Participate in a Population Committee
Each committee provides a venue for advocates, service providers, and other committed individuals to: share important information and resources; carry out projects; and mobilize around critical service, policy, or funding issues affecting these specific population groups. The committees also help educate and inform the Coalition as a whole about the particular experiences, needs, and concerns of these groups. Each committee is lead by a volunteer chair or co-chairs elected by the committee members.
Every 2nd Thursday from Noon-1:30pm at Plymouth's Simons Senior Apartments: 2119 3rd Ave. in Seattle's Belltown neighborhood.
The Single Adults Advocacy Committee works on the challenges that affect men and women experiencing homelessness. We have engaged in key advocacy efforts such as: ensuring robust mitigation after the end of the Ride Free Area in downtown Seattle; changing how local governments treat homeless people camped on public property; expanding available shelter and transportation options; increasing funding for human services and housing; and, mobilizing support for the critical state-wide Disability Lifeline program (formerly known as GAU).
Every 4th Wednesday from 9:30-11:00am at the E. Cherry YWCA: 2820 E. Cherry St. in Seattle.
The Families with Children Committee brings together advocates and providers working with homeless children and families. We have led several efforts to raise community awareness about issues of family homelessness, including developing the Family Turn Away Survey, a project that helped measure unmet need for family emergency shelter in King County, and educating service providers and school personnel about homeless students' educational rights under the federal McKinney-Vento Act.
Project Cool for Back to School:
This program operates as a subcommittee of the Families with Children Committee. Every year, Project Cool volunteers raise money, hold supply drives, and distribute backpacks filled with school supplies and other resources to hundreds of homeless children and youth across King County.
Learn more here.
Every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Capitol Hill Public Library (425 Harvard Ave. E., Seattle, WA 98102).
We are a committed and experienced group of advocates, outreach workers, and other direct service providers devoted to tackling many of the issues relating to youth homelessness. Our annual Youth Advocacy Summit brings homeless and street-involved youth and young adults to Seattle's City Hall where they identify key issues of concern, develop and practice advocacy skills, and meet with King County and Seattle elected officials and policymakers.
For more information about SKCCH population committees, please contact a committee co-chair.