Hopelink’s Theory of Change

To visually demonstrate the goals and objectives of its services within the community, Hopelink developed its own Theory of Change. The graphic below shows that Hopelink services result in two primary outcomes.

First, Hopelink services help clients achieve stability through the provision of basic needs, such as shelter and food. By achieving stability, the harmful effects of poverty are eased for all family members. Without the stresses of homelessness or hunger, family members are more able to focus on the next phase of their journey out of poverty.

Second, clients become equipped to exit poverty through the acquisition of skills and knowledge that can permanently change their lives. Clients come to Hopelink earning far from what is considered a living wage—the amount of income it takes to live without any financial assistance. Hopelink works with clients through various programs that can: increase their income, improve their employment potential, maintain stable housing, and when appropriate, advance their education.

It is important to note that Hopelink, through its many community partnerships, is able to connect clients with many resources outside of its own programs and services.

Hopelink's Theory of Change

Hopelink is pleased to receive funding from Eastside Community Aid Thrift
Monday, March 23, 2015
Hopelink is pleased to announce it has once again received funding from Eastside Community Aid Thrift Shop to support its Kirkland/Northshore food bank.
The Snoqualmie Tribe Fund makes a generous donation of $5,000
Monday, March 09, 2015
The donation will go to support Hopelink’s Client Services.
We appreciate first-time support from the Glaser Foundation for $5,000 for our greatest needs
Friday, February 06, 2015
The trust placed in us by new funders is essential in creating a culture of generosity and giving, and positively effects our clients.
The Horizons Foundation increased its support of Hopelink to $5,000 in December 2014
Friday, February 06, 2015
This gift enables us to address our greatest needs and effectively reach our clients.
We are grateful for 15 years of support from the Byron and Alice Lockwood Foundation
Friday, February 06, 2015
The foundation continued this generosity with a grant of $40,000 in December 2014.
In December 2014, the Praise for Today Foundation made a gift of $10,000 for greatest needs support
Friday, February 06, 2015
The foundation has supported Hopelink's efforts in the community through 5 years of support.
We appreciate the support of the Wellworth Foundation, which made a grant of $10,000 in Dec 2014
Friday, February 06, 2015
The foundation has given to Hopelink since 2012.
The Bradley Family Foundation made a gift of $5,000 in Dec 2014 to support Adult Education
Friday, February 06, 2015
We appreciate the continued support of the foundation for these vital skill-building programs.
In December, The Foster Foundation made a gift of $10,000 to support Hopelink’s greatest needs
Friday, February 06, 2015
This gift continues a nearly 15-year tradition of supporting the needs of the communities of north and east King County.
Safeco Insurance made a grant of $25,000 to support our Client Services Program
Friday, February 06, 2015
Safeco has been steadfast in its funding of our food and financial assistance programs for nearly 20 years, serving as an important and consistent pillar of support for Hopelink.