Lucy is a Deaf African young woman who started receiving support services from PSRS last year. Staff Antonia built a relationship with Lucy, creating a work of shared cultural pride and beauty. Read more about what transpired.
In a time where the headlines focus on infections and casualties, it’s easy to forget that a single, trusting relationship can be the start to a safer community.
Over $125k and counting has been spent in response to a crisis that quickly emerged and has endured with unfortunate resilience. Like all of us, PSRS was taken by surprise by the Covid 19 pandemic and had to jump into action. See what we are doing.
Since its founding, PSRS has been committed to maintaining a Deaf friendly environment and culture, for our employees and for the people we support. PSRS employs more than 25 people who are deaf or hard of hearing and is invested in continuing to recruit. Learn more
What a fantastic holiday party this year! Food, games, a photo booth, gifts, Santa- we had it all. Take a look!
Darion Mallard came to PSRS five years ago to make a difference. And he has. His unique perspective and experience have helped him to foster a special connection with the person he supports. Read about how Darion has turned challenge into triumph and a special relationship that has changed two lives.
PSRS raised over $10,000 to put towards supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to do more in their communities and in their homes. So, what have we been doing? Click to find out.
PSRS is so excited, and thankful for all of the generous supporters who stepped up to make this GiveBig a great success. Thanks to you, we exceeded our goal and raised a total of $10,533!
This past November, PSRS parent Jeanne Richmond spoke at Legislative Night to advocate for her sons and for Supported Living. Jeanne knows the reality all too well - lack of funding leads to high turnover, which can impact the quality of support her adult children and others receive. Jeanne is not alone and she wanted legislators to know about it.
PSRS helps people work towards reaching their goals and finding new ways to enjoy the world around them. Learn more about the challenges and successes of supporting people like Joel to take steps towards new life experiences.
PSRS has an amazing team who worked extra hard for days ensuring the people we support stayed safe during an epic snow storm. Team members arranged transportation for and drove staff to homes, covered shifts, delivered supplies, shoveled snow, and more.
The PSRS holiday party was a hit! Food, music, crafts, a photo booth (complete with props), gifts, elves, lights, sparkly stuff, and the white bearded wonder himself, Santa . See why this was a holiday party to remember.
It's Halloween 2018 and this year, our HR Coordinator Allie thought we needed to channel the Halloween spirit at the office. And we definitely needed to invite people we support and staff to help inspire us. Costumes were mandatory (no they weren't, HR knows they can't do that but they were highly encouraged). There was candy....lots of candy. We ate candy!.....We are still eating candy. It was a ton of fun and we have the photos to prove it!
It's a bitter sweet end of year for PSRS as we say good bye to one of our most senior team members. Theresa Helm-Buckman is doing the retirement thing after 24 years with PSRS and while we are happy for her, it is truly our loss. PSRS wishes her all the best as she moves into the next stage of her life. Those who have worked closely with Theresa over the years have some special messages to share.
Studies have shown that giving makes us feel happy, is good for our health, and promotes social connection. We could all use some of that right about now! So, this November 27th, aka Giving Tueday, get ready to donate to PSRS and feel happy! We need you step up for our last fundraiser of the year! Help us reach our goal of $8,500.
Another successful golf tournament and another BIG THANK YOU to Mercury Pharmacy! This year, they raised $2000 for PSRS. We are so lucky for Mercury's support throughout the years. It was a great way to spend the work day! We got some great photos from the event to share!
It's Direct Support Professional Recognition Week! PSRS would not exist without the amazing people who support our mission, who day in and day out make a difference in the lives of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Join PSRS in recognizing our awesome DSPs and the valuable work they do!
LaDarla has a special hobby...driving. She was last at the Pacific Grand Prix Motorsports Park go cart track in Kent over two years ago and made it her mission to return.
PSRS had a goal to raise money for a specific cause during GiveBig - we were investing in nearly 20 agency vehicles to better support individuals (and their staff) to get out in their communities. And now we are on the road!
Congratulations and THANK YOU to Reggie Scott for his 20 years of commitment to PSRS and the people we support. Twenty years is a milestone for any job, but especially in Supported Living! PSRS is grateful to have such a loyal and dedicated team member.
June 1st 2018 marks the third annual PSRS Appreciation Day declared by the Mayor of Renton. PSRS has spent the past 35 years dedicated to providing critcal services, and connecting people with developmental and intellectual disabilities with their communities.
This year, PSRS had a big goal to raise $10,000. Many thank you's to our amazing supporters who helped PSRS give more choice and access to people with developmental and intellectual disabilities - we think that's pretty great
PSRS accomplished a lot in 2017. Take a look at what we did and how our supporters helped make it happen.
Remember aspiring artist Holly from our first newsletter? Well she just had her first art show here at the PSRS office and it was a big success!
Bust out the clubs, it’s tee time! The annual Mercury Pharmacy Golf Tournament is coming up. And this year, our very own Preston, Special Olympics golf medal winner, is joining the PSRS team!