Second Sunday Plate to Benefit Lake City Partners
Sunday, November 14, both services (9:30 and 11:15 a.m.)
Sunday service plate donations received on November 14 will go to support Lake City Partners Ending Homelessness (LCP). University Unitarian Church members have been providing support to this program for several years. Walter Washington, Executive Director, will be a guest at our services.
LCP’s mission is to end homelessness by providing shelter, respite care, work opportunities and other services, so that people living homeless have increased opportunities for stabilization, recovery, and permanent housing. The funds donated at this time will go into a fund for move-in expenses, including first and last month’s rent, security deposits, and other items and costs needed to move single adults, couples, families, and homeless youth into housing. Coming up with funds to cover these expenses is a huge barrier to getting people into housing quickly, and with these flexible funds, they hope to move people up to 50% faster.
LCP currently operates a number of programs to support people living without shelter in North Seattle and North King County (Shoreline, Kenmore, and Bothell):
- The North King County 24/7 Enhanced Shelter at The Oaks serves 60 unhoused single adults and couples with pets in private rooms with meals provided by Hunger Intervention Program and community volunteers. Caseworkers and an on-site nurse work with each individual to develop a plan to meet their unique needs and move them along the path to permanent housing.
- God’s L’il Acre day center offers people laundry facilities, showers, a community kitchen, internet and phone, resource referrals, a food closet, nursing care, personal storage, blankets and clothes, and a safe and secure place to just “be” indoors for a while.
- Housing outreach workers engage with people on the streets and refer them to the Oaks 24/7 shelter, housing and other essential services.
At present, UUC volunteers prepare and deliver sack lunches for residents of The Oaks on the third Saturday of each month. Other ongoing and one-time volunteer opportunities are also available. For more information about LCP, stop by our information table after services, or contact Rich Brooks (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Judy Oerkvitz (email@example.com).
Thank you in advance for your generosity!