Posts in: "Fighting Homelessness"

Why the need for data collecting for people experiencing homelessness

Imagine this…you’re homeless for the first time and you go to a local agency seeking help. You’re embarrassed, you’re scared, and you have no idea what to expect. The agency staff are calming and empathetic. And then they start asking you questions…lots of questions. About your situation, about your family, and about things that at that moment don’t feel all that important. Read Article

Tents, tents, everywhere tents…

I don’t know about you but it sure seems like I’m seeing more and more people in our community struggling with homelessness. I’m particularly struck by the number of tents that I see – under bridges, on sidewalks, set-up on greenbelts, and on and on. Read Article

Everyone Counts

Steve had been in and out of shelters for years. "In" meaning figuring out how to get his name shelter lists early to get bed. "Out" meaning a cold, wet night outside. Read Article

Seattle’s Best Sports Event. Ever.

Guest blogger Constance McBarron shares with us her impressions from the All-Star Classic that had over 6,500 attendees at Safeco Field who watched celebs and volunteers play a friendly softball game to raise money and awareness for Seattle’s homeless youth. Read Article