STAFF CONNECT

Peer Washington's Staff Newsletter

2022 - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December

September  2022

Do you have any ideas or suggestions for what you'd like to see

in our next Peer WA swag store? Let us know HERE!

I am also always on the lookout for more staff recipes!

Do not hesitate to email tyler@peerwa.org to submit any of yours. 

Have feedback regarding what you'd like to see in our newsletter? Please share it HERE.

Quick Links & Stories

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Pronouns?

What's the low-down with preferred pronouns? This is a brief on them from GLSEN.

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Staff Interview

Get to know your coworkers.

This month we have the scoop on Seattle's Aary Gariss!

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Peer Swag Store

Tell us what you'd like to

see next in our Swag Store

by clicking HERE. 

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Engagement Bribe

Read the newsletter and complete this form for your chance to win a prize!

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Services Spotlight

Learn more about

Supportive Housing with

RNP's own Kimmy Reedy.

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Staff Recipes

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Important Dates

September is Recovery Month and National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 5th: Labor Day (Federal Holiday)

September 6th: Quarterly All Hands Meeting for All Staff - 1 to 3 pm (find this meeting in your Google calendar)

September 11th: Grandparent's Day

September 23rd: Recovery Cafe's Resource Connection and Recovery Celebration - 12 to 3 pm at the Recovery Cafe SODO (Seattle). 

September 26th: Voices of Recovery Summit - 10 am to 4 pm (find more information and register HERE)

Tune of the Month

90s Grunge but it's lofi

Lofi playlists continue to gain popularity for both general listening and also during work sessions for productivity. So why not share one which highlights many Pacific NW bands in this grunge-themed collection of lofi covers.

Who won our last "Engagement Bribe"?

Congratulations to Trevon Bobo for getting our latest self-care prize in the form of a coffee scrub! 

This month, like always, we are offering a prize in the "self-care" theme. This prize is a large quality Yankee candle.  Please, follow THIS LINK and fill out the form. (You are encouraged to cheat by exploring the newsletter.)

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Pronouns?

Pronouns are nothing new, but there can be some confusion over the concept of "preferred pronouns." I highly encourage everyone to check out GLSEN's report on pronouns for an excellently curated brief on most things you need to know about pronouns and how they interact with gender identity. How we interact with each other is constantly evolving, and it's always a good idea to try to keep yourself informed so you're able to better respect not just your coworkers and our members but everyone in your daily life too. 

Ask

Miss Day

We could all use some good advice, so ask for it!

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August 2022

 

Do you have any ideas or suggestions for what you'd like to see

in our next Peer WA swag store? Let us know HERE!

I am also always on the lookout for more staff recipes!

Do not hesitate to email tyler@peerwa.org to submit any of yours. 

Have feedback regarding what you'd like to see in our newsletter? Please share it HERE.

Quick Links & Stories

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Pasta al Limone

5 ingredient pasta dish that anyone can accomplish and use in other pasta endeavors.

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Services Spotlight

Learn more about Supported Employment with Peer Seattle's Jessica Alalawi.

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Peer Swag Store

Tell us what you'd like to

see next in our Swag Store

by clicking HERE. 

Important Dates

*If your birthday is missing, email Tyler and let him know

August 1st - 5th: Peer Seattle Recovery Coach training

August 5th - 7th: Seattle Seafair Festival (expect

Blue Angel jet noise through the weekend)

 

August 8th: Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your

Neighbor's Porch Day

August 18th - 21st: Emerald City Comic Con

August 26th: Women's Equality Day

August 26th: Happy Birthday Charles Tatum Jr!

August 30th: Happy Birthday Sarah Andrews!

August 30th: Frankenstein Day - Honoring author 

Mary Wollenstone Shelley

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It sure felt this hot last week, amirite?

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The Recovery Navigator Program (RNP)

Big congratulations to Dan Harmon and Kimmy Reedy for their new and pivotal positions in our new Recovery Navigator Program. 

RNP will provide community-based outreach, intake, assessment, and connection to services and long-term case management for individuals with substance use disorders who encounter law enforcement and other first responders. This program is supported by Engrossed Senate Bill 5476: Responding to the State v. Blake decision by addressing justice system responses and expansion of behavioral health services. 

We have many more RNP team members climbing aboard to help carry out our mission, so be sure to give them warm welcomes!

Tune of the Month

Chong the Nomad - Forward

A massively talented Seattle artist, Chong the Nomad is a fantastic provider of fresh local music still on the rise today. Known for making music not just from instruments but from a wide array of materials and objects, Chong the Nomad is definitely worth your attention.

Who won our last "Engagement Bribe"?

Congratulations to Kimmy Reedy for getting our latest self-care prize in the form of a Nintendo Switch! 

This month, like always, we are offering a prize in the "self-care" theme. This prize is a delectable coffee scrub. Perfect for both skincare and anyone wanting a refreshing shower. Please, follow THIS LINK and fill out the form. (You are encouraged to cheat by exploring the newsletter.)

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Ask

Miss Day

We could all use some good advice, so ask for it!

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July 2022

 

Happy gay WRATH Month! (What is this?)

Do you have any ideas or suggestions for what you'd like to see

in our next Peer WA swag store? Let us know HERE!

I am also always on the lookout for more staff recipes!

Do not hesitate to email tyler@peerwa.org to submit any of yours. 

Have feedback regarding what you'd like to see in our newsletter? Please share it HERE.

Quick Links & Stories

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Staff Recipes

Potatoes guaranteed to clog your arteries! A family recipe from Sara Graham.

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Staff Interview

Learn more about

Peer Seattle's

Marc Shelffo!

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Peer Swag Store

Tell us what you'd like to

see next in our Swag Store

by clicking HERE. 

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Engagement Bribe

Follow the link below to fill out our latest Engagement Bribe for a chance to win a prize!

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Services Spotlight

I had the pleasure of chatting with Marsha of Peer Spokane all about support groups!

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Ask Miss Day

We could all use some good advice, so ask for it! Our latest advise column from Miss Day.

Important Dates

*If your birthday is missing, email Tyler and let him know

July 2nd: Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

July 4th: Independence Day (Federal Holiday)

July 11th: Happy Birthday Kimmy Reedy!

July 29th: Happy Birthday Justin Harmon!

July 29th: National Lasagna Day

Who won our last "Engagement Bribe"?

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Congratulations to Kamaria Benge for getting our latest self-care prize in the form of an oil diffuser! Expect to see it delivered to Peer Washington very soon.

This month, like always, we are offering a prize in the "self-care" theme. This prize is a Nintendo Switch that was recently donated to us (it may have been slightly used, but is in generally great condition) with 6 controllers. Please, follow THIS LINK and fill out the form. (You are encouraged to cheat by exploring the newsletter.)

Ask

Miss Day

We could all use some good advice, so ask for it!

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June 2022

 

Happy Pride Month!

Do you have any ideas or suggestions for what you'd like to see

in our next Peer WA swag store? Let us know HERE!

I am also always on the lookout for more staff recipes!

Do not hesitate to email