After a strategic assessment of all YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish programs and budgets based on our commitment to effective, efficient, and impactful services, we made the difficult decision to close The Sharehouse, effective June 30, 2017.
The Sharehouse program, established in 1989 and proudly managed by YWCA since 2014, has helped more than 1,000 formerly homeless families annually turn their housing into a place they can call home.
YWCA is dedicated to a successful transition for those who are served by The Sharehouse, as well as our program staff.
If you have any questions, please contact Laura Wirkman, The Sharehouse program manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.767.5280.
Provides donated furniture and basic necessities to individuals and families leaving homelessness.
Moving can be expensive and stressful for anyone, but especially for those who have recently experienced homelessness. The Sharehouse provides furniture, linens, dishes and other household items that can help turn a house into a home.
The Sharehouse provides resources to people who have experienced homelessness that will help them establish and maintain a safe and stable home. In 2012, The Sharehouse helped more than 2,600 people establish 1,200 new households in King County.
This program also provides the community with a meaningful alternative to throwing away still useful household furniture and goods. On average, The Sharehouse keeps more than 22,000 items a year out of area landfills.
To learn more about this program, including what kind of donations can be accepted, please visit The Sharehouse website.