Wakeup Call Led to Rewarding Work with Veterans

Published on 29 October 2015

My life changed immediately and permanently with one early morning phone call on the 15th of August 2007. I had been unable to work—or even look for work—with any energy for over a year. I thought that maybe this was just my version of aging.

Improving Mobility for People with Limited Options

Published on 29 October 2015

From the new I-405 Express Toll Lanes, to University Link Light Rail, to major construction projects on State Route 99 and State Route 520, you’ve probably noticed some changes to King County’s transportation system lately. With so many changes, transportation can be a difficult challenge for anyone to navigate.

VetsGO Offers "Beyond-the-Bus" Transportation Options

Published on 5 January 2015

Over the last two months, I attended two veteran events in King County: the Auburn Veterans Day Parade and the Seattle Stand Down. Both were events that brought it all home and reminded me not only why I do what I do for a career, but also how important it is that the recognition, honoring, and support we give our veterans goes beyond November 11th every year.

King County Veterans and Human Services Levy Makes a Difference

Published on 30 October 2014

In November 2005 and again in 2011, King County voters overwhelmingly approved a measure that established the Veterans and Human Services Levy.

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Veterans Benefits and Support Services Can Change Your Life

Published on 30 October 2014

Every November 11th we celebrate Veterans Day in the United States. This day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended World War I. Veterans are thanked for their services to the United States on Veterans Day.

Veterans' Honors Quilt Depicts Heroism Beyond Words

Published on 30 October 2013

Tears filled my eyes when first I saw the beautiful red, white and blue veteran's quilt with my late father's name written on it. Raymond Snow was a 21-year-old infantry sergeant with the army's 75th Division in the Battle of the Bulge in 1944–45, the coldest European winter in over a century. Dad didn't talk much about the war, but I remember vividly how he described the cold during the battle and how his foxhole buddy was killed by a German bullet.

Program to Encourage Active Rewarding Lives Helps Kent Veteran Succeed at Problem-Solving

Published on 1 November 2012

In 2007, U.S. Navy veteran Cliff Davis owned a specialty roofing business. He accidentally fell three stories from a roof and shattered both legs and both knees. He subsequently experienced additional health problems and found himself down and discouraged.

Free In-Home Counseling for Older King County Veterans and Spouses

Published on 30 August 2012

PEARLS helps veterans learn problem-solving skills and become more physically and socially active. Participants experience eight in-home counseling sessions over a period of five months, followed by three monthly follow-up phone calls.