John Leoni Partnership in Advocacy Award

Congratulations to Nancy Lind for receiving the 2017 CSRA John Leoni Partnership in Advocacy Award!  Nancy was nominated for this award due to her contribution to advocacy and involvement in community events.   Nancy has a passion for connecting with others that fosters inclusivity and awareness.   We look forward to working with Nancy as she continues her journey to promote advocacy in the community.

Emerging Leader Award

Congratulations to Jill Gruber for receiving the 2017 CRSA Emerging Leader Award!  Jill was nominated for this award due to their extraordinary contributions to the residential services community.  We are incredibly proud of all the amazing work Jill has done and look forward to being part of the great things they will do in future.

Alpha featured on King 5 News!

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:

Thank you to everyone who attended Giving Through Song 2014!

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

Our thanks to our sponsors this year:

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Alpha Welcomes our New Quality Assurance Manager

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.

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