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Topics / Family Homelessness (U.S.)

In Washington state, thousands of families with children worry about where they will sleep at night. It’s within our reach to reduce, and ultimately end, family homelessness. We work to dramatically reduce the number of homeless families in Washington state.

Learn more below and visit the program page for more details about our work in this area.

Seeing Sparks: Reflections on King County’s Point in Time Count

A few weeks ago, King County released Count Us In, its annual point-in-time count of people experiencing homelessness. The findings are heartbreaking. Yet, as bleak as this data is, it's important to recognize the progress and system improvements along the way.

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“Create Change” — A day to change how we think about art, advocacy and homelessness

The Seattle Public Library’s “Create Change: Youth and Family Homelessness and the Arts” showed how art can be used to take action towards ending youth and family homelessness.

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New Photography Exhibit Sheds Light on Reality of Homelessness in Seattle

Visit the exhibit "Tiny: Streetwise Revisited," at the Seattle Central Library.

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It starts with a day

We need to put our dollars and support towards solutions that we know will end homelessness.

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Success in school starts at home

It's hard to do homework when you don't have a home. An innovative program based in Tacoma, Washington, is expanding statewide to support more schools in identifying and supporting the growing population of homeless students. Because success in school starts at home.

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