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Sunday, November 27, 2022 | Special Advertising Section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his section was produced by the Advertising Publications Department of The Seattle Times. Contact us at 206-464-2400 or advertising@seattletimes.com. TABLE OF CONTENTS Nonprofit thrift shops... 2-5 Pasado’s Safe Haven........4 YWCA Seattle King Snohomish ...........................6 Pacific Science Center..... 8 Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission................................. 10 Centro Cultural Mexicano .............................12 Hopelink.............................. 14 Medic One Foundation .........................16 Wonderland Child & Family Services .............18 Atlantic Street Center ................................. 20 Fulcrum Foundation ......22 NAMI Eastside ..................24 Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. ....................26 Retired barber cuts hair for donations ....................28 United Way of King County ..................... 30 Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington...............32 Path With Art................... 34 Giving to fight climate change................................ 36 Dolly Parton laughs at the idea that she is a secret philanthropist......38 Directory of Organizations ...........40-44 Nonprofit ensures deployed military pets have a home..................... 45 Donations keep animals happy at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium .......46-47 Continued on next page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raining and education H5%"6++'7344"$5)3,$"#5+2"&$" T3>5$5"!A%.:%"&.'"UV$5"/$)%%$" 3#"+.%"+,"WX"#:-5"4+-&$3+.#" *&.&>%'"9("TA%)>)%%."6++'= 7344"+,"8+)$57%#$"J&#53.>$+.;" &".+.2)+,3$"+)>&.3P&$3+."$5&$" ,:.'#"3$#"B+9"$)&3.3.>"&.'"%':= -&$3+."2)+>)&*#"4&)>%4("73$5" $5)3,$"#$+)%")%A%.:%#? TA%)>)%%."6++'7344N#")%A= %.:%#"$+$&4%'"*+)%"$5&."EYWW" *3443+."3.",3#-&4"WZWY;"73$5"%[= 2%.#%#"$+$&43.>"*+)%"$5&."EYYX" Nonpro!t thri" shops support communities as ‘the ultimate form of recycling’

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Sunday, November 27, 2022 | Special Advertising Section 1 R 4 Rescuing, investigating and prosecuting animal abuse: your support saves lives Three dogs and a cat. A horse. Doves and turtles. All barely alive in their Mason County home. The animals were extremely malnourished and emaciated from hunger, covered in open wounds while living among trash, feces and urine. In critical condition, pit bull Fred couldn’t open his eyes and had to be carried out on a stretcher during the rescue in May 2018. Another pit, Baby, had fur stained yellow frommonths of sitting in her urine and feces. According to FBI data released in 2021, this tragic case is just an example of the more than 11,500 incidents of animal cruelty recorded nationally. Unfortunately, that’s an undercount, as not all law enforcements report data. In the Puget Sound region, Pasado’s Safe Haven’s three-person Investigations & Rescue team investigated or supported 166 animal cruelty cases last year. These specialists, along with behavioral experts and veterinarians, offer critical assistance in cases of animal cruelty, from rescue to rehabilitation to prosecution of animal abusers. Animal cruelty: Beyond the surface Animal cruelty can look like simple neglect (lack of food, water and sanitation), hoarding, or more cruel and malicious neglect — abandonment or lack of urgent medical care. Cruelty can take the form of organized dogfighting and cockfighting, along with intentional abuse, torture, ritualistic abuse and animal sexual assault. The U.S. Department of Justice notes the critical importance of investigating and prosecuting animal cruelty cases — animal abuse is often a gateway crime to further criminal activity. According to the DOJ, animal abusers are five times more likely to commit violent crimes against people, four times more likely to commit property crimes, and three times more likely to have a record for drug or disorderly conduct offenses. Investigating and prosecuting animal cruelty offers the chance to not only save animals’ lives but also prevent future crime by getting abusers into psychological evaluation and social services. Rescue and rehabilitation The veterinary forensics field is relatively new. Few animal control and law enforcement officers are experienced in the techniques needed to investigate Baby was suffering from emaciation and severe, painful pressure wounds before being taken to Pasado’s Safe Haven for rehabilitation. Pasado’s Safe Haven has a comprehensive approach to fighting animal cruelty. In addition to investigating crimes against animals and providing sanctuary to abused animals, we advocate for better laws to protect animals and educate the public. Learn more at www. pasadosafehaven.org. animal crimes or understand how an abused dog may be a window to other offenses. To change that, Washington state and national law enforcement, animal control, prosecutors and veterinarians are undergoing training and workshops to improve animal-related crime response. Pasado’s Safe Haven partnered with the Marysville Police Department and the Washington State Police Academy to create on-demand animal cruelty investigations training available to all 10,000 plus active Washington law enforcement officers, to improve police response to these unique cases. Since launching a year ago the training has enrolled more than 70 agencies and trained 469 officers. After being rescued, animals like Baby and Fred often need extensive medical and/or behavioral rehabilitation. They will head to an animal sanctuary, like Pasado’s Safe Haven, the Pacific Northwest’s largest sanctuary at 85 acres and home to more than 200 rescued animals. The organization has been helping animal crime victims for 25 years. Legal action To optimize how the criminal justice system works for animals, Pasado Safe Haven also works with legal experts, prosecutors, judges and others. “Our uniquely qualified team fought hard to get justice for these animals. We kept evidence logs, provided investigative reports and gave continuous support to the prosecutor’s office on this case,” says