THE COUNTRY DOCTOR
THE MISSION OF COUNTRY DOCTOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS IS TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITY BY PROVIDING HIGH QUALITY, CARING, CULTURALLY APPROPRIATE PRIMARY HEALTH CARE THAT ADDRESSES THE NEEDS OF PEOPLE REGARDLESS OF THEIR ABILITY TO PAY
Country Doctor Community Clinic was founded in 1971 by a group of community activists that recognized the need for medical care services in their neighborhood. Originally operating from an abandoned fire station in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Country Doctor was an all-volunteer free clinic offering services only in the evenings. As the community’s reliance on the clinic’s services grew, Country Doctor evolved into a respected primary care provider that today operates from two sites and offers a full range of health care services.
Since our founding, our primary goal has been to provide the highest quality comprehensive health care to our patients. From that goal comes our commitment to provide comprehensive care, combining outpatient and in-patient family practice primary care with community health care and preventive health education. It is in this way that the organization has been able to have a positive impact on the health of the communities we serve.
500 19th Ave E / Seattle, WA 98112 / (206) 299-1600
FIRST PLACE SCHOOL
We create an empowering environment for families struggling to overcome poverty which inspires them to obtain and maintain permanent housing and achieve educational and career goals to bring stability to their lives.
First Place serves families in crisis by providing excellent culturally competent education, housing and support services enabling families to achieve permanent stability.
First Place seeks to empower low-income families and their children to achieve self-sufficiency.
Since 1989, First Place has been a community leader, statewide advocate and national model for breaking the cycle of poverty.
P.O. Box 22536 / Seattle, WA 98122 / (206) 323-6715
UNION GOSPEL MISSION – FAMILY SERVICES WOMEN AND CHILDREN’S SHELTER
The Mission’s Women and Children’s shelter (WCS) is located in the International District at 520 South King Street. The Shelter, formally the American Hotel, has 52 rooms and can house up to 90 women and children. The WCS is one of the few facilities in Seattle that accepts women with male children up to age 18.
3800 South Othello St. / Seattle, WA 98118 / (206) 723-0767
BROADVIEW WOMEN’S SHELTER
Broadview provides emergency shelter for single woman and women with children for up to 6 weeks, and transitional housing for up to 18 months to women with children, all at a secure confidential location.
Broadview’s children program provides four age-specific education/support groups for its youngest residents that help them overcome the traumas of displacement and family violence. We also have individual tutors and a homework group for more information about the shelter or transitional housing:
1501 N 45th St. / Seattle, WA 98103 / (206) 694-6700
YWCA SEATTLE EMERGENCY HOUSING
Seattle Emergency Housing Services and the YWCA of Seattle-King County-Snohomish County joined forces to create YWCA Seattle Emergency Housing. Since 1972, SEHS has been providing shelter to the homeless families, along with helping them to become self-sufficient members of our community. Our mission is to provide housing and supportive serves to help families with children break the cycle of homelessness and become self-sufficient members of our community.
905 Spruce St., Suite 100 / Seattle, WA 98104 / (206) 461-3660
HARBORVIEW MEDICAL CENTER
Harborview sees between 800-850 children a year, many of whom are ill over the holidays. Often, families are too stressed to have a holiday. Toys for Kids bring toys and smiles to children who can really use them!
325 Ninth Ave. / Seattle, WA 98401 / (206) 744-3000
Vision House was founded by John and Susan Camerer of Renton, Washington in 1990 after seeing a movie about a single mother who, through a series of events that were no fault of her own, became homeless. The heartbreaking conclusion was when the mother reluctantly placed her young daughter in the care of the state because she couldn’t care for her while living on the streets. After the movie, the Camerer's felt a strong calling to meet the needs of the homeless. John and Susan believe that by meeting the physical needs of the homeless, they have the opportunity to show them God’s love and make an everlasting difference in their lives.
P.O. Box 2951 / Renton, WA 98056 / (425) 228-6356
Since 1971, Hopelink has served homeless and low income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities. Hopelink’s mission is to promote self-sufficiency for all members of our community; we help people make lasting change.
