Good news from the front-lines of DESC’s COVID response

May 29, 2020 — We haven’t had a positive test among our clients or staff for three weeks! That’s something to celebrate. Thanks for supporting our work to provide enough social distance for all of our clients to stay safe during the pandemic.

Moving clients of our downtown shelter to the Red Lion in Renton has been a centerpiece of our strategy. The move led to dramatic increases in our clients’ health and stability. Despite opposition, King County Councilmembers voted unanimously on Wednesday to accept a report from our funders about the positive impact of the Red Lion.

In other good news, the City of Seattle has extended funding for our Exhibition Hall shelter through August.

Thanks to King County, the City of Seattle, and your efforts, our clients will be able to stay safely isolated and continue their journeys of recovery during this difficult time. And that’s a bit of good news, for a change.