Posts in: "Fighting Homelessness"

Employers see the benefits of putting Seattle’s homeless to work

Downtown Seattle’s Metropolitan Improvement District has never given a second thought to bestowing the dignified title of ambassador to Seattle’s homeless, making the employer an ideal partner to launch United Way of King County’s Jobs Connect program. The first wave of Jobs Connect participants are performing four-week temporary stints as street maintenance ambassadors for the MID. Wearing orange vests and clutching brooms and dust pans, the workers are teamed with full-time MID ambassadors, some of whom can relate personally, having once been homeless themselves. Read Article

Homelessness Myth or Fact?

Seattle's population is growing, as is the number of people experiencing homelessness. Are homeless people coming here because we offer so many services? Read Article