My Stress Coach

“I was running from my grief,” says Cynthia. Cynthia is a single parent to 13-year-old twin girls and also a daughter in college. Just over five years ago, Cynthia lost two other children and her husband in a tragic accident. She was struggling staying where she had been living with them, and decided to move [...]

2019-04-09T13:11:49-07:00April 9th, 2019|News/Media, Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Who makes the decisions?

“You often hear of issues around finance and healthcare decisions with Powers of Attorney and guardianships. But a huge issue we see in long-term care facilities is the guardian or POA agent restricting the elder’s relationships, such as who they can see and socialize with,” says Patricia Hunter, Washington State Long-Term Care Ombuds. “The real [...]

2019-03-12T12:33:38-07:00March 12th, 2019|LTCOP, News/Media|0 Comments

Restoration of Hope and Faith

“The world has gotten crazy,’” shares Francisca. “Every bit of help counts. Everyone needs a time to get back on their feet and this housing helps a lot of people.” Francisca and Javan met in 2003 at a treatment center. Both were battling homelessness and substance abuse issues. Through the following years they continued to [...]

2018-10-12T10:45:46-07:00November 1st, 2018|News/Media|2 Comments

Worth It

“I knew I wanted to do something more satisfying with my life than working in retail, but I just didn’t know how to get there,” shares single mother of three, Chiquita. So, in 2015, Chiquita entered a youth and young adult development employment program at MSC. A case manager helped her to define and [...]

2018-10-12T10:39:26-07:00October 12th, 2018|Education/Employment, Giving, News/Media, Stories of Hope|0 Comments

It’s a Family Thing

“I want my family to realize they are blessed and that some people have more needs than us, especially needs to survive like food,” says Hedi, “It is fun, it’s a family thing, it is making a difference in the community, connecting to others and transforming our own lives by having a sense of purpose.” [...]

2018-10-12T10:43:54-07:00September 28th, 2018|Food/Clothing Bank, News/Media, Stories of Hope, Volunteers|0 Comments

MSC can help you get Basic Food!

MSC can help you get Basic Food! MSC can now provide information, pre-screening, and assistance with completing an application for Washington State’s Basic Food Program. Basic Food is what Washington calls the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a USDA program that helps people make ends meet and improve their diet. Eligible households receive an electronic [...]

2017-10-26T16:15:32-07:00October 26th, 2017|Education/Employment, Food/Clothing Bank, News/Media|0 Comments

Volunteering changes a life

Volunteering changes a life Ten years ago, Corrina’s life changed forever when a car accident left her with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). At the time of the accident, Corrina was married with four children ages 9-19 years old. She worked three jobs with the school district and her family was financially stable. [...]

2017-08-16T08:33:33-07:00August 16th, 2017|Food/Clothing Bank, Giving, News/Media, Volunteers|5 Comments

Escaping a Trap

Escaping a Trap “We were leading a trapped life,” shares Christian. Christian is 17, and his sister Alba, is 19. They describe their life so far as growing up in broken house: their house often had no water or electricity; their neighborhood sees a lot of crime; and their mom is struggling with addiction and [...]

2017-07-24T14:55:59-07:00July 24th, 2017|News/Media|0 Comments

Summer meals for kids now available

MSC offers free snacks and meals for children 18 years of age or under through the United Way of King County's Summer Meals Program. Summer Meals will be available at the following locations during 2017: Site Name/Address Dates of Operation Service Times Boys & Girls Club 30815 8th Ave S., Federal Way Monday-Friday June 28-Aug [...]

2017-06-30T14:28:52-07:00June 28th, 2017|Food/Clothing Bank, News/Media|0 Comments

There is hope

There is hope “I just wanted to call to say thank you for being there,” said Lisa when she called MSC right before the holidays.  Lisa was in town visiting relatives when she drove past the MSC offices in Federal Way and was taken back to a different time in [...]

2017-03-17T13:48:50-07:00March 22nd, 2017|Giving, Housing, News/Media, Stories of Hope|1 Comment