We Work Well Together

We want to take a moment to reflect on the amazing accomplishments  we’ve achieved together over these 14 years. Many hours of advocacy and effort to increase the local investment in community health and human services that resulted in achievement of the goal set in 2002:

Replacing the drastic General Fund cuts to Human Services proposed in 2002 with dedicated funding:

  • Passage of the Mental Illness & Drug Dependency Levy
  • Passage and then renewal of the Veterans & Human Services Levy
  • Passage of the Best Starts for Kids Levy in 2015

Your hard work and persistence have made a significant difference in the well being of families across King County. We are proud of that and we know there is more to do.

At the May meeting, we took a moment to reflect on the agreements for our collaboration that inspired us in 2004. They were refreshed and approved by the group to take us into the next phase of our work together.

Whether you are a recent member, or have been with us since the beginning, please take a moment to review them. They reflect what we already know: that we are a strong and dedicated community accomplishing our goals together.

Please plan to join us at our next General Meeting on November 15th to learn more about how your participation will shape our success.


~ Gina Yarwood
Director Suburban King County Regional Services, YWCA Seattle-King-Snohomish
Co – Chair, King County Alliance for Human Services

~ Mike Heinisch
Executive Director, Kent Youth & Family Services
Co – Chair, King County Alliance for Human Services       


It takes a village to raise a child: We need to invest in a multi-generational approach to get best starts for kids.

Kids are raised in families and communities. In order to ensure that children are healthy, safe, and ready to learn, we have to strengthen families and communities by investing in a holistic set of services.

Keep checking back for updates and instructions about how YOU can get engaged to ensure success in November!

To join the Alliance in support of Best Starts for Kids – contact pam@kingcountyalliance.com

Our Meeting Schedule is located here – please join us and be sure to join our email list to stay informed by contacting pam@kingcountyalliance.com

Learn more about the King County Executive’s proposed levy Best Starts for Kids

May 19, 2016 at 1:00 pm

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