Changes, April 2018

I have some news to share with you. After six amazing years of having had the honor and absolute pleasure of serving as the Queen Anne Helpline Executive Director, I’ve decided it’s time to retire. As you will read below, I am committed to staying to ensure a seamless transition in leadership. The Board of ...

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Partnerships, March 2018

One of the things I value most in our work is our partnerships. The issues of housing, homelessness and personal crises we deal with every day are big and complex, and require the collective expertise and resources from many sources. Simply put, we cannot do this work alone. I want to highlight a couple of ...

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Great news, November 2017

Ready for some great news? Last Saturday’s annual Taste of Queen Anne set an amazing fundraising record. Our incredible community raised $233,000 to support our vital programs preventing homelessness, blowing out our prior record of $165,000. These are critical dollars that will help us expand our financial assistance and supportive services to more fully meet ...

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Eviction prevention and more, August 2017

Because it’s still summer I’m offering an addition to your summer book list. “Evicted” is a gripping, deeply researched, and compelling read. Matthew Desmond follows the lives of several families and individuals in the Milwaukee area. This timely, important book is one we’re all reading at the Helpline and it’s spurring important conversations. Most of us ...

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Happy Summer! July, 2017

Happy Summer! We love this season for so many reasons – long sun-filled days, colorful blooms and lush greenery, and of course our annual Fun Run! Join us for this beloved Queen Anne tradition on July 15th as we once again walk, run, and dance around the Crown of Queen Anne to raise critically needed ...

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Changes, March 2017

The Helpline’s mission and services have never been in greater demand or more important. As we grow we need to be as smart as possible about how we use our limited time and resources, including our fundraising. Our first responsibility is to spend your dollars as efficiently as possible with a clear focus on providing ...

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Everyone is welcome here! Feb. 2017

Everyone is welcome here. Those simple, powerful words have been at the heart of the Helpline’s mission since we started assisting our neighbors in need 35 years ago. But today those words have a profound new urgency. We are in unprecedented times. There is so much uncertainty and fear about the future. While we don’t receive ...

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Giving Is a Learned Behavior, Nov. 2016

Slipping into fall, a time for reflection and giving thanks. We couldn’t be more grateful to YOU, our community, who sustains us in so many ways. At our recent Taste of Queen Anne fundraiser we raised an astonishing $161,958 at last count! This is critically needed funding that will go a long way to support ...

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Summertime and Summerfest, Aug. 2016

“We love the Fun Run!” That sentiment was evident as everyone gathered for this beloved annual tradition on Queen Anne. Families, neighbors, business teams, serious runners, and casual walkers alike completed the 5.5 kilometer (3.4 mile) course, cheered on by volunteer crossing guards, SPD officers who kept everything orderly and safe, and hundreds of bystanders. ...

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Fun Run! June 2016

Summer is here and that means it’s time for the Craig Wilson Memorial Crown of Queen Anne Fun Run/Walk, renamed this year in memory of an amazing Helpline and community volunteer and activist, Craig Wilson, who passed away last January. Get out your running shoes, start stretching, and join 600 of your friends and neighbors ...

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