By Senators Frockt, Saldaña, Kuderer, Liias, Hasegawa, Keiser, McCoy, Wellman, and Conway
WHEREAS, Every year, Crisis Clinic provides critical crisis intervention, information, and referrals to community services for thousands of youths and adults in Seattle, King County, and across the State of Washington; and
WHEREAS, Crisis Clinic provides the vital first contact point for Washingtonians struggling with emotional distress or in urgent need of assistance in accessing community services; and
WHEREAS, Under the guidance of Kathleen Southwick, its executive director for the past 19 years, Crisis Clinic has steadily grown and expanded its reach to help more and more Washingtonians through times of personal crisis; and
WHEREAS, Kathleen Southwick led Crisis Clinic's program expansion, which included the development of King County 2-1-1 and its many specialty services, the Washington Recovery Help Line, and the In-patient Authorization service; and
WHEREAS, Kathleen Southwick was a founding member of the Washington Information Network 211, which brought 2-1-1 to Washington State; and
WHEREAS, Kathleen Southwick has served on the Seattle-King County Public Health Department's Vulnerable Populations Committee, the Committee to End Homelessness Interagency Council, and the U.S. 211 Public Policy Committee; and
WHEREAS, Kathleen Southwick has been instrumental in developing innovative health and social service programs in King County to help people in need across our state;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Washington State Senate pause to honor Kathleen Southwick for her 19 years of service to the people of our state, and recognize her considerable efforts helping Washingtonians navigate life-challenging crises as Crisis Clinic's executive director; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Secretary of the Senate to Crisis Clinic and to Governor Jay Inslee.
I, Hunter G. Goodman, Secretary of the Senate,
do hereby certify that this is a true and
correct copy of Senate Resolution 8636,
adopted by the Senate
April 13, 2017
Secretary of the Senate