Hopelink is a community action agency that has served homeless and low-income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities since 1971. The agency has five multi-purpose service centers, and five housing sites throughout north and east King County. The service centers are equipped with food banks, and a staff of specialists offering various support programs, such as family development, adult education, employment training, home heating assistance and more.
Hopelink’s integrated service centers, housing and transportation programs assist more than 60,000 community members each year. This service, to clients and the community, is based upon Hopelink’s Theory of Change, which recognizes the importance of providing stability to those in crisis, and then equipping clients to exit poverty on a permanent basis.
In 2014 Hopelink released an impact report to demonstrate successes within its services. Some of the highlights were that Hopelink served more than two-million meals, distributed more than $2.5 million to keep homes warm, provided more than 1,000 home owners assistance to keep their homes, and provided educational classes to hundreds of adults seeking employment.
Funding for Hopelink comes from diverse sources including public and private foundations, United Way, government support and by donations from individuals, organizations and corporations in the community. Hopelink keeps administrative costs low so that 92 percent of financial support goes directly to helping families in crisis and preventing homelessness. Hopelink is governed by a board of directors.
If you require assistance, but live in Seattle or South King County, please review our list of community partners to find an organization that serves your area. Additionally you can contact the statewide assistance line by dialing 2-1-1 on your phone. More information is available at win211.org
Hopelink’s mission is to promote self-sufficiency for all members of our community; we help people make lasting change.