Introducing DSAccess—a new event series exclusively for DSA members. These programs are designed to give you early or unique access to the projects, people, information and issues shaping downtown and our city. Stay tuned for updates on future events in the series.

Most Recent Event

Addressing Family Homelessness
Dec. 7, 2018

More than two years ago, nationally renowned homelessness expert Barbara Poppe issued The Path Forward report to the City of Seattle, outlining strategies for addressing the growing crisis in our city.

In December 2018, Poppe joined our DSAccess breakfast program to review highlights of her original assessment and discuss gains made since then – particularly with families and children.

Attendees of DSAccess also had a unique opportunity to hear from Marty Hartman, executive director of Mary’s Place, a local nonprofit serving this vulnerable population. Hartman shared an update on approaches her organization has implemented since the report and a progress report on the No Child Sleeps Outside Campaign.

Shannon Boldizsar, with Starbucks Government Affairs, and chair of the No Child Sleeps Outside Campaign, was also on hand to talk about the support the business community has provided to Mary’s Place.

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Event Cancellation Policy
Can’t make it to our event? That’s okay. We understand sometimes calendar disruptions are unavoidable. If you have to cancel, we can give you a full refund up to 48 hours before an event. After that, however, we cannot provide refunds or credits because we’ve already given our final attendee counts to caterers and event venues. We appreciate your understanding. For more information, contact Joya at 206-613-3245 or joyam@downtownseattle.org.