A door that locks. A kitchen to cook in. The basic dignity of a private bathroom. Every person in our community deserves these things. As the cost of rent grows, though, an increasing number of people in our community are finding themselves without a safe place to call home. Every year, about 900 people fall into homelessness in Thurston County. About 25% of these are considered highly vulnerable due to a life-threatening combination of factors including mental illness and chronic health conditions.
Since 2012, SideWalk volunteers have helped over 1,400 people escape the streets and find a safe place to call home. Surprisingly, including both direct rental assistance and overhead, it only costs on average $1,074 per person – period.
People on the streets rely on SideWalk as the fastest path to escape homelessness. As a nonprofit that receives no public housing funds, we rely on the generosity of caring neighbors like you.
Thank you for your generous financial support.
You may also contribute by check. Checks may be made out to "SideWalk". Please mail checks to:
1139 5th Ave SE
We love state workers! SideWalk's nonprofit ID number for the WA State Employees Combined Fund Drive is: CFD #1481840
Interested in volunteering? Contact us here.