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The One Night Count has just started….

A message from Alison Eisinger of the Seattle King County Coalition on Homelessness


Beginning at 8.00 a.m. this morning, folks who work at more than 30 programs serving homeless families will begin tallying phone calls for 24 hours, keeping track of all of the people whom they have to turn away, because local shelters are already full.  Through last year’s Family Turn Away Survey, we were able to show that at least 253 children and 177 of their adult family members — that’s 141 households — tried unsuccessfully to find shelter in a single day and night. That is an unduplicated  count, and an eye-opening glimpse of  the unmet  need in our community. Continue reading