Alpha Supported Living Services http://www.alphasls.org Providing support, empowering choices, and encouraging individuality since 1974 Wed, 24 May 2017 19:37:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 Alpha featured on King 5 News! http://www.alphasls.org/alpha-featured-on-king-5-news/ http://www.alphasls.org/alpha-featured-on-king-5-news/#respond Thu, 31 Dec 2015 20:52:27 +0000 http://www.alphasls.org/?p=656 In case you missed it, below is a link to an installment of Susannah Frame’s multi-part series titled, “The Last of the Institutions.” This segment features the story of Yusef’s transition from Firecrest Rehabilition Center to Alpha’s Supported Living Program. … Continue reading

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In case you missed it, below is a link to an installment of Susannah Frame’s multi-part series titled, “The Last of the Institutions.” This segment features the story of Yusef’s transition from Firecrest Rehabilition Center to Alpha’s Supported Living Program. It also features interview footage with our CEO, Scott Livengood! Check it out:

http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/investigations/2015/11/25/developmentally-disabled-washington-state-institutions-costs/76349920/

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Video – Moving to Hendrix House http://www.alphasls.org/new-video-moving-to-hendrix-house/ Thu, 22 Oct 2015 19:25:13 +0000 http://www.alphasls.org/?p=613 Moving to Hendrix House Check out our latest video chronicling the process our clients undergo as they move into a new residence!

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Moving to Hendrix House

Check out our latest video chronicling the process our clients undergo as they move into a new residence!

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Who Wants Salsa? Salsa Dancing at Victoria Park http://www.alphasls.org/salsa-victoria-park/ Fri, 07 Nov 2014 20:55:11 +0000 http://www.alphasls.org/?p=549 Every Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Derek Thomas, Amy Hall, Garrett Moore and Sharon Gowdey are going to Victoria Park (a SHAG apartment complex for senior citizens) in Lake City to salsa dance with seniors. The class is taught … Continue reading

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Alpha clients getting their Salsa on at SHAG

Alpha clients getting their Salsa on at SHAG

Every Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Derek Thomas, Amy Hall, Garrett Moore and Sharon Gowdey are going to Victoria Park (a SHAG apartment complex for senior citizens) in Lake City to salsa dance with seniors. The class is taught by Alpha staff person Eliane Harwood.

Aside from a fun way to get some exercise, this is an opportunity for Alpha clients to hang out with people in the community who are not relatives or paid staff. The hope is that this will be the first of many similar inclusive activities that will, in turn, foster lasting and meaningful relationships between our clients and members of the community.

by Craig Eidsmoe

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Thank you to everyone who attended Giving Through Song 2014! http://www.alphasls.org/thank-everyone-attended-giving-song-2014-40th-anniversary-celebration/ Fri, 07 Nov 2014 20:29:18 +0000 http://www.alphasls.org/?p=469 The historic Rainier Club in downtown Seattle was the setting for this year’s annual Giving Through Song benefit dinner. On Saturday, October 11th friends and families gathered for a very special evening to celebrate Alpha’s 40th year of supporting people … Continue reading

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The historic Rainier Club in downtown Seattle was the setting for this year’s annual Giving Through Song benefit dinner. On Saturday, October 11th friends and families gathered for a very special evening to celebrate Alpha’s 40th year of supporting people with developmental disabilities.GTS #1-for front page of webJN at GTS-#4-BEST-2014-Website

Photos Courtesy of Charles Duncan Photography http://www.cduncanphoto.com/

Our thanks to our sponsors this year:

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Alpha Welcomes our New Quality Assurance Manager http://www.alphasls.org/alpha-welcomes-new-quality-assurance-manager/ Tue, 04 Nov 2014 23:51:07 +0000 http://www.alphasls.org/?p=545 By Jill Brubacher We are thrilled to implement our new position of Quality Assurance Manager.  Jill Gruber has taken on this role and has jumped right in with both feet!  Jill began working for Alpha in 2012, when she was … Continue reading

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By Jill Brubacher

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Steve and Jill at the Bike Bash

We are thrilled to implement our new position of Quality Assurance Manager.  Jill Gruber has taken on this role and has jumped right in with both feet!  Jill began working for Alpha in 2012, when she was hired as a Program Coordinator.  Since that time, Jill has been promoted to Program Supervisor and now again to this position.  Jill’s skills are an excellent match for her new role.

As the Quality Assurance Manager, Jill will visit all of our programs annually to inspect and ensure we are meeting our many requirements.  She has already fine-tuned our systems and tools used to provide this oversight, visited East Branch programs and is now making her way through the West.  Jill will oversee satisfaction surveys of staff, guardians and eventually clients.  She’ll collect the data and help make plans to respond to areas that need additional attention and celebrate the areas where we are doing well.

Jill will also organize a Safety Committee for the agency to ensure staff have an opportunity to participate in keeping Alpha a safe place to work.  Jill is very familiar with the Washington State Administrative Codes (WACs) that govern our field and has quickly become our go-to person for compliance with state law.

When asked about her new role at the Alpha, Jill said, “I’m enjoying the opportunity to develop the new position. I find it very fulfilling to support the clients and agency by improving oversight and safety.” Given the scope of this position and the progress Jill has made in a short amount of time, it is clear that she is an asset for Alpha in ensuring we are providing the highest quality of supports for our clients.

Welcome Jill!

 

 

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Congratulations Fall 2014 Staff of the Quarter!  http://www.alphasls.org/fall-2014-staff-quarter/ Tue, 04 Nov 2014 23:44:58 +0000 http://www.alphasls.org/?p=508 Staff members play a significant role in the lives of the clients. They work hard and are committed, caring, Direct Support Professionals with extensive training and experience. Many Direct Support Professionals have worked with the same clients over many years. … Continue reading

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Daniel and Jeff at Wallingford House

Staff members play a significant role in the lives of the clients. They work hard and are committed, caring, Direct Support Professionals with extensive training and experience. Many Direct Support Professionals have worked with the same clients over many years. This consistency of care contributes to our clients’ overall quality of life, preservation of dignity, and achievement of life goals.

Every quarter, Alpha’s Supervisors choose one outstanding staff person in each of their programs as “Staff of the Quarter”.

In October we saluted these outstanding people.

East Side:
Bubacarr Kanuteh
Jennifer Mwirichia
Rabiatou Sambou
Cassie Mundt
Isa Sanneh
Roger Ofori
Mary Barrow

West Side:
Allison Jones
Tabitha Ndungu
Mustapha Njie
Grace Abaga
Daniel Machar
Samson Nyagah

 

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