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Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - Page updated at 01:24 p.m.

Invisible Families

Programs, agencies that work on the family-homelessness issue

Across the Puget Sound region, dozens of agencies and organizations serve the needs of homeless families and individuals. What follows is a partial list of these organizations and a link to their Web sites.

Call for help

Crisis Clinic

King County 211

United Way of King County

Homeless housing and service providers

Catholic Community Services of Western Washington

Compass Housing Alliance

Downtown Emergency Service Center

Everett Gospel Mission

Exodus Housing

Family Promise of Seattle


Helping Hand House



Housing at the Crossroads

Housing Hope (Everett)

Interfaith Association of Northwest Washington

International District Housing Alliance

Lakewood Area Shelter Association

Metropolitan Development Council

Multi-Service Center

Network Tacoma

New Phoebe House Association

Pioneer Human Services

Providence Hospitality House

Salvation Army

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission

Shared Housing Services

Solid Ground

St. Stephens Housing

Tacoma Rescue Mission

The Sophia Way

Vision House

Watson Manor

Wellspring Family Services

YWCA Pierce County

YWCA Seattle/King/Snohomish

Housing authorities

Common Ground

Everett Housing Authority

Housing Authority of Snohomish County

Housing Resources Group

King County Housing Authority

Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing

Pierce County Housing Authority

Plymouth Housing Group

Renton Housing Authority

Seattle Housing Authority

Tacoma Housing Authority

Way Back Inn

Washington Low Income Housing Alliance

Children/youth services

Child Care Resources

First Place

Friends of Youth



Cocoon House

Health care

Country Doctor

Compass Health

Health Care for the Homeless Network

Neighborcare Health

Valley Cities

Domestic violence


Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County

Eastside Domestic Violence Program

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services- Domestic Violence Services List

Other homeless support services

Mamma's Hands

Mary's Place

Open Hearth Ministries

Seattle Education Access

Urban Rest Stop

Video of Urban Rest Stop

Washington Women's Employment and Education

Other community/social-service organizations

Acres of Diamonds

The Project

Central Area Motivation Program

Consejo Counseling & Referral

Divine Alternative for Dads Services (D.A.D.S.)

El Centro de la Raza


Immanuel Community Services

Interaction Transition

Neighborhood House

PSKS (Seattle)

Refugee Women's Alliance

ROAR of Washington


Step-by-Step Family Support Center

For more information on homelessness

Building Changes

Committee to End Homelessness

National strategic plan to end homelessness

Low Income Housing Institute

Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness

Self Sufficiency Calculator


South King County Forum on Homelessness

Washington State Coalition for the Homeless

The homeless you don't see

Project Home