What our community has faced over the past several months is extraordinary. COVID-19 impacted us all but the disproportionate impact the disease has had on People of Color had already called into question the healthcare inequities that our black, brown and minority communities face.
Juneteenth commemorates the ending of slavery on June 19, 1865, in the United States. Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free.
The Seattle Foundation, a longtime community foundation serving nonprofit organizations throughout the region, recently awarded a $60,000 grant to Sound, one of the community’s largest providers of behavioral healthcare and addiction treatment.