Parkview Services is thrilled to announce the introduction of The Nancy Trenbeth Charitable Endowment for Camp Parkview– a significant and continued financial gift that honors the dedication and contributions of Camp Parkview Co-Director Nancy Trenbeth.
Nancy is an integral part of our residential summer camp for people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDDs). Her instrumental work as a founding director 25 years ago, when the program was known as New Horizons, set the stage for a powerful and passionate group of new volunteer leaders. Nancy’s career as an educator of children with IDDs and her experience as the parent of a child with IDDs led her to establish the camp with co-founder and fellow educator John Holliday. Together with a group of amazing supporters, the two created an inclusive experience that is accessible for people of all abilities. Today, the program is as strong as ever, with 40+ volunteer counselors and 60+ campers coming together for a week every summer to create and nurture friendships and experience nature and recreation at the Camp Burton facility, on beautiful Vashon Island.
Camp Parkview would not be possible without Nancy, and she is lovingly woven into its history and future. The establishment of The Nancy Trenbeth Charitable Endowment for Camp Parkview is a testament to the impact that Nancy has on our organization and the amazing people we serve. We are incredibly grateful to the Johnson family for this gift, which will ensure Camp Parkview continues to serve people with IDDs in 2020.
In 2021, Parkview Services has been steadfast in its mission to create inclusive housing solutions that promote stability, opportunity, and community. Now more than ever, we need your support to provide the high-quality housing and community services that we have proudly been offering since 1967.
Parkview Services continues to improve our existing services while expanding our reach to help even more families in Washington. We worked creatively to continue offering safe and valuable recreation and community activities through our Camp Parkview Program. We continue to grow our Homeownership Program including the exciting opening of our Parkview East office in Spokane County. Our Mortage Default Team has stepped up to the challenges that have impacted struggling homeowners through the COVID-19 pandemic and help keep Washington residents in their homes. The Parkview Group Home has emphasized safety as they have had zero COVID-19 infections in staff or residents. And finally, the Affordable Housing Program continues to offer affordable rental housing to low-income residents with IDD’s, at 30% of their income no matter how low their income is.
We move forward with a community-based mindset. We value cooperation over competition, connection over being right, and right actions over complacency. We see our clients as people in three dimensions and recognize that each of them has a unique story. We are grateful for those in our community who provide us support and take the responsibility of your donations seriously. With this in mind, we reach out hoping for your continued support as the end of 2021 nears.
As we enter our second year without a fundraising auction, we are asking our friends, family, and community for their generosity in helping us meet our $20,000 goal. Please support the work our incredible on-the-ground staff is doing every day as we create inclusive, stable housing solutions that promote opportunity and community across Washington State.
Please check out our 2021 Annual Appeal by clicking HERE
31 years ago yesterday, some of the most important federal legislation relating to disability rights and nondiscrimination was signed into law. We are happy to stand with local governments such as Snohomish County as the community celebrates the anniversary of the passage of these important protections.
At Parkview Services, we strive to do our part as we as a society continue the push for the elimination of discrimination in all forms.
Parkview Services believes we all do better when we work together. We have so many fantastic partners in Washington state that we partner with, making everyone more successful. Last week, we had the pleasure of a short visit to an outdoor class by the fantastic Vibrant Palette Arts Center. They were holding outdoor classes at Cal Anderson Park in Seattle.
Keep an eye out for their new public art by individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities… coming soon!
What is a HUD-approved housing counselor, and how can they help me?
A HUD-approved housing counselor is specially trained and certified by the government to help you assess your financial situation, evaluate options if you are having trouble paying your mortgage loan, and make a plan to get you help with your mortgage.
HUD stands for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. It’s a government agency that helps people get and maintain quality affordable housing. They train and sponsor housing counselors all over the country. Because of this, you can have confidence that a HUD-approved housing counselor is well equipped to help you understand and evaluate your options.
HUD-approved housing counselors provide foreclosure prevention counseling free of charge. They can also help you talk to your mortgage servicer and understand any options your servicer has offered. A HUD-approved housing counselor can also help you learn about the homebuying process.
Parkview Services is pleased to announce we have been awarded a total of $2,718,106 by the Washington State Housing Trust Fund for affordable housing development for extremely low-income people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
These funds will be used to support the development of a 6-bedroom Group Training home in Pierce County and the development of a 4-bedroom affordable housing home in Kenmore. We are very happy to have the support of the Housing Trust Fund for these important projects. Stay tuned as the projects get underway in 2021!