Session on Homelessness in the Community attracts a cross-section of the community - 2nd session Tues Oct 16

Monday, October 15, 2018

Residents, community leaders, faith organizations
and businesses share their experiences of homelessness
Photo courtesy NUHSA

Over 40 residents, community leaders, faith organizations and businesses shared their experiences of homelessness during the first session of NUHSA's series "Homelessness in Our Community" on September 25, 2018. A second session was held at Kenmore City Hall on October 2nd. Participants 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.

Gathered at Ronald United Methodist Church, a World Café model was used 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 us for the second session: Adverse Experiences and Resiliency: Why some struggle and others don’t
  • Tuesday, Oct. 16th - Ronald United Methodist Church (17839 Aurora Ave. N), 6:30-8pm
  • Tuesday, Oct. 30th - Kenmore City Hall (18120 68th Ave. NE), 6:30-8pm

And the third session: Dangerous vs. Difficult: Useful tools for responding with compassion and concern
  • Nov. 20th - Ronald United Methodist Church (17839 Aurora Ave. N), 6:30-8pm
  • Dec. 11th - Kenmore City Hall (18120 68th Ave. NE), 6:30-8pm 

For more information, contact or check out the website. RSVP is appreciated but not required.


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