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STAFF CONNECT

Peer Washington's Staff Newsletter

2023 - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December

May  2023

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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Service Spotlight

Learn about Bob'e Voucher program and how to utilize it with Aary!

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Staff Interview

Get to know RNP's own

Ryan Pacchiano!

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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

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 

May 7th: This may be the last weekend to catch the tulip blooms in Skagit Valley this year (depending on Mother Nature of course)

May 11th: King County Conference on Substance Use Disorders

May 14th: Mother's Day

May 16th: Trans & Gender Nonconforming Trade Career Fair at Peer Seattle

May 29th: Memorial Day - Federal Holiday

Tune of the Month

Ren - Hi Ren

A personal exploration of Ren's "inner saboteur" forged throughout their life.

(Thanks for the recommendation, Marc!)

Photos from Peer Olympia's Arts Walk!

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April  2023

April 2023

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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Service Spotlight

Peer Workforce Development's various classes with Prima Perez and Jenna Cook.

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Staff Interview

Get to know OBHA's own

Andy Levitt!

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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

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April 12th: Arbor Day - WA state's observance of "tree day"

April 14th: Day of Silence - led primarily by the student community to bring awareness to the bullying of LGBTQ+ students.

April 16th: Gender Nonconforming Clothing Swap at Peer Seattle 1 - 4 pm. 

April 18th: Tax Day - don't forget your taxes!

April 22nd: Earth Day

April 22nd: Peer Poetry: Recovery Open Mic Night at Peer Seattle 5 - 6 pm. 

April 28th-29th: Arts Walk: Artists and Works in Recovery at Peer Olympia starting Friday 6 pm - 9 pm. And Saturday 10 am - 6 pm. 

Tune of the Month

I'm Gay - Eugene Lee Yang (music by ODESZA)

A Youtuber's coming-out story, Eugene's performance alongside dancers, drag queens, and even family members gets emotional and beautiful. WARNING as there are references to violent action taken against the queer community. 

March 2023

March  2023

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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Service Spotlight

Let's talk about our new Recovery Navigator Program  (RNP) with Dan

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Staff Interview

Get to know Peer Olympia's Brooke Bolding!

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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

March 6th: National Day of Unplugging - an excuse to unplug from tech/social media. 

March 20th: Northward Equinox - the first day of Spring

March 26th: Purple Day - celebrated internationally to raise awareness about epilepsy.

March 31st: Trans Day Of Visibility

Tune of the Month

Elderbrook & Rudimental - Something About You

This is a hit collaboration between the English musician Elderbrook and English drum and bass band Rudimental. The music video taking place in a support group adds even more meaning to the song we can chew on.

Who won our last "Engagement Bribe"

Congrats to Sean Franz for winning the last engagement bribe and getting a delicious box of chocolates!

CLICK HERE to sign up for our next Engagement Bribe.

What's on the line this month? Shower Steamers! A variety pack of 12 "shower bombs" with essential oils and aromatherapy.

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Ask

Miss Day

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

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February 2023

February  2023

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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Service Spotlight

Just what is the Office of Behavioral Health Advocacy (OBHA)? Let's find out.

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Staff Interview

This month we have a double feature with OBHA's own Michelle Tinkler!

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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

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February is Black History Month

February 2nd: Groundhog Day

February 5th: World Nutella Day

February 6th: Peer Seattle's Open House

February 14th: Valentine's Day

February 20th: President's Day - federal holiday

February 21st: International Mother Language Day

Tune of the Month

Fatboy Slim ft. Bootsy Collins - Weapon of Choice

One of the most popular music videos of all time. Highlighting Christopher Walking's dance and charisma; it's just a good time all around.

Who won our last "Engagement Bribe"

Congrats to Morgan Smithson for winning the last engagement bribe and getting a northern lights projector!

CLICK HERE to sign up for our next Engagement Bribe.

What's on the line this month? A perfect metaphor for life, a delicious box of chocolates.

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Rivet's Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Rivet just had great success making this delicious style of cheesecake this month.

Check out this recipe and many others on our

Staff Recipe page.

Ask

Miss Day

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

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January  2023

January 2023

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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Service Spotlight

Join us with Marsha

Valenzuela talking about our

family navigator service.

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