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RIP Jean Darsie, longtime advocate for the homeless

Jean Darsie, one of the founders of the Ballard Community Taskforce on Homelessness and Hunger (BCTHH) and longtime advocate for people experiencing homelessness, passed away recently on August 27, 2022, after an illness. Jean was a member of the LIHI's Whittier Heights Tiny House Village Community Advisory Council.

Said Sally Kinney of BCTHH, "Jean's list of accomplishments and areas of advocacy is long. Suffice it to say that she loved Ballard, the City of Seattle, the State of Washington, our country, and the whole universe of humans, animals, and plants, and did everything in her considerable power to make life better for everyone and everything in that universe. She is a huge loss."

LIHI Executive Director Sharon Lee said, “Jean Darsie was a huge supporter of LIHI’s Ballard Urban Rest Stop, Cheryl Chow Court, tiny house villages, and permanent housing solutions. She was exemplary in her advocacy to end homelessness and spoke truth to power. It is with great sadness to receive news of her passing. It is with great joy that we can all honor Jean’s legacy and her tremendous awe inspiring dedication.”

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