Written by Eric Bronson On May 31st All Home King County released their 2017 “Count Us In” Point In Time Count, previously known as the One Night Count. The count, which was […]
The Unexpected Source of Washington’s Homelessness Funding is in Jeopardy
Written by Eric Bronson With all of the talk in Seattle these days over whether to fund housing and homelessness efforts by sales tax or property tax, you may have missed a […]
“Streetwise Revisited”: 30 Years of Impactful Storytelling
Over three decades, Mary Ellen Mark and Martin Bell documented the life of Erin Blackwell. She'd left home at the age of 13 and started living on the streets of downtown Seattle. A photo exhibit and two films featuring her story can help us understand the many issues surrounding homelessness -- including the reality that it’s hard to navigate life without stable housing, a caring family, or strong social support. Firesteel volunteer Peggy Liao reflects on the "Streetwise Revisited" project, and invites you to join "Create Change," an interactive day of art, inspiration and civic engagement this Saturday.
New Program to Stabilize Students Is a “Genuine Solution”
About 1 in 20 students in Everett Public Schools are experiencing homelessness. A new state-funded grant will connect their families with rental assistance and other resources to help them get into stable homes.
School’s Out, But School’s In for New Professional Development Course on Toxic Stress, Poverty, and Child Development
School psychologist Perry Firth has graced this blog many times with her research on the effects of child homelessness. Soon she'll share her insights with educators and service providers through a new professional development course she'll teach at Seattle University. Here, Perry writes about her motivations for teaching this course, and reminds us that, no matter our profession, we can all take steps to help end homelessness.