NAMI Mental Awareness Week
Thank you to all of you who participated in Mental Awareness Week. The week’s events culminated with the Awards Presentation. Mike Rynas was presented with the NAMI Washington 2013 Jim Adams Lifetime Achievement Award and Operations Captain Scott Strathy of the Shoreline Police Department was presented with the NAMI 2013 Criminal Justice Award. Thank you to the Cities of Shoreline, Bellevue, Redmond and Kirkland for proclaiming October 6, 2013 through October 13, 2013 as Mental Illness Awareness Week.
HERO House 2013 Harvest Luncheon
“Be the change you wish to see in the world” –Mahatma Gandhi
Attend and be the Agent of Change. The event is on Thursday, November 7 beginning promptly at 11:30am at Lake Sammamish Four Square Church 14434 NE 8th Street, Bellevue 98007.
The emcee for the afternoon will be Dennis Bounds from King5News.
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A New Way to Get Health Insurance. Find a plan that fits your needs and budget.
Crossroads Shopping Center, in partnership with Public Health-Seattle & King County and the City of Bellevue, is hosting a large scale health insurance sign up event from 10am to 3 pm on Saturday, October 19 at the Crossroads Bellevue Shopping Center, 15600 NE 8th Street, Bellevue 98008.
Come for a free enrollment event to learn more about Washington Healthplanfinder, the new online marketplace where you can:
• Enroll in a plan that’s right for you
• Compare brand new health plans side-by-side
• Find out if you are eligible for financial help and
• Get answers to your questions
Assistance will be available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese and Somali. For other languages, Crossroads Mini City Hall has the Language Line available. In order to enroll, you will need to know your birth date, social security number, and income. Legal immigrants will need to supply a passport, alien or other immigration numbers.
Guided Pathways Support (GPS) Community Café
Raising a troubled youth or child with special needs can be challenging. Families who face the daily challenges of ensuring children's health and safety depend on community resources and services. How can we make sure our families get those needed services and support? What needed supports and services are missing? Join the conversation at a local Community Café. The event is FREE but has limited seating. YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND. Those who register will have their name put into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate. Refreshments will be provided. If you have any questions about the event or how to RSVP please call Pam Romine at 253-236-8264 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Eastside Event is on Saturday, October 26 from 2:00 - 4:00pm at Crossroads Mall.
Community Café is sponsored by nonprofit Guided Pathways -Support for Youth & Families. For more information about GPS and other locations see: www.guidedpathways.org
NOTICE OF UPCOMING JOB POSTING FOR VETERANS
The Seattle VA will be posting 2 new peer support positions.
They will be seeking and hiring two Veteran Peer Supports. Applicants can already have the State of Washington Peer Certification, or they can be willing to be certified within one year.
They will not need a college degree. They will however need:
1. to have life experience dealing with a mental health illness or challenges,
2. be in mental health recovery (not perfect, but engaged in recovery), and
3. have served a minimum of 6 months active duty in the U.S. Military.
These are regular VA government service jobs. (And the VA is NOT affected by the government shut-down as we have a special dispensation). They will start at GS5 and go up to GS9 depending on experience. View the Seattle GS Pay scale here- https://www.opm.gov/policy-
data-oversight/pay-leave/ salaries-wages/2013/general- schedule/sea.pdf.
Government jobs can take a good deal of time and energy to apply for and the hope is that more great local Veteran can consider applying and have time to get ready. This job will post any time between a few weeks to a few months from now depending on how quickly it makes it through hiring channels. Such applications often are confusing and time consuming. Interested Veterans should log onto usajobs.gov now and create a resume and get their DD214’s and such in order NOW. When you apply, make sure you read the entire job listing and submit everything they ask for. WorkSource is also an excellent resource for applying for government jobs. After you apply, please email Holly LaFrance at email@example.com and let her know you applied. Also feel free to contact her with questions or for help with the application process.