Looking for a speaker or presentation for a PTA meeting? Is your PTA trying to find ways to help the community? 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 is a free clothing bank for Northshore School District families located at Canyon Park Middle School. This service, operated by volunteers, is open Thursdays 4-6pm. 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!
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.
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.
King County Libraries offer a variety of community services: Story Times; ESL classes; Computer Classes; Homework help; Study Zone; Job and Career information … and so much more.
arysville 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 (Seattle) - 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 out.
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
“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.