Faces of GA-U: compelling stories from the perspective of recipients of an imperiled assistance programPosted on December 8th, 2009
"Faces of GA-U" is a short video produced by CLS in collaboration with the Access to Justice Project at Seattle University Law School. The video profiles the stories of four GA-U recipients - putting faces on the statistic of those who benefit from this modest assistance program. View the video here.
Columbia Legal Services is grateful to the The Seattle Foundation for their generous $15,000 grant. Funding will be used to support critical advocacy targeted to protecting affordable housing and other basic needs for vulnerable, disabled adults who are living in deepest poverty. Thank you!
Senate Bill 5147, which reinstates 72-hour family notification provisions that allowed youth shelters to promote family reunification and reconciliation, is one of the first bills to pass both houses this Legislative session! This change, which will have no fiscal impact, allows shelters to ensure that the youth has a safe and stable place to stay in times of crisis and allows the youth and their family time to resolve their conflicts and reunite. The bill awaits the Governor's signature. CLS attorney Diana Garcia contributed to the drafting of the bill's language.