family village redmond:
Permanent Supportive Housing to help families leave homelessness and move into permanent housing.
YWCA Family Village Redmond is a safe and beautiful building located in downtown Redmond with 20 units for families who have experienced homelessness. YWCA offices and services which are located on the first floor, with recreational facilities on the south-facing side of the building.
Programs and services currently offered at this location include:
- Early Learning Center & Head Start - Affordable, high-quality child care for the greater Redmond community and Family Village residents. Serving children 2 months - 5 years old.
- Working Wardrobe - Provides low-income or homeless women & men with work-appropriate clothing for interviews or a new job.
- Permanent Supportive Housing - Serves families that have been previously homeless and need to rebuild their lives.
- Basic Food & Employment Training Program - Job search, training and placement services for eligible food stamp recipients.
- Employment & Housing Stability Program - Helps families rise out of homelessness and prevents others from losing their homes through stable jobs and housing.
Conveniently located near multiple King County Metro bus lines, Redmond Transit Center, and walking distance from several grocery stores, parks, schools, a library, post office and the Family Resource Center (home to 18 social service agencies). Built in 1993, this facility was designed by architects Michael Pyatok and Ron Hopper and is one of the tallest buildings in Redmond.
Physically and socially, Family Village Redmond fits into the surrounding neighborhood. CEO Sue Sherbrooke noted, "The Redmond community has enthusiastically supported this program. The adjacent school has welcomed the children. Boy Scouts have built furniture for the child care center, and clothing donations have overwhelmed the Working Wardrobe."