Capital Recovery Center Now Offers Supported Employment Placement Services for People with Mental Illness

Research tells us that 60-70 percent of people with serious mental illness want to work. However, fewer than 15 percent of these individuals are employed. These figures are troublesome because having a job helps people manage their symptoms, rejoin their communities and decrease their reliance on the social service system. The good news is that…

Thurston EDC’s Center for Business & Innovation Welcomes Eva Coblentz as Program Manager for Washington Center for Women in Business

The Thurston EDC is pleased to announce that Eva Coblentz has assumed the position of Program Manager for the Washington Center for Women in Business (WCWB). Over the past two decades, Coblentz’s career has encompassed project management, community engagement, and educational services for a number of governmental entities, military affiliates, and diverse community-based care organizations.…

United Way of Thurston County Awards Emergency Food and Shelter Assistance Grants

United Way of Thurston County (UWTC) and the Emergency Food and Shelter Program Board met on Thursday, September 26, 2019, to award federal funds received from the Department of Homeland Security to organizations providing emergency food and shelter to individuals and/or families in Thurston County. Under federal funding guidelines, organizations could apply for funds in the…