In 2016, the Downtown Seattle Association, United Way of King County, the City of Seattle and the Millionair Club Charity launched Jobs Connect to match homeless individuals in downtown Seattle with jobs. The Metropolitan Improvement District, managed by DSA, is an anchor employer for Jobs Connect, offering work as a downtown cleaning ambassador. For homeless individuals, consistent work can rebuild self-esteem, self-confidence and hope. Since its inception, the MID has guided more than 125 people through its employment partnership with Jobs Connect.
Mental Health First-Aid Classes
Mental Health First-Aid courses provide an individual with the tools and training they need to help someone experiencing a mental health or substance-use-related crisis. With certified and experienced instructors, MID-funded ambassadors offer courses on how to recognize risk factors and warning signs of mental health and addiction concerns, as well as strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations. These low-cost classes are open to the public and also include information about where to turn for help if you’re witnessing a mental health or drug crisis.Learn More