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Joy, Truth, and Gratitude from Room One

With the year coming to an end, we reflect on all of the ways that we have experienced joy and gratitude in the last year. Here at Room One, joy comes in many forms, but it’s almost always rooted in relationships with one another. That can look like staff collaboration, one-on-one meetings with clients or Room One supporters, board meetings, parenting groups, community partnerships, or working with youth and elders.

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Kat Goering Photo

Welcome Kat Goering New Room One Executive Director

After nearly two years, Room One is delighted to introduce our next Executive Director, Katrina (Kat) Goering. During the interim time period, board and staff were able to do important work together envisioning our next leader and the current needs of our organization and community.

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YLC 2021 Welcome Packet

Youth Leadership Council 2021

Our Okanogan Healthy Youth work continues, particularly with the highly engaging Youth Leadership Council (YLC), co-led by Room One staff Keri Moore and FYRE co-founder Mady Sandoval.

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Working to Stop Poverty: The Long Road

The past year has indeed shown us the even wider disparities between those with resources, an ability to work remotely, an ability to hire tutors for homeschooling, with access to healthcare and paid sick leave, and those who lost jobs, income, childcare, housing, and can no longer keep food on the table for their families.

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Lost homeland

Housing is Critical

Without home ownership, it is really difficult to get out of poverty that cuts across generations. And yet even with the land trust homes, many in our valley have been displaced or cut off from the ability to own land or homes.

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