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.
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.
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…