homeless Section

Burien Police arrest man with warrant at Annex Park, find drugs, stolen mail

Burien Police arrest man with warrant at Annex Park, find drugs, stolen mail

The Burien Police Department announced on their Facebook page Thursday (Sept. 4) that they’ve made another arrest at the Annex Park, where homeless people have been encamped for months…

City issues statement about homeless problem in Burien’s Annex Park

City issues statement about homeless problem in Burien’s Annex Park

The City of Burien on Thursday (Aug. 21) issued a statement about an ongoing homeless problem in Annex Park, which is located at SW 146th and 4th Ave SW…

LETTER: ‘I wanted to know if you were aware of the homeless problem in Burien’

LETTER: ‘I wanted to know if you were aware of the homeless problem in Burien’

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Hello to the editor. I wanted to know if you... [Read more]

‘Walk for the Women’ to benefit Hospitality House on Saturday, Sept. 28

‘Walk for the Women’ to benefit Hospitality House on Saturday, Sept. 28

Join Hospitality House at its annual ‘Walk for the Women’ fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 28, starting at 10 a.m. in Burien Town Square. This event will benefit this local non-profit, which... [Read more]

Hospitality House’s Annual ‘Spring Fling’ is Saturday, March 2 at Highline College

Hospitality House’s Annual ‘Spring Fling’ is Saturday, March 2 at Highline College

Burien’s Hospitality House will be holding their annual Spring Fling fundraiser at Highline Community College’s Student Union on Saturday night, March 2. This is an annual dinner to benefit... [Read more]

Donate Warm Clothing at Burien Library to Help Homeless Youth in Area

Donate Warm Clothing at Burien Library to Help Homeless Youth in Area

BLAB volunteers dressed up as library mascots Dewey and Sketch. The Burien Library Advisory Board (BLAB) is hosting a warm clothing drive to benefit homeless youth in the area, beginning Monday, Dec. 3... [Read more]

Hospitality House’s ‘Walk for the Women’ Fundraiser will be Saturday, Sept. 29

Hospitality House’s ‘Walk for the Women’ Fundraiser will be Saturday, Sept. 29

Hospitality House’s 11th Annual ‘Walk for the Women’ fundraiser walk will be held Saturday, Sept. 29. “Have fun, win prizes and do good,” reads an announcement. “The... [Read more]

St. Francis 6th Graders Write To, Interact With Burien City Councilmembers

St. Francis 6th Graders Write To, Interact With Burien City Councilmembers

Michael Stein-Ross, Burien Councilmembers Lucy Krakowiak and Bob Edgar, and his 6th grade class. by Michael Stein-Ross Following the November elections, a number of my sixth grade students at St. Francis... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A ‘Shout Out’ Of Praise For Burien Bark

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A ‘Shout Out’ Of Praise For Burien Bark

I don’t know how to post this, so hope you can help me. I would like to give a ‘shout out’ of praise to Burien Bark.  Today I visited Nickelsville (our local homeless camp) with some... [Read more]

Resident Wants City To Control Panhandlers, Trash On Off-Ramps

Resident Wants City To Control Panhandlers, Trash On Off-Ramps

by Jack Mayne Trash on Southwest 128th Street ramps to and from the 509 and the questionable panhandler types who leave it has caused nearby resident Mark Zink to get out his broom and rake, but now he... [Read more]

Hospitality House Receives $1,000 Grant From Burien Windermere Office

Hospitality House Receives $1,000 Grant From Burien Windermere Office

The Burien office of Windermere Real Estate has given a $1,000 grant to Hospitality House, a non-profit homeless shelter for women located in Burien. Hospitality House has been open every night since 2000,... [Read more]

HELP NEEDED: Here’s How YOU Can Help Lighthouse Apartment Fire Victims

HELP NEEDED: Here’s How YOU Can Help Lighthouse Apartment Fire Victims

Photo courtesy Union Gospel Mission. On Sunday, July 24th, the Union Gospel Mission’s Lighthouse Apartment building, located at 9820 Des Moines Memorial Way, burned down in a huge three-alarm fire,... [Read more]

