PW! Update 12-17-18



Prevention Works!

A Community Coalition of Clallam County


PW! Prevention Update, 12-17-2018


Clallam Cares Community Listening/Education Event
Friday, December 21, 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Sequim Transportation Center
Serenity House is organizing community education and listening events across the County.  An additional sessions will be held in Forks in 2019.  Learn how we are dealing with homelessness, hunger, substance abuse, domestic violence, and lack of economic opportunity in our community. Weigh in with your opinion by giving feedback of what is working and what isn’t. Let us know how we can do better and what’s left undone!

2019 Washington State Nonprofit Conference
Monday & Tuesday, May 20-21, Bellevue
Registration is now open for the 25th Washington State Nonprofit Conference.  The conference includes an outstanding line-up of rigorously-vetted sessions from engaging experts, opportunities to collaborate and learn from peers, structured Table Talks, Nonprofit Q&A, and a Nonprofit Resources & Tools station.  Early-bird discount is available through the end of the year.


“Blue Flags Save Lives”: Serenity House to be Open 24 Hours in Extreme Weather

This article was published in today’s PDN, and is great news as it helps fill a need in the community.  If you haven’t already heard/read about the efforts of local officials and community members to better understand the challenges being faced by the homeless every day, read this article as well: Port Angeles City Manager, Council Member Learn About Challenges Homeless People Face

Helping Teachers Manage the Weight of Trauma
This article discusses how to help teachers and other professionals manage “secondary traumatic stress” or “trauma fatigue” that can result from supporting students’ emotional healing from trauma.

Alberta Family Wellness Initiative
“All across the province of Alberta, Canada, people are talking about early brain development. They work in government, health care, mental health, addiction treatment, and early education. They live in cities, suburbs, oil boomtowns, and Indigenous communities. Together, they are making changes based on their understanding of early childhood and brain development that they believe will improve the well-being of all Albertans.”  Visit this link for more information on the partnership between Alberta and the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard.


Prevention Works! – Program Coordinator
We are seeking a new Program Coordinator.  The position is for a part-time, one year contract with option to renew annually.  Responsibilities include grant writing, fund raising, and administrative support to Prevention Works! Board of Directors.  For more information, click on the link above. Applications must be postmarked by January 11, 2019.

Administrative Assistant, First Step, Port Angeles
First Step is hiring a full-time Administrative Assistant.  Please visit their website to see the position description and information on how to apply.


Affordable Housing Projects – WA Department of Commerce
A call for Stage 1 applications will be released in January 2019. The purpose of the first stage in the process is to understand developers’ pipelines and assess statewide demand for funds.  Funding comes from the state’s Housing Trust Fund, and federal HOME and National Housing Trust Fund programs.  Click on the link above for more information. 

Kresge: Next Generation Initiative
The Kresge Foundation is dedicated to promoting human progress by helping to improve the lives of low-income people living in America’s cities. The Foundation’s Next Generation Initiative invests in nonprofit and public human services organizations working to advance social and economic mobility for children and families. The initiative is a two-year program consisting of three components: 1) leadership development; 2) development of a community of practice; and 3) the creation of organizational and cohort action plans designed to advance and accelerate social and economic mobility using a two-generation, whole-family approach.  Due date: January 15, 2019.

Healthy Food Financing Initiative
The Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI), a public-private partnership administered by Reinvestment Fund on behalf of USDA Rural Development, seeks to improve access to healthy foods in underserved areas. HFFI is currently offering grants ranging from $25,000 to $250,000 as well as technical assistance to eligible healthy food retail projects across the country to overcome the higher costs and initial barriers to entry in underserved areas.   Due date: February 14, 2019.

Power of Youth Challenge
America's Promise Alliance, Peace First and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation are partnering to create opportunities for more young people to be agents of change in their local communities.  Through the Power of Youth Challenge young people will receive coaching as they develop their project and a mini grant of up to $250 to make it happen.  Those who apply and complete their projects will be eligible for an accelerator grant of up to $5,000 to grow their project over the next year.  Deadline: March 31, 2019.

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