Unused building? Consider housing homeless families there Kris Richey Curtis (Published in DJC) Nonprofit Mary’s Place has been working with developers and property owners to create temporary shelters before development begins. Printable article
Amazon’s hotel for homeless comes to life Crosscut When Amazon donated an empty South Lake Union hotel for use as a homeless shelter, it was investing in a model that Mary’s Place, the service provider, has perfect: turning vacant or transitioning buildings into temporary shelter.
Bezos’ gift the largest-ever donation to Seattle homeless organization Puget Sound Business Journal Techflash Homeless shelter organization Mary’s Place raised more than $1 million on Tuesday in order to otbtain another $1 million in matching funds from Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos, making for total donations of $2 million.
With Seattle Shelter Effort, Amazon Shows Glimmers of a ‘Good Neighbor’ Seattle Times This week, Amazon stepped into a new place of civic engagement, and raised hopes, city leaders said, of much more to come.
Amazon’s temporary homeless housing: recognizing the collective altruism New York Times Amazon’s decision to open up one of its empty buildings temporarily for homeless families is commendable. Even more credit should go to Mary’s Place and a plethora of other organizations and business that have come together to address a regional crisis.
Like Amazon, Vulcan and other companies also help house the homeless Marc Stiles, PSBJ An old house that billionaire Paul Allen’s company, Vulcan, owns in South Lake Union eventually will be demolished to make way for a shiny office building. But until then it will house new moms who otherwise might be homeless.
by Kris Richey Curtis We are honored to have been partners with Mary’s Place for the last 7 years, working to secure shelter space in buildings poised for redevelopment. This is by far our biggest success story – a chance to double capacity in a turnkey solution right in the heart of downtown. We could not have found…
Amazon to set up temporary homeless haven in downtown campus Seattle Times The tech giant will let Mary’s Place, a nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless women and their families, run a shelter housing more than 200 people for a year in a former Travelodge that it bought as part of its downtown Seattle expansion.
By Kris Richey Curtis Last night I attended the Mary’s Place Open House and Celebration of the new site at 130th and Aurora. Kinzer Partners was thanked for our role in the site selection process which entailed uncovering a vacant City-owned property which could be repurposed to provide shelter for over 60 people with room…
By Jenny Jansen Mary’s Place is a local non-profit that “empowers homeless women and children to reclaim their lives”. We’ve worked with them to find and secure shelters, and we are proud to have helped out with their new temporary North Seattle emergency family night shelter. Check out the story from KIRO here. Kris Richey…