We provide safe, inclusive shelter and services that support women, children and families on their journey out of homelessness. Across nine emergency family shelters in King County, we keep struggling families together, inside, and safe when they have no place else to go providing shelter, services, resources, community, and hope.
Basic needs are met each day: meals, showers, and laundry facilities–children are connected with schools. In the evening, families in shelter have dinner, do homework, socialize, and prepare for the week ahead. Resources are offered each day for housing, employment, wellness, and financial needs. Housing specialists work with families to address barriers and empower parents to build family stability, secure housing, and prepare for employment. Kids do homework, participate in fun and enriching activities, and go on outings and adventures in our on-site Kids Club.
Longacres Skate Non-profit found its roots back in September of 2016. When a couple of friends decided to pour a few bags of concrete in an abandoned space underneath I405 in Renton, WA. The recently discovered dry skate space started to catch attention fast. Before we knew it we had poured over 50,000 pounds of bagged concrete, laid hundreds of feet of rebar and wire, and spent countless hours constructing what you see today as Longacres DIY skate spot.
After months of construction, WSDOT got word of our project and contacted us about the removal of the skatepark. That is when Longacres Skate Non-profit was formed to take on the task of leasing this plot of land from WSDOT.