Hopelink emergency service centers are located in Bellevue, Kirkland/Northshore, Redmond, Shoreline and Sno-Valley.
Hopelink is funded by diverse sources including public and private foundations, United Way, government support and by donations from individuals, organizations and corporations in the community. Hopelink runs efficiently by keeping expenses low. With administrative costs at only eight percent of the budget, a full 92% of financial support goes directly to helping families in crisis and preventing homelessness.
16225 NE 87th St., Suite A-1 / P.O. Box 3577 / Redmond, WA 98073 / (425) 869-6000
SEATTLE CHILDREN’S HOME
“Seattle Children’s Home helps children and their families by providing comprehensive mental health and developmental services.”
Seattle Children’s Home provides treatment services for Washington’s emotionally and developmentally challenged children to help those live normal, productive lives. Our unique path of assessment, treatment and follow-up has proven successful in thousands of cases over the last decade.
Seattle Children’s Home works in ways that honor diversity in values and culture, and is built on client and family strengths and knowledge. Combining tenderness of care with effective programs and one-of-a-kind services, the people and programs at Seattle Children’s Home believe in building on family foundations and the strengths of the individual child.
2142 10th Ave. West / Seattle, WA 98119 / (206) 283-3300
ATLANTIC STREET CENTER
Atlantic Street Center offers many services, but we have only one goal: to improve the lives of those we touch.
Atlantic Street Center is one of just a few nonprofit organizations in the Seattle area that serves individuals at every stage of life, from toddlers to grandparents. All of our services are fundamentally educational in nature, whether we are helping a toddler learn words, colors and numbers, providing tutoring to a middle school student, helping a new immigrant gain critical life skills, supporting a teen parent while they earn a high school diploma and care for a new baby, or providing intensive therapy to help family members learn how to have stable, healthy relationships with one another.
The overarching goal of every program and service we provide is to help our participant’s gain the skills they need to flourish in the present, while helping them develop the capabilities and strengths they need to succeed in the future.
We direct our resources toward low-income children and youth of color in Seattle’s central and southeast neighborhoods. Each year, our direct service staff serves more than 3,000 youth and their family members. All services are free to participants. Costs are met through public and private grants and donations.
2103 South Atlantic St. Seattle, WA 98144 / (206) 329-2050
RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE SEATTLE
At Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Western Washington & Alaska (RMHC), we support seriously ill children and their families. At the Seattle Ronald McDonald House, we provide a “home-away-from-home” to help families through a difficult time. We also provide a van service for families staying in Anchorage while their children receive medical care.
The Seattle Ronald McDonald House opened in 1983. We depend on charitable donations and volunteer support from many individuals, corporations and foundations for our continued existence.
In 2003, we quadrupled our House’s capacity to 80 guests per night. In 2008, we provided 28,000 nights of housing to nearly 1,000 families. We offer our House to the families of any seriously ill children who live at least 45 miles away while undergoing treatment at Seattle Children’s.
RMHC receives no government funding, but relies on the generosity of the private sector. Local McDonald’s restaurants provide about 20 percent of our operating budget through their in-store canister program and other promotions.
5130 40th Ave NE / Seattle, WA 98105 / (206) 838-0600
THE HEALING CENTER
The Healing Center is a grief-support community for adults, children and families. People come to us with a variety of losses, including the death of a partner, parent, sibling, child or infant. Our community offers a unique, long-term, multi-faceted approach to grief support, combining structured therapy sessions with informal events and social networks.
The mission of The Healing Center is to provide a safe, supportive, confidential, and nurturing environment for people to move through their grief. Its sole purpose is to provide support to individuals, families and youth who are struggling with loss. Recently we established our first central facility, at 6409 1/2 Roosevelt Way N.E. in Seattle. In June 2006, we celebrated our new home with an open house for clients, friends and supporters.
The Healing Center provides some of our services, for no fee, and others on a sliding fee scale. No one is turned away due to an inability to pay. We welcome donations and grants from individuals, corporations and foundations.