Vision House Shoreline - Jacob’s Well: The back story

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Jacob's Well Ribbon Cutting
Photo courtesy Vision House

Save another child from homelessness.

Vision House is holding a dessert fundraiser to celebrate the housing of 12 homeless mothers and their children in their new facility in Shoreline, Jacob’s Well, a transitional housing complex.

The fundraiser will be held on Tuesday, October 21st, from 6:30 – 8pm at the Lynnwood Convention Center: 3711 196th Street SW, Lynnwood, WA. The event is open to the public and is free to attend. Guests will be invited to make a donation during the presentation. RSVPs are required by October 15 on the webpage or contact Andrea, 425-228-6356.

The vision for Jacob’s Well began a few years ago when Kurt Campbell, a local business owner, brought together a group of local clergy to discuss the needs of the community.
“Our goal was to bring local churches together to serve the community in a way that no one church could do alone,” says Kurt. “Since that first meeting, 2885 individuals, 191 businesses, 66 churches, 32 organizations and 18 foundations have participated in the project, from raising funds to volunteering on the construction site, to helping procure grants and in-kind donations. It’s truly a community-led project.”

Susan Camerer, Vision House Executive Director and Co-Founder, said, 
“Jacob’s Well was built debt-free on a pay-as-you-go process with hundreds of volunteers and professionals from local businesses, churches and community groups. It’s been a huge blessing to see the community come together with passion and conviction to complete this facility to help homeless mothers and their children have a safe place to rebuild their lives.”

About Vision House
Vision House provides transitional housing, child care and support services to homeless mothers and their children, and separately to men recovering from drug or alcohol addiction. Since Vision House began in 1990, more than 800 homeless children, women and men have received housing and support services to assist them in achieving independence and self-sufficiency.

Vision House owns and operates four transitional housing facilities and a child care center in south King County. Vision House Jacob’s Well facility in Shoreline adds another 12 units, a child care center, counseling offices and after school program space. Phase II will bring an additional 8 units. Their residents come to them from all across the greater Puget Sound area.


1 comments:

Anonymous,  October 3, 2014 at 12:55 PM  

Is it true there is sex offender housing close to this building?

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