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All Home is Hiring!

We are currently hiring a Project Manager to support the implementation of the All Home Strategic Plan, specifically including:

  • Leading across systems to develop effective discharge planning, preventing exits to homelessness from jails, hospitals, and other institutions,
  • Collaborating with housing authorities and other housing partners to increase housing opportunities for those moving on, or graduating from, supportive housing, and
  • Ongoing community engagement to increase awareness and support for making homelessness rare, brief, and one-time.

To learn more and to apply, visit http://bit.ly/2lSYkeZ.

Now Recruiting: Youth Advisory Board

All Home is partnering with the Northwest Network on the formation of a Youth Advisory Board, which will be involved in planning and implementation of improved Youth and Young Adult services in King County. In particular, this group will play a significant role in our community’s work on the HUD Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program. We are looking for youth aged 13-24, living in King County with experience of homelessness/unstable housing. Youth Advisory Board members will be paid $20/hr for their work.

To apply, please follow the link to the application here. If your internet access is limited, you are welcome to print out the application and ask your case manager/provider to connect with Brennon Ham at brennon@nwnetwork.org to schedule a pick-up or mail-in. Please reply by March 1.

Count Us In – Take the Survey!

Thank you to everyone who participated in Count Us In 2017! 

That you to all of our volunteers and guides, local advocates, service providers and Applied Survey Research for your participation in Count Us In! It was inspiring to see hundreds of volunteers and guides coming together to document the extent of homelessness in our community. Many things went well about the count, and we know there are things we could improve on. Please help us learn from the 2017 count and improve for the future by taking this brief survey. We genuinely value your feedback and want to hear your ideas!

The next step in the count process is the completion 1,000 in-depth surveys of individuals experiencing homelessness. All data from the count and surveys will be compiled in a full report, which will be finalized and shared later this spring. While the count’s core purpose is to collect data on the needs of people experiencing homelessness, the count also provides an excellent opportunity to increase awareness of homelessness and to spark action. A successful and accurate PIT Count is an essential component to informing our system response to the need in our community and to ultimately making homelessness rare, brief and one-time.

For questions about the PIT count, please contact allhome@allhomekc.org.

January 27 is Count Us In, the Point in Time Count of Homelessness in King County

Early Friday morning, hundreds of volunteers will spread over all of King County to witness and enumerate the scope of homelessness in our community. Formerly known as the One Night Count, this year, Count Us In will utilize new and improved data collection methods for the full range of count activities including a street count of people living unsheltered, a count of people living in shelter or transitional housing, a qualitative survey of people experiencing homelessness, and specialized approaches to counting subpopulations, including youth/young adults, families, and those living in vehicles. Obtaining comprehensive, accurate and actionable data through our annual point-in-time count is imperative to our community’s response to homelessness.

Local advocates, service providers and Applied Survey Research have all been active and valued partners in the planning and implementation of Count Us In.  Exciting changes to this year’s count include the addition of paid guides, who are currently or formerly homeless individuals with lived experience in or near their count area, a shift from “known areas” to a 100% canvass of every census tract in King County and sample-based survey efforts including both shelter/service sites as well as non-service locations. Because of changes to the count methodology, a raw unsheltered number will not be available following the street count, as has been the practice in previous years. A complete report of count findings including data on youth, vehicle residents, chronic homelessness and other specialized populations will be available in the spring of 2017. The City of Seattle has a separate assessment of homelessness that was also conducted in partnership with Applied Survey Research that will be released soon.

Immediately following the count, All Home director, Mark Putnam will be available to answer questions at Compass Center (201 Alaskan Way South, Seattle 98104) or by phone (206) 384-8475 from 6:30-7:30 AM. Homelessness continues to be a crisis in King County and we have continued and collective work to do to make homelessness rare, brief and one-time until no individual or family sleeps outside. More information on Count Us In is available through this training video and on the All Home website.