Kirsten Gregory, Pasado’s Safe Haven’s director of animal cruelty response and prevention. Pasado’s Safe Haven works with both experienced prosecutors and those inexperienced in animal cruelty cases to provide charge-supporting evidence, help secure convictions and develop appropriate sentencing suggestions. Altogether, testimony and evidence help the judge and jury evaluate the case and apply sentencing. Criminal punishments for animal abuse could include restitution, fines, probation, community service or prison. Legislative action Pasado’s Safe Haven is the only locally based PROVIDED BY PASADO’S SAFE HAVEN Read story online After months of medical care and recovery, Baby found a loving forever home and a second chance at life. animal nonprofit with a dedicated presence in Olympia and is recognized by legislators as an essential voice on animal issues. Their work helps drive important policy changes on behalf of animals, including Pasado’s Law, which created the new crime of first-degree felony animal cruelty in 1994. The law and organization were named after Pasado, a community donkey at Bellevue’s Kelsey Creek Farm, who was brutally tortured and killed in 1992. Over the past 25 years, 15 more laws inWashington state were passed to protect animals, including strengthening anti-animal fighting provisions in 2019 and banning retail sales of cats and dogs in 2021. The 2021 legislation protects both consumers and animals by ensuring that no new puppy-selling pet stores can open in Washington, another step in helping to shut down the inhumane puppy mill pipeline. Most of the funding for the lifesaving work of Pasado’s Safe Haven comes from individual donors. Every donation helps them care for the animals at their sanctuary, and also supports the group’s work to end animal cruelty such as cruelty investigations and rescues, daily care and pet food banks.

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Sunday, November 27, 2022 | Special Advertising Section 1 R 6 Moving women and families from surviving to thriving There is no doubt that the last couple of years of the COVID-19 pandemic have been filled with unforeseen challenges and injustices for our region and our neighbors. Through it all, YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish has remained open, providing emergency shelter and housing to many in need, delivering meals to families facing food insecurity, supporting parents and students when classes moved online, assisting renters at risk of eviction and much more. “We simply could not have met the community’s needs without a dedicated, diverse and skilled network of staff, elected officials, funders, donors and community partners,” says Maria Chavez-Wilcox, YWCA Chief Executive Officer. As an organization built on a legacy of women helping women, YWCA has been at the forefront of advocating for women’s advancement for nearly 130 years. They provide services and advocacy to support stable homes and economic advancement, reduce violence and improve health, and promote racial equity and social justice. The COVID pandemic further exposed the systemic flaws that require collective, immediate attention. For example: • Domestic violence deaths in King County quadrupled since 2019. • Communities of color, particularly women of color, had the highest unemployment rate in 2020. • Over the past six years, rents in the Seattle Metro area have increased 57%, while minimum wage only increased by 24%. • Over the last year in Snohomish County, the number of unsheltered children (18 and younger) increased 111%. • Women in poorer areas of King County are dying 14 years sooner than those living roughly 10 miles away. While these statistics are a momentary snapshot of our regional adversities, it is clear that circumstances have been trending in the wrong direction. When anyone in the community is hurting, it affects us all. Racial and gender inequity have real-life consequences in Seattle and throughout King and Snohomish counties. Changing systems is long, hard work. But every single day that antiquated policies and systems remain in Since 1894, YWCA Seattle King Snohomish has been on a mission to eliminate racism and empower women. From Everett to Auburn, we run a network of community-based, culturally relevant programming that supports 7,000 people each year. Join us: ywcaworks.org. place, our neighbors face avoidable perils. Now more than ever, local women and families face unprecedented challenges trying to access affordable housing; mental and physical health resources; and stable, living-wage careers. Earlier in 2022, YWCA unveiled a new strategic direction. “We are doubling down on our mission to eliminate racism and empower women,” says ChavezWilcox. “Meaning, we will leverage our professional expertise, personal commitment, and program experience to elevate our voice and increase our impact by advocating for just policies and equitable legislation.” YWCA’s new strategic direction reflects the commitment to move the community from surviving to thriving, both in the current moment of PROVIDED BY YWCA SEATTLE KING SNOHOMISH YWCA envisions a healthy and joy-filled community transformed by racial and gender equity, where women and girls of color have equal access to opportunity and resources to pursue their full potential, which elevates the entire community. crisis and looking towards the future. YWCA works every day to deliver the tools and resources women and families need to survive. However, as the needs of our community grow— trapping future generations in cycles of poverty and inequity — we must acknowledge that it’s time to do more. We cannot merely stand by and only offer our services —we must also address the systemic issues that allow for these daily injustices. It’s time to change the policies and systems that put people at risk and ensure those who are furthest from equity have the opportunity to thrive in life. “We’re working towards a future where systems and policies are actually designed to support every person in our community and there is equitable access to the resources necessary for a safe and healthy life,” says ChavezWilcox. “This is a future worth fighting for, one that is guided by courage rather than fear.”

