Regarding the King County Council Systemic Change efforts here is what I would say:
- We have Centro Rendu, which is a Hispanic outreach program that provides computer literacy training, GED prep & ESL classes, case management and immigration counseling.
- Along with Centro Rendu, we started our first Spanish speaking conference (Divine Providence) which now serves a number of people we previously could not help, due to language barriers.
- We now have a Veterans program (Operation Veteran Renewal) which offers case management to Vets (particularly men and women who served in Iraq & Afghanistan.
- We are collaborating with NeighborCare at our Aurora thrift store to provide basic health services and assessments.
Contributed by Thomas Wagner, Director Vincentian Support