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Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2020

October is “Domestic Violence Awareness Month,” but while the month comes to a close, the important work to end domestic violence in our communities persists. Millions of people from all backgrounds are affected by domestic violence everyday. At all levels, in every family and partnership, in every instance; domestic violence breaks apart our communities.
Make Your Impact

Press Release: Impact NW to Host ‘Make Your Impact: A Virtual Event to Prevent Homelessness'

Scheduled for 5:30pm on Saturday, September 26th 2020 with a pre show to begin at 5:15pm, Impact NW is uniting the community for Make Your Impact: A Virtual Event to Prevent Homelessness.
Wildfires In Our Community: Information, Resources and Support

Wildfires In Our Community: Information, Resources and Support

As the sky around us darkens and historic wildfires rage across our beloved PNW community, we at Impact NW are watching and weeping over the ongoing destruction and heightened feelings of helplessness, confusion and fear. Here at Impact NW we are taking this moment to check in with our colleagues, our neighbors, and the vulnerable community members we serve.
Labor Day 2020

Labor Day 2020

This year’s Labor Day presents new challenges for each of us as individuals and our community at large. In a recent message to the Impact NW family, Executive Director Andy Nelson reflects on the moment:
Ambassador Board Group Photo

Impact NW is Looking to Onboard New Ambassador Board Members!

Launched in 2018, the Impact NW Ambassador Board (AB) is composed of emerging professionals who act as Impact NW (INW) ambassadors within their communities, promoting Impact NW to an expanded network and fostering the next generation of supporters.
Sonia Rincon-Heflin in an office
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Staff Spotlight: Sonia Rincon-Heflin

In continuation of our #TBT series highlighting some of our longest-tenured Impact NW staff members, today’s featured staff member is Sonia Rincon-Heflin.
Tangerine Movie Poster

A Message and Invitation from our LGBTQ2SIA+ Committee

For over 50 years, Impact NW has united our community across all identities, ages and backgrounds. And within our own organization we do the same through active participation in committees and support groups. In ongoing support of our Black community during this important moment and in recognition of Pride, our LGBTQ2SIA+ committee has this message (and invitation) to share:
Rick’s Community Support Drive: Building Community, One Board At A Time

Rick’s Community Support Drive: Building Community, One Board At A Time

It takes a community to Prevent Homelessness. We’ve known this from the earliest days of Impact NW as we sat around that kitchen table in the Buckman Neighborhood and sought to unite our community in the fight against poverty and homelessness. And now today, as our community endures the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the power of a united community is shining brighter than ever.
Anti-Racist Resources: To Learn, Support, Advocate and Amplify Black Voices

Anti-Racist Resources: To Learn, Support, Advocate and Amplify Black Voices

This list was created in response to the recent events and unfolding situations within our country surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement. As an organization that works with many bipoc (Black, Indigenous People of color), it is important that we recognize and understand the current movement, and where we can start the process within ourselves. It can be completely overwhelming and oftentimes begins with a question - “Where to Begin?”
Hospital-based Resource Access Centers: Impact NW Provides Much Needed Access to Care, Information and Support

Hospital-based Resource Access Centers: Impact NW Provides Much Needed Access to Care, Information and Support

We know that access to individualized services from compassionate and knowledgeable people in the community is the key to finding and successfully navigating the path to stability and opportunity. And moreover, having access to this information and the opportunity to partner with people in our own communities can mean the difference between stability and homelessness for so many of our neighbors.