homelessness Section

United Way’s Family Resource Exchange is Saturday at Sylvester Middle School

United Way’s Family Resource Exchange is Saturday at Sylvester Middle School

United Way’s Family Resource Exchange offers help and hope to families experiencing homelessness, and one will be held this Saturday, Oct. 20 at Sylvester Middle School in Burien. This free event will... [Read more]

Hospitality House’s annual ‘Walk for the Women’ fundraiser will be Sept. 15

Hospitality House’s annual ‘Walk for the Women’ fundraiser will be Sept. 15

Hospitality House’s annual ‘Walk for the Women’ fundraiser will be held in downtown Burien on Saturday, Sept. 15. Hospitality House, founded in 2000, is a women’s shelter in south... [Read more]

Help local homeless students with Pearl Jam’s new ‘Home Shows’ project

Help local homeless students with Pearl Jam’s new ‘Home Shows’ project

Pearl Jam’s upcoming ‘Home Shows’ concerts in Seattle will be shining a light on the problem and solutions to homelessness, including for numerous local students. Currently, there... [Read more]

Exchange Club of Highline’s annual Toilet Paper Drive is this Saturday, June 9

Exchange Club of Highline’s annual Toilet Paper Drive is this Saturday, June 9

This Saturday, June 9, the Exchange Club of Highline will be holding their annual Toilet Paper Drive. Butt wait – why a Toilet Paper Drive? You ask…? Did you know that you can’t buy toilet... [Read more]

‘Journey to Transformation’ fundraiser for Transform Burien will be Wed., June 27

‘Journey to Transformation’ fundraiser for Transform Burien will be Wed., June 27

‘Journey to Transformation’ – a fundraiser dinner for Transform Burien – will be held on Wednesday, June 27, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Burien Community Center. “For the past... [Read more]

Philanthropic partnership helps Mary’s Place purchase location in Burien

Philanthropic partnership helps Mary’s Place purchase location in Burien

Mary’s Place announced this week that – thanks to a partnership with the Caputo Family of Mercer Island – they were able to purchase the former Lakeside Milam Recovery Center at 12845 Ambaum... [Read more]

B-TOWN BIZ: Mary’s Place buys former Lakeside Milam property

B-TOWN BIZ: Mary’s Place buys former Lakeside Milam property

Local non-profit Mary’s Place has purchased the former Lakeside Milam property located at 12845 Ambaum Blvd. SW for $5 million, according to King County property records. Mary’s Place will... [Read more]

Former Blog Intern Devin Otto working on documentary about homeless youth

Former Blog Intern Devin Otto working on documentary about homeless youth

Former B-Town Blog Intern Devin Otto – now a senior at Big Picture High School – has recently been working on a documentary on queer youth experiencing homelessness, and here’s an update: The... [Read more]

Housing, food instability discussed at informal event hosted by Krystal Marx

Housing, food instability discussed at informal event hosted by Krystal Marx

By Aaron Wells The Burien Reporter Burien City Councilmember Krystal Marx met with members of the community over coffee at Starbucks in Five Corners on Saturday evening, May 5. Marx invites the community... [Read more]

Big Picture High School Senior starts first aid project for local homeless

Big Picture High School Senior starts first aid project for local homeless

Alexia Guajardo is a Senior at Highline Big Picture High School, and she is building a Senior Thesis Project around homelessness. “I brainstormed how my project could engage in my career interest,... [Read more]

Community Meeting on Mary’s Place buying former Lakeside Milam is May 14

Community Meeting on Mary’s Place buying former Lakeside Milam is May 14

Local non-profit Mary’s Place – which provides housing for homeless women, children, and families – announced that they are exploring the purchase of the former Lakeside Milam Recovery Center... [Read more]

Highline High’s Key Club thanks community for Homelessness Care Project

Highline High’s Key Club thanks community for Homelessness Care Project

From our friends at Highline High School: Hello Burien and beyond! Two months ago, Highline High School Key Club held their second annual Homelessness Care Project; and it was a huge success! Over the... [Read more]

New Burien City Council wants more, better review of homelessness

New Burien City Council wants more, better review of homelessness

By Jack Mayne After electing Jimmy Matta its new Mayor, and Councilmember Austin Bell as Deputy Mayor, the newly-elected Burien City Council turned to a potential repeal of a homeless tresspass ordiance,... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help count homeless on Friday, Jan. 26

Volunteers needed to help count homeless on Friday, Jan. 26

Volunteers are needed for ‘Count Us In 2018,’ the annual Point in Time Count of people experiencing homelessness which will be held on Friday, Jan. 26. Volunteers will be asked to work in teams... [Read more]

Faith in Action: Flight Path Home offers Safe Sober house for Women in transition

Faith in Action: Flight Path Home offers Safe Sober house for Women in transition

After months of planning and preparation, a Burien church has recently opened a “sober” house aimed at addressing a critical need for transitional housing for women in our area. Imagine a woman... [Read more]

Discuss Black Lives Matter, homelessness & more on Thursday, Dec. 14

Discuss Black Lives Matter, homelessness & more on Thursday, Dec. 14

On Thursday, Dec, 14, join a discussion about Black Lives Matter, the struggles the homeless face and how to help improve the lives of homeless individuals in Burien with Renton’s Outstanding Citizen... [Read more]

28 gather to discuss homelessness at Burien Library Wednesday night

28 gather to discuss homelessness at Burien Library Wednesday night

By Maureen Hoffmann Special to The B-Town Blog Twenty eight people (including 5 children) gathered at the Burien Library/City Hall meeting room to hear stories about homelessness, and to discuss approaches... [Read more]

Highline High School’s Key Club holding Homeless Necessities Drive

Highline High School’s Key Club holding Homeless Necessities Drive

Highline High School’s Key Club is back at it with their second annual Homelessness Necessities Drive, which will run until Dec. 14. In an effort to reach out and support the local homeless in... [Read more]

Hear stories and experiences of homelessness at Burien Library Nov. 29

Hear stories and experiences of homelessness at Burien Library Nov. 29

Hear stories and experiences of Homelessness at the Burien Library on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. “Engage with and learn from Real Change’s Homeless Speakers Bureau, a... [Read more]

Homelessness on agenda for tonight’s Burien City Council Study Session

Homelessness on agenda for tonight’s Burien City Council Study Session

Homelessness – aka “Housing Instability” – is on the agenda for Monday night’s Study Session of the Burien City Council, which gets underway at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at... [Read more]

‘I’m Homeless because…’

‘I’m Homeless because…’

By James Adam Lamb Special to South King Media I’m homeless because I blew my credit. I don’t have any money, and I can’t seem to keep a job. My first week at University in 1983 I was... [Read more]

Homeless advocates duel with citizens’ crime concerns at Burien Council

Homeless advocates duel with citizens’ crime concerns at Burien Council

By Jack Mayne Homeless or near homeless from Burien and beyond urged for passionate concern and support while other, just as passionate citizens, sought relief from crime and the leftovers of drug addiction... [Read more]

Solutions to homelessness, NERA, & more on agenda for Monday council meeting

Solutions to homelessness, NERA, & more on agenda for Monday council meeting

At the upcoming Burien City Council meeting – set for this coming Monday, March 20 – solutions to homelessness – including the potential of establishing a local Day Center – along with NERA, replacing... [Read more]

LETTER: Reader thinks $$ for CARES should have gone to homeless shelter

LETTER: Reader thinks $$ for CARES should have gone to homeless shelter

[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:] The Burien City Council C.A.R.E.S Vote: On... [Read more]