Dec 22

Forum on Homeless Teens in Snoqualmie Valley, Wed Jan 17, 7pm

   Next Grange Forum on Homeless Teens in Snoqualmie Valley
Will be on Wednesday January the 18th, from 7-9 pm, at the Sallal Grange, at 12912 432nd Avenue SE, North Bend, WA
In the event of a severe weather emergency there is no shelter in Snoqualmie Valley that can take in unaccompanied kids under 18.  The closest facility (and the only one on the Eastside) is Youth Haven, operated by Friends of Youth in Kirkland, which can only accommodate 12 young people.  Youngsters experiencing homelessness are all too often turned away from shelters in King County. This is due to a lack of capacity at licensed facilities or strict laws which do not permit exceptions even in the face of hurricane force winds, widespread flooding, or sub-freezing temperatures.

We will meet again to discuss this and related problems.  Representatives from the Mockingbird Society and Friends of Youth will be present to share their perspectives on what we can do.  The Mockingbird Society is an organization that transforms homeless teens into Youth Advocates who go to Olympia to meet with lawmakers to help change laws that hurt rather than help.

To help please join us at the next forum, or contact
Mar 05

Register for the Dairy Drive

The Grange is collecting Dairy (but not milk or eggs) for the local food bank. The food bank appreciates it, and the people we ask to donate appreciate the opportunity to give to the food bank. If you (or someone you know) can spare an hour or two to hang out at QFC, please email leah (at) aichele (dot) org. We need people every month. This is a great chance to let people know that our Grange is active in the community, as well as being a pillar of the arts in the Valley.