Providing Tailored Opportunities For Individuals With Disabilities And Low Incomes To Become Self-Sufficient
Every day, thousands of people in our region – people just like you – provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission; serving King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties with individualized support for people with disabilities and those experiencing adversity due to economic hardship and poverty.
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Impact Highlights Since 2003
- Individuals served: 5,073
- Incomes Below 30% of the AMI: 2,921 individuals (65% of all clients)
- Individuals with Disabilities: 3,690 (73% of total impact)
- Individuals without Disabilities: 1,383 (27% of total impact)
- Job Development Client Placement Rate: 62%
- Employee Client Retention Rate: 75%
Since 2003, we have impacted more than 5,000 individuals, resulting in over 2,500 new jobs!
How We Make A Difference
Our capacity to offer complete services, and ongoing support, to our clients, enables us to tailor an effective support system for those who need it. Cares works with clients from securing a job and all the way through to the entire span of their employment, ensuring that they receive the assistance they need to succeed.
Coaches help clients with:
- Mental health care
- Financial education/coaching
- Life skills coaching
- ESL classes
Coaches also help clients to:
- Complete job applications
- Create resumes
- Practice mock interviews
- Address any related issues specific to the client
800 clients are served annually!
Our Impact | Testimonials
WHO WE SERVE
Because our services meet the unique needs of each client, outcomes are highly individualized, but broadly we expect our participants will:
- Become employed. In years past, many of our under and unemployed clients were placed in jobs.
Earn higher wages and increase their income. Participants also obtained employer benefits such as health insurance and paid vacation time.
Establish financial security. Under Cares’ guidance, our clients take steps to ensure their financial security from opening bank accounts to creating plans for debt reduction and saving.
Achieve their educational goals. Cares partners with community colleges and training centers to ensure that our clients have the resources they need to get training to advance in their careers and in their lives.
Our Value Proposition
By empowering individuals with disabilities to find and retain jobs, Cares’ clients benefit from increased independence, growing confidence in their abilities to provide and care for themselves, improved quality of life and the potential to contribute back to the community in which they live.
Funders, Donors, and Annual Reception sponsors
- CBS Radio Seattle
- The City of Seattle
- Conover Capital
- Core Creative
- Craft 3
- Fred Meyer
- Georgia Pacific
- Halsey Resources
- United Way King County
- Kellogg Foundation
- King County
- KIRO 7 Seattle
- Murdock Foundation
- Pierce County
- Seattle Foundation
- Seattle/King County
- Workforce Development
- Kitsap County
- Jason Mendolia
- Michael Brassette
- Chris Hibbeln
- Riley Barton
- Jason Norlin*
- Safeway (since 1989)
- University of Washington (since 1996)
- Microsoft (since 2000)
- Boeing (since 1980)
- Bremerton Navy Shipyard (since 1985)
- Raytheon (since 1987)
You too can make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. Cares Of WA relies on your support. Investment by funders and community partners makes it possible for Cares to offer the individualized support that people with disabilities and low incomes need to make permanent changes in their lives. Please know that your donation is truly appreciated and will make a difference!
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1833 N 105th Street Ste 201 | Seattle | WA 98133