DESC is one of the largest multi-service non-profit agencies in the Pacific Northwest serving over 6,500 homeless adults annually. When Jon visited 1811 Eastlake, he was able to see first hand and discuss their Housing First model of providing housing to those in need while also offering on-site support services intended to address the core issues that have led to homelessness. The visit left a lasting impression on Jon and the JBJSF awarded a grant to 1811 Eastlake which was used toward a much needed computer lab for the residents which is now up and running. 1811 Eastlake reports that the residents are thrilled with their new computer lab and the staff is currently organizing classes for those wanting to improve their skills or access services and job opportunities.
Please click HERE to view photos from the computer labs grand opening!
Please click HEREto listen to Jon speak about what he learned while on tour last spring