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We provide emergency care and long-term recovery services to hurting and homeless people in Seattle. We’ll serve, rescue and transform those in need until we’ve solved the root causes of poverty and homelessness. MORE


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Catalyst Gala 2015

You're invited to a fun and unforgettable evening filled with stories of restoration and inspiration.

Join auctioneer John Curley, Evening Magazine reporter John Dever and other Seattle community leaders for an opportunity to change lives at our Catalyst Gala dinner and auction.

Come, be part of the story of hope and help for this city!

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Changed Lives

Kristy's Story

Kristy's Story

Kristy's childhood was painful and abusive. She says, "I always felt there was something wrong with me." 

"There was no coming back after that first hit," she remembers after trying meth. Her addiction grew and she landed on the streets.

When she arrived at our Women and Children's Shelter. Kristy says, "They gave me food, which was the best meal I'd had in over a year. 

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The Seattle Times

Larry Clum talks Mental Illness

Mental Illness

Larry Clum, our Mission expert shares, "It's time to change our thinking about those with mental illness."

"Lack of psychiatric beds and short mental health hospital stays lead to inhumane 'ER warehousing' and premature hospital discharges of vulnerable folks who then end up on the streets."

The Mission seeks to change the story for those with severe mental illness through education, partnerships, counseling and mental health first aid.

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