Peer Washington's Staff Newsletter

 Welcome to Pride Month, June. We are helping celebrate by putting on an online virtual drag show with the cast of Bacon Strip. Expect disco, dancing raccoons, fireballs, and more! Invite your friends to the Facebook event HERE, or check out Peer Seattle's new PRIDE page to sign up for an email reminder for the show. If you miss it live, don't fret, it's also being recorded. 

Also, a big shout out to Liz for finding a problem that needed solving and going through the motions to improve our organization and our sites' amenities. We always want to improve and keep our services and facilities batting above par. 

We are also always on the lookout for more staff recipes!

Do not hesitate to email to submit any of yours. 

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Quick Links & Stories


Staff Recipes

Paula's Fresh Apple Cake recipe coming all the way from her great-grandmother!


Staff Interview

Who is Julie Hinkemeyer?

Learn more about one of Peer Spokane's Program Managers.


Peer Seattle Pride

We've teamed up with Baconstrip's drag queens to put on a virtual pride show!


Important Dates

June 6th: Happy Birthday Kaliyah!

June 11th: Happy Birthday Georgia!

June 13th: Happy Birthday Stephanie Lane!

June 14th: Happy Birthday Stephanie Tompkins!

June 19th: JuneteenthCelebrated as the day when

slavery ended in the US.

June 19th: Bacon Strip's pride show "I Will Survive" airing at 8 pm. 

June 20th: Summer Solstice

June 27th: Seattle Pride celebrating the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots

June 28th: Happy Birthday to both Liz and Marjorie!

Bacon Strip Teaser

Tune of the Month

Hunger - Florence + The Machine

The dog days may be over but Florence + The Machine remain very relevant; including their musical talent being featured in Disney's new Cruella film. "Hunger" was inspired by Florence Welch's own struggles with her eating disorder and drug addiction. She has recently celebrated seven years of sobriety. 

Thursday Staff Connections






Conversations about

-diversity's importance

-dismantling racism

-toxic social structures


This week we focus on learning and practicing Motivational Interviewing with each other

Enjoy Pictionary? Join us for the online version and play along with fellow


Meet Up

End-of-month general Staff Connections meeting with casual conversation and no rules