Nycolle’s Stay at Popsicle Place

Nycolle is a single mother, taking care of three medically fragile children. Her oldest, Jossiah, is eight and struggles with severe ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) and learning disabilities. Her middle child, Karlah, was born with heart, lung, and kidney issues. She had heart surgery when she was a baby and takes medications and treatments each night…

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Saying Goodbye to a Very Special Friend

Last month we said goodbye to a dear friend of Mary’s Place. Donna Stirton helped shape Mary’s Place into the organization that it is today. Donna was an active member of Plymouth Church and instrumental in obtaining our first Change Grant from Plymouth. She was a founding member of the Mary’s Ministry Team in the late ‘90s,…

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Girl Scouts at Mary’s Place – Let’s Go Camping!

Mary’s Place has a Girl Scout troop that meets weekly to learn, sing, play, and get some time away from thinking about anything else but being together with friends! The troop is made up of girls of all ages! Recently, KIRO Radio’s Rachel Belle visited a troop meeting and talked to the girls about how…

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Amazon to Build a Permanent Mary’s Place Family Shelter Within Its Seattle Headquarters

First-of-its-kind facility will provide 24/7 shelter and services for more than 200 homeless women, children, and families each night SEATTLE – May 10, 2017 – Mary’s Place announced today that Amazon will donate more than 47,000 sq. ft. of space within Amazon’s newest headquarters building as a permanent home for a Mary’s Place Family Shelter.…

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Our Community Crisis

An inspirational video about our community crisis of family homelessness, and how we can bring vulnerable families inside to warmth, safety, and hope.

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Nick’s Story

To my friends in Seattle who drink coffee, and let’s be honest it’s pretty much all of us I just want you to please take a second and give the article a read and maybe watch the video and get a little closer look at some of our neighbors. These people aren’t always the bad,…

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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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The first step on the journey out of homelessness

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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Original Voices

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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Marty’s comments from our Spring Luncheon

Executive Director Marty Hartman made these comments at our Spring Benefit Luncheon on May 3. We have been meeting at this luncheon for over eight years, and this year is the biggest year yet for Mary’s Place…our crazy dream that no child should sleep outside is starting to become a reality! Our Mary’s Place Family…

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