Tag: homelessness

Connecting With the Library’s Daily Readers

February 2nd, 2017

The Seattle Public Libraries (SPL) offer a lifeline for people who are experiencing homelessness. Libraries offer community spaces to get warm, rest, access the internet, use the bathroom, and read without being disturbed. SPL has also worked hard to reduce barriers to using the library, like issuing library cards to people without a permanent address […]

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Home base, sacred space

January 31st, 2011

Last week Tim Burgess and I visited the Chief Seattle Club, located in the former Monterey Hotel on 2nd Avenue near Yesler Way.  I was inspired by the Executive Director, Jenine Grey, and the work she and her organization does for our Native Americans. Opened in 1970, the Chief Seattle Club provides “a place to […]

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One winter night in January

January 28th, 2011

 Just after 2AM this morning, my teammates and I headed out the door for the 2011 One Night Count, King County’s annual tally of the homeless population and the largest community-organized effort of its kind in the United States. This morning’s project marked the 31st year of the local count, and it’s the fifth time I’ve participated. […]

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