The deadline to submit was Aug. 15, 2021. Submissions are now closed.
Over the past year, we learned that we can act quickly to meet big challenges. As those challenges continue, we need your support now more than ever.
On Sept. 1, DESC loaded a van to the ceiling with bedding, sheets, comforters and pillows for our clients, courtesy of departing students, via the University of Washington’s Mini-SCRAM event.Continue reading “Students SCRAM, clients benefit”
Gaining housing after years, sometimes decades, of homelessness, can be a too-good-to-be true moment for some of our clients.Continue reading “Sonya smiled”
Sign up to watch DESC’s Impact Film Festival via Zoom, Sept. 23, 7 p.m.! Settle in at home with the device of your choice for an evening of juried short (under 10 minutes long) films that address impacting homelessness.Continue reading “Watch Impact Film Festival on Sept. 23!”
A University of Washington study of 1,434 residents and staff at 14 adult and family homeless shelters in King County showed the need for routine viral testing outside of clinical settings for those experiencing homelessness. It also showed that people in shelters may be at greater risk for outbreaks due to overcrowding and shared bathrooms.
The study, conducted from January through April 2020, began as an “offshoot” of the November 2019 Seattle Flu Study conducted at homeless shelters. That study researched the trial of onsite testing and treatment to manage flu outbreaks in a setting where they could easily spread.