Meet the Premera Social Impact nonprofits attending KING 5 Konnected

By Bo Jungmayer
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Photo courtesy of Childhaven

Photo courtesy of Childhaven.

Are you attending KING 5’s Konnected on Thursday, April 19? Premera is featuring six of our nonprofit partners at this one-of-a-kind event. Learn more about them before you meet them on Thursday! 

Konnected brings together nonprofits and individuals from around the Pacific Northwest to learn how they can make a difference in the region. It’s not too late to purchase tickets.

“This event brings us together to learn and find out how we can support each other,” said Paul Hollie, who leads Premera Social Impact. “It is great that we have the opportunity to showcase some of our nonprofit partners.” 

There is one goal for Konnected: that you will leave the evening feeling informed, inspired and motivated to take action in a way that is meaningful to you.

Follow Premera on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram on Thursday as we share our nonprofit stories. You can also follow using #K5Konnected.

Without further ado, here are the nonprofits that will be at Konnected:

Seattle-based Childhaven provides healing care to abused, neglected and chemically affected babies, toddlers and preschoolers. In addition, they work with parents, teaching them how to care for their children and manage their behavior. Their mission: to heal children and families to stop the cycle of abuse and neglect. 

In 2017, the organization received a $150,000 Premera Social Impact grant to implement an innovative Continuum of Care program model concentrating on the mental, behavioral and developmental health of the whole family. This model will expand their trauma-informed treatment and wrap-around services to address gaps in services and better impact the whole child and whole family health.

“Our belief is we want keep every child safe and healthy,” said Jon Botten, CEO of Childhaven. “We all have a role.”

Follow them on Twitter @Childhaven1909

Cocoon House, in Everett, Wash., empowers young people, families and the community to break the cycle of homelessness through outreach, house and prevention. 

KONNECTED_2018In 2018, the organization received $1.6 million from Premera Social Impact to support the construction of their new Colby Avenue Youth Center, ensuring continued operations. Cocoon House uses trauma-informed approaches to outreach and empower at-risk and homeless young people throughout Snohomish County. 

Follow Cocoon House on Twitter @Cocoon_House

Melodic Caring Project’s mission is to share love and compassion with children in need through the healing properties of music. Melodic’s model meets a real and pressing need in the market with its innovative approach offering ease, accessibility and comfort to those suffering from serious illness or injury, especially those quarantined or suffering from immunodeficiency. Premera and Melodic Caring Project have partnered to bring music to many children around the Puget Sound area. 

Follow Melodic Caring Project on Twitter @MelodicCaring

Navos, in Seattle, offers a healing home for children, young people and adults who might be underserved, overlooked or otherwise at risk of falling through the cracks.

Navos received a $125,000 Premera Social Impact grant to develop an Integrated Health Care Program, a primary care clinic embedded within Navos' largest outpatient mental health center in Burien, Wash.

Follow Navos on Twitter @NavosWA

Seattle Works connects volunteers, develops leaders and builds communities. They received a $100,000 Premera Social Impact grant to host two Bridge Board trainings for Premera employees. Premera partners with Seattle Works for their employee engagement activities as well as participates in their Seattle Works Day.

Follow Seattle Works on Twitter @SeattleWorks

Wellspring Family Services, in Seattle, serves low-income and vulnerable individuals, children and families in Seattle and King County. For more than 120 years, Wellspring has been a source of opportunity for children and families to win their resilience, triumph over trauma, and reach their full potential. The nonprofit received a $150,000 Premera Social Impact grant to support Adverse Childhood Experiences training. Through the training, Wellspring can continue to address the negative impact of early childhood trauma on lifelong health and quality of life.

Follow Wellspring on Twitter @Wellspring_FS

Bo Jungmayer is in Corporate Communications at Premera Blue Cross.


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