Homeless in Our Community session brought people together to talk about homelessness

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Residents gather at Ronald UMC for the first
Shoreline session on Homelessness
Photo courtesy NUHSA


Over 40 residents, community leaders, faith organizations and businesses shared their experiences of homelessness last Tuesday evening, September 25, 2018 at Ronald United Methodist Church in Shoreline (see previous article)

In the process, they learned what it takes to be safe while living on the street, how mental illness complicates efforts to get and sustain housing, where services and supports can be found, and how their neighbors respond with compassion.

This was the first of three sessions hosted by the North Urban Human Services Alliance (NUHSA) to address the issue of homelessness in our community.

Gathered at Ronald United Methodist Church, this first session used a World Café model to create a space for conversation about personal experiences and interactions with those who struggle with homelessness, along with questions about how we respond individually and as a community.

Coming away from the discussion, all were focused on understanding more about what they could do individually and as community to reduce the number of people living homeless.

Join the next two sessions to get answers to these questions at Ronald United Methodist Church, 17839 Aurora Ave N, 6:30 - 8pm:
  • Oct. 16th - Adverse Experiences and Resiliency: Why some struggle and others don’t 
  • Nov. 20th - Dangerous vs. Difficult: Useful tools for responding with compassion and concern 
Or, join the conversation as the series is presented at Kenmore City Hall, 18120 68th Ave NE, 6:30 - 8pm, on October 2nd, 30th and December 11th.

For more information, contact staff@nuhsa.org or see the NUHSA website. RSVP is appreciated but not required.

--NUHSA



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