Guest blogger Laurel Kirbawy-Grenfell's job is to partner with school districts to make sure children, including homeless students, are getting the services they need. She explains how the Homeless Student Stability Act would help children across the state achieve their academic potential, and shares what you can do to support this important policy.
Monthly Archives: January 2015
Social Media 101: Using Twitter and Facebook for Advocacy
It’s become a tradition: Each year, in the lead-up to Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day, we co-present an online workshop on social media for social change with Joaquin Uy of the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance. In the three years we’ve done these training Hangouts, one fact has remained constant: Social media is all about relationships and community.
A Formerly Homeless Veteran Reflects on Volunteering in the One Night Count
Participating in the One Night Count can be an emotional experience for anyone, but it was especially poignant for first-time volunteer Thomas Green because he once experienced homelessness. In a new video, Thomas shares what it was like for him to walk outdoors and count people who were without shelter.
Introducing the New StoryCorps Section of Our Website!
Our new StoryCorps page currently features five short audio stories that help listeners understand how homelessness affects families in our community, and we'll continue adding stories over coming months.
The Moth’s “Home: Lost and Found” Storytelling Workshops Are Coming to Seattle
Do you know an advocate who has a personal story about family homelessness? Encourage them to apply for an upcoming storytelling workshop with experts from The Moth. Lisa Gustaveson from Seattle University's Faith & Family Homelessness Project gives us the lowdown on this exciting opportunity.