It meant the world to me

At 33 years of age, Alicia is focusing on getting her life back on track. Over the last several years, she has struggled with substance abuse issues, an abusive former partner, and the loss of custody of her two children, Justin and Kaylynn. Losing custody of her children sent Alicia spiraling out of control. She [...]

2019-03-12T12:42:47-07:00April 15th, 2019|Housing, Stories of Hope|0 Comments

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

The next Warren Buffet

At “22 years young,” Renorldo has a crystal clear vision for his future. “In five years, I hope to be the next Warren Buffet,” he shares. “The company you keep has a lot to do with the outcome you will see. You can’t let your environment get the best of you. You have to surround [...]

Find Stability in her Sixties

Betty was a figure skater, headed to a professional career, when a fall during a double axle at 15 years of age changed her path forever. She grew up in California, and moved to Washington twenty years ago. She’s done many things in her life, including nursing and studying sign language interpretation. Twelve years ago, [...]

2019-02-15T14:24:29-07:00February 15th, 2019|Housing, Stories of Hope|0 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

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 [...]

2018-03-22T12:19:08-07:00April 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 [...]

2018-03-22T12:10:14-07:00March 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,” [...]

2018-03-22T12:29:06-07:00March 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 [...]

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