Who We Are

DESC (Downtown Emergency Service Center) is a nonprofit organization of nearly 600 professional staff, board members, and community volunteers who strive to fulfill DESC's mission to end chronic homelessness in our community.

We are your neighbors, friends, and family who since 1979 have sought justice, compassion and support for the most vulnerable members of our society.

We are leaders in our field, an organization of dedicated men and women for whom no job in the service of our clients is too daunting nor too menial

We are Seattle's leading provider of award winning housing and support services to chronically homeless adults who are living with mental illness, addictive disorders, and co-occurring disabilities

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