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Update from April 8, 2020
The COVID-19 emergency continues to present evolving challenges to all of us at DESC, but I’m proud to share that we continue to rise to these challenges thanks to our incredibly dedicated team of employees and our many partners in the community. Continue reading “DESC’s activities related to COVID-19”
A recent KOMO TV piece about emergency calls to DESC’s programs in the 500 block of Third Avenue did not provide a complete view of what is occurring and why. Continue reading “A Note About Our Main Shelter”
A piece in Real Change news highlights our efforts to increase access to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT). These programs make it easier for opioid users to remain in treatment, thus making it easier to connect them to other resources and keep them alive.
Read what DESC executive Director Daniel Malone and Board Chair Laura Inveen had to say about the situation on Third Avenue and our ideas for addressing it. Continue reading “Featured in the Seattle Times: Seattle can’t solve Third Avenue problem without cooperation”
Last week, Mayor Jenny Durkan announced expanded investments in health initiatives to serve Seattle’s most vulnerable populations. We’ve been working on many of these programs already, but we’re excited to see renewed dedication to expanding these services to serve more people like our clients. Continue reading “City of Seattle investments will expand needed healthcare programs”