BelRed Family Resource Center
Serving Eastside homeless women and children
The BelRed Family Resource Center provides a safe, healing and transformative environment through the love of Jesus, where women with children on the Eastside are served on their journey out of homelessness.
BelRed Family Resource Center will provide day time services and overnight shelter for women with children experiencing homelessness. Services will include meals, showers, hygiene items, clothing, case management, housing referrals, job search support, computer access, mail service, children's activities, tutoring, and school support. Please note, a phone screen is required for guests seeking services.
#BelRedCares Advocacy Toolkit
We need your voice! The BelRed Family Resource Center needs your help to provide safe, overnight shelter for women with children experiencing homelessness on the Eastside.
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Ways you can join the movement
On Monday, May 1, we’ll be meeting at Redmond City Hall for a Neighborhood Meeting. On this day, share your support on social media with the hashtag #belredcares and tell us why you support this movement!
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Dear Members of the Redmond City Council,
The homelessness crisis in Redmond continues to worsen. Bellevue and Lake Washington School Districts are seeing an increase in homelessness among students, serving 249 and 353 students, respectively. There is an innovative opportunity to provide a path out of homelessness for women with children through the BelRed Family Resource Center, and I’m writing to ask for your support.
I support the BelRed Family Resource Center because... [Insert your personal comments, encounter with homelessness on the Eastside, or sample talking points below.]
- ...it will meet the urgent need for a year-round, overnight shelter and day center for homeless women with children on the Eastside.
- ...it will provide a safe place for women and children to stay overnight, and access a variety of day time services including meals, showers, laundry, case management, assistance in housing, employment searches, children’s activities, homework support, and life skills classes.
- ...the professional staff and trained volunteers will work alongside guests to identify a plan-based program to overcome barriers, set goals, and move forward into more stable housing.
- ...it will be privately funded, saving taxpayer funds and combining the resources of several local churches and Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission.
As a member of the community, I support the BelRed Family Resource Center and I ask for your support today.
[Insert your name here.]
Are you a resident of Redmond? Join us at the upcoming Neighborhood Meeting to learn more about this effort to help homeless women and children, and ask questions.
BelRed Family Resource Center
Monday, May 1, 2017
5:15pm — Doors open
6:00pm — Meeting starts
Redmond City Hall
Council Conference Room
15670 NE 85th Street
Redmond, WA 98073
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Featured community partners
The BelRed Family Resource Center is fully funded by individual donors from Evangelical Chinese Church and Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission, and supported by Creekside Covenant Church and Westminster Chapel.
Evangelical Chinese Church (ECC) was formed in 1967 with a vision to provide fellowship and witness for the Lord to new Mandarin-speaking Chinese immigrants settling in the Greater Seattle area. Since then the Lord has really blessed ECC, now a multi-generational, multi-language (Mandarin, Cantonese and English) and multi-campus church with locations in Seattle and Redmond along with church plants in Snohomish, South King County and Tacoma. The goal of ECC is to help people grow and mature in their faith in God, to share God’s love to those around us, and to be a blessing to others in our community and in the world.
Creekside Covenant Church (Creekside) was planted in 1999 with the hope of being a congregation that wasn’t just in the community but for the community. Creekside’s deep care and concern for people, especially the most vulnerable, is born from their interaction with a God who loves His people, and has sent Creekside on a mission to uphold the dignity of all humans regardless of circumstance. Creekside counts it a privilege to be “mission friends” with community partners that share their commitment to serving the Eastside.
Westminster Chapel has consistently responded to the challenges of Bellevue's growth as a dynamic urban center of the Pacific Northwest. The church believes that as they grow in loving God and others authentically, they will help bring compassion and justice to those whose voices are diminished. Westminster has served in partnership with Congregations for the Homeless as a host site for their rotating shelter for over 10 years. They are committed to reach beyond themselves to impact one life, a family, or issue in the community with God's transforming love.
Do you have questions or comments? Get in touch with Jen Browning — email@example.com or 206.432.8426.