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  • Nathan Ellis-Brown

LIHI Gala Cancelled – We Need Your Help

Updated: Feb 1, 2023

We regret to announce that the Covid-19 pandemic has forced us to cancel our October 30th Gala at the Four Seasons. However, while we must put off the festivities for a year, we still need your support. The Gala & Auction raises funds that fill funding gaps for LIHI’s programs—Tiny House Villages, Urban Rest Stops, Supportive Services. Click to donate online Without Gala and Auction funds, here are the impacts: • Fewer Tiny Houses and Villages to provide shelter to those with none. • Fewer case managers to help our clients find jobs, housing, and services. • Fewer days and hours we have the Urban Rest Stops open.


LIHI’s Tiny House Program is wonderfully effective shelter for pandemic conditions. Unlike traditional shelters, each program participants has a separate space to sleep and live, helping to flatten the curve. We haven’t had a single confirmed case of Covid-19 in our villages! This year we opened our first village in Tacoma and are working to open three more villages before winter starts. Pictured: New enrollees of Interbay Village


LIHI Supportive Services programs provide our program participants with case management that helps them secure education, employment, permanent housing, and other crucial services. Pictured: We hired a full-time teacher to set up a learning pod to help our students not fall behind at Meadowbrook Apartments in Seattle. Remote learning is difficult for many low-income families.


Our three Urban Rest Stops are operating at full capacity during Covid-19 while other facilities have closed around the city. We provide hot showers, bathrooms, laundry, and services that can make the difference between health and sickness, life and death, and getting a job or not. The city of Seattle covers only 77% of our costs. Pictured: Client at downtown Urban Rest Stop

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