Congratulations to our 2023 Everyday Heroes honoree…
Facing Homelessness: The BLOCK Project
Facing Homelessness believes that we can and will end homelessness when we inspire and engage community members to be a part of the solution. We established a variety of programs, partnerships, and services that invite all of us to come closer, and to contribute our unique passions and skills toward the effort of ending homelessness.
Our two signature programs: the Window of Kindness and the BLOCK Project engage both housed and unhoused community members to help our unhoused community members get the supplies, services, and housing they need.
The Window of Kindness is a physical place of connection between community members and people experiencing homelessness. The healing power of listening and connecting extends to everyone who participates. At the window, our volunteers hand out thousands of socks, gloves, snacks, sleeping bags, and other supplies essential to staying dry and warm. But people often come for a cup of hot chocolate, conversation, and a listening ear. Everything we give is a vehicle for kindness and human connection. Every connection is a reminder that we all live better when we feel loved.
Our BLOCK Project program builds fully equipped, environmentally sustainable homes for people experiencing homelessness. BLOCK Homes are permitted and placed in host homeowners’ backyards throughout Seattle. This model gives residents a place to call home and our communities around the city an opportunity to make a real difference in supporting our unhoused neighbors and addressing the issue of homelessness together.
Our goal is to Increase the connection, sense of belonging and stability of those living unhoused as a pathway to ending homelessness. We Inspire deliberate relationship building, engagement, and community mobilization toward ending homelessness. We envision a world where homelessness no longer exists.