Homeless Outreach

HOMELESS / HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES

Isaiah 58
Isaiah 58 team members prepare and serve meals for approximately 200 homeless and working poor in downtown Seattle on the second Thursday of each month, and occasionally serve meals to Tent City dwellers and emergency shelter refugees. Isaiah 58 welcomes individuals, friends, families, small groups of Sunday School classes who want to help the homeless. Contact Bob Hernacki b.hernacki@comcast.net or Steve Houchin houchins@aol.com .   You can also obtain more info at the Isaiah 58 web page.

Camp Unity Eastside (CUE)
Camp Unity Eastside is a transitional mobile encampment and self managed outside community. Camp Unity Eastside provides a safe and stable place for people experiencing homelessness, that supports resilience and fosters hope and connection so people may move toward safe and stable housing with the relationships, self-confidence and knowledge to be successful. More info at Camp Unity Eastside website or email the camp at campunityeastside@gmail.com.

The Landing
The Landing is the only emergency overnight shelter for single young adults ages 18 to 24 on the east side of King County. Each night The Landing offers homeless young adults a safe place to sleep. During the week daytime support is provided during Drop-In hours. Services include meals, laundry, hot showers, counseling and case management. Volunteers can help staff serve meals, help to provide basic needs (hygiene supplies, bus passes, etc.) and assist with the day to day schedule. Volunteers have many opportunities to build constructive relationships with the guests, including helping them with activities, providing information and interacting with them to build trust, honesty and responsibility. There are opportunities for volunteers to serve during daytime hours, or in the evening or morning shifts at the shelter. Contact: Morgan Winkler, morganw@friendsofyouth.org 425-869-6490 ext. 309 www.friendsofyouth.org.

Vision House
Vision House is a Christian social service agency that provides transitional housing, support services and child care for homeless mothers and their children and separately to homeless men recovering from substance abuse. Volunteer opportunities include: Weekly donation sorting, assist with monthly sidewalk sales (the last Friday/Saturday of every month starting in April), organize and assist with Santa Visit/open house the weekend following Thanksgiving. Website Contact: Kristi Slattery Kristis@vision-house.org

Washington Information Network 211
2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember phone number for people to call for health and human service information and referrals and other assistance to meet their needs. See win211.org for more information.

Homelessness in LWSD
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act is federal legislation that has been in effect since 1987 to support children and youth experiencing homelessness. The McKinney-Vento Act defines ‘homeless children and youth’ as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. Over 184 students have been identified in the Lake Washington School District this year.   There are many ways to help these students and their families, from providing a bag of groceries, to providing services like a car repair or oil change, or perhaps a school supply drive in your neighborhood. Contact Cheryl Chikalla, Program Specialist Homeless Liaison LWSD, 425-936-1297.

Discovery House
When volunteering with Discovery House your time and love helps homeless women and their children with a second chance at a productive life. Most of the Discovery House families come from domestic violence and have no money. This local, privately funded, faith based ministry provides transitional housing, resource coordination, and life skills. Help make a difference by getting involved. Opportunities are onsite or offsite, for individuals or teams. They include, grant writing, case management, maintenance work, childcare, help with events and so, so, much more. For a complete list, click here www.eastsidediscoveryhouse.com  or Contact Joy Roof at 425-890-2395 eastsidediscoveryhouse@gmail.com

Attain Housing
By working with Attain Housing you can help families facing a homeless crisis in our community become stable and self-sufficient. Learn more at http://www.attainhousing.org.

Sibling House Kirkland
If you have a heart for kids who live in the foster care system separated from their birth parents this is an opportunity for you to help siblings be together. Michael Gaskill mgaskill@siblinghouse.org.

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