May 19th Annual Membership Meeting

Recording of May 19th, 2022 Annual Membership Meeting

Big Thanks to our Special Guests!

Our May Annual Membership meeting was filled with peace, inspiration, gratitude, and opportunity!  

Shayla Collins, a lead facilitator with the UW Center for Child & Family Well-Being, briefly introduced us to her approach to mindfulness. She led us through a breathing exercised and talked about how to utilize mindfulness in real life.

Anthony Blankenship from ACLU-WA and Kelly Olson from Civil Survival Project joined us to share their perspectives on the importance of voting. Both Anthony and Kelly are leaders in the Voting Rights Restoration Coalition, which works to restore full voting rights for anyone impacted by the criminal-legal system.

Free Training Opportunities- Visit our Training and Professional Development page to register for all our upcoming trainings!

  • In collaboration with Solid Ground’s Benefits Legal Assistance program and REACH, Public Benefits are Key! ​​​​​​is a three part training series that will focus on five major public benefits. These trainings will build on the Coalition’s Public Benefits 101 training to incorporate technical assistance to problem solve with an expert on navigating the process of applying for public benefits.
  • Using mindfulness to build resilience and compassion for yourself (and others). Registration for these trainings will open during the Annual Membership meeting. We are grateful to host two trainings on mindfulness with Shayla Collins. Save the dates for Mindfulness in Real Life- Tuesday, June 28th from 3-4:30pm & Tuesday, July 26th from 3-4:30pm!  
  • 2022 is a mid-term election year and we want to ensure people know their voting rights and are registered to vote in the August 2nd Primary election! In partnership with the Urban League, we will be hosting a Voter Rights and Registration training for service providers on Tuesday July 12th from 3-4:30pm.  This training is for homeless service and housing providers, and case managers interested in helping people experiencing homeless or housing insecurity register to vote. We will cover dates and deadlines for the August 2nd primary, voting rights for people experiencing homelessness and/or those who have been directly impacted by the criminal legal system, and information about how to fill out a voter registration form for someone without a residential address- You Don’t Need a Home to be a Voter!  

Coalition on Homelessness Board of Director Elections

Voting is open for our slate of candidates for the Coalition’s Board of Directors.  Members will have until Friday May 27th to complete the online voting form.  If you are unsure if your organization is a member or you need to pay your 2022 membership dues, please contact Jody.