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The Nancy Trenbeth Charitable Endowment for Camp Parkview

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.

 

 

Parkview wins 1,251,000 Housing Preservation Grant

Good News! Parkview Services has won $1,251,000 from the Department of Commerce Housing Preservation Program to upgrade our affordable housing rental portfolio. This is the second preservation grant we’ve won, and it will allow us to better maintain and preserve housing for extremely low-income tenants with disabilities.

For more information about projects funded, please visit the HPP awards page

Covid-19 Services Update

March 25, 2020

Dear Friends of Parkview Services,

As Covid-19 continues to impact communities here in Washington and worldwide, Parkview Services remains committed to serving the public through our programs. Due to the recent statewide limitations on gatherings and the need for social distancing to stop the spread of Coronavirus, we have adapted our services in the following ways:

Parkview Services’ Shoreline office is currently closed to the public until further notice. We will be open for virtual counseling sessions and emergency in-person meetings by appointment only.

Parkview Group Home is currently not accepting visitors. Residents have limited their activities and staff are doing an excellent job keeping them safe and healthy. The group home has an ongoing need for cleaning supplies, as it is very difficult to find them in stores or online.If you would like to donate cleaning supplies, the Group Home is in need of:

  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Lysol
  • Rubbing alcohol

Please contact Lauren Sabia (lauren@parkviewservices.org) to donate these items.

Parkview Services’ Affordable Housing Program and Parkview Property Services, LLC are taking steps to reduce exposure to staff and tenants. Staff will not be visiting homes or responding to routine maintenance and repair requests, except when emergencies arise.

Emergencies: (206) 476-4994

Emergencies include:

  • Total loss of electrical power or water supply (unrelated to area wide outages)
  • Total loss of hot water or a water system leak
  • Loss of building heat
  • Major sewer drain pipe blockages
  • Plugged toilet (if property only has one toilet
  • Broken windows or external doors (that prevent locking)

Parkview Events:

  • Our Spring Dance has been postponed, with a TBD reschedule date this fall.
  • Camp Parkview is currently still scheduled for the last weekend in July. Registration is open now through April 30th.
  • Parkview’s Annual Auction Dinner is currently still scheduled for September 19th.

We will continue to monitor the situation and adjust event dates if necessary. Thank you for your understanding during this time. Please stay tuned for future updates, and be well.

Maneuvering through a nightmare with help from Parkview Services

 

 

Sometimes, we hear from clients who are confused and worried about their mortgage payments having been misapplied somehow. They’re sure they paid the right amount on time, but the mortgage servicer shows a delinquent account. When these clients reach out to our Mortgage Default Housing Counselors, they investigate together to find the cause of the problem and correct it as soon as possible.

One such example was J., who had great credit and always made her payments on time. Despite this, she kept receiving Notices of Pre-Foreclosure Options, and became very worried. Her Counselor, Sue, called her lender and found that 5 of J.’s payments had been applied to the wrong loan number. The servicer did correct two payments, but they kept misapplying the payments and randomly correcting them so that J. could never be assured that her payments were going to her mortgage account.

By working with a helpful representative from the servicer, Sue and J. were able to repair J’s credit, reverse all late fees and correct her 1098 tax statement. The servicer would also need to straighten out the situation with the homeowner for which J.’s payments had been applied for 5 months, which was a mess in and of itself. J. is concerned for the welfare of the other homeowner, and has lost trust after her experience with her servicer and so will be filing complaints with the Department of Financial Institutions, the Attorney General’s Office and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in order to prevent this kind of situation from impacting other homeowners in the future.

A resourceful advocate with the right experience and knowledge to act on a homeowner’s behalf to solve a problem like this is an amazing gift, and we are proud to be able to provide our services to all Washington residents.