Fifteen years ago, the members of University Lutheran Church (ULC) decided to make some space available within its facility for a new mission. After a year-long process of inquiry and research within the congregation and in the community, a task force concluded that...
Hundreds of supporters attended Elizabeth Gregory Home’s 10th Annual Benefit Dinner raising $92,000 to help homeless women. The evening was highlighted by awards to Joan Overland for her long commitment to EGH, her leadership and many diverse gifts. Also honored...
On March 5th 2016, Elizabeth Gregory Home opened its doors to the public for a joyous celebration and unveiling of the completed remodel project in our Day Center. After several years of planning, designing and raising the necessary funding, construction began in July...
The EGH Annual Beatles-Sing-A-Long was held on January 23rd. More than 200 people sang and danced the night away! Thanks to the hard work of our beloved Plasticine Porters and numerous volunteers, more than $3,400 was raised to help homeless women through Elizabeth...
This summer, Elizabeth Gregory Home is abuzz with anticipation of the long-awaited showers and learning and wellness center. With a 42% growth in numbers of women served since 2011, the need for service and program expansion is essential. But it did indeed take a...
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Read More Women’s Stories
Emily’s Uphill Climb
My story doesn’t begin with me. I come from a family of addicts. I lost my grandmother and uncle to suicide. My birth father was… Read More “Emily’s Uphill Climb”
I never imagined I would ever end up homeless. I worked for twenty years for the City of Seattle in the Human Services Department. As a divorced single parent, I raised five… Read More “Bobbi’s story”
Alice Feel’s at Home at EGH
Alice [pseudonym] met an American man online in early 2007. They corresponded through email every week and video-chatted occasionally; he visited her in China twice, where they traveled to several tourist locations. He was very romantic, told her that… Read More “Alice Feel’s at Home at EGH”
Domestic Violence and Homelessness
“Without EGH, I wouldn’t be making such huge strides in my health or career goals.” By Jasmin (pseudonym) I came to EGH after getting a divorce. I am a domestic violence survivor. I lost everything in the divorce, and found… Read More “Domestic Violence and Homelessness”
Theresa discovered the EGH Day Center while staying at the overnight shelter in University Lutheran Church. She immediately pitched in and volunteered for cooking, cleaning and helping other clients. When we had an opening in our transitional housing program, she was a… Read More “Theresa’s Story”
My story began in the Philippines. I was married, had three beautiful children, and was a successful businesswoman. After 26 years, my marriage collapsed. I had to take my husband to… Read More “Josie’s Story”
Tiffany became homeless in 2015 after leaving her husband. With no support network in Tacoma, she came to Seattle to find help. She was staying in a local shelter when… Read More “Tiffany’s Story”
Louise is a Survivor
I grew up in Maine and couldn’t wait to move to a warmer climate. After my boