"Brave" - Recap

On Saturday, May 18th we hosted our third annual “Brave” girls empowerment event. The purpose of this event is to remind these girls that they are valuable and to encourage them to dream big dreams for what their futures could be. We recognize that all teen girls are vulnerable to commercial sexual exploitation and homelessness, but especially those in the foster care system. 260 people (including 180 girls, 20 caregivers, 40 volunteers and 20 volunteer hairstylists) were present for the event at the Salvation Army Center in White Center. Girls participated in an incredible resource fair and received a resource booklet with over 30 free and low cost resources including college prep, extracur

Homelessness 101 - Recap

The recent KOMO documentary, "Seattle is Dying," has raised a lot of questions about the causes and solutions to the homelessness crisis in King County. These questions were on the minds of over 100 people who gathered to attend a Homelessness 101 training hosted by Westminster Chapel in Bellevue last Thursday night. This training was the result of a collaboration between a number of Christian homelessness organizations who have been meeting to share common insights and ideas on how to communicate a message of compassion and hope that people experiencing homelessness and addiction can be transformed by the gospel. This training was co-lead by Seattle's Union Gospel Mission and Vision House.

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