99+ Shelter Beds coming Summer 2017 to Seattle
I am so happy to pass along this wonderful news about Seattle opening up 100 new beds in Shelters. Not only are these NEW beds [aka spots] that didn’t exist prior to this coming summer 2017.
These are beds that will be open to people who need long-term shelter in order to no longer be homeless. As well as providing a shelter that residents are able to bring their personal possessions, animals, and companions to. Which really will make a big difference for those who. Currently or in the past have been kept from a bed due to these type barriers. Not to mention the ability to allow long-term residents who need longer amounts of time in a shelter in order to no longer be homeless.
You can read a very well summarized article here. http://wp.me/p2W5zh-1wo
The original source of detailed information can be read at Seattle’s Blog here. http://humaninterests.seattle.gov/2017/04/12/holistic-model-to-provide-a-responsive-solution-for-local-homelessness-crisis/
All this the day after receiving my award letter for a scholarship to attend 2017 Conference To End Homelessness in Washington. You can always find more information about it and the many other things this non-profit does on the forefront of ending homelessness. http://wliha.org/conference
*UPDATED May 3, 2017
Including Recourse Talk’s article; ‘