Companis Connects

Helping Homeless Women Find Jobs

Companis Worker Carole Tovar has done awesome work compiling resources for homeless women in need of housing, jobs, medical care and more. She began her work at Mary's Place doing outreach to senior homeless women. That's still her focus, but her growing notebook of resources is helpful to many of our Companis Workers, who came together recently in a "Companis Connects" training & networking event led by Carole.

Companis Workers staff tiny agency making big impact

America has a prison problem. We have 5% of the world’s population and 25% of its prisoners. African Americans now number nearly 1 million of the total 2.3 million incarcerated. If these trends continue, 1 in 3 African American men will be incarcerated during his lifetime.
 

Companis Grows Into New Space

 
With a gift from a generous donor who makes investment in social justice a family value, Companis has opened the doors to the Stuart R. Abelson Center for Nonprofit Support.
 

Companis-Powered Solutions

It’s the Companis Way – matching volunteer professionals with partner nonprofit agencies seeking innovative solutions to the problems our communities face. In recent months, Companis volunteer professionals have been placed with nonprofit organizations to:
  • Extend emergency services that keep families in their homes
  • Prepare homeless women for the job market

Remembering Elizabeth Patrick

Companis is celebrating the life of colleague Elizabeth Patrick, even as we mourn her loss.

GiveBIG a Great Success!

Much gratitude to our Companis friends and supporters who pushed us to our GiveBIG goal and beyond on May 5th. At the conclusion of the online fundraising event, we had met our goal, raising $14,419.25, and beating our GiveBIG goal by more than $2,000! Thanks to all those who donated that make our work and mission possible. Individual donors to Companis are our single-largest source of support. 

Companis Worker Kim Nonen's journey from homeless to homeless advocate

Companis Worker Kim Nonen brings a special knowledge to her work.

It was earned the hard way.

Like the women she helps every day in a University District homeless women’s day center, Kim knows what it’s like to be homeless. Now, in a new apartment and a new job, she’s turning that hard-won expertise to good use.

It's All About People Helping People

When the world works best, we help each other in times of need. That’s what Companis is all about, and it’s also the philosophy of our new partner agency, Personal Safety Nets.

Companis Workers Nona Clifton and Rob Hatch, professionals with experience in curriculum writing and online learning, are working to make the organization’s materials more widely accessible online. The goal is to help people prepare for life’s changes and challenges by building support networks.

Companis Partner Agencies Win Awards

We are so happy for two Companis partner agencies who are winners of the 2014 "Light a Fire" awards to nonprofits made by Seattle Met Magazine.

Companis Worker makes a difference at retirement community

Social worker, therapist, artist, actor, dancer and now Companis Worker, Atit Marmer makes a difference in our world. As a Companis Worker leading a support group of residents at Hilltop House Retirement Community for nearly two years and as an ongoing adviser to Hilltop, he helps participants cope with the challenges and opportunities of aging.

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