Tulalip Cares: A Symbol of Gratitude for Bailey-Boushay House
Giving back to their community is an enduring cultural hallmark of the Tulalip Tribes. For generations, tribal members have used the same gesture to acknowledge those who have given of themselves to support others: They lift their hands, raising them with palms open as a symbol of gratitude.
“We raise our hands to the amazing and very important HIV/AIDS services they provide,” says Tribal Chairwoman Teri Gobin. “Our traditions and values inform our giving priorities. That means supporting programs that address the well-being of those most in need. It’s a privilege to contribute to BBH.”
“We’re very thankful that Tulalip Cares is helping us continue this program." — Brian Knowles
Tulalip Cares was inspired to support BBH, in part, because they’ve seen patients in their tribe’s health care program benefit from similar comprehensive services.
"We know firsthand how connecting mental health, nutrition, counseling and housing services can make a tremendous difference," Teri says.
The donation will support BBH’s nutrition program, which provides three fresh meals daily. For many clients, these are the only nutritious meals they can count on. This program also supports nutrition workshops, a weekly group for clients with diabetes and holiday meals for clients and their families.
“Offering a robust nutrition program helps keep our clients fed and healthy and gives them one less thing to worry about,” says BBH Executive Director Brian Knowles. “We’re very thankful that Tulalip Cares is helping us continue this program.”