UPDATE: Tuesday Fire Displaces Six; Red Cross Providing Assistance

UPDATE: Tuesday Fire Displaces Six; Red Cross Providing Assistance

UPDATE 7/12/11 1:30 p.m.: We just received word that six people have been displaced by a residential fire, which occurred at 13049 First Ave South on Tuesday afternoon around Noon (we first learned of... [Read more]

Forgotten Friends Project Aims To Help Forgotten Homeless

Forgotten Friends Project Aims To Help Forgotten Homeless

by Theresa De Lay Homelessness is a huge problem all across the country. In recent years, the economic downfall of our society has caused countless more men, women and children to call the streets their... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A Thanks From Hospitality House

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A Thanks From Hospitality House

Dear Scott Schaffer Schaefer, editor of the B-Town Blog- On behalf of all of us at Hospitality House Shelter in Burien, thank you for supporting our Walk for the Women fundraiser on your blog (read our... [Read more]

“Team Cherisse” Will Stomp (or stroll) Out Homelessness This Saturday

“Team Cherisse” Will Stomp (or stroll) Out Homelessness This Saturday

Local members of “Team Cherisse” (in honor of activist Cherisse Luxa and her strong support for Hospitality House), are inviting everyone to join them this Saturday to help raise needed funds... [Read more]

“BUNCO Night” Fundraiser For Hospitality House Is Friday, Feb. 5th

“BUNCO Night” Fundraiser For Hospitality House Is Friday, Feb. 5th

A “BUNCO Night” Fundraiser for Burien’s Hospitality House will be held Friday night, Feb. 5th starting at 7pm at the Normandy Park Congregational United Church of Christ. It’s just... [Read more]

Hospitality House’s “Street Walk For The Women” Is Saturday, Sept. 26th

Hospitality House’s “Street Walk For The Women” Is Saturday, Sept. 26th

Burien’s Hospitality House is holding a “Street Walk for the Women” fundraiser walk in downtown Burien on Saturday, Sept. 26. Here are the details: WHAT: Hospitality House’s 8th... [Read more]

Local Non-Profit Helping Seattle's Homeless, One Life At A Time

Local Non-Profit Helping Seattle's Homeless, One Life At A Time

As homelessness grows with tough economic times, a local non-profit organization, Light Under The Bridge Homeless Ministry, is successfully affecting homelessness one person at a time. Light Under The... [Read more]

“Stomp Out Homelessness” Street Walk Is Sat. Oct. 4th

“Stomp Out Homelessness” Street Walk Is Sat. Oct. 4th

The seventh annual “Stomp Out Homelessness” Street Walk is this Saturday, Oct. 4th, starting at 9:30am at the corner of SW 152nd and 6th Ave SW (see map below). The cost is $20 to participate,... [Read more]

Fatal Apartment Arson Fire Was One Month Ago Today

Fatal Apartment Arson Fire Was One Month Ago Today

We’d like to take a moment to reflect and commemorate that it was exactly one month ago today that an arson fire blazed through the Tara and Jenny Marie apartment buildings in the 400 block of SW... [Read more]

Fire Victims Donation Center Closed + Some Shout Outs

Fire Victims Donation Center Closed + Some Shout Outs

After taking in an estimated 300+ truck fulls of goods, the Burien Fire Victims Donation Center (located at 156 SW 152nd Street) is now closed and being returned to its landlord. Please make a note of... [Read more]

Burien Fire Victims Still Need Help, Housing

Burien Fire Victims Still Need Help, Housing

Just because the Burien Fire Victims Fundraiser is over doesn’t mean the victims don’t need any more help – quite the opposite really, as at least six families are still in need of regular... [Read more]

UPDATE: 3-Alarm Fire Kills Three, Leaves 50 Homeless

UPDATE: 3-Alarm Fire Kills Three, Leaves 50 Homeless

UPDATE: A major three-alarm fire in Burien last night left three people dead, injured six and left around 50 people homeless. The fire, in the 400 block of SW 155th Street, was reported at about 12:45am... [Read more]