Heroes for the Homeless has continued its mission to help those who live outdoors without the assistance of organized shelter. Volunteers travel by car and on foot to minister to the most vulnerable of the homeless including those sleeping on the streets of Seattle in doorways, alleys, parks, at bus stops, inside and underneath trash receptacles, under viaducts, bridges, highway overpasses, in abandoned buildings, encampments, and inside makeshift homes constructed of cardboard.
Heroes for the Homeless is committed to making a difference in their lives by offering food, a hot beverage, clothing, hygiene products, outdoor survival supplies, and information on how to get social service assistance.
We support clients by providing them with basic needs while they endure the long wait to secure low-income/affordable housing. In doing this we also help them stay independent and out of the criminal justice system.
Monthly outreach serves an average of 250 individuals and is funded through the generous contributions of its volunteer staff and other concerned citizens, a grant from the Turner Foundation of Washington, and assistance from community partners including the Salvation Army William Booth Center and Emergency Feeding Program of Seattle and King County.