New Hope on the Horizon for the Homeless

Last Thursday, Seattle's Union Gospel Mission celebrated the groundbreaking for its new women and children's residence, Hope Place, which will be located in Holly Park, next to the mission's administration building. Scheduled to open its doors in Spring, 2009, the new facility will have 208 beds, which Seattle City Councilmember, Tim Burgess, exclaims is a "huge increase on what the mission has had in the past." "[Seattle's] Union Gospel Mission has shown us that they... know what it takes in support, in counseling, in training," says Committee to End Homelessness Director, Bill Block, "to help those families change their lives from homelessness to stability and productivity." For more information on this "lives-changing" project, go to

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A.J. Hutton says ... on Monday, Mar 31 at 9:00 AM

Every time I see this it fills my heart with so much joy. I Know this place, Hope Place is going to change the lives of future Seattle Women and children who have no one else to go to. And you can't help but to catch, the christianity is contagious.

Maria Carpena says ... on Friday, Mar 28 at 8:48 PM

I too had my life changed by the program at the Union Gospel Mission. Thank You too any and all who have supported the Mission and it's programs, May God Bless You Abundantly!

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