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.