Councilmember Godden left office on January 1, 2016.
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Posts for 'Human Services and Health'

For those about to rock (26 miles), we salute you!

January 31st, 2012

This is a great opportunity for Seattle to showcase Seattle Center, as the marathon coincides with the Center’s Next Fifty program — honoring the 50th anniversary of the the World’s Fair.


Street Food for those in Need

January 20th, 2012

I don’t believe there should be any shutdown of the program until and unless there is an adequate alternative. There should be no gap in service. And, while it would be ideal to offer indoor programs, there apparently continues to exist a need for outdoor meals as well. And, while we do hope to end homelessness with the 10-year plan, there are homeless on our streets and the least we can do is to ensure that they are fed, particularly since there are hundreds of volunteers willing to do so.


Building Awareness

March 15th, 2011

On Monday, the City Council proclaimed March 14-20, 2011 MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Awareness Week, calling on citizens to join the MS Society in helping raise awareness. The Northwest region (Washington, Alaska and Montana) has one of the highest incidences of MS with more than 12,000 individuals and over 50,000 family members impacted by the disease. More than 1,250 residents in the City of Seattle live with MS.


The Best Federal Program

August 18th, 2010

There was standing room only at the Greenwood Senior Center Monday afternoon as a broad coalition of retirees, social activists and labor organizations joined together to sing “happy birthday” to Social Security. The program – rightly heralded as “the nation’s best federal program” – was signed into law 75 years ago by then President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.


Bulletin from Boston II

June 14th, 2010

Boston, although much denser than Seattle, has a similar homeless population. Yet it has demonstrably fewer people on the street.