Support for Homeless Encampment Growing in Othello Neighborhood

by Kelsey Hamlin Othello Village is situated on Martin Luther King Jr. Way, a main stretch in South Seattle, sitting behind a mini mart and across from an expansive residential neighborhood. It’s the very definition of a juxtaposition. via South Seattle Emerald While Ronda Althaus took care of her kids Monday in the encampment, aContinue reading “Support for Homeless Encampment Growing in Othello Neighborhood”

Homelessness: Some Real Talk in the City Chambers

In yet another effort to address homelessness, the Seattle City Council held a special meeting in City Hall for the Human Service and Public Health Committee. And for the first time in a while, I found myself finally cheering on what was being said. via South Seattle Emerald “We need to move past this decision ofContinue reading “Homelessness: Some Real Talk in the City Chambers”

New Mobile Medical Van in Place, but Homeless Youth Still Lost in the Trenches

The homeless population now has an additional resource for health care and other support services, but not all individuals access — or even know — about it. Via Spark Public / What’s Good 206 In January, King County rolled out a second mobile medical van for the homeless to complement the original clinic-on-wheels that has been serving South Seattle since 2008. In 2015,Continue reading “New Mobile Medical Van in Place, but Homeless Youth Still Lost in the Trenches”

Seattle and King County Join Forces on Homelessness, but is it Just More of the Same?

Sitting in the two hour-long joint meeting of the King County and Seattle City Councils, listening to them discuss housing and human services for the homeless was, well, nothing new. And perhaps my lack of motivation to write this piece is a testament to that. Nothing substantial was discussed. Nothing was surprising. […] via Seattle andContinue reading “Seattle and King County Join Forces on Homelessness, but is it Just More of the Same?”

Homelessness: A Reality Somehow Dismissed

Preface: Before I begin this piece, it should be noted that the faces of homelessness are many, and remarkably different. They can range from five months old to 80 years old; they can be completely sober or battling addiction; they can be escaping abuse or unable to pay rent. The ways in which a personContinue reading “Homelessness: A Reality Somehow Dismissed”