Sunnyside Neighborhood Community Cares (SNACC) Committee Updates

The SNACC committee discussed high level findings from the December 2021 Needs Assessment survey done at the Sunnyside Showers. The team will be conducting interviews with some participants and wrapping up analysis of results over the next few weeks. Then we will share the results with participants and committee members and discuss how to implement feedback. We also discussed the ongoing trash removal services at various high-need areas in the community. A weekly trash removal will occur at SE 36th and Hawthorne on Mondays at 11 a.m. Finally, we began logistical planning for regular outreach to our houseless neighbors. The intention of this outreach effort is to build and strengthen relationships between housed and houseless folks in Sunnyside and connect houseless folks to resources when possible. Those present and able to volunteer divided up the neighborhood and will begin monthly walk-arounds in February. We will continue planning for supplies that volunteers can bring as well as training that volunteers might need in order to meet the needs of the community.

We encourage anyone who is interested in these efforts to attend our next SNACC meeting on Thursday, February 18th at 6:30 p.m. Meeting details will be posted on the SNA website Monday, February 14th.

Author: Emily McCadden

SNACC Co-Chair and SNA Board Member