Delivering hope

Delivering hope For the last fifteen years, Hank has played an invaluable role in getting food into the hands of those who need it in Federal Way. He’s a driver for MSC’s Federal Way Food Bank. Two to three mornings a week, he gets up early and goes to local grocery stores and [...]

2017-03-17T14:03:01-07:00March 21st, 2017|Food/Clothing Bank, Giving, News/Media, Volunteers|0 Comments

Looking for a comeback

Looking for a comeback “My life went the way of the Mariners. Back in 2001, I had the best job of my life and was loving life.” Dean is a huge baseball fan, a veteran, and a Northwest native, born in Tacoma and raised in Puyallup. At 21 years of [...]

2017-03-17T13:33:54-07:00March 20th, 2017|Housing, News/Media, Stories of Hope|2 Comments

Support equals success: MSC’s Positive Outcomes Program

Support equals success: MSC's Positive Outcomes Program “Support equals success,” shares Andre Bullard. Andre, Evan Cook, and Will Jimerson lead MSC’s new Positive Outcomes Program (POP). POP serves youth and young adults ages 12 to 24 years of age that are typically overlooked or underserved, many of whom are at [...]

2017-03-17T13:24:54-07:00March 17th, 2017|Education/Employment, News/Media|0 Comments

Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion

The Multi-Service Center would like to take a moment to reaffirm its commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. These are values that we at the Multi-Service Center embrace and they are vital components in fulfilling our mission statement of “providing help and hope to our neighbors in need through innovative and integrated efforts that enhance [...]

2017-03-02T10:28:00-08:00March 2nd, 2017|News/Media|0 Comments

Housing affordability and homelessness top community concerns in South King County Community Needs Assessment

Housing affordability and homelessness top community concerns in South King County Community Needs Assessment Click here to read the full 2016 Community Need Assessment Report Residents of South King County had the opportunity to share their concerns about the most pressing needs in our community through the recent Multi-Service Center [...]

2017-01-25T15:17:28-08:00January 25th, 2017|News/Media|0 Comments

Never Surrender

“I’m sick of looking back, I want to look forward. I want to leave a positive legacy and let people know not to give up, never to surrender.” At age 14, Jack left an abusive home and dropped out of school. He became emancipated so he could get an apartment and a job. He married [...]

2016-11-28T12:44:56-08:00October 7th, 2016|Education/Employment, News/Media, Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Good Karma

Three years ago, Angiee Lafferty joined the Multi-Service Center (MSC) staff as an energy assistance counselor. When asked why she wanted to work at MSC, she replied, “I do it because I’ve been on the other side of the table, and it makes me feel good to help. It’s good a karma career.” Angiee and [...]

2016-11-28T12:44:57-08:00October 7th, 2016|Energy, News/Media|3 Comments

Veterans select name for MSC’s Veterans Housing Project!

A small focus group comprised of veterans (and some current duty service members) recently selected William J. Wood Veterans House as the name of the Multi-Service Center’s Veterans Housing Project being built on Pacific Highway near Dash Point Road in Federal Way. The selection committee represented a diverse group of veterans from all branches of [...]

2016-09-14T10:57:55-07:00September 14th, 2016|Giving, Housing, News/Media, Stories of Hope|0 Comments

MSC CEO Robin Corak comments on GED graduation celebration

Last Tuesday we held MSC's GED Graduation Celebration to honor the 21 graduates MSC has had so far this year. This has consistently been one of my favorite events and, in my 15 years of working at MSC, I have rarely missed a graduation. As a former public school teacher (with family members who also [...]

AmeriCorps volunteer provides help, hope, and change

"Their willingness to be open and put aside bad experiences and trust me, it's changed me. I'm more compassionate. I don't want to let them down," shares Julie Tran. Julie is a MSC Education and Employment Support Specialist and an AmeriCorps volunteer. Julie leads GED prep courses and community workshops on financial empowerment. She is [...]

2016-11-28T12:44:57-08:00April 13th, 2016|Education/Employment, News/Media, Volunteers|0 Comments