Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services
Snoqualmie Valley Shelter Services‘ mission is to help people reclaim their lives. We provide life-changing services to those experiencing homelessness by working with our communities to provide emergency shelter, social services, and connections to permanent housing. We believe deeply in the power of relationships and work to meet people exactly where they are. (See PPT Presentation)
Because of Sammamish Rotary’s generous donation (spring 2017), we were able to purchase 30 new sleeping mats and various bedding-related items for the men, women and families we serve. Another grant was issued Spring 2018 for computers. All our gratitude to this amazing group!
A grant was provided in the Fall of 2018 to add a clothing back to the Resource Center. The following two paragraphs describes the background and situation.
Our Resource Center is the only clothing bank in the upper Snoqualmie Valley. We “inherited” this service when our community’s clothing bank closed a few years past. Since then, we have taken on the challenge of operating a clothing bank as part of the services offered at our Resource Center. The RC operates out of the American Legion Post and we share the space with the veterams and Boy Scouts. The clothing racks that we currently use are kept in the Post’s main room, and, frankly are chaotic. The Post is needing to increase its revenue stream & pay for repairs to an aging building by renting out the building and we’d like to help them by tidying up the space so that it is more appealing to potential renters.
So, to that end, we are looking at purchasing 4 large, customizable wardrobes from IKEA that will allow us to better organize and present clothing and shoes for our participants. As part of this reorganization, our total lengthof hanging space will be decreased. As a result, we will have a back stock of clothing that will need to be stored and organized in our storage room. This storage will include more hanging rods, a rolling worktop (for sorting and organizing), closed food storage, and open shelving for storing program supplies and donations.