contacts & locations:


Downtown Seattle

Opportunity Place YWCA
2024 3rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

Thuy-Linh Bui


East King County

WorkSource Redmond
7735 178th Place
Redmond, WA 98052

Susan Truong


South King County

Burndale Homes
1044 18th Street NE
Auburn, WA 98002

Hazel Edwards

WorkSource Auburn
2707 I Street NE
Auburn, WA 98002

Jennifer Levine
253.804.1180 (office)
253.204.0493 (mobile)


Homeless Intervention Program

Helping people facing homelessness find full-time employment, stable housing and self-sufficiency.

The Homeless Intervention Program (HIP) works with homeless individuals seeking immediate employment or occupational training that will lead to full-time employment. The YWCA has been providing employment services customized for homeless families and individuals for more than two decades.  

HIP integrates employment and homeless services by focusing on incremental steps toward housing stability, while simultaneously working with participants on employment and training goals. We measure success in terms of both housing and employment outcomes. HIP offers:

  • Assistance meeting basic needs: housing, transportation, child care, clothing, food and other referrals. 
  • G.E.D. and E.S.L. preparation.
  • Access to job search workshops and vocational training.
  • Job readiness training, including: resume building, interview preparation and practice, understanding employer expectations, developing good work habits and establishing work-related interpersonal skills.
  • Job search assistance and post-placement follow-up.


HIP is available to individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Currently homeless—living in a shelter, transitional housing, on the street or staying temporarily with a friend or relative
  • Able to show Social Security Card and photo I.D.
  • Eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Motivated to find full time employment

Learn More: Homeless Intervention Program brochure