In late 2018, King County asked DESC to run a low barrier, 24/7 shelter in the former West Wing of the King County jail. Continue reading “West Wing Shelter Opening Sunday”
The recent report studying the behaviors of a sample of people with repeated criminal offenses in Seattlehighlighted a problem we see at DESC frequently – for some, the relationship between the criminal justice system and the streets and emergency shelters is a revolving door. Continue reading “Housing First and the Criminal Justice System”
We raised a record-breaking $65,000 at Gimme Shelter 2019, unlocking the full $25,000 in cold weather matching funds! Continue reading “Thanks for Joining Us at Gimme Shelter 2019!”
Please enjoy this report of DESC’s work in 2017!