1 R Special Advertising Section | Sunday, November 27, 2022 7 For nearly 130 years, YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish has been committed to breaking down barriers in housing, economic advancement, health, and safety for women and girls. From Everett to Auburn, YWCA runs a network of community-based, culturally relevant programming that celebrates and supports over 7,000 women, men, and children each year. IN ELIMINATING RACISM AND EMPOWERING WOMEN. YWCAWORKS.ORG WITH YOUR HELP, WE CAN STRENGTHEN THE NEXT GENERATION OF WOMEN WHO WILL SHAPE OUR REGION IN POSITIVE WAYS. THRIVING FROM TO

Sunday, November 27, 2022 | Special Advertising Section 1 R 8 Pacific Science Center has been sparking curiosity for 60 years This fall, Pacific Science Center (PacSci) celebrated our 60th birthday. And we couldn’t have done it without you. Your generous support, through donations, memberships and repeat visits with friends and family, has fueled six decades of curiosity in our community. With your help, PacSci will continue making STEM education available to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds every year across our state and country. Let’s take a look at what we’ve accomplished together, in partnership with Washington’s amazing educators and families. PacSci strives to increase access to STEM programs for students in under-resourced schools and boost interest in STEM careers for young people who are historically underrepresented in these fields. We do that by serving tens of thousands of students in Title I schools across the state with deeply discounted or free programming each year. PacSci aims to reach 80,000 students in classrooms each year through our Science on Wheels program. Many schools, including those in rural areas and with high populations of lowincome students, don’t have the resources to provide valuable handson, experiential learning. That’s where PacSci comes in, with educational experiences to spark curiosity, critical thinking and appreciation for science fields and careers. Even though our doors closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, curiosity never closed. PacSci supported educators and families through Virtual Field Trips and camps, and delivered free digital learning resources in both English and Spanish. In 2021 alone, there were nearly 500,000 virtual visits to PacSci’s digital Curiosity at Home activities. And we reached 29,000 students through our Virtual Field Trips programs. This fall, PacSci is thrilled to re-launch our flagship Science onWheels program and will bring in-person programming to K-8 schools across Washington. This work reaches the kids and families who need it most. As Adriana Chávez, an educator in In 2022, Pacific Science Center provided scholarships for 300 campers, a nearly 170% increase from 2021. Pacific Science Center serves as an essential educational provider and partner ensuring every Washingtonian has access to world-class science experiences. Through dynamic, inclusive programming in classrooms, online and on campus, PacSci engages our community to recognize and value science. To learn more and donate, visit pacsci.org. Kennewick, shares: “My school is a Title I school. A lot of families are working full-time and not in STEM jobs — a lot of farm workers and factory workers. Many families don’t have time to do science projects at home. The Virtual Field Trips were a great way for kids to experience [science] through their classroom. It also let them see a different side of jobs [in STEM careers] that they wouldn’t normally see.” More than 300 campers received scholarships to Camps for Curious Minds. Our generous donors enabled us to successfully increase the number of summer camp scholarships provided to kids who may not otherwise have been able to attend PacSci camps. Nearly 100,000 guests have visited PacSci since our reopening this summer. Even with PacSci’s doors open again, interactive virtual programming will continue, making science education available across our state and nation. Without your support, none of this would be possible. As an independent, not-for-profit institution, PacSci depends on financial support from our community. Donations of all sizes strengthen PacSci’s vital role in championing science education, exploraPROVIDED BY PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER Educators like Fatima Kamal have helped PacSci deliver STEM education to students right where they are, including more than 24,000 students in Title I schools in 2021. Through their Virtual Field Trips program, PacSci has delivered online programming to more than 48,000 students across Washington state and the U.S. tion and creativity for all. Whether you’re a foundation, corporation or an individual member of our community, PacSci needs your help to ignite curiosity and fuel a passion for discovery, experimentation and critical thinking for kids and families across the city, state, and country. Thank you, from everyone at PacSci. Here’s to the next 60 years — and beyond!

