Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry's Faith & Family Homelessness Project is a concentrated effort to inspire increased advocacy and care around the issue of family homelessness in the greater Puget Sound faith community. The project is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as part of its priority to prevent and end family homelessness in the Pacific Northwest.
Faith communities in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties partner with the School to use their social and political will as a force for changing cultural and societal attitudes, behaviors and policies that surround the crisis of family homelessness. Communities are offered resources and support designed to increase their response to family homelessness, while learning to effectively advocate for the public policy changes needed to reduce family homelessness in the region. The School is working with respected local partners to
provide a high level of support to each of the selected faith
communities including Associated Ministries, the Church Council of Greater Seattle and the Interfaith Association of NW Washington.
Envisioning a world where the cycle of family homelessness is broken through the creation of new relationships, platforms and model for successful faith-based advocacy.
Watch a slideshow on the Project here!