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Last week’s news about homelessness


Last week (Sept 7) the City of Seattle released summaries of two reports from homelessness consultants that make recommendations for how the city and county address this crisis in our community. Some of the key findings and recommendations, include: focus on programs that give people short-term help to return to permanent housing faster, rather than…

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Do you have job openings? Mary’s Place needs your help!

Mary's Place intern, Habtam, just got a job at the Westin Hotel!

We are looking to get our guests and Empower U interns hired into great, permanent jobs, which for many is the first step to stable housing! Do you know any organizations, friends, or employers who can help? We have several people eager for their chance to succeed, like Mary’s Place intern, Habtam, who just got…

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The first step on the journey out of homelessness

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Today we join media outlets, community groups, advocacy organizations, elected officials, and service providers in Seattle to shine a light on homelessness, examining causes and possible solutions at #seahomeless. Homelessness continues to grow in our region as people struggle to make ends meet and deal with personal and family needs. One of the biggest changes…

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Community & Cocktails


Is “work hard, play hard” your personal mantra? Are you looking for a fun, after work activity and some time to socialize? Do you want to bank some Karma and meet new friends? Announcing Mary’s Place Young Professionals Community & Cocktails! When?  Every Thursday night What?  Volunteering at the Mary’s Place Guest Rooms shelter at…

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Original Voices

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Julie Gardner has been leading a weekly writing workshop at Mary’s Place for over five years. Workshop participants range in age from young adult to senior and include women who are currently homeless and some who have found their forever homes but come back for class, and to share their stories of trauma, abuse, addiction,…

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