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Councilmember Lewis highlights model to address homelessness
Councilmember Lewis highlights model to address homelessness

Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis (District 7 - Pioneer Square to Magnolia) and a coalition of service providers, members from the business community, and others provide an update about the team effort to successfully shelter 31 individuals experiencing homelessness on 1st Ave. and Yesler, all of whom accepted appropriate shelter voluntarily. The JustCARE alliance coordinates whenever possible with City-funded shelter options via the Human Services Department (HSD), and partners with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR), and Public Utilities (SPU) for debris removal when people have voluntarily left items behind when they move. As Seattle wrestles with the homelessness crisis, this model - non-siloed teams of JustCARE and the City working in concert - has been repeatedly proven effective, both humanely providing shelter services for those experiencing unsheltered homelessness as well as clearing public spaces for everyone.

Speakers include:

Councilmember Andrew J. Lewis, Seattle City Council

Dominique Davis, Wheeler Davis Safety Team

Emily Kim & Heather Hodge, The Pastry Project

Lisa Howard, Alliance For Pioneer Square

Jon Scholes, Downtown Seattle Association (DSA)

Karen Salinas, Evergreen Treatment Services - REACH

Nichole Alexander, Public Defender Association

Lyly Nguyen, JustCARE

Lisa Daugaard, Public Defender Association


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