Note to Local Unit Social Services chairs:
Looking for a speaker or presentation for a PTA meeting? Represenatives from many of the organizations/agencies below will be more than happy to help.
Use your Social Services budget line item to help those in your community.
Talk with your school nurse and ask if s/he can use any of the items that are donated to your school drives.
Jr. Highs and High Schools - Work with your ASB and DECA clubs.
Check with your employer to see if they will donate $ for your volunteer hours.
Please check out the numerous organizations and agencies listed below that could be of benefit to your school population. There are links and/or contact information for each. Feel free to include information about these organizations in your PTA's communications.
Organizations and Agencies
Threads and Treads
Threads and Treads is a free Northshore School District Clothing Bank located at Canyon Park Junior High School. This service, operated by volunteers, is open Thursdays 4-6pm. Northshore School District families are welcome to shop for 3 outfits per family member per month. The main focus is clothing for school age to young adult (high school), and parents. There is no screening process to demonstrate need, nor do families need a referral. Please encourage students and parents who need clothing to come and shop.The volunteer staff is very helpful and the clothing selection is good!
For directions and more information, please click here for information in English and here for Spanish.
Marysville PTA Council and the Snohomish Soroptimists recently co-sponsored an awareness event to inform and education the community about Sex Trafficking. It was well organized and well attended. Following a video, there were presentations from two local organizations – Cocoon House (Everett) and the Genesis Project (SeaTac) - that are helping kids who are either already 'on the streets' or at high risk of ending up there. Here's a link to these two organizations, so take a moment or two to check them
The Washington State Youth Suicide Prevention Program (YSPP) is a not-for-profit organization that focuses on public awareness, training, and communities in action. Most youth give warning signs of suicide and all too often those signs are unrecognized. YSPP envisions a state where youth suicide is a rare event,
where young people are nurtured and supported, where individuals and families are aware of risk factors for suicide, and actively seek help from accessible, effective community resources.
Kelly McDonald, MPH
King County Field Coordinator
Youth Suicide Prevention Program
Since 1971 Hopelink has served homeless and low-income families, individuals, children, seniors and people with disabilities. Hopelink services include food, shelter, homelessness prevention, family development, transportation, and adult literacy. Hopelink’s mission is to promote self-sufficiency for all members of our community.
11011 120th Ave. NE
Kirkland, WA 98033
Contact: Teresa Andrade (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is a collaboration of community partners representing schools, parents, agencies, and organizations that share the vision of working together to promote the health and emotional well being of children and families in our community. NHSC meetings are held at the Northshore Family Center in Bothell on the 4th
Monday of every month (except July and December) from 11.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.
3330 Monte Villa Parkway
Bothell, WA 98021
Contact: Sandie Tracy at email@example.com
NFC is an informal community based center where families can find activities, support, resources and services designed to meet their needs and interests. The Center offers adult classes and workshops, computer use/internet access, parent and child activities, school readiness programs, and family events. On-site childcare is offered for participating families. Bi-lingual staff are on site.
Northshore Family Center
18414 103rd Ave NE
Bothell, WA 98011
Open Mondays thru Thursdays 9.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.
Fridays and weekends as scheduled
Northshore SEPAC is an active support and advisory group of parents, professionals, and administrators who work together for the benefit of the special needs children in the Northshore School District. SEPAC sponsors monthly presentations, and also holds a monthly Board Meeting to discuss and advise on district special education programs. SEPAC presentations are usually the fourth Wednesday of the month and are held from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Northshore School District Admin. Center, 3330 Monte Villa Parkway, Bothell, in the Dr. G.E. Ricketts Board Room.
SEPAC board meetings are usually held the second Monday of the month from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. The special
education directors are present at the board meetings and current topics regarding special education and SEPAC are discussed. Everyone is welcome. The board meetings are also held at Northshore Admin. Center. Room location may vary. Information will be posted in the Center lobby.
The North Urban Human Service Alliance (NUHSA) is an partnership of City, County and State staff, non-profit human service providers, United Way, school districts, faith communities and concerned citizens. NUHSA’s mission is to build the community's capacity to respond to human service needs in North King County, encompassing the Cities of Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, Bothell and Woodinville.
“By matching children with adult mentors in one-to-one relationships, we transform the life of a child (a Little), transform the life of an adult (a Big) and together transform our schools, our neighborhoods and our communities for the better.”
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound,
1600 South Graham Street
Seattle, WA 98108
p: 206.763.9060 x 214.
YMCA programs and services for families span a range of activities for all generations. These include family day and night programs, camping, child care, family support, Y Guides, and pool and health and wellness activities.
In addition to the Y services in Bothell, the Northshore YMCA is now offering expanded and new programming to Y members and the community at The Y at the Carol Edwards Center in downtown Woodinville: 17401 133rd Ave NE, Woodinville.
For questions or information, call the Northshore YMCA at 425.485.9797 or
The Y at the Carol Edwards Center at 425.286.6122, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of Youth Safe Place
When teens find themselves in crisis or need a safe place to stay, they should know how and where to get help. Thanks to Safe Place (a Friends of Youth outreach program), immediate access to help and safety for youth ages 11-17 is never far away. There are many Safe Place sites throughout King County, including all King Country Metro buses, the King County Library System, several local businesses, churches, and human services agencies. For more information please contact Courtney Warren, a National Safe Place Liaison based in Redmond, at email@example.com or by calling her at 425 233 7892.