1 R Special Advertising Section | Sunday, November 27, 2022 9 Childhood is ! prime time for sparking interest in science and education. In 2022, Camps for Curious Minds hosted 286 sessions for 3,695 campers in locations across King County, and o!ered 315 donorsupported camps scholarships. Programs like these are how Paci"c Science Center plants the seeds needed to grow # brighter future. Give today pacsci.org/donate. SUPPORT REFUGEE & IMMIGRANTWOMEN Your donationmakes their dreams possible: BECOMEADREAMBUILDERTODAY! “Someday I hope to start my own business.” - DIBA, FROMAFGHANISTAN REFUGEESARTS.ORG DONATE NOW

Sunday, November 27, 2022 | Special Advertising Section 1 R 10 Rebuilding relationships, reengaging with society “I was homeless for about six months,” says Amber. “I had been in and out of every homeless shelter in Seattle and King County. I just didn’t feel safe or comfortable anywhere. I was lost, broken, completely humiliated of … the person I had become.” As with many of our homeless neighbors, Amber’s journey to homelessness began at a young age. “My addiction started when I was about 16,” she says. “I started doing pills with friends, then heroin, and then next thing you know, I was in full blown, active addiction.” Though she got into a recovery program a few years later, it didn’t last. “I still hung around old people and [after] six months of being clean, I was right back in that cycle again.” At Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission, it is believed that unhealthy and broken relationships are at the root of homelessness. For that reason, Mission staff and volunteers take a relational approach with our homeless neighbors, believing that true healing occurs in the context of healthy, supportive, loving relationships with God and others. According to Annette Smiley, Director of Women and Children’s Ministries at the Mission, many of our homeless neighbors “have trauma, have issues with trust. They have broken relationships. Healing … comes through experiences and relationships.” Unhealthy relationships helped lead to Amber’s relapse, and eventually, played a role in her becoming homeless. “I was just in and out of toxic relationships,”Amber says. “People (would) just stop helping me and then I had nothing left. I couldn’t provide for myself anymore. I always relied on other people. I was very codependent and that’s what led to my homelessness.” As many of our homeless neighbors do, Amber struggled with both addiction and mental health issues, including depression and anxiety. “I was homeless and living in a really dark place,” she says. “I suffered mental health issues and had Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission loves and cares for our homeless neighbors throughout greater Seattle. We address root causes and break the cycle of homelessness by meeting urgent physical needs, building relationships, and o!ering long-term recovery programs. Learn more at ugm.org. absolutely no support.” Thankfully, for Amber, her family had told her about Hope Place, the Mission’s recovery program for women. “My sister’s best friend graduated from the program, and my family would just remind me, ‘You should go to Hope Place,’ ”Amber recalls. “I was so happy when I got that phone call from the front desk, asking me to do my intake,”Amber says as she recounts her transition from the streets to the safety of the Mission. “When I walked in these doors and they brought me up to my room, I was just in tears.” At Hope Place, Amber worked her program and began to heal from her mental health struggles. “I was able to …work through problems that I’ve never been able to work through before with the love and support and care from all the teachers and staff there,” she says. According to Annette, Mission staff walk alongside men and women in recovery. “It starts with relationships,” she says. “Developing that relationship and that trust to help them navigate programs and resources with the ultimate goal of them graduating and getting connected services.” After graduating from PROVIDED BY SEATTLE’S UNION GOSPEL MISSION Amber found the love and support she needed to start a new life at Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission. The Mission’s long-term recovery programs provide the physical, mental, and spiritual healing people need to rebuild relationships and reengage with society. Hope Place, Amber joined the Mission’s post recovery living and support program, where she’s able to learn to live an independent life and continue to build healthy relationships. She now works full-time as a forklift driver. “It’s just been a really great experience and I’m really excited what the next year at this company is going to have for me,” she says. Amber says her life has “completely changed.” Her relationship with her family has become even stronger and she is able to spend more time with them. She’s built new friendships as well. “I have people I can talk to today that will be there as lifelong friends,” she says. Amber understands that recovery is a lifelong process, but she knows that she has the tools, including the healthy, supportive, loving relationships, to succeed. “Every day you’re striving for success and you’re striving to maintain that recovery,” she says. “I have friends today and I have the support that I’ve always dreamed of.”

1 R Special Advertising Section | Sunday, November 27, 2022 11 Clean water for all www.pugetsoundkeeper.org Join Give Act Scan to donate now or visit: https://my.5thavenue.org/ donate/q/givenow 5THAVENUE.ORG Remember your first musical and the joy you felt afterward? This holiday season, support The 5th Avenue Theatre and help us continue to share the heartwarming experience of musical theater in downtown Seattle for generations to come. Give the gift of joy today! Protected Vulnerable Photography: Lee Je!ries and Francis Catania, Retouching: Rebecca Bausher Over 13,000 people in the greater Seattle area are homeless. Many struggle with addiction and mental health. Amber found what she needed to start a new life at Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission. Be inspired, volunteer, or donate at ugm.org/amber.

