Together Center is seeking to partner with an established developer to redevelop the property into a nonprofit-focused, best-in-class, multi-use project comprised of affordable housing and modern office and services space for the continued operations of a human service center. This will be an opportunity to leverage our campus to its highest and best use to meet current and future community needs.
The complete Request for Interest/Preliminary Concepts (RFI) document can be downloaded [ https://www.togethercenter.org/together-center-rfi/ ], or interested parties may contact Together Center CEO Kim Sarnecki to request a PDF.
Our parking lot will undergo asphalt repair, sealing, and paint striping over three summer days. This extensive upgrade will require the following schedule:
• TH, 8/16 – Closure of west half of parking lot for asphalt repairs.
• FR, 8/17 – Closure of east half of parking and back parking lot for asphalt repairs.
• TU, 8/21 – Closure of all parking lots for seal coating and striping.
Dates are weather permitting. During this substantial improvement to the property’s usability and appearance, all TC employees, clients, and guests should please plan accordingly for alternative access and parking. Tenants will receive additional timing details and potential parking alternatives closer to the date. For questions, contact Rae at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Together Center is accepting applications for a CEO. Click here for more information.
Together Center’s CEO Pam Mauk (pictured below) has written a guest column for the Redmond Reporter entitled, “Five Things You May Not Know About Human Services.”
Together Center CEO Pam Mauk
Very exciting day for Together Center at the Alliance of Eastside Agencies Awards Luncheon. CEO Pam Mauk was honored for Leadership and Board Members Hank Myers and Byron Shutz were named as part a City Partnership Award given to Redmond. The two Council Members were individually honored as were staff member Brooke Buckingham and Mayor John Marchione.
>>Read more about AEA 2017 Awards
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.”
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.”
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.
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.”
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.
Open 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.”