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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Sarah’s Story

Sarah moved from Fresno to Seattle in 2011 in order to meet her father for the first time. She then secured a job at a salmon cannery in Alaska, and after a couple of months of hard work, returned to Seattle to stay with her father. She lived with him for several years before moving Read More . . . “Sarah’s Story”

Michele’s Story

In 2010, Michele Martin found herself homeless. While residing in transitional housing at Aloha Inn, Michele re-engaged in the workforce as an AARP volunteer at Elizabeth Gregory Home. Since then she was able to reunite with her husband and flourish as the “hub” of the EGH Day Center. Michele Martin was hired as the Day Center Read More . . . “Michele’s Story”

Vera’s Hardest Job

It was January of 2017 when I tripped and fell in front of my apartment. I didn’t remember anything until I woke up from surgery in a hospital bed. They told me if I had bled for two minutes longer, I would not have survived. I needed to relearn how to walk and talk, so Read More . . . “Vera’s Hardest Job”

Alexis’ Story

Alexis

As a transgendered woman, Alexis’ first experience being homeless was frightening and unpleasant. When she went to a shelter to spend the night, they demanded to see her ID. She refused since she hadn’t changed the letters on her ID from M (male) to F (female) and was afraid what the shelter might do. Her Read More . . . “Alexis’ Story”

Pyxey’s story

“EGH Was Awesome in Advocating for Me.” by Pyxey I thought my years of homelessness had ended when I received a Section-8 voucher from Peninsula Housing in Jefferson County. Then my apartment building was inspected and cited for health and safety code violations and the landlord did not comply with housing authority regulations. Once again, Read More . . . “Pyxey’s story”

Jodie’s Story – Veteran’s Day

Jodie is a 69 year old veteran who has lived in her car and in shelters for the past two years. She served in the Army for 12 years as a dental therapist. “I really enjoyed the Service,” Jodie said. “It was a great experience. I got to travel and lived in Germany for a Read More . . . “Jodie’s Story – Veteran’s Day”

Luci’s Story

After being sexually assaulted by her boss when she was 23 years old, Luci moved from Des Moines, WA, to Seattle to get away. “It was a big deal,” Luci said. “It sort of drove me insane. I didn’t feel safe anywhere after that.” Once in Seattle, she was able to get into a local Read More . . . “Luci’s Story”

Evie’s Story

“EGH is one of the best places to come if you are looking to get back on your feet. A lot of the people here offer a great support system for recovery.”  By Evie L. After my child passed away, I turned to alcohol. I was able to hold on to my job for a Read More . . . “Evie’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”

Mattie is Finally Home

Mattie is quick with a smile and kind word. She has good reason to smile these days as she just moved into her own one bedroom apartment through Seattle’s Senior Housing Program. “My apartment is so nice,” exclaimed Mattie. “I love my bathroom.” Mattie lived most of her life and raised her family in Omaha. Read More . . . “Mattie is Finally Home”

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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