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Basic Needs 

Basic Needs: Serving Food 

From affordable housing to nutritious food, basic needs are essential to the well-being of all residents—and the community at large.

 

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Increase affordable housing
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Increase access to healthy food
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Prevent homelessness
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Serenity House of Clallam County »Serenity House is the lead agency in the county, implementing the local Ten Year Plan to end homelessness.
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Hunger Intervention Program »HIP's programs aim to empower low-income and other economically and socially disadvantaged individuals by providing nutritional meals and basic cooking skills in a dignity-preserving fashion where clients' cultures are celebrated and respected.
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LifeWire »LifeWire (formerly Eastside Domestic Violence Program) has been serving victims of domestic violence in North and East King County for over 25 years.
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Impact Capital Financing Helps Low-income Communities
Impact Capital makes strategic capital investments aimed at improving the quality of life in our region. As a community development financial institution, the organization provides pre-development financing and below-market loans to nonprofit organizations developing housing projects in low-income communities across the state.
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Financial and Geographic Barriers to Shopping at Grocery Stores
Those living in poverty often turn to corner markets and gas station mini marts for food.
Hungry in Washington
Hungry in Washington presents national data from the most recent USDA report on food insecurity and hunger in America, including food insecurity and hunger prevalence for Washington and the state’s ranking for food insecurity.
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.
One Night Count
The One Night Count of people who are homeless in King County takes place every year at the end of January.

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