Sunday, November 27, 2022 | Special Advertising Section 1 R 12 Building a vibrant community of empowered individuals Centro Cultural Mexicano is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by Latinos and led by Latinos. Only 3% of nonprofits nationwide are led by Latinos, and the founders, Angie Hinojos, Executive Director, and Carlos Jimenez, Director of Engagement, are passionate advocates for ensuring that the communities they serve have a voice in decisionmaking and policy creation. Centro Cultural Mexicano is focused on community empowerment and realizes this goal through providing innovative programs and services. They have distributed more than $23 million in rent assistance throughout the pandemic, have facilitated tens of thousands of COVID-19 vaccinations in BIPOC communities, and offer other supports from their newly expanded offices in downtown Redmond. “The way we have always approached our work is ‘community first’. We work toward community empowerment through building financial security and creating opportunities for leadership and education in our communities,”Hinojos says. Centro Cultural Mexicano also supports Latino enrollments in college and trade schools through institutional partnerships, paid student internships and their own “Ya es Tiempo” Scholarships for firstgeneration Latino students. This year, they opened a new maker space for youth to gain access to tools that combine technology and the arts (like laser cutters, 3D printers, and a variety of robotics and electronics components) to open doors to technology pathways for youth. Centro Cultural Mexicano builds financial security in communities that have been traditionally farthest from opportunity by providing small business assistance and supports. They are part of the Washington State Department of Commerce Small Business Resiliency Network. This groundbreaking program, likely the first of its kind in the nation, allows for trusted organizations, like Centro Cultural Mexicano, to develop programs to support small businesses and provide access to resources in a way that makes sense for those they serve. All of the services are Centro Cultural Mexicano strives to inspire inclusive participation by the community in all aspects of education, culture and society by providing opportunities to create a positive future and to build a vibrant community of empowered individuals through art and culture. Learn more at www. centroculturalmexicano. org free of charge. Centro Cultural Mexicano works to help small businesses access opportunities like funding, technical assistance, and professional development, so that businesses can grow and thrive. “Small businesses are economic engines in our communities; they grow 30% faster when they have access to the kinds of supports that Centro Cultural Mexicano provides,” says Hinojos. “We provide the first step for businesses to find success by creating workshops with topics ranging from accounting practices, to hiring, to tax assistance, and compliance with state agencies. This is critical information for small business owners to be able to move forward confidently in their business. We offer these workshops in Spanish and English, with many Latino business owners able to access this information for the first time,” Jimenez says. Centro Cultural Mexicano spends time with small business owners to develop long-term plans and provide the right resources for each stage of growth; builds trust by providing services in a way that is culturally and linguistically relevant; and provides access to technology such as hardware and software to help small businesses create sustainability. The trust and relationships that they have established allow them to create an impact in traditionally overlooked communities. “In building trust, oneon-one communication is essential, centering people first, and then being accountable to them,”Hinojos says. “Our community knows they can count on us time and time again. We often see that when someone is well-served, they share that positive PROVIDED BY CENTRO CULTURAL MEXICANO Radio Ya es Tiempo is hosted by Centro Cultural Mexicano from 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday on 1540 AM KXPA. experience throughout the community, which allows for others to find us and also share in those resources. When we build financial security in our communities, we build long-term stability. Empowerment means that we can determine what is best for us, that we provide the solutions for the challenges that face us. Our programs support self-determination. When we increase our voice, we will increase Latino representation at all levels, public and private. Latinos are great contributors to the state and to the economy; Latinos are brilliant and work with excellence. We have a lot to offer.” “Centro Cultural Mexicano will continue to utilize art and culture as a meaningful path to engagement with youth, families, and small businesses.” says Jimenez. Hinojos adds, “By providing access to opportunities, we are increasing equitable outcomes for the positive future that all communities deserve.”

