connections

Hours
Effective January 12, 2014:
Monday to Sunday, 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Services at Connections
Case Managers meet with participants one-on-one to develop a long-term strategy to obtain future employment and stable, affordable housing. Counselors refer and connect participants to appropriate services that will assist clients in achieving stability and independence.
Employment assistance On-site services provided by case managers and other groups include: employment assessments, basic skills training, computer training, financial literacy and job placement assistance.
Veterans outreach Connections collaborates with government and other veterans outreach organizations to assist homeless veterans in accessing services to meet their individualized needs. Potential employers DESC works closely with local businesses on potential employment opportunities for the individuals we serve. To get involve, please contact connections@desc.org.
Hygiene services The facility offers participants the use of clean bathrooms, showers, and laundry services. Chemical dependency assessment and referral Connections staff conduct initial assessments and refer participants to appropriate programs for further assessment, treatment and recovery assistance.
Meal services Daily meal service is provided to participants using services at Connections. Computer training Participants can utilize one of 17 computers during open hours or attend computer skills training classes.

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Related Media

"New homeless center in downtown Seattle" - KUOW 94.9 (May 18, 2006)

"One-stop center for homeless adults opens" - City of Seattle media release (May 17, 2006)

"Meeting basic needs of homeless is goal of new downtown facility" - Seattle Times (May 17, 2006)

"Connections Grand Opening" - Mayor's Press Conference - The Seattle Channel (May 17, 2006)

"Housing, Human Services and Health Committee" - The Seattle Channel (May 16, 2006) [Bill Hobson, guest]

"Morrison Hotel to house homeless center" - Seattle Times (March 1, 2005)

"Homeless hygiene center heads for Pioneer Square hotel Despite opposition, City Council OKs $2.1 million plan" - Seattle Post-Intelligencer (March 1, 2005)

"Mayor praises Council support of Downtown Service Center" - Mayor Gregory J. Nickels, Seattle (February 28, 2005)

"Council's homeless-services center option: cheaper, sooner, bigger" - Seattle Times (February 16, 2005)

"Hotel site supported for hygiene center" - Seattle Post-Intelligencer (February 16, 2005)

"Morrison site on top" - Seattle Post-Intelligencer (February 3, 2005)

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