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Human Service needs highlight last night meeting on proposed 2015-2016 County Budget



Council Chambers were filled to capacity Oct. 29 as more than 60 people testified at the last night meeting on the Executive-Proposed 2015-2016 County Budget. Many of those who came to speak focused on the variety of human service programs support by the County Budget

IMG_8375_webVernita Page discussed how she went from being homeless and a school dropout to “having the keys” of the shop she worked in after getting job training through FareStart and Youth Care. Single father Mason Reeves told the Budget Committee and the audience of how he went from wrapping his 5 year old son in two blankets to keep him warm as they slept in a men’s restroom to placing him on a school bus and then going to job training because of the assistance of program through Mary’s Place, an agency that helps homeless families.

Representatives and clients from the Mockingbird Society and SHARE/WHEEL came to the Courthouse to urge the County to continue supporting these agencies that provide lifelines to youth and the homeless throughout the region.

Thank you to the 150 people who came and provided testimony at the four night meetings we held in Fall City, Bellevue, Kent and here in Seattle. While the night meetings have ended, you can still provide us your ideas and priorities for the budget by going to the Council’s Budget page and leaving us a comment.

See our Facebook page for a gallery of the Courthouse meeting.

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