Category Archives: VAN Spotlight

A Spotlight of one of your VAN peers

VAN Spotlight: Randi McKenna, YouthCare

  Describe the mission, programs, and services of your organization:  YouthCare builds confidence and self-sufficiency for homeless youth by providing a continuum of care includes outreach, basic services, emergency shelter, housing, counseling, education, and employment training. For nearly 40 years, YouthCare … Continue reading

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VAN Spotlight – Jamie Schecter & Trey Baughman, North Urban Human Services Alliance

Describe the mission, programs and services of your organization: The North Urban Human Services Alliance’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, … Continue reading

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VAN Spotlight – Lisa Yeager, Encompass and Hopelink

Describe the mission, programs, and services of your organization: I currently work part-time for two organizations. At Encompass, our mission is to “nurture children, enrich families, and inspire community”. At Hopelink, the mission is “Helping People. Changing Lives”. How does … Continue reading

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VAN Spotlight – Carrie Cornforth, Treehouse

Describe the mission, programs and services of your organization:  Treehouse gives foster kids a childhood and a future. Treehouse provides a multi-prong approach to helping foster kids cope with the challenges that they face by providing support both academically and … Continue reading

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VAN Spotlight – Criss East, EvergreenHealth Hospice and Palliative Care

Describe the mission, programs and services of your organization:  Our mission is:  Working together to enrich the health and wellbeing of every life we touch.  EvergreenHealth Hospice and Palliative Care serves patients throughout King and Snohomish Counties. How does your … Continue reading

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VAN Spotlight – Sadie Jensen, Seattle Art Museum

Describe the mission, programs and services of your organization:  Our museum’s vision statement:  SAM Connects ART to LIFE. SAM strives to present exhibits relevant to the everyday lives of its visitors and desires to help visitors make meaningful connections with … Continue reading

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VAN Spotlight – Patrick Tefft, Senior Services

Thanks again Patrick for hosting the fantastic professional gathering in October on cultural competency! Describe the mission, programs and services of your organization:  Senior Services Mission:  We promote the emotional, social and physical well-being of older adults through a network … Continue reading

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VAN Spotlight – Kristi Sperline, Lifelong AIDS Alliance

Describe the mission, programs and services of your organization: Lifelong empowers people living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS and other chronic conditions to lead healthier lives.  Our services include case management, housing, insurance continuation, addiction recovery support services, prevention … Continue reading

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VAN Spotlight – Lindsey Ismailova, Full Life Care

Describe the mission, programs and services of your organization:  Full Life Care is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of elders and people with chronic or terminal illnesses and disabilities.  We respect the dignity of our participants, and provide … Continue reading

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VAN Spotlight – Michelle McCormick, Encompass

Describe the mission, programs and services of your organization: Encompass is a non profit in the Snoqualmie Valley with a mission to nurture children, enrich families and inspire community. We believe that if we start in the homes, we can … Continue reading

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