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Marie* first came to Youth Eastside Services (YES) because her friends told trusted adults at her school that she was self-harming—cutting her own arms until they bled. At first, Marie showed little interest in opening up to her counselor, but as they developed a trusting relationship, the counselor was able to identify the cause of Marie's shame, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem: She had been sexually abused.
Community Events, May 2016
There they go again.
Oct. 3, 2009 was the day my life changed. On that day, my heart stopped. I suffered cardiac arrest at age 38. Before this date, I did not know that one out of three women will die of heart disease; more than all cancers combined. In the fall of 2012, I embarked on a new career working with schools in Western Washington promoting the Jump Rope for Heart Program in elementary schools. My personal goal was to reach other moms with the American Heart Association (AHA) mission.
Over almost three decades of recycling in the Puget Sound region, Waste Management has seen big changes in our industry. As the largest residential recycler in North America and in the Puget Sound, our business is constantly changing to meet the shifting consumer habits and evolving markets.
I have had the pleasure of seeing Washington, D.C. work. It seems so long ago. Before "working" and "Washington, D.C." didn't constitute an oxymoron and "compromise" wasn't an insult.