King County is expanding the current overnight shelter in Harborview Hall on Seattle’s First Hill to add onsite counseling and case management, showers and laundry facilities, meals and other services through an enhanced 24/7 shelter model that will help 85 men and women begin a pathway out of homelessness.
While overnight shelter provides important protections from the weather and other dangers, the addition of onsite case management and other supportive services has shown to make the most difference in moving people from homeless to housed.
“We know we are most successful in helping people exit homelessness when we combine a safe place to sleep with a range of onsite services that rebuild health and stability,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine.
“We are continuing to deploy all available resources, including unused or underused county land and buildings, in the fight against homelessness across our region.”
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