North Urban Human Service Alliance (NUHSA) hosted its annual meeting and distributed its Volunteer Recognition Awards at Shoreline City Hall on Dec.4.
The Volunteer of the Year was presented to Loren Lango of the Shoreline/Lake Forest Park Senior Center.
Nominees Kristin Dickert of Nourishing Networks, Sharon McCain of the Northshore Senior Center, Carolyn Rose of Hopelink, and Harry Tipple, Judith Enich and Donna Ault of the Shoreline/Lake Forest Park Senior Center were also recognized.
The Volunteer Program of the Year was awarded to Center for Human Services. Nominees Nourishing Networks, Richmond Beach Congregational Church, Ridgecrest Neighborhood Association and Vision House were also recognized.
NUSHA’s mission is to increase the capacity of the community to support a sustainable system of human services in North King County comprising the cities of Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Bothell, Kenmore and Woodinville.
In partnership with United Way of King County, NUHSA launched a new initiative this year to engage social and health service agency managers in ways to improve the recruitment, retention and use of volunteers. Work on the volunteer engagement project will continue in 2013.
NUSHA also partners with the Affordable Housing and Homelessness Work Group and the North King County Mobility Coalition.
The focus of these two groups is to increase affordable housing and improve mobility in North King County for youth, older adults, people with language barriers and low income families.
For further information on NUSHA or partner organizations or to become active as a member, go to its Web site.