At First Place, we recognize the special needs of families in transition due to homelessness or crises that impact family stability. We are a service agency devoted to educating and nurturing children whose families struggle with the risk or reality of homelessness. We offer housing, culturally relevant education and support services enabling families to achieve permanent stability. First Place provides many services to families at no cost.
The list of accolades accruing to Harborview Medical Center is far too long for our catalogue. Established in 1877, Harborview has grown to become one of the top three hospitals in the nation in rehabilitation and is in the top 20 in neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics and geriatrics, and is the only Level I adult and pediatric trauma and burn center in Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. In 2010, Harborview saw nearly 250,000 clinic visits, over 60,000 emergency room visits and provided $187,000,000 in charity care. Harborview physicians founded the Medic One emergency response unit in cooperation with the Seattle Fire Department. More than 500 people provide volunteer services at Harborview.
Each year Harborview reaches out to families in the community they have served who have been identified as being in need and invites them to their annual holiday party. Toys for Kids has participated with Harborview in providing toys to these families; last year over 1,250 children attended.
325 Ninth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104-2499
General Information: 206.744.3000
Broadview’s children’s program provides age-specific education and support groups for its youngest residents that help them overcome the traumas of displacement and family violence. We also have individual tutors and a homework group. For more information about the shelter or transitional housing program, call (206) 299-2500, or toll free at 1-877-622-3122.
Issaquah, WA 98027-4206
Vision House was founded by John and Susan Camerer of Renton, Washington in 1990. The vision came after viewing a made-for-television movie about a single mother who, through a series of events that were no fault of her own, became homeless. The heartbreaking conclusion of the story was in the closing scene when the mother reluctantly placed her young daughter in the care of the state because she felt she could not give her the care she needed while she was living on the streets. That night after the movie, the Camerer’s felt a very strong calling to meet the needs of the homeless in their community. The founders believe by meeting the physical needs of the homeless, they have the opportunity to show them God’s love and make an everlasting difference in the lives of those with whom they come in contact.
P.O. Box 2951
Renton, Washington 98056
E mail: email@example.com
Since 1971, Hopelink has served homeless and low income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities. Hopelink’s mission is to promote self-sufficiency for all members of our community; we help people make lasting change.
Hopelink emergency service centers are located in Bellevue, Kirkland, Northshore, Redmond, Shoreline and Sno-Valley.
Hopelink is funded by diverse sources including public and private foundations, United Way, government support and by donations from individuals, organizations and corporations in the community. Hopelink runs efficiently by keeping expenses low. With administrative costs at only eight percent of the budget, a full 92% of financial support goes directly to helping families in crisis and preventing homelessness.
16225 NE 87th St., Suite A-1
P.O. Box 3577
Redmond, WA 98073-3577
Over 120 years ago, a group of fifteen prominent women joined together to form Seattle’s first charity known as the Ladies’ Relief Society. From the work of those fifteen women grew what is now known as Seattle Children’s Home. During this long history, Seattle Children’s Home has evolved from an orphanage to a child welfare agency, to its present mission of providing comprehensive mental health care for Washington’s most challenging children, young adults, and their families or caregivers.
2142 10th Avenue West
Seattle, Washington 98119
Each year we provide services to approximately 3,000 children between 2-18 years old and their families. Many are facing the challenges of single parenthood, foster care, neighborhood detachment, limited support, and academic underachievement.
86% of participating children strengthen coping skills
92% increase social skills
95% of the parents improved parenting skills.
2103 So. Atlantic Street
Seattle WA 98144
The Country Doctor Community Clinic was founded in 1971 by a group of community activists who recognized the need for medical care services in their neighborhood. Originally operating from an abandoned Fire station in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Country Doctor was an all-volunteer free clinic offering services only in the evenings. As the community’s reliance on the clinic’s services grew, Country Doctor evolved into a respected primary care provider that today operates from two sites and offers a full range of health care services.
“Since our founding, our primary goal has been to provide the highest quality comprehensive health care to our patients. From that goal comes our commitment to provide comprehensive care, combining outpatient and in-patient family practice primary care with community health care and preventive health education. It is in this way that the organization has been able to have a positive impact on the health of the communities we serve. The mission of Country Doctor Community Health Centers is to improve the health of our community by providing high quality, caring, culturally appropriate primary health care that addresses the needs of people regardless of their ability to pay.”
500 19th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
At Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Western Washington & Alaska (RMHC), we support seriously ill children and their families. At the Seattle Ronald McDonald House, we provide a “home-away-from-home” to help families through a difficult time. We also provide a van service for families staying in Anchorage while their children receive medical care. Ronald McDonald House
Seattle Children’s Hospital