Jobs Connect

We know that housing is the solution to homelessness. We also know that you can’t move into housing—or maintain it—without an income. That’s why we invest in connecting people who are homeless and able to work with employers who can put them to work.

How it Works

We’re working with the Millionair Club Charity, the City of Seattle, Downtown Seattle Association and other nonprofit partners to reach people who are not working and are on the streets. We’ve purchased a 16-passenger van for concentrated outreach in the downtown area, SODO and Capitol Hill—and are providing lockers so workers can store their belongings while on the job.

 

A big thank you to United Way of King County and the Millionair Club for the work they’re doing to combat our city’s homeless crisis. And you can help …

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MEASURING SUCCESS

  • Outreach efforts take place five days a week in multiple neighborhoods throughout the city.
  • In the pilot year, we connected 163 people to jobs—and now, we’re taking it to scale. Since July 2017, we’ve connected 1,546 people to employment. Meet Roland, who thanks Jobs Connect for helping him get back on his feet. Read our update on Justin, whom we met through Jobs Connect and caught up with recently to see how he’s doing.
  • Over time, we anticipate connecting with 6,000 clients annually with a job match success rate of 50%.

OUR GOAL: Reduce the number of unsheltered people by 50%

While no one strategy will get us to this number, Jobs Connect will play a large role in connecting people to jobs and helping them get back on their feet. See what The Seattle Times, Crosscut, and KOMO4 News are saying about the program.

Ways your support could be acknowledged: Potential mention in neighborhood newspapers and blogs – Potential mention in social media (e.g. Facebook posts and Tweets).

For more information on this or any sponsorship opportunity, please contact your Resource Development Officer or Carrie Bates at cbates@uwkc.org or 206.461.5049

Jobs Connect Honor Roll

With support from these generous donors, we are helping people move off the streets.

$100,000+

City of Seattle, Human Services Department

Margaret Meister and Joan McBride

$50,000 – $99,999

Becky and Mike Hughes

U.S. Bank

$20,000 – $49,999

Brettler Family Foundation

Nordstrom

Craig and Nicole Ueland

Washington Federal

$10,000 – $19,999

Mike Brandeberry

David and Deborah Grant

H.S. Wright, III and Kate Janeway

David Lindsay

Elizabeth Tennant and Peter Maier

Anne and Darren Shakib

$5,000 – $9,999

Mark and Heather Barbieri

Fred and Gretel Biel Charitable Trust

KPFF Special Projects Division

Microsoft Corporation

Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

Lucy and Herb Pruzan

Salesforce.com

Tulalip Tribes Charitable Fund

ZGF Architects LLP