Policy Matters

Now’s the Time to Advocate!

Outgoing Firesteel manager Denise Miller has worked alongside many amazing advocates, including YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish staff members Annalee Schafranek, Eden Lord, Salma Siddick and Dan Weisbeck. Shout-out to volunteer Peggy Liao for designing the YWCA #WAhomes T-shirt. Image credit: Andriana Alexis.
Outgoing Firesteel manager Denise Miller has worked alongside many amazing advocates, including YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish staff members Annalee Schafranek, Eden Lord, Salma Siddick and Dan Weisbeck. Shout-out to volunteer Peggy Liao for designing the YWCA #WAhomes T-shirt. Image credit: Andriana Alexis.
Firesteel manager Denise Miller is moving on from her role with the program, but she's not done advocating! In this farewell post, she shares why all of us must speak up now on the issues that matter to us.

“I’ve Always Been on Edge Because of Not Making Enough Money”

Cherie Moore has lived in the same apartment for a year and a half, but she always worries that she won't be able to pay next month's rent.
Cherie Moore has lived in the same apartment for a year and a half, but she always worries that she won't be able to pay next month's rent.
Six years ago, Cherie Moore was featured on the front page of the Seattle Times. A large photo shows Cherie in the front seat of an old Ford truck, her hand over her mouth, worry in her eyes. Her teenage son, Cody, is in the passenger seat, staring straight ahead. Everything they own is in the vehicle, their only shelter. As the story was reported, Cherie and Cody connected with resources and moved into an apartment. Their struggle with homelessness didn't end there, though.
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