Homelessness is a community-wide issue that needs a community-wide response. Government cannot do it alone and neither can social service agencies or faith communities. Here’s how you can help:
The City of Bellevue financially supports the network of social service providers that serve our community. The Human Services Commission understands local Eastside needs and provides recommendations to the City Council on local community partners to support with Bellevue’s Human Services Fund.
Through the Human Services Fund in 2016, the city invested $712,000 in nonprofits that provide shelters or direct services to individuals experiencing homelessness.
You can add your support to the Bellevue Human Services Fund.
Local charities that provide homelessness-related services include:
- Congregations for the Homeless
- The Sophia Way
- Friends of Youth
- Catholic Community Services
- Renewal Food Bank
- All Home
- Homelessness count
Each member of our community can be part of the solution to make homelessness rare, brief, and one-time. Whether it’s smiling and saying “hello,” volunteering for a local nonprofit, or employing or housing a homeless person—we can make a tremendous difference when we tackle homelessness together.
Check out Bellevue’s Volunteer Guide and find your place to lend a hand.
Make A Difference - Volunteer Opportunities in Bellevue