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We are Semi-Finalists!

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Your vote can help us win! We have been selected as a semi-finalist in the BECU People Helping People Awards. The awards are meant to honor nonprofits in the Puget Sound region. Learn more about the awards here:

Help us win! Vote for the Washington Access Fund – it only takes 30 seconds! Voting takes place on Facebook, but you do not have to have a Facebook account to vote. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and select the Washington Access Fund in the drop down box. Voting ends Friday July 18th at 11:59pm.

Client Spotlight: Meet Maria-lynn Olsson

Maria-lynn Olsson is a kind-hearted and dedicated advocate for children with and without disabilities. Maria-lynn knows what it is like to grow up having a disability, in her case Cerebral Palsy. Maria-lynn hopes to one-day work with youth with disabilities in a classroom setting.

Maria-lynn is the first enrollee in the Washington Access Fund’s Work Opportunities IDA program through Washington’s Disability Employment Initiative (DEI). Through this program Maria-lynn is saving for a “new” used car, which will take her to and from work and out to work meetings. Click here to read Maria-lynn’s full profile.

Matched Savings Accounts Available for a **Limited Time**
The Access Fund’s Work Opportunities IDA’s are for jobseekers with disabilities engaged with a Seattle-King or Snohomish County WorkSource Center. Individuals can save up for assets needed to overcome barriers to employment or self-employment and receive a 1-to-1 match. This IDA program is funded through the Department of Labor’s Disability Employment Initiative grant ending September of 2014. Accounts are still available and applications will be accepted through May 30th, 2014. Contact Emerson Sekins at or call (206) 328-5116 or click here for more information.