A Food Pantry for Student Veterans

A Food Pantry for Student Veterans

Ever wonder who turns to the Polack Food Bank to help put food on the table? Take a minute and draw that mental picture in your mind. Now, meet Tiffany. She’s a 33-year-old single mother of three who served two Army tours of duty — one in Iraq’s Diyala Province in 2010, the other in…

Kristallnacht

Kristallnacht

As we mark the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht we are left to ponder the meaning of the rise in hate crimes and hate speech, in this country and throughout the world. It is human nature to think that if we understand something, then we will have control and be safe. But, being human means we…

Child and Youth Therapy With a Trauma-Informed Approach

Child and Youth Therapy With a Trauma-Informed Approach

Access to child and youth therapy is limited in the Puget Sound region and across the nation. When trauma, including domestic violence, are part of the equation, finding the right therapist for a young person can become even more daunting. Liz Coleclough (who directs Counseling & Addiction Services as well as Project DVORA Domestic Violence…

An Act of Solidarity and of Kindness

An Act of Solidarity and of Kindness

CEO Will Berkovitz’s remarks from the vigil for Pittsburgh and the Tree of Life Congregation on Monday, October 29, 2018. You can watch the full vigil here. Your presence here tonight is an act of solidarity and of kindness. People are afraid. Afraid that our country’s light is dimming, our democracy is fading, that we are…

Pittsburgh Shooting Won’t Change Our Resolve to Help

Pittsburgh Shooting Won’t Change Our Resolve to Help

The shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, October 27, 2018, was a hate crime. We mourn this tragedy, and once again, we find ourselves grieving an unnecessary loss of life — people being killed for who they are. Sadly, as we know based on the killer’s social media posts, this horrid act was…

Addiction Services Meet People Where They Are

Addiction Services Meet People Where They Are

Director of Counseling & Addiction Services Liz Coleclough sat down with us to discuss support available for individuals and families affected by addiction. What is addiction? Adapting from the American Psychiatric Association’s definition, I’d describe addiction as a brain disease in which a person abuses a substance(s) or engages in behaviors compulsively despite harmful consequences…

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