Join our community working to end homelessness.
- Racial Equity
Homelessness is inextricably linked to racism. In fact, homelessness can be seen as a symptom of structural racism. In King County, nearly two thirds of people experiencing homelessness are people and families of color. African Americans are five times more likely to experience homelessness than their white counterparts in King County and Native American and Alaska Native individuals are seven times more likely to experience homelessness.
Our strategic plan to make homelessness rare, brief and one-time in King County also seeks to eliminate racial disparities. We know that addressing homelessness includes having difficult conversations about race. Truly ending homelessness will require bold action, from all of us, to create meaningful change in the lives of individuals experiencing homelessness in our community. All Home is committed to racial justice and in an effort to create a culture in which we can talk frankly about race, we invite you, our partners, to join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook or by emailing us directly
- Speak Up
Talk to your friends, family, and co-workers about homelessness. If you agree that homelessness is a crisis, get others involved. Retweet or post stories from @allhomkc, our Facebook page, or our many partners.
Get on the list for Action Alerts on housing and homelessness. Here are three key partners: Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, Housing Development Consortium (Seattle and King County), and Seattle-King County Coalition on Homelessness.
- Rent or Hire
Check out our partners at WeCount to donate goods to people in need in our community.
Visit our friends at United Way of King County to learn about volunteer opportunities in your area.
Just say hello! Support people in need with compassion and join Facing Homelessness to make human-to-human connections with our homeless neighbors.
Support low income and homeless newspaper sellers by buying a copy of Real Change from an authorized vendor. You can also download their new app.
- Hear Important Stories
Listen to local stories from StoryCorps “Finding Our Way: Puget Sound Stories of Family Homelessness.”
Listen to local stories that aired nationally on The Moth Radio Hour, from the local project Home: Lost and Found with The Moth.
Watch the four short animated films about local families, American Refugees, from the Seattle University Film & Family Homelessness Project.
- Share Your Bright Idea!
Take a moment to think about what you are passionate about and what skills you possess.
Recently, we’ve seen technology professionals develop phone applications; student organizers raise money for sleeping bags; and people experiencing homelessness themselves providing companionship and resources to others in need. Share your creative ideas for ensuring all people have a home.