Among people currently experiencing homelessness in Seattle, families have specific needs. Having children while homeless adds another level of trauma.
United Way’s Family Resource Exchange events lessen the heavy burden of homelessness by connecting families to housing and providing other specific resources families need. Services include financial support programs and public benefits for families, child care resources, on-the-spot job interviews, haircuts, new shoes and a food bank. And we meet other timely family needs too—for example, kids got new backpacks and school supplies at the August 2018 event and new Halloween costumes at the October 2018 event.
August 21, 2019
UW Bothell – The ARC
How is this different from our larger Community Resource Exchange?
- Family Resource Exchange events happen throughout the year.
- They’re at a variety of locations around King County to meet the needs of as many families as possible.
- Most importantly, families experiencing homelessness or right on the edge of it have unique needs that often differ from other homeless populations, and this event gets them what they need all in one place.
Want to take the lead on these life-changing events? email Andrea Anderson, United Way director of foundation and corporate relations. Volunteers are also needed to make these events happen, so check back for openings.