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

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 …

Posted by Brandi Kruse on Thursday, March 24, 2016

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.


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. Last year we connected 2,224 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 TimesCrosscut, and KOMO4 News are saying about the program.


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
  • Key Bank
  • Becky and Mike Hughes
  • Margaret Meister and Joan McBride

$50,000 – $99,999

  • U.S. Bank

$25,000 – $49,999

  • Brettler Family Foundation
  • Nordstrom

$10,000 – $24,999

  • Bruce R. McCaw Family Foundation
  • Michael Lindsay
  • Curtis and Heidi Reusser
  • Mike and Sue Brandeberry
  • David and Deborah Grant
  • H.S. Wright, III and Kate Janeway
  • David Lindsay
  • Jon Fine and Paula Selis
  • Elizabeth Tennant and Peter Maier
  • Anne and Darren Shakib
  • Craig and Nicole Ueland
  • Washington Federal