It is with excitement and immense gratitude that we say thank you to the Kuni Foundation for funding Alpha’s Inclusion Housing Affordable I/DD Housing Project. The project involves acquiring and renovating 10 single family homes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout King, Snohomish, and Spokane counties. Over the last five years, our agency has grown by over 10 new Supported Living individuals per year. The demand for stable and affordable housing for the individuals we serve is a difficult issue to address, but with the funding received from the Kuni Foundation, we will be able to make significant headway toward addressing that issue. We are so grateful for the Kuni Foundation’s continued support and recognition of the value of our work.
Based in Vancouver, Washington, The Kuni Foundation strives to increase affordable, accessible, community-based housing options for people with IDD through grantmaking and the support of advocacy. For more information, please visit their website at: https://www.kunifoundation.org/
We enjoyed another year of Giving Through Song at Block 41 on October 21st. The stunning venue is always a delight that supports our event so well. It was a fun, full evening with music from Seattle’s Blue Wave Band, photobooth fun from Tipsy-Trailer LLC, and a tasteful meal provided by Cameron Catering. It was great to see so many people got into this year’s theme of “Mad Men”/1960’s!
The evening also was beneficial to Alpha as we were able to raise the funds necessary to keep us moving toward our goals. We are so grateful to the community that continually supports the mission and vison of Alpha. Every year is full of new challenges that we must face and we would not be able to do so without your support!
The annual tradition of honoring all the hard working Direct Support Professionals who provide such great care to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities is happening September 10th-16th. This is a week to celebrate the remarkable and often unacknowledged work that DSP’s provide. Agencies all over the nation are preparing to show their appreciation and if you know a DPS, be sure to join in and show your appreciation too!
It’s time to register for this year’s Giving Through Song Gala! We are going to be back at Block 41 on October 21st. Join us for an evening of entertainment to celebrate Alpha SLS. Get your seat today!
Each year, the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals, the Institute on Community Integration, and ANCOR recognize organizations using leading practices in direct support workforce development that result in improved outcomes for people with disabilities. We are extremely honored that Alpha Supported Living Services has received the 2023 Moving Mountains Award!!
This is national recognition of our efforts over the last several years to increase compensation for Direct Support Professionals through our statewide advocacy, improve our recruitment efforts and lower turnover at our agency, develop training materials and expand the organizational structure to better support DSP’s work and improve service quality. Following is one of the press releases that came out last week about our award. Read more Here