They’re Off the Streets, Thanks to You

By United Way of King County, on February 25, 2016 | In Fighting Homelessness, News

The Streets to Home program has helped dozens of people move off the streets since launching in November 2015. Outreach workers at five different agencies seek out people living on the streets to see what individual support they need to move to a more stable situation. The solutions have been as varied as the individuals themselves, and include:

  • David. David is a welder who was homeless. He was connected to a hostel so he would work graveyard shift and sleep during the day.
  • George. George was working in a restaurant by day and sleeping in a tent near SR-520 by night. Your gift helped him move into a room for rent so he could arrive to work well rested.
  • A veteran. You helped a veteran, diagnosed with terminal cancer and living on the street in the University District, move to a motel and start hospice services while waiting for housing. He moved in to permanent housing two weeks later for his final days.

Jobs Connect is another way your gift is helping people improve their situation. This program is rolling out this month and will connect people to temporary employment. Through partnerships with Millionair Club and YWCA, outreach workers will use a 16-passenger van to get people to day jobs so they can get back on their feet.

Want to see the work up close? Join us April 6 at the Community Resource Exchange for a tour. Email Victoria Law at to reserve your spot.


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