tSB Awarded a Premera Social Impact Grant of $30,000!

We are excited to be one of the six nonprofit organizations across Washington chosen by Premera Blue Cross through its Premera Social Impact program to receive a grant to support behavioral health solutions, particularly in underserved communities.

According to studies by the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experiences mental illness in a given year, and approximately 1 in 5 youths aged 13 to 18 have experienced a severe mental disorder at some point during their life. “Behavioral health is an issue we all need to address together by reducing the stigma around the conditions and providing access to care,” said Paul Hollie, who leads Premera Social Impact. “These programs strive to make a difference in the lives of individuals and families in their communities.”

In 2018, Premera Social Impact awarded more than $9.5 million in grants and sponsorships in Washington and Alaska.

Honoring Natalie

Our community is experiencing the loss of a beautiful and brave tSB youth, Natalie, who inspired many of her peers and tSB community members. Natalie was a former Prophet and current Peer Leader. On December 18, 2018 she was fatally shot by her mother. She was quiet and shy, but we at tSB saw her grow as a leader, confident and compassionate, speaking up for others and herself. Natalie was our youngest peer leader, and showed so much love and strength throughout her time with us.

Natalie embodied tSB’s motto, “push your growing edge,” in her quiet courage. Her death impacts all of tSB immensely, especially our Peer Leaders. We are still trying to process this and are seeking solace within the community. Through this incredibly hard time, we ask for your prayers and support as we honor Natalie in the best way possible. Please keep her, her family, and the tSB community in your thoughts. We will ensure to make resources and other support systems available.

 

Check out this article on KUOW about past tSB Prophet and Peer Leader, Graham Blair! 
His mother, Jordan Blair is a past tSBoard Member!

Meet Our Program Team!

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What’s up tSB Community?! Cole Story, tSB Program Manager, here to recap the year, and introduce our new Program Team! What a year it’s been for tSB – new faces,…

Thank You to Our 2018 Summer Interns!

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A huge shoutout to our amazing summer interns: Olivia Freeman, Tyler Vuu and Adam Lemlem! (Click on their names for their bios) Thanks for devoting your summer to helping tSB...

A Huge Thank You to PSCAA

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This summer, tSB partnered with Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) to educate and empower tSB youth to take community action regarding air quality and environmental justice. During the workshop,…

What You Missed at the tSB Town Hall Meeting on October 26th

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Happy Holidays tSB Community! On October 26th, members of our community, the tSBoard of Directors and tSB staff gathered at the 2100 building to have a conversation about the recent…