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Alliance of People with disAbilities rejoins Together Center

The Alliance of People with disAbilities has rejoined the Together Center campus. The agency is now located in the center’s Suite C-1 at 16225 N.E. 87th St., Redmond.

The Alliance of People with disAbilities is an Independent Living Center for King County and provides a variety of services to any person in the community who has any type of disability, regardless of age. Programs include information and referral, independent living skills training, peer support, advocacy and helping people transition to the right supportive environment.

Robert Blumenfeld, program manager, noted, “Our mission is: People with disAbilities advocating for equality and choice. The alliance works hard to make our community more accessible, inclusive, and usable for everyone. We help people whatever their disability: there’s no paperwork needed to come talk to us or begin a plan.”

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Bruce Follansbee Joins Together Center Board of Directors

Bruce Follansbee 2Together Center is happy to announce the addition of Bruce Follansbee of Sammamish to its Board of Directors.

Bruce Follansbee is a Director at Expense Reduction Analysts, where he works with clients in finding savings and best practice improvements in their noncore, overhead expenses. He has been involved in Together Center’s fundraising event, Together Strong, for the last two years.

“We are very lucky to have Bruce on our Board of Directors,” said Board Chair Margaret Moore. “He has extensive expertise in running efficient organizations. Importantly for us, he is a great ambassador who is able to help us grow and increase our impact in the community.”

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Speakers at Together Center fundraiser focus on the importance of multiple services for clients

web1_170331-RED-TogCenterMedium-640x427@2xAt the Together Center in downtown Redmond, much of what the nonprofit organizations do is in the campus’s name.

From housing services and affordable health and dental care, to child care and multicultural services, the various agencies work together to provide services their clients need.

“They talk to one another,” said Together Center CEO Pam Mauk about the various organizations on their campus.

 
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Kim Loveall Price named to Together Center Board of Directors

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Together Center is happy to announce the addition of Kim Loveall Price of Woodinville to its Board of Directors.

Loveall Price is Principal in Loveall Price & Associates, LLC, a consulting firm for nonprofits.

“Together Center is a rare community gem. Access to services is so vital,” Loveall Price said. “I want to help preserve and expand Together Center’s mission.”

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Open Doors for Multicultural Families Joins Together Center

Beginning July 15, Open Doors for Multicultural Families began providing services at Together Center in Suite B-9 (off the courtyard in Building B).

The mission of Open Doors for Multicultural Families (Open Doors) is to ensure that diverse families who have family members with developmental disabilities and special health care needs have equal access to culturally and linguistically appropriate information, resources, and services. The agency promotes culturally competent services through community collaboration, training and partnerships.

At Together Center, Open Doors staff will support for new immigrant families who have family members with special needs. Families will receive help navigating social services and school systems using the languages of clients or with language interpretation, if needed. Open Doors will also provide Parent Support Groups that will be facilitated in clients’ own spoken languages. Currently, monthly groups are conducted in Chinese, Korean and Somali at Open Doors Kent office.

vivien-kooOpen Doors Board Member Vivien Koo (pictured) noted, “We are very excited by the opportunity to expand our services to East King County, where there is such a high immigrant population and our programs are much needed. In addition, joining a campus of 20 health and human service agencies will help us quickly build partnerships and make a difference.”

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Together Center hosts ‘Together Strong’

Together Center hosted its second annual fundraising breakfast on March 25, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue, and raised $47,385 to further its work to ensure people find help when they need it. Approximately 175 people attended the event, including Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, who spoke, King County Council Members Kathy Lambert and Claudia Balducci, and more than a dozen city council representatives from throughout the area, including Redmond Council Members Angela Birney, Hank Myers, Byron Shutz, and John Stilin.

The event is named Together Strong after the benefit of strength in numbers that agencies and their clients experience at the Center. Together Center is home to 20 health, housing, and human service agencies serving over 25,000 each year from throughout East King County at the campus.

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Muslim Community Resource Center Joins Together Center Advocate Office

Beginning this week, the Muslim Community Resource Center (MCRC) began providing information and support at Together Center. Each Tuesday from 10 am to 4 pm, MCRC volunteers will be available in Together Center’s Advocate Office off the lobby (Suite A-8) at Together Center’s Front Door….

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Three Named to Together Center Board of Directors

Together Center is happy to announce the addition of Linda Atkins of Enumclaw, Byron Shutz of Redmond, and Azim Walli of Kirkland to its Board of Directors.

Linda-AtkinsAtkins is an attorney with Davis Wright Tremaine in Bellevue. She was on the Center’s first Board in the 1990s and has provided periodic legal assistance since that time, most recently as a pro bono advisor for a replication effort. She was a founding member of the Enumclaw Schools Foundation, and volunteers with Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP).

 

Byron-ShutzRedmond City Council Member Shutz has been an ambassador for the Center and recently served on its finance and property operations committee. A Redmond Kiwanian, he is a member of the Lake Washington Schools Foundation Advisory Board and has been involved in a variety of school advocacy roles.

 

 

Azim-WalliAzim Walli, Business Development Officer for Verity Credit Union in Seattle, was also a Board Member briefly a decade ago. More recently he has a very active ambassador for the Center.

 

 

 

 

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Foundations Make Major Grants to Support Together Center

After first addressing wood rot in supporting beams, Together Center is now well on its way to a new double coat of paint and refreshed color scheme thanks to major support from local foundations.

A grant from the Employees Community Fund of Boeing (ECF) of $40,000 ensured that the Center would proceed with the painting project. ECF is an employee-owned and managed charitable giving program making a positive impact since 1951.

$10,000 gifts were also received from each of the following: the D.V. and Ida J. Charitable Trust, the Joshua Green Foundation and The Norcliffe Fund. The Archibald Charitable Foundation made a $2,500 gift and Microsoft has pledged $10,000 for event sponsorship and capital needs.

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Three Agencies Join Together Center Advocate Office

Beginning in November, Eastside residents will find it easier to find one-on-one support for a range of needs thanks to additions to Together Center’s Advocate Office. Seattle Vet Center, Consejo Counseling & Referral, and Senior Services, will bring providers one day each week to Suite A-8 at Together Center’s Front Door.

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