Hospitality House, a shelter established in 2000 for homeless women, is supported by a broad group of local churches, including John Knox, and a strong caring community! It is a 90-day program which provides shelter for up to nine women at a time. It is unique in South King County preparing residents to move into affordable transitional or permanent housing of their own through life skills training, case management, medical care, and other resources which help stabalize their lives physically, mentally, and spiritually. As with most assistance facilities during these times, the needs in our community are much greater than the available resources. Each month 30-40 homeless women who apply to live at Hospitality House must be told there is currently no room. About 70% of residents move on to more stable housing and part-time work by the end of their stay. One graduate client states, “For the first time in my life, I was being encourged to pursue my dream…..today I am living in my own apartment and will soon be reunited with my children.”
How can you help? The women make their own breakfasts and lunches. Hot dinners are provided by compassionate members of supporting churches 365 days per year! John Knox has committed to providing hot dinners from July 30 through August 4; and again in the fall, October 29 through November 3. If you feel drawn to provide a meal it would be very much appreciated. Please contact the church office for more information or visit the Hospitality House website.