing work he is doing, but also his journey that led to the reentry work he does at Renton Technical College and his non-profit, Fresh Start PS.  Listen to this conversation HERE!

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  • Events | Arms Around You

    What's happening at AAY? Find your event on the calendar and RSVP or look below... Check out upcoming events! PAST EVENTS AAY - Online Campaign ended, but you can still SUPPORT TODAY ! Want to give today? Simply text "AAY206" to 44-321 and donate to the campaign Every dollar counts! HERE.

  • COVID19 Vaccine Information | Arms Around You

    COVID19 VACCINATION INFORMATION COVID19 Vaccine FAQs Getting vaccinated in WA State. Learn more . HERE Click the map for vaccine sites by County. COVID Home

  • Donate | Arms Around You

    With Your Help We Can Achieve More Make Someone's Life Better ​ DONATE VIA PAYPAL SHOP THROUGH AMAZON THERE ARE OTHER WAYS TO GIVE Get Involved

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