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+00:00October 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+00:00September 28th, 2018|Food/Clothing Bank, News/Media, Stories of Hope, Volunteers|0 Comments

Making Residents Feel Special

Earlene has been volunteering with the King County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program for almost eight years. “I got involved because I saw a lot of older people not being able to advocate for themselves, they weren’t speaking up for themselves. There are also a lot of older people that are put into places and their [...]

2018-03-22T12:19:08+00:00April 5th, 2018|LTCOP, Stories of Hope, Volunteers|0 Comments

Getting Connected

After earning his Bachelor’s degree in 2011, Jason found himself struggling to find work. All the available jobs seemed just out of reach. He was either over qualified or didn’t have the required experience. He went back to school in 2014 to earn his paralegal certification, but found that didn’t open any additional doors for [...]

2018-03-22T12:10:14+00:00March 28th, 2018|Education/Employment, Stories of Hope|0 Comments

There When I Needed It

“MSC has been there when I needed it,” shares Africa. Africa is mom to a 15 year old, and a 24 year old who is graduating from college this year. While she doesn’t need assistance very often, she sometimes seeks occasional help with her energy bill. “There are periods of time when I need help,” [...]

2018-03-22T12:29:06+00:00March 22nd, 2018|Energy, Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Deann finds a path out of homelessness

At 64 years old, DeAnn found herself homeless after the love of her life passed away. She was sleeping in her car at a truck stop in Eastern Washington. She started making her way towards the Federal Way area to be closer to family, and resources like motels and campgrounds. As money became tighter, motels [...]

2018-02-27T10:24:07+00:00February 27th, 2018|Housing, Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Finding Value

Finding Value “Today, my sense of self, self-esteem, and confidence has risen 300% compared to when I first walked into MSC’s lobby for employment support. That’s because, in addition to the work exposure, I am regarded as a valuable being,” shared Bee Bee. Bee Bee was familiar with MSC. She had used MSC’s [...]

A Place Like Titusville

A Place Like Titusville “If not for MSC, I could not have gotten my degrees, and could not be as employable as I am today,” says Shelly. Shelly has lived at MSC’s Titusville for the last six years. When she first moved in, she was newly sober after ten years of battling addiction [...]

2017-09-22T13:04:08+00:00September 28th, 2017|Giving, Housing, Stories of Hope|0 Comments

Now He’s Awake

Now He's Awake “My boy was in a coma for years, and because of MSC he woke up,” said Josh’s mom Debora. Ninth grade was when Josh finally dropped out of high school. He had missed so much school he didn’t feel there was a way to catch up. His mother had recently [...]

2017-09-22T13:01:51+00:00September 22nd, 2017|Education/Employment, Giving, Stories of Hope|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+00:00March 22nd, 2017|Giving, Housing, News/Media, Stories of Hope|1 Comment