Redirect Marijuana Excise Tax

Posted by on Feb 23, 2015 in family support, GPS for Youth and Families, King County, Policy Day, Recovery, young adults, youth peers | Comments Off on Redirect Marijuana Excise Tax

By Gary Streile, GPS Parent Partner In 2012 WA state voters approved I-502, which removed state legal prohibitions against producing, processing, and selling marijuana. It also made marijuana sales subject to licensing and regulation by the liquor control board, and subject to an excise tax. Details of the disbursement of this excise tax were laid out in RCW 69.50.540. Item 5d of that RCW specifies that a portion of the excise tax should go to the state Basic Health Plan (BHP) trust account. The intent was for this money to be used for prevention, recovery support, and treatment services for...

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Thank you Volunteers!

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 in Family Fun, family support, GPS for Youth and Families, Mental Illness, Volunteers, young adults, youth peers | Comments Off on Thank you Volunteers!

Did you know April is National Volunteer Month? In light of that, we want to take a moment to say a huge THANK YOU to our star volunteers! You do great work for us, and many of you help out at other organizations too. You are truly the stars in this community and we appreciate every one of you.  

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MUSINGS from Susan’s Desk

Posted by on May 13, 2013 in executive director, family support, family support organization, GPS for Youth and Families, King County, King County FSO, sustainable family support organization, young adults, youth peers | Comments Off on MUSINGS from Susan’s Desk

 A Time for Debunking Myths, Exposing Stigmas, Making Progress                 In the twelve days since President Obama signed a proclamation making May, 2013 National Mental Health Awareness Month, I’ve been encouraged by news of progress being made in our state and in our country.  Washington state lawmakers passed a bipartisan package of wide-scope mental health bills that will ease crisis-level access to inpatient psychiatric care, reduce delays for mentally ill patients awaiting trial and give school staff better training to spot suicidal students.  In Washington,...

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Does Your Child Drink?

Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 in family support, family support organization, foster care, foster teens, GPS for Youth and Families, King County, King County FSO, sustainable family support organization, young adults, youth peers | Comments Off on Does Your Child Drink?

Please Join Us for Dinner and a Panel Discussion on Underage Drinking and Alcohol Abuse  REGISTER HERE Tuesday, May 14th, 20136:00-7:30 PMRenton Community CenterBanquet Room1713 Maple Valley HwyRenton, 98057 FREE EVENT Includes a Family Dinner Parents, Grandparents, and Teens will be on the panel telling us their stories, what they found helps and what doesn’t along the road to recovery, resilience and wellness. Panel Discussion is appropriate for youth ages 12-18 and their guardians. Seating is limited. MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND.  This project is supported by the King County...

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In the News

Posted by on Apr 19, 2013 in family support, family support organization, GPS for Youth and Families, King County, King County FSO, sustainable family support organization, young adults, youth peers | Comments Off on In the News

Guided Pathways -Support for Youth and Families is in the news today!The Kent Reporter has an article about GPS and about the Family Fitness Jam.Check it out: http://www.kentreporter.com/community/203506381.htmlAlso:Lifetime Television will premiere Call Me Crazy, a series of interconnected short films that deal with the subject of mental illness, tomorrow, April 20th at 8:00 PM. The two hour movie event is five short stories named after each title character – Lucy, Eddie, Allison, Grace, and Maggie – powerful relationships built on hope and triumph give viewers a new...

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Felix and friends are lonely. You can help!

Posted by on Mar 8, 2013 in GPS for Youth and Families, young adults, youth peers | Comments Off on Felix and friends are lonely. You can help!

FELIX by Laura Castellanos  Spread the word about GPS’s first quarterly Art Show for kids and help give Felix and friends some company on the wall of our office living room!  If you are the parent, grandparent, family member, friend, teacher, mentor or counselor of  a young person, 5 to 18 years old, who loves to express creativity with crayons, paint, colored pencils or any other medium, we have a challenge you won’t want them to miss out on. Join in the fun and help encourage our youth to share their artistic flare with their community during the month of March! Throughout...

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