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Homelessness in Seattle – Working to Help the Most Vulnerable

May 2, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join BINKI (Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap Indivisible) in conversation with Megan Mayes, Director of DESC, The Downtown Emergency Service Center (https://www.desc.org/). DESC is a non-profit organization in Seattle providing services for the most vulnerable of our neighbors – the homeless population.
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Megan Mayes has 15+ years of experience as a fundraiser for nonprofit and political causes. For the last eight years she’s led fund development and communications efforts at DESC, a Seattle agency working at the intersection of homelessness and behavioral health. Megan is passionate about social justice and bringing care and resources to those who need them most. She lives in Shoreline with two sons and two dogs and enjoys reading, camping, hiking and the golden-age of TV.
We plan to cover the issue of homelessness in Seattle and DESC’s work to help the most vulnerable people who are experiencing homelessness. We’ll also discuss evidence-based causes of and solutions to homelessness and how people who are experiencing homelessness can access healthcare and other resources in the community.
These are some questions we will be exploring. Bring your own:
-Please sum up the history of DESC – what collaborations have you done?
-Where does the funding come from?
-Do we have many eastern Europeans/Ukrainians here?
-Can people get help with health care costs from DESC?
-What is the situation with affordable housing in Seattle? What is needed?
-What options do people have when it gets cold? Or when they need shelter?
-Are there Federal grants available from recent COVID funding?
-Please tell us about Point in Time – are there more people in need now?
-What can people do to help?


May 2, 2022
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm