Help Reduce Homelessness by Keeping People in Their Homes
In April of 2016, David Bley, senior director with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, wrote an opinion piece for the Seattle Times that made a compelling observation. He said, “The most effective way to reduce homelessness is to prevent people from becoming homeless in the first place.” We know what David Bley is talking about. We have been helping to reduce homelessness for close to 100 years. Our home visit teams, with 900 plus St. Vincent de Paul volunteers, keep neighbors in their homes by providing rent and utility assistance, food and compassionate services.
Note our EIN/Federal Tax ID Number: 91-0583891
If you prefer to make an offline donation, please mail your donation to:
Society of St. Vincent de Paul Council of Seattle King County
5950 Fourth Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
We know that a person experiencing homelessness and living on the streets costs taxpayers upwards of $40,000 per year. A home visit to prevent an eviction is considerably less expensive than rehousing someone who becomes homeless. Not only is this approach more cost-effective; it is more humane.
You can be instrumental in keeping your neighbors in their homes by becoming a supporter of St. Vincent de Paul.
About 90 cents of every dollar donated to SVdPgoes to support our programs.