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Transition from Homelessness 

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Programs that prevent people from losing their homes are essential to preventing homelessness and keeping our communities strong. Support services and transitional housing help vulnerable residents maintain a safe haven, impacting all aspects of their lives.

 

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tactics for giving in transitioning from homelessness
  • Support programs that help prevent people from losing their homes
  • Support organizations that transition people from homelessness by offering support services such as counseling, childcare and job training
  • Support outreach and transitional housing for youth and youth adults
  • Support housing projects that include support services
The Seattle Foundation evaluated organization
12.3% of Washingtonians, and more than 18% of children under 5, are living in poverty.
Success Story
Seattle's First Housing Project for Homeless Adults Living with Chronic Alcohol Addiction
Downtown Emergency Service Center operates Seattle’s first housing project, 1811 Eastlake, for homeless adults living with chronic alcohol addiction. The organization provides much-needed on-site healthcare services, case management and other supportive services. This project saved taxpayers an estimated $4 million during its first year of operation through reduced jail time, emergency healthcare and crisis treatment services.
Stay Informed:

"One Night Count" Shows More People Lack Basic Shelter
3,117 men, women and children had no shelter in King County last night, an increase over those found without shelter last year. During the 2013 Count, volunteers found 2,736 people surviving outside without shelter.
The Growing Housing Crisis in King County
A fact sheet on homelessness and housing affordability in King County
One Night Count
The One Night Count of people who are homeless in King County takes place every year at the end of January.
State of Homelessness in America 2013
This is the third report by the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) in an annual series of investigations into how U.S. economic conditions are affecting homelessness.
Ending Family Homelessness in Washington State: An Emerging Approach
In 2010, Building Changes embarked on a journey to develop a roadmap for policy makers, providers and other stakeholders who are seeking to prevent and end homelessness in Washington state. Harnessing the momentum of the federal government and work taking place in our local communities, Building Changes created a policy paper that outlines the key concepts supporting this new approach and puts forth initiatives and policy adjustments at various levels to support new efforts and efforts already under way in our region.
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