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Homeowners who oversee their own projects are now subject to the same safety standards as a general contractor under WISHA laws. Know your responsibilities and liabilities before deciding to take on this role!

WISHA Compliance Extended to Homeowners

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Supporting Local Causes

 

CDR holds a long-standing commitment to support local non-profit organizations. Over the years our staff has consistently chosen to dedicate our contributions to local causes, and we are proud to be among this region's many businesses both small and large who believe they can help make a difference for those in need right here in our community. We also believe that by promoting the causes of these great organizations, their funding resources are broadened and their outreach is widened.  

Please let us introduce you to a number of the organizations we support who are meeting the needs of those in our community who face incredible life challenges.

 

Cocoon House 

Cocoon House fosters personal growth and healthy relationships to strengthen and empower at-risk and homeless youth and their families. 

Established in 1991, Cocoon House has been Snohomish County’s only resource exclusively serving homeless and at-risk youth ages 13-17. They believe that every child deserves a home and the opportunity to achieve his or her fullest potential. Cocoon House provides youth housing and other critical community –based services to youth, caregivers, families and the community. 

Cocoon House has grown into an all-encompassing, continuum of services that strengthens families while helping teens to reclaim their youth and discover their values, strengths and talents. This enables them to face the future with stability, dignity and purpose. Our services include emergency shelter, long-term transitional housing, case management, advocacy, and prevention.

http://cocoonhouse.org

 

Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center 

Little Bit’s mission is to improve the bodies, minds, and spirits of children and adults with disabilities through equine-assisted therapy and to be an educational resource for the therapeutic riding profession, both regionally and nationally. 

Their flagship programs—Adaptive Riding and Hippotherapy—both utilize the unique qualities of the horse to affect positive change in the lives of children and adults with disabilities. 

These programs provide life-changing physical benefits such as strengthening muscles, preventing bone weakness and joint dislocation, improving balance and enhancing hand/eye coordination. These benefits improve a rider’s overall health, which, in turn, can increase life expectancy. 

They also ripple into other aspects of daily living, promoting confidence and independence, improving communication skills and peer interaction, enhancing concentration and memory, stimulating problem-solving and providing achievable goals. 

http://littlebit.org

 

Treehouse 

Treehouse’s six core programs – Tutoring, Educational Advocacy, College and Career Planning, Little Wishes, Summer Camp and the Wearhouse – give foster children a real childhood as well as hope for the future.  These programs offer kids in foster care what all children so desperately need: a safe place to dream. 

Since 1988, Treehouse has filled the gaps for kids in foster care, providing services that no other agency addresses: money for extra-curricular activities and summer camp, professional educational support services, resources to fully participate in the everyday activities of growing up, clothing and supplies to help them fit in at school. 

http://www.treehouse4kids.org

 

Northwest Harvest 

The mission of Northwest Harvest is to provide nutritious food to hungry people statewide in a manner that respects their dignity, while fighting to eliminate hunger.  Their vision is ample nutritious food available to everyone in Washington State. 

Northwest Harvest is the only non-profit food bank distributor operating statewide in Washington with a network of more than 350 food banks, meal programs and high-need schools.  They provide over 1.7 million meals every month to this network. 

With distribution centers in western, eastern, coastal and central Washington, Northwest Harvest reaches rural communities where people in need would otherwise go hungry.  They require that Northwest Harvest food be given freely to anyone hungry enough to ask, respecting their dignity while serving their need.  For 45 years they have been committed to lifting up the voices of those in need across the state. 

http://northwestharvest.org

 

Eastside Legal Assistance Program 

The Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) provides access to justice through free or low cost civil legal aid to low income residents of East and Northeast King County Washington and domestic violence legal aid throughout King County. 

ELAP opened in 1989 and has been responsive to client needs with projects such as the Domestic Violence Legal Project (DVLP) and the multi-lingual clinic. Since 1990, volunteer attorneys have contributed over 20,000 hours of free legal aid, serving over 50,000 clients. These contributed services through ELAP programs total over $6 million. ELAP maximizes access to justice for King County residents through the donation of time and expertise from private attorneys, ELAP staff, its board of directors, and through donations, grants and contracts. 

http://elap.org

 

Master Builders Care Foundation 

Master Builders Care Foundation is a philanthropic arm of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties.  Its mission being improvement of the quality of life in the communities where they live, work, and build, the Master Builders Care Foundation provides building resources and expertise to non-profit service organizations dedicated to housing individuals and families in need.   MBCF has three primary community service programs: HomeAid Master Builders Care, Rampathon and Painting a Better Tomorrow.

http://www.masterbuildersinfo.com/index.cfm?/Community/Master-Builders-Care-Foundation

 

LifeWire (formerly Eastside Domestic Violence Program) 

LifeWire has been providing domestic violence services and programs to the community since 1982. They have grown to become one of Washington State’s largest domestic violence service providers and a recognized leader in the field.  They work closely with local and regional human service agencies to provide life-saving and life-changing programs and services to help victims and their children separate safely from an abuser, restore trust, develop self-sufficiency and build peaceful families. 

http://www.lifewire.org/

 

FareStart 

FareStart is a culinary job training and placement program for homeless and disadvantaged individuals. Over the past 20 years, FareStart has provided opportunities for nearly 6,000 people to transform their lives, while also serving over 5 million meals to disadvantaged men, women, and children.  FareStart provides a community that transforms lives by empowering homeless and disadvantaged men, women, and families to achieve self-sufficiency through life skills, job training and employment in the food service industry. 

http://www.farestart.org

 

Boys and Girls Clubs of King County 

Boys & Girls Clubs of King County gives kids a place to call their own, where they can have fun, get a hot meal, be creative, be a part of a team, get help with homework…or just hang out with friends.  They offer safe, fun, inclusive, and inspiring places that kids and their families count on—every day.

Thirteen locations with open doors throughout King County create space for children and teens to learn, create, and attain their best in academics, athletics, and more.  

http://www.positiveplace.org/index.asp

 

Mercer Island Youth and Family Services 

The City of Mercer Island is unique in that it provides a broad range of multigenerational human and community services to Mercer Island residents through a dedicated department of the City—Mercer Island Youth and Family Services (MIYFS).   MIYFS offers a broad variety of programs, services and expertise that support the wellness and human service needs of all Mercer Islanders. 

Services include: emergency assistance, a food bank, employment assistance, mental health counselors, drug and alcohol prevention and intervention experts at the middle school and high school, counseling services, senior outreach and advocacy, youth development programs, early intervention programs for illegal behavior, and a unique cross-community focus on preventing the harm caused by youth drug and alcohol use in the community.  

http://www.mercergov.org/SectionIndex.asp?SectionID=45