No Child Sleeps Outside: Shelter as Part of a Comprehensive Strategy for Eliminating Homelessness


ACCORDING TO FAMILY HOUSING CONNECTIONS, THERE WERE OVER 5,100 HOMELESS FAMILIES IN KING COUNTY LAST YEAR. AT MARY’S PLACE, THE NUMBER OF BED NIGHTS WE PROVIDED GREW FROM 7,000 IN 2012, TO OVER 20,000 IN 2013. Earlier this year the City of Seattle awarded Mary’s Place $200,000 to open Bianca’s Place, our crisis response family…

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Announcing Taylor’s Fund


Taylor’s Fund was established in 2014 in memory of our sister, Taylor, who fought terminal cancer with grace and dignity, and provides end of life care for our women. Taylor was an active and beloved member of Mary’s Place for over a decade. She came and began doing what she does best – cooking! Taylor…

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Mary’s Place Honored with ‘Outstanding Organization’ Award


SEATTLE – May 14, 2014 – The Seattle Human Services Coalition is honoring Mary’s Place with the Outstanding Organization Award as part of its 2014 Human Services Awards. “The Awards Committee was incredibly impressed with the high caliber of all the organizations doing inspirational work in our community,” said Julia Ismael, the SHSC chair for…

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A Place To Call Home!

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With over 30,000 homeless students in our state, over 5,100 families registered in King County as homeless, and at least 450 families sleeping in places that are not safe, we are finally able to say, “Come on in, we’ve been waiting for you!” We are excited to announce that Mary’s Place was recently awarded a…

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Renewing Hopes, Wishes & Dreams for 15 Years

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The theme of Mary’s Place 2014 annual luncheon on May 20th celebrates our 15 year anniversary of empowering homeless women and children to reclaim their lives. Please join us at this inspirational event with Luncheon Chair, Kelli Schneider, Seahawks Women’s Association and emcee Lori Matsukawa, King 5 News Anchor. We have a great, inspirational program…

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Thank You, Pearl Jam!

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The Vitalogy Foundation supports the efforts of non-profit organizations doing commendable work in the fields of community health, the environment, arts and education and social change. $2 from each ticket sold from the majority of Pearl Jam concerts is placed into the Vitalogy Foundation. As board members of the foundation, the members of Pearl Jam…

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Mary’s Place is GSBA 2013 Nonprofit of the Year!


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Growing Success… Together


“Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds.” – Norman Vincent Peale “When I grow up, I want to be homeless!” said no little girl, ever. The combination of devastating life events, circumstances beyond one’s control, and institutionalized systems of inequality…

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What does Tom Douglas have in Common with Homeless Women and Children?


Image: Chef and restaurateur Tom Douglas, along with his Pastry Chef Stacy Fortner, visit Mary’s Place for a community breakfast with council member Jean Godden. Stories — that’s what I always want to hear. And hear them I did on a recent Wednesday morning at Mary’s Place. Mary’s Place is a day shelter for women…

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