Where do we begin to reclaim our city? Maybe we start with the trashed flowerpot in front of Macy’s, the gum spots all over our streets or the camped-out teenagers; we begin with the little things. Maybe our broken hearts will lead us to the sadness of those broken lives with nowhere to turn.
Seattle has succeeded in growing some of the greatest companies in the history of the world. We now need that same passion and creativity to rebuild our community. We are up to the task. This is what great cities do.
We are proud to announce our participation in a community wide
Call to Action…Operation:WelcomeOneHome… to reach our goal of a community where if a Veteran experiences homelessness it is rare, brief and only one time within Seattle/King County by December 31, 2015.
We hope that you will join us!
Seattle Stand Down 5
Premier project of One Less Mountain
December 17 & 18, 2015
Registration begins at 7AM
Thursday 8AM to 4PM
Friday 8AM – 2PM
Seattle Central College
Mitchell Activity Center
Seattle, WA 98122
Seattle is a broken city right now. We are on the tipping point of losing our vibrant downtown. This is not what great cities do.
As my wife and I walk the streets from our new home, we spot the drug deals in the shadows of reeking alleys. We see the vacant eyes of the mentally disturbed, helpless folks dumped on our streets. We see the ravages of addiction sprawled on our sidewalks.
We navigate our way uncomfortably among teenagers who occupy Westlake Park, hanging out with their pit bulls, backpacks and skateboards, lately with their babies, freely smoking their now-legal marijuana. With utter dismay we read the stories of random violence.
The United States Congress appropriated $25 million in the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants for 2008 to show the effectiveness of Rapid Re-housing programs in reducing family homelessness.
The president has a wonderful vision for America, but it’s nothing more than a delusion that can’t be achieved during a time of record – and climbing – deficits.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is pushing a new amendment that would make it more difficult for people to receive food stamps by restricting eligibility requirements and eliminating a planned $9 billion funding increase for the program…
NEW YORK — New York City plans to open at least five new homeless shelters by the end of the year.
The expansion is in response to a sharp increase in the homeless population. Two shelters will be in the Bronx. Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn will get one each.