Community Partners: CPRS Leads the Way

[caption id="attachment_3257" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Employees of CPRS pose in front of the truck.[/caption] Bellevue auditing firm CPRS continues to demonstrate generosity and community in action. For over a decade, they have collectively raised funds and inspired giving for our annual fall dinner. As for the holidays, they always have something special in store; each year they collect a truck-load of items to give to TR clients. These gifts mean so much and provide items our clients can really use and enjoy, especially for those who may not have gifts coming from other places. This year, CPRS truly went above and beyond and donated many wonderful items, including clothes, food and snacks, toiletries, a game table, yoga supplies, and a movie projector!  

Thank you CPRS for another great year of support!

   

An Achievement in Advocacy

Congratulations to TR client Joey, who was selected as a 2019 Community Change Champion by The Arc of King County! Joey shared his own personal story in testimony before the Washington House Health Care & Wellness Committee in support of HB 1199. This bill lifted income caps on our state’s Healthcare for Workers with Disabilities program, and it was signed into law earlier this year. [caption id="attachment_3208" align="aligncenter" width="252"] Pictured: Joey with his award.[/caption] Joey expressed his interest in being a mental health advocate after achieving many other significant milestones, wanting to use his own recovery to support others who are struggling with mental illness. He is currently finishing his final year in Bellevue College’s Occupational Life Skills Program. He lives in his own apartment and has a longtime job at a local grocery store. Joey is looking forward to continuing his advocacy work.

Way to go Joey!

 

Our 2018 Annual Report is here!

We are proud to show you the results of another successful and amazing year. This was all possible thanks to support from our community and friends like you!

This is a snapshot of our many accomplishments this year. You can check out our expanded report here.

We could not do our work without your continued support and compassion.

Thank you!

New Development Project Underway

[caption id="attachment_3177" align="aligncenter" width="820"] *drawings are project renderings and do not reflect final design.[/caption] We have an exciting new development project underway here at TR! Be sure to watch this page for updates!

Thank You Catalysis!

  We are thrilled to unveil this new website, and hope visitors will find it informative and useful! Our most heartfelt thank you to our friends at Catalysis who custom designed and launched this new website for Transitional Resources, pro bono. As a small nonprofit, the generosity of community-oriented businesses like this makes a huge difference in our work. We especially want to thank Juliana Lavorini, Britney Thompson, Rob Watchman, and Gloria Gronka, who expertly led us through the process.

Thank you to NAMI Greater Seattle

Transitional Resources (TR) is thrilled to announce that a gift from NAMI Greater Seattle is helping us keep more people with mental illness in safe, supported housing and out of the homelessness cycle. TR addresses one of the root causes of homelessness by pairing permanent, affordable housing with our continuum of behavioral health services. We have found that one of the keys to our success is helping clients find housing very close to our agency, in West Seattle. This ensures that clients are able to access their treatment team regularly and participate in our client-centered community of support. Unfortunately, it is getting harder and harder to secure affordable housing in our area due to skyrocketing rents and competition for apartments. Last year, one of the property managers we rent from informed us that he would be selling his properties, putting us at risk of losing some of the homes that we have been renting for clients for many, many years. One property is a duplex that houses four of our clients, whose journeys to recovery have been deeply impacted by the stability of a home. We knew we would never find comparable housing so close to TR or a landlord so willing to work with our clients. The property manager offered us the opportunity to purchase them, but we weren’t sure how to make this financially feasible. Fortunately, NAMI Great Seattle stepped in at a key moment. They made a gift of $304,000, which provided a down payment for the duplex. Thanks to this incredible gift, we were able to retain this home and the safety and dignity it provides. We are so grateful that NAMI’s support means that we can continue to ensure our clients’ place in the community for many years to come.

Thank you

Thank you!

Our annual fall fundraising dinner raised over $109,000! Thank you for being our circle of strength.

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