Introducing Refugees Northwest

LCS Northwest is pleased to announce that, as of July 1, all of our refugee and asylum services managed through our North Puget Sound office are now under one banner: Refugees Northwest. The name and logo was formally launched at our Taste of the World fundraiser in Seattle. Our program may have a new name…

Adoption Day: A Reason to Celebrate for Former Foster Child

We all celebrate birthdays, wedding anniversaries and other significant milestones. For Kayla Balassone of Tukwila, an annual celebration is her Adoption Day. That day transformed her life. Balassone was just four years old when she entered the state foster care system with her little brother. They bounced around between their birth mother and foster homes…

Santa for Seniors: Bill Looney’s Community Legacy

Bill Looney didn’t want any senior to feel forgotten at Christmas. A man of action, the Tacoma businessman equipped himself with a Santa suit that he would wear to local nursing homes. He brought gifts and made sure residents felt special. The act transformed Looney and inspired him to launch Santa for Seniors through the…

Video: McKenzie’s Life Brightens with A Family Place

Yamhill County, OR – Breaking the generational cycle of substance abuse is tough. For two-year-old McKenzie, her parents’ chemical dependency created huge stress at home. With the help of A Family Place, McKenzie and her family have a brighter future. A Family Place is a stabilization program for at-risk families. The goal is to stop…