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.
We’ve been key players in the
Third Door Coalition for the past three years and are excited to announce the results of our partnership. Check out our comprehensive plan to build enough housing to meet the needs of everyone in our community who is experiencing chronic homelessness.
This plan’s centerpiece is supportive housing. It’s based on DESC’s successful, evidence-based model that has already ended homelessness for the 1,400 tenants of our supportive housing programs.
To bring this solution to scale the private, public and nonprofit sectors all have to take part. We don’t all have to agree about why this work is important. But we do have to work together!
Updated April 29, 2020
We are grateful to be part of a community that values public health expertise. The efforts of so many to follow ‘stay at home’, hygiene and social distancing guidance is making a big difference for DESC clients and the community as a whole.
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The regional day of giving known as GiveBIG is more important than ever this year. And thanks to our generous donors, all donations will be matched 100% up to $88,000 until May 6th.
Donate now and make sure your gift gets matched! Continue reading “GiveBIG Early Giving Starts Today!”
In accordance with the social distancing measures in effect, we are postponing our Gimme Shelter concert to later in the year (likely November).
We’re so disappointed by the situation, but it’s the right thing to do to ensure the health and safety of our staff, the band, and you, our amazing supporters.
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