Homeless and at-risk women transforming their lives.

Women gaining new skills, new strengths and new life at EGH.

Women finding community.

A safe, welcoming place for all women.

Homeless and at-risk women transforming their lives.

Women gaining new skills, new strengths and new life at EGH.

Women finding community.

A safe welcoming place for all women.

Homeless and at-risk women transforming their lives.

Women gaining new skills, new strengths and new life at EGH.

Women finding community.

A safe, welcoming place for all women.

Homeless and at-risk women transforming their lives.

Women gaining new skills, new strengths and new life at EGH.

Women finding community.

A safe welcoming place for all women.

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EGH Partners with Library  to Provide Computer Skills

EGH Partners with Library to Provide Computer Skills

For the past year and a half, Paige Chernow (L) and Mary Hillman (R) have been making weekly visits to assist clients with computer use. Paige is the Adult Services Librarian at the University Branch of the Seattle Public Library (located just a few blocks from EGH)....

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EGH to Launch Job Readiness Program

EGH to Launch Job Readiness Program

We are excited to launch our new Job Readiness Program soon!  We anticipate starting this summer with women living in the Transitional House and adding a class for Day Center clients in the fall.  The Program will be divided into three separate modules: The first...

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EGH Women Enjoy Seattle Storm Outing

EGH Women Enjoy Seattle Storm Outing

Women from Elizabeth Gregory Home had the opportunity to enjoy Seattle Storm games thanks to a generous donation of tickets from the team. All had a great time. Here is what some of the women said about the outing: "After suffering a variety of health problems, my...

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Homeless Women Inspire Local Artist

Homeless Women Inspire Local Artist

Local artist, Cheryl Richey attended our annual benefit dinner in March and was moved by the stories presented by women experiencing homelessness. Cheryl has since reached out to EGH to offer the proceeds from the sale of her work as well as to offer a collage-making...

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Welcoming the Arrival of the Equinox!

Welcoming the Arrival of the Equinox!

The advent of fall marks a shift in focus at EGH. Warm clothing, rainproof coats, and durable shoes tend to top the needs list. Thanks to receiving many generous in-kind donations, we are well-stocked to greet the chill the season brings. If you are among the many who...

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Let the Summer Spirit Soar!

Let the Summer Spirit Soar!

Despite the heat of the recent seemingly endless days of sunshine, the light and abundance of foliage certainly lifts the spirits of all at EGH. But there are additional elements that kindle a hopeful spirit these days. New staff member(s)! We welcomed Helene McOwen...

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Carolyn’s story

“I Witnessed Acceptance On a Daily Basis”   I was born in California and removed from my biological mother at 18 months. Thereafter I lived in foster families, including living with my first grade teacher for a while. In fact, that was my happiest childhood memory. When I turned ten, my biological father decided he Read More . . . “Carolyn’s story”

Tent City to Teacher

I became homeless on October 1st of this year. A good friend who was going through tough times begged me to move to Seattle to be her roommate. Unfortunately, one day I came home to find all my stuff outside. Rather than confront her, I opted to simply pick up my belongings and leave. I Read More . . . “Tent City to Teacher”

Melissa’s Story

I am 46 years old, I am profoundly deaf and I am homeless. I became homeless five months ago; it wasn’t planned but I knew it was going to happen eventually. My roommate was not reliable and even though I paid my portion of the rent, she didn’t pay the landlord. I didn’t know what Read More . . . “Melissa’s Story”

L’s story

“You all have made a difference in my life.” Lee   Lee, who is a domestic violence survivor, has been homeless for over seven years. Her husband was a trucker, driving eighteen wheelers from state to state and for years his long hauls kept her safe. She and their four children tried to keep a Read More . . . “L’s story”

Homeless Grandmother Patiently Awaits Housing

I was born in 1952 at King County Hospital (now Harborview), attended Bailey Gatzert elementary and graduated from Pacific High School. My girlfriend from school and I went to the World’s Fair in 1962.  We saved up every cent we could to ride the dime shuttle to the Seattle Center. Can you believe the bus Read More . . . “Homeless Grandmother Patiently Awaits Housing”

Liisa’s Story

Liisa has been homeless off and on since Elizabeth Gregory Home opened in 2006. She learned about EGH when the Seattle Police Department’s Community Service Officers referred her to the WHEEL shelter that operates in the basement of University Lutheran Church. She discovered the EGH drop-in Day Center when it opened in 2007, and because Read More . . . “Liisa’s Story”

Angie’s Story

My first defining moment occurred the day I was born in Wiesbaden, West Germany, in 1956. I was separated from my mother and placed in a foundling home until I was four years old, then moved to an orphanage in Frankfurt. When I was six, James and Hildegard Dysart adopted me. Soon after, we moved to Read More . . . “Angie’s Story”

Raennen’s story

Last year, I was living with my mom in an apartment when she lost her job and we became homeless. I was able to sleep on the couch at my cousin’s house for a couple of months until I found a full-time job at Panera Bread. I decided I could make it financially by moving Read More . . . “Raennen’s story”

Sandra’s Story

“It was my time to heal, regroup and come up with a game plan for my future.” By Sandra Four years ago, I found myself in a position I thought I would never be in. I was on the streets of Seattle with no place to go. The stigma, the shame and the fear of Read More . . . “Sandra’s Story”

Annie’s Story

In 2016, I was working at a nursing home that specialized in caring for elderly people with dementia. Then I had to give up my job to take care of my father, who had diabetes.  I had no money after he passed, which led to my homelessness. Not knowing where to stay, I was directed Read More . . . “Annie’s Story”

Why

Elizabeth Gregory Home provides hope and help to hundreds of homeless women in the greater Seattle area each year through our drop-in Day Center, Transitional Housing program and case management services. Elizabeth Gregory Home provides a welcoming and respectful refuge where homeless and at-risk women have access to compassionate care. Read More...

How

Elizabeth Gregory Home provides homeless women with transitional housing, a drop-in day center with a wide range of essential services, and individual care management. Read More...

You

YOU can make a difference in the lives of homeless women. Volunteers and individual donors are the heart of Elizabeth Gregory Home. Without volunteers, we could not help nearly as many women or provide the range of services offered. There are many gratifying ways to get involved at EGH and help women break the cycle of homelessness. Read More...

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