YMCA Oasis Fundraiser – October 12th

Dazzling Deceptions, a magical benefit for Oasis, October 12th @ 6:30 pm:

YMCA Oasis is partnering with illusionist Brian Ledbetter to bring his live, magical stage show, “Dazzling Deceptions,” to the Lincoln Theatre on October 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm! Proceeds from this family-friendly event will go directly to Oasis Teen Shelter. Dazzling Deceptions is an exciting, fast-paced show featuring visually spectacular stage illusions, fun audience participation and side-splitting comedy. The show will open with featured spoken word and poetry pieces by Oasis teens and Underground Writing. Tickets available at the door or in advance at: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=80132. See the full event details on the Lincoln Theatre website.


Sponsorship opportunities available: Sponsor an ad in the show’s program to promote your organization AND support homeless and at-risk youth in our community. Questions? Contact Katie at k.lohman@skagitymca.org or 360 419 9058 x 310.

Co-Occurring Disorders Conference

Date: October 16-17, 2017
Yakima, WA

This conference brings together experts from Washington and across the nation to share information about innovative therapeutic techniques, skills, programs, practices and policies that offer a relevant and enjoyable learning experience.

The goal is to promote integration of services across the public mental health, substance use disorder, developmental disabilities, and medical systems; promote knowledge about co-occurring disorders and the value of integration, to support the development of a co-occurring capable system of care, and to advocate and partner with others to promote integrated treatment and recovery for all people.

Featured speakers include: Margarita Alegria, PhD, Audrey A. Klein, PhD, MBA, Stephen Delisi, MD, DABAM, FASAM, Chris Heimerl, MA, Jamie Marich, PhD, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, REAT, RMT, and Michael McLean & John Batdorf, Lifetime Songwriters, Composers, Authors.

Full conference agenda.

ANEW Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program

ANEW, in partnership with WorkSource and Northwest Workforce Council, offers a 4 week, full-time,pre-apprenticeship training in Construction Trades to eligible individuals. This training is offered at NO COST to those meeting eligibility requirements. Ability to read, speak and write basic English required.

Please see the revised outreach flyers (English version & Spanish version) for the next round of classes starting October 23rd.

FREE Goodwill Job Training – Registration is Oct 10, 11, 12

We are pleased to announce that registration is coming up for Goodwill JTE’s popular fall session of free job-training and basic education classes.

Here’s what interested candidates need to know:

  •   Registration is first come, first served, and will be open October 10, 11, and 12.
  •   Interested parties must arrive in time for, and attend, one of our orientations; they are held at 9:30 and at 1:30 each registration day.
  •   Students should budget about 90 minutes for the combined orientation and registration.
  •   The session will run from Monday, October 23, through Thursday, December 14.
  •   We are proud to once more offer Rise to Retail, an integrated training program encompassing Cashiering, Customer Service, and Financial Literacy (Financial PEOPLE Project), in partnership with United Way of Skagit County. Please see the separate flyer for details.

Please distribute widely, and give us a call at (360) 848-6468 with any questions.


Daniel Graham
Manager – Mount Vernon Job Training and Education Center | Goodwill®
242 E. College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
T (360) 848-6468 | www.seattlegoodwill.org
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Housing Specialist – Community Action of Skagit County

Community Action is hiring for Housing Specialist.  Full-time position (37.5 hours/week) provides intensive case management services to individuals and families seeking housing assistance, facilitate connection or referral to housing services, and assist in their transition from homelessness to housing stability and self-sufficiency.  See the full job description.