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Sunday, November 27, 2022 | Special Advertising Section 1 R 14 Homelessness and child poverty are high, even in state’s a!uent areas Home to some of the wealthiest ZIP codes in the state, King County’s Eastside —with cities including Bellevue, Kirkland and Redmond — has earned a reputation as an affluent area with a booming tech job market, upscale retail centers and median home values topping $1.5 million. Yet, this region’s economic might masks a jarring reality: Nearly 31,000 Bellevue residents, over 17,000 Kirkland residents and 10,000 Redmond residents are currently experiencing poverty, according to Hopelink’s Community Needs Assessment. The assessment also found that the area’s share of individuals below 185% of the federal poverty level is 12% higher than surrounding areas. Child poverty is also significant in Bellevue, with 25%–35% of children in the Hilltop and Lakemont neighborhoods living in poverty. Between 2019 and 2020, King County gained roughly 35,000 new residents, driven in large part by a strong job market for highly skilled, highly paid workers. This has put significant pressure on rents and home prices, making the area less affordable for many longtime and new residents. “The biggest thing clients are coming to us for right now is rental assistance,” says Emily Carey, Hopelink’s Kirkland center manager. “A lot of it is young families that just hit roadblock after roadblock and have gotten to a place where they’re having a hard time paying their rent and other bills.” Hopelink found that between 2012 and 2022, multifamily unit rental costs increased between 44% and 71% across its service area. Fabiola Bogarin, center manager at Hopelink’s Bellevue location, shares Carey’s concern. “Literally every single day, a family comes to the center and asks for shelter,” Bogarin says. Most say they’re living in their car. Both Bogarin and Carey saw a surge in requests for rental assistance as well as temporary and transitional housing after the state’s eviction moratorium ended in February. Hopelink provides 115 units of housing for families experiencing homelessness. When a family or individual connects with Hopelink for housing or rental assistance, case managers can engage them with the agency’s other programs that work together as a safety net. Clients can pick up nutritious and fresh food at Hopelink’s Food Markets, build money managing skills through the Financial Capabilities program, or enroll in the Job and Career Coaching program to map out a career path. Financial hardship Hopelink serves homeless and lowincome families, children, seniors and people with disabilities in King and Snohomish counties, providing stability and helping people gain the skills and knowledge they need to exit poverty for good. Learn more at hopelink.org. certainly isn’t rare for the millennial generation — especially in a region with skyrocketing costs of living — and it’s nothing to be ashamed of, says Carey. “Before I started this role, I worked in the Hopelink Food Program and we saw a lot of people not wanting to take more food than they thought they needed,” she says. “There was a lot of continual reassuring being done there. We want our neighbors to leave with more as opposed to less. It’s the same with financial assistance. The money is here to assist you in getting to a place where you’re stable, and there’s no shame in that.” For 51 years, Hopelink has partnered with families and individuals in North and East King County as they exit poverty. The agency provides a robust network of services that work together as a safety net, including Adult Education, Food Assistance, Employment Services, Financial Assistance, Housing, Transportation, Financial Capabilities, Energy Assistance and Family Development. Hopelink’s service centers are located in Redmond, Bellevue, Kirkland, Shoreline, and PROVIDED BY HOPELINK Former Hopelink client Violet M. and Case Manager Linda Tappan explore a newly furnished unit at Hopelink’s Avondale Park in Bellevue, where Violet used to live while Linda worked as her case manager. Hopelink provides 115 housing units for families experiencing homelessness. Carnation (Sno-Valley). In 2021, Hopelink provided more than $6.4 million pounds of food, 792,000 rides across King County and $5 million in energy assistance.

1 R Special Advertising Section | Sunday, November 27, 2022 15 HELP SEATTLE'S FERAL CATS ALLEYCATPROJECT.ORG www.BabiesofHomelessness.org/Donate 1 in 3 families do not have enough diapers for their kids. Help Us Deliver for the Holidays Hope d too dn a a y te ! Every child should have the chance to smile; every family, a warm house to come home to; and every person, a home-cooked meal made with care. Together we can ensure that no one goes without this holiday season. ! HOPELINK.ORG/LAHH #NoOneGoesWithout Every child deserves to have food | joy | wonder | hope | shelter

Sunday, November 27, 2022 | Special Advertising Section 1 R 16 No one expects to have an emergency. But our region’s paramedics respond to them every day Emergencies happen every day, but never when you expect them. Imagine if you were suddenly experiencing excruciating pain in your chest that rapidly grew into a cardiac arrest, or a family member was unexpectedly trapped in a serious car accident on I-5. A crisis can turn an ordinary day into a day you’ll never forget. In a life-or-death situation, you want a paramedic who has the best training from the most competent sources to respond to your call. You want them to benefit from the latest research and employ the most up-to-date procedures to give you the best chance for survival. Fortunately, you live in King County, where the quality of emergency medical care has been the focus and mission of the Medic One Foundation for 48 years. By providing funding for rigorous training for our region’s Medic One paramedics, the Foundation ensures that your community’s Medic One team is ready for any emergency with the knowledge, training and experience necessary to give you or someone you love the best chance for survival. Your support is needed now, more than ever. EMS agencies around our region are currently facing severe staffing shortages of paramedics due to a significant number of retirements. Paramedics in our region are stretched to the max. This year, the Medic One Paramedic Training Program is at the maximum of 24 students. Your gift will help fund the training and education of these paramedic students — paramedics who one day may save your life. The Medic One Paramedic Training Program prepares paramedics with the best and most comprehensive and grueling training in the world. Upon graduation, paramedic students will have received more than 2,100 hours of clinical, classroom and field experience, compared to the national recommendation of 1,100 hours. Students also treat more than 600 patients, which is three times the national average of other paramedic training programs. As a result of this additional training, cardiac arrest victims are two to three times more likely to survive in the Puget Sound region. Cardiac arrest survivor Heather is living proof. With over 2,100 hours of clinical, classroom, and field experience, our region’s paramedics are well equipped to respond to any emergency. Not only do they participate in annual training drills, but also work alongside senior paramedics in the field, treating patients. Medic One Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives by improving pre-hospital emergency care. Through fundraising, advocacy, and collaboration, we support programs that impact the number of lives saved by our region’s first responders. Learn more at mediconefoundation.org. “Because of you, I’ve had a second chance at life. I’m still a mom. I’m a wife who just celebrated 25 years with the love of her life. I’m a sister, a daughter,”Heather says. “When I had my cardiac arrest, nearly nine years ago in downtown Seattle, my precious daughters were 13 and 14 and you can imagine what has transpired in the years since then. My daughters have graduated from high school. Went to prom. They both graduated from college. I couldn’t be prouder of the beautiful women they’ve become. And I got to be there, every step of the way — because of you. Because of the whole community, I am alive today.” Thousands of survivors like Heather have become living proof that generous financial support of Medic One Foundation makes a significant difference. Mothers, fathers, children — the stories abound of lives saved and families kept intact. The last thing on your mind today is the possibility that within the next few minutes you or a loved one could be fighting to stay alive … and that the paramedic training that we PROVIDED BY MEDIC ONE FOUNDATION Every year, paramedic students participate in Trauma Training Drills to practice their skills for treating victims of life-threatening injuries, such as falls, gunshot wounds, car accidents, and more. After each scenario, senior paramedics critique their performance, providing valuable feedback. The Medic One Paramedic Training Program is worldrenowned, preparing our region’s paramedics to respond to any emergency. With physician oversight and instruction from senior paramedics, graduating students return to their communities ready to provide lifesaving care to the people they serve. are asking you to support could play a big part in helping you win that fight. We live in a community with emergency medical services that are second to none. Let’s keep it that way. Please give now. Your gift will save lives. Make your gift today at mediconefoundation.org.

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Sunday, November 27, 2022 | Special Advertising Section 1 R 18 Prenatal substance exposure: Limited resources for a growing population Lauren learned she was pregnant while incarcerated and recovering from substance use disorder. “At the time, they told me that methadone was the safest option,” she says. “They put me on a pretty significant dose that continued through the rest of my sentence.” Her son Preston was born with prenatal substance exposure (PSE) and spent a week in the NICU before being released to Lauren. “He had severe withdrawal symptoms that were terrifying,” Lauren recalls. “I was hoping that by some miracle my exposure wouldn’t cause too many consequences for him. But I also knew that I had to accept responsibility for the choices I made and do everything possible to get in front of this or Preston’s chances for success would be hindered.” Why children and families impacted by PSE? Prenatal exposure to drugs and/or alcohol can lead to lifelong disabilities and severe behavioral challenges when left untreated. Those impacted by prenatal substance exposure face higher rates of school expulsion, incarceration and homelessness. People with FAS (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, encompassed by PSE) have a life expectancy 58% lower than the general population. Prenatal substance exposure is treatable and 100% preventable. Wonderland’s Hope RISING Clinic for Prenatal Substance Exposure is the only clinic dedicated to children with comprehensive PSE services in our region, and the need for services continues to surge. “Wonderland and its early support partners advocated for decades to establish sustainable funding for therapeutic services for infants and toddlers,” shares Liz, Wonderland Chief Investment and Partnership Officer. “It took more than 40 years to build a sustainable funding model for Early Support, but children and families impacted by prenatal substance exposure can’t wait another 40 years for these services. They need our support today.” Hope RISING Clinic’s life-changing services Preston has significant needs. “His speech Wonderland’s Hope RISING Clinic provides trauma-informed care to help children impacted by prenatal substance exposure (PSE) thrive. It’s the only clinic in Washington with comprehensive PSE services for children. Donations allow us to serve families seeking a safe, healing environment. Learn more at wonderlandkids.org delay has been a huge challenge. He has a hard time being understood and controlling his emotions and his temper,” Lauren explains. “Preston takes risks and doesn’t understand the consequences.” Lauren reached out to doctors and was referred to specialists who couldn’t diagnose Preston’s behavior. Lauren was introduced to Hope RISING Clinic through her public health nurse. “Our first session at Hope RISING Clinic was my ‘aha moment’— everything suddenly made sense. The understanding and knowledge we have now is so empowering.” Despite the severity of Preston’s behavioral challenges, Lauren has seen significant improvement in his development. “Preston’s speech has ballooned since working with Hope RISING Clinic,” she says. “Hope RISING Clinic has helped Preston regulate his emotions, giving him an understanding of how to identify and allow his feelings. Previously, Preston was very physically aggressive toward everyone. I’ve seen a dramatic decrease in that.” Not only did Preston benefit from services, but Lauren also found a deeper understanding of Preston’s behavior and a network of support. “I’m able to interpret his behavior for what it actually is because what’s happening in his brain has been explained to me,” she says. “Hope RISING Clinic has always made me feel like Preston and I are the most important people and that they will do whatever they can to support us.” The need is great, the opportunity to meet it is greater Preston is one of an estimated 165,000 children inWashington state who PROVIDED BY WONDERLAND CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES Lauren and her son, Preston, who has been receiving services from Hope RISING Clinic since he was six months old. “I feel like every time we leave, we gain something. He is just being enriched by being there,” says Lauren. are impacted by prenatal substance exposure. Although PSE is four times more prevalent than autism, comprehensive services are lacking for children in this growing population. “There’s such a great need for more therapists, for more support for these families. I know I’m not alone,” says Lauren. “Donating toWonderland today will help them reach more families tomorrow.” Hope RISING Clinic has had a waitlist since opening its doors. “The need is outgrowing the resources — there’s simply not enough out there. These kids are the future. Investing in their health is vital to them as well as to the welfare of our communities,” she says. Your gift toWonderland allows us to serve more children and brings Hope RISING Clinic one step closer to meeting the need in our state.

1 R Special Advertising Section | Sunday, November 27, 2022 19 TOGETHER WE CARE Donate today to ensure health care for all. Conserving Natural Places for the Generations To Come wanature.org “ ” I would like people to know that Preston and I are worthy of a good life. Even though I’ve made mistakes and Preston has challenges, we are human and we deserve happiness. A D I V I S I O N O F HOPE RISING CLINIC Prenatal substance exposure affects 1 in 10 children in the U.S. info@hoperisingclinic.org | 425-219-4788 | hoperisingclinic.org Yet Hope RISING Clinic is the only clinic in the state offering comprehensive services for this population. We need your help today. Help us meet the need in our state

Sunday, November 27, 2022 | Special Advertising Section 1 R 20 Opportunities and relationships for young families that last a lifetime At Atlantic Street Center, we have been pivoting to meet the needs of the community since 1912. Through our four programming areas — behavioral health, family support, gender-based violence and early learning —Atlantic Street Center stays consistent in supporting children, youth and families in King and North Pierce Counties. Our country is facing an education crisis. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 4th and 8th graders are showing a decline in reading and mathematics since the onset of the pandemic, with the more significant decline among Black and Hispanic children than white students. Locally, how can our community meet the needs of not just these grades, but all school-aged children? For Atlantic Street Center, this means investing in children before they even enter school. From there, we foster relationships with families to help them feel secure in engaging with our other resources. It starts with our Early Learning Program. In a collaboration with the national organization ParentChild+, our Early Learning Program has an initiative called One-ToOne that pairs our Early Learning Specialists with a child that is 18-34 months old and their family. With two weekly visits over the course of two years, Specialists bring free books and toys to that child, helping them develop early literacy and school readiness. These visits also help the adults in the home to engage with their child’s educational development long-term. As with all the families we serve, these children and their parents/guardians are no- and low-income. Already, inequities in our community mean many of these children start preschool academically behind their more affluent peers. As these socioeconomic gaps continue to widen, more children will get lost between the cracks unless we push ourselves to help now. “Parents and caregivers learn and understand Youth participants take a financial literacy class in Atlantic Street Center’s annual Summer Academy, a resource through the Youth Development & Education Support Program. The financial literacy class is part of a partnership with HomeStreet Bank. Atlantic Street Center helps families and communities raise healthy, successful children and youth through direct services and advocacy for social justice and equity. Go to atlanticstreetcenter. org/donate or call 206329-2050 to make a donation this holiday season. that they are their child’s first teacher,” says Diesha Rogers, Director of Early Learning. “Our participants and their children who complete the program often return for our other services. It shows how impactful Atlantic Street Center, and our staff are.” One such example of that community is the trust one mother had in our staff. Her children had completed the One-toOne program, but this mother felt comfortable enough to reach out to her Early Learning Specialist on a separate matter. That was how our staff member learned that this mother and her children had recently escaped a domestic violence situation. The mother then asked the staff member to accompany her to the courthouse: she wanted to change her children’s last name to hers. A terrifying moment for a young woman amidst all she had been through, but her trust in Atlantic Street Center made it possible for our staff member to accompany her. Now her children bear her last name, and she is making her way through college. “Early Learning support is such a powerful way to invest in the academic PROVIDED BY ATLANTIC STREET CENTER A family celebrates their recent scholar for completing the Early Learning ParentChild+ Program at Atlantic Street Center. success of preschool-aged children,” says Executive Director Dr. Pela Terry. “The secret to that success: supporting parents and families with diverse, culturally-relevant tools. This really helps local families become a child’s first, best teacher in the home, while giving children the needed jumpstart for school development that helps them successfully reach their learning milestones for years to come.” In addition to supporting our wide array of services, the gift you give now ensures that Atlantic Street Center combats this educational crisis right away starting in the home. The pandemic has stunted our children’s growth academically, but we have an opportunity to show the rest of the country a way to advocate for kids. By investing in community, we can reach new heights. For the past 112 years, Atlantic Street Center has been uplifting families in diverse ways. Your donations, social media follows, and volunteerism will help us expand our already proven programs so that we can reach more families that need us.