Community Resource Center Updates – October 18, 2021

In this week’s Community Corner newsletter:

Downtown Vaccination Hub Opening October 23: Starting October 23, the new downtown Seattle vaccination hub will operate upcoming Saturdays and Sundays, from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM. No appointment is needed. You can walk right up to the Meeting Center, and get your first, second, or booster dose of Pfizer.

Location: Amazon Meeting Center, 2031 7th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Vaccination Offered: Pfizer

You do not need proof of insurance OR identification to get vaccinated at the downtown hub. Free rides to and from your vaccination are offered by Lyft and Hopelink Mobility at (425) 943-6706. Visit seattle.gov/vaccine to book an appointment and for more information.

Four Gems of Supporting Survivors: Join API Chaya to learn more about the 4 gems of supporting survivors. At this training, you will learn how to support survivors using justice, affirmation, self determination, and self reflection gems.

Series 1: Justice gem, September 25 2-5 PM
Series 2: Affirmation gem, October 23, 2-5 PM
Series 3: Self determination gem, November 13, 2-5 PM
Series 4: Self reflection gem, December 11, 2-5 PM

Sign up at tinyurl.com/tjskillshare21. For access needs, questions or concerns, contact Priya at priyan@apichaya.org.

About API Chaya: API Chaya empowers survivors of gender-based violence and human trafficking to gain safety, connection, and wellness. They build power by educating and mobilizing South Asian, Asian, Pacific Islander, and all immigrant communities to end exploitation, creating a world where all people can heal and thrive. Learn more at apichaya.org.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: October 23 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs. Dispose unused, expired, or unwanted pharmaceuticals at the Seattle Police Department South and North Precincts or visit DEATakeBack.com for a collection site near you.

2021 Supportive Reentry RFP: HSD is seeking applications from community-based organizations to support currently and formerly incarcerated individuals transition successfully from incarceration and into the community. This RFP is investing $1,383,000 for the period of December 15, 2021-December 31, 2022. Application deadline is Friday, November 5, 2021 at 12:00 PM (noon).

Billboards for Domestic Violence Awareness: As part of Path with Art‘s collaboration with Take Heart You Are Not Alone, three participant artists will have their work displayed on billboards throughout Seattle. This campaign will feature the Domestic Violence Hopeline and spread awareness of the “silent pandemic” of gender based violence that’s arisen over the past year and a half. You can find these billboards along Rainier Ave S at S Walker St, Brandon St, and Martin Luther King Jr Ways S near the Rainier Beach tram stop. For more information about ways you can help, visit the Take Heart You Are Not Alone website.

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