How you can help DESC respond to COVID-19 (coronavirus)


In addition to our usual expenses, we’re purchasing additional cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment to keep our clients and staff safe and healthy. We’re also delivering meals and medications inside our housing programs to help tenants isolate and keep themselves safe.

If you can, please donate funds to help cover these costs.

You can also donate hygiene and survival supplies for our clients. Use this Amazon wishlist or reach out to Steven Dillon at sdillon@desc.org.

If you can help with masks or cleaning supplies, email Nathan Sawyer at nsawyer@desc.org. We are most in need of disposable masks, hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes. People with sewing skills can donate cloth masks for our staff and clients.

At this time, we are not taking more volunteers.

Work for us

We’re hiring! In the changing and uncertain job market, our on-call position allows compassionate and dedicated people a chance to earn an income on a short term basis, with opportunity for ongoing employment. Who knows, maybe you’ll even end up finding a new career!

These positions have minimal education requirements, and no social service experience is necessary.

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Note Our Service Changes

Our main administrative office at 515 Third Avenue will be closed to the general public until further notice. In-person visits in that offices are extremely limited, and walk-ins are not available. Please call (206) 464-1570 to find out how to reach the correct person.