Basic Needs

Attain Housing:
Mental Health Services for Families in Transitional Housing

Attain Housing started in 1989 by supporting mothers with children fleeing domestic violence. 37 two- and three-bedroom units in Kirkland and Bellevue now support families with children that need transitional housing.  Grant funds are allowing Attain to start a mental health program, contracting with a therapist to provide 1:1 and group therapy. This kind of access to quality mental health care can resolve significant barriers to the ultimate goal of families securing and succeeding in permanent housing.

Stanwood Camano Food Bank:
Refrigerated Truck for Food Collection

Stanwood Camano Food Bank Services provides basic needs assistance for impoverished and underserved families and individuals in rural and suburban areas of Camano Island and northwestern Snohomish County. A refrigerated truck, funded by grants, helped expand their range of food collection and collect a wider variety and quantity of food.

Kids KlosetArlington Kids Kloset:
New Staff for Student Support Program

AKK provides new and gently used clothing and personal hygiene products to students in northern Snohomish County. Community members typically contribute over 3,000 hours annually to this volunteer-run program. Grant funds are allowing AKK to hire their first Executive Director staff position to provide leadership and organization for day to day operations, as well as community outreach, fundraising, long term planning, and strategic growth.

North Snohomish County Outreach:
Laundry for Homeless

NSCO provides programs serving homeless and those in danger of homelessness in North Snohomish County. These include those who are low-income and/or working poor; those who are one paycheck or one large expense away from losing their homes. The agency operates a laundry program which partners with a number of local laundromats where people are provided with resources to do their own laundry. Homeless individuals who attend the laundry programs can also receive a sack meal, as well as recommendations for other programs from partner organizations.



Byrd Barr Place:
Capital Campaign for Building Purchase

For more than 50 years the Central District has been recognized as an area of extreme poverty in Seattle, and needs in the community led to the creation of Byrd Barr Place in 1964. All of their services, including a food bank serving more than 10,000/year, are based out of an historic 1909 fire station. Seattle has agreed to sell the historic building to Byrd Barr Place, and with grant funds making ownership a real possibility they have plans to renovate the space to add programs to serve a greater number of low-income clients.