Alumni News

Ariana Hussing, St. John School and Bishop Blanchet High School alumna, currently pre-law at University of Washington, is working to make a difference!  She is involved with King County Partnership for Transition Solutions and is reaching out to invite you to become involved.

KCCPTS is comprised of over 40 partner agencies working with justice-involved individuals released and releasing from prison and jail and transitioning to their families and community.  KCCPTS has been partnering with community organizations for over 16 years.  These partners include federal, tribal, state, county, city, faith, non-profits, and most importantly former consumers of the justice system.”  (GoFundMe)

“Justice-involved individuals are some of the most vulnerable people in our society. Faced simultaneously with the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 and justice reform turmoil, many people of color, especially the justice-involved population, are impacted by food, health, and safety insecurities. The KCCPTS’ InReach Initiative is working to address some of these risks and challenges. Partnering with the Tzu Chi Foundation, Reentry Corps, Northwest Harvest, Food Lifeline, Archdiocese of Seattle, Unloop, and Tacoma Emergency Food Network, we have delivered food to over 5,000 individuals (and families) during this pandemic. We are serving individuals who are in various stages of transition; we have delivered to AAHAA Recovery Houses, Oxford Houses, Conquest Center, Sheryl Bolton Houses, many private residences, the un-homed community in Tacoma, and many more. We need your donations and support to widen our InReach Initiative by increasing our offerings of needed food, masks, hygiene kits, clothing, and more to those in need of our assistance during these challenging times.

“This initiative is incredibly important, and to widen our reach of support we need yours. A member from our incredible team has said, “This work has given me the double benefit of being able to be of service to folks who are coming behind me in their process of transition from incarceration, as well as teaching me how to leverage support from our network of community partners, not only for those folks but for myself as well, as I progress through this stage of my own transition.”

“Everything helps and the KCCPTS team thanks you for your time and assistance with this important initiative.”