Posts in: "Fighting Homelessness"
We think that everyone should have a roof overhead, and are supportive of the City’s efforts to move people out of The Jungle. We also know that there are still too many people without a safe place to sleep – and, as a community, we have a lot of work ahead of us. Read Article
When Ariel first experienced homelessness last winter, she lost more than a roof over her head. She lost something valuable and irreplaceable. She feared she would never get it back. “Hope. I needed hope badly because I was getting really depressed because it’s very scary being homeless.” Read Article
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
When Mary and Anthony saw a photographer taking portraits at the Exchange, their eyes lit up! It was the perfect way to capture their feelings for each other. Read Article