Mary’s Place in the news
Tens of thousands of students from kindergarten to 12th grade across Washington struggle with the hardships of being homeless.
Rent for a studio apartment in King County has gone up by $645 since 2014. Supplemental Security Income has gone up by just $50. The calls for housing started three, maybe four, years ago, arriving only sporadically to start.
Mary’s Place helped a local great grandmother who is taking care of her 2-year-old great-grandson find her own place to call home.
A mother and her children found a home in Renton thanks to Mary’s Place. Even more, volunteers worked to furnish the home with Mary’s Place new Make-a-Home program.
Lyft is launching a new pilot program in Seattle designed to help people experiencing homelessness access emergency shelter services.
The new “Family Diversion Center” is geared toward families that already have a housing voucher, source of income or other resources that make their needs short term.
“It's part of Windermere's annual community service day. They shut down more than 300 real estate offices so workers could volunteer in the community.”
“I felt at one time that I couldn’t accept housing because there were all these other people who need it.”
A group of six guys, with the help of some of their friends, were able to raise $10k in about a week for Mary's Place, and they did it through music.