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 www.letsbuildhope.org.
New Hope on the Horizon for the Homeless
By: sthearnsSubscribe Channel: On the Scene Location: Holly Park neighborhood of Seattle, WA