Northwest NEWS

May 6, 2002


Homeless women's shelter seeks support on Mother's Day

According to Autumn 2001 One Night Count estimates, 7,350 individuals are without a home every night in King County. Of those, there are approximately 800 couples with children, 1,400 single women with children and 700 single women.
   The Compass Center, a Seattle-based non-profit organization, provides a dignified pathway to home. By starting with basic needs such as food, a safe place to sleep, house rules and a clean and sober environment, the Compass Center helps individuals along the path of transition to independence. The Compass Center offers help when hope is all that there is left.
   From May 4 through May 12, Gardens & SunSpaces Gallery, 15611 Main Street, Duvall, partnering with the Compass Center, will be collecting gifts for homeless women. Suggested items include new or gently used twin size linens, new pillows, towels and hygiene products that can be dropped off at the gallery daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (206) 461-7821 for information about appropriate gifts for women in need or (425) 788-9844 for information about drop-off location.