Why the need for data collecting for people experiencing homelessness

-+*Imagine this…you’re homeless for the first time and you go to a local agency seeking help. You’re embarrassed, you’re scared, and you have no idea what to expect. The agency staff are calming and empathetic. And then they start asking you questions…lots of questions. About your situation, about your family, and about things that at that moment don’t feel all that important.

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5 Days. 5 Ways. The Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness.

-+*Ten years ago a group of individuals representing nonprofits, philanthropy, local government, the faith community, and the business community came together to discuss our community’s response to the growing homeless issue in King County.  Early on that group agreed that it wasn’t good enough to simply continue to manage the needs of people in our…

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Tents, tents, everywhere tents…

-+*I don’t know about you but it sure seems like I’m seeing more and more people in our community struggling with homelessness.  I’m particularly struck by the number of tents that I see – under bridges, on sidewalks, set-up on greenbelts, and on and on. Of course, the problem isn’t that there are a lot…

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Volunteer Where It’s Needed: Surprise! It’s in Your Own Neighborhood.

-+*Guest blogger Lisa Wolf works in Community Development at Washington Federal. She currently sits on the Emerging Leader Marketing Committee and was a United Way Loaned Executive in 2013. Check out Washington Federal’s blog about their Day of Caring fun too! I love to clean. And I love to help people. So when I was…

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