Family Resource Exchange

Families experiencing homelessness have a particularly hard time finding support.

In King County, there are hundreds of families each night living in their car, staying in emergency shelters and couch surfing. United Way has partnered with Starbucks, Wellspring Family Services and Mary’s Place to bring one-stop services to these families to help them get back on their feet.

Throughout the year, we host eight Family Resource Exchange events around the county. In addition to connecting families to housing and jobs, we’re providing: help connecting to public benefits for families, child care resources, haircuts, new shoes and a food bank.


Success Stories



Results From Previous Family Resource Exchange Events

8

Events Throughout King County

5,078

People Served

1,130

Families Connected to Housing Resources

650+

Families Housed or Prevented From Falling into Homelessness


In the News



Upcoming Events


December 14, 2019
12pm – 3pm
Issaquah Middle School
600 2nd Ave SE, Issaquah, WA 98027

January 20, 2020
10am – 2pm
Lindbergh High School
16426 128th Ave SE, Renton

April 1, 2020
9am – 2pm
Community Resource Exchange
CenturyLink Field

May
University of Washington Tacoma
Details Coming Soon!

August 21
University of Washington
Details Coming Soon!


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.
  • Families experiencing homelessness, or are at risk of becoming homeless, have unique needs 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.


Thank you to our premier partners:

Additional thanks to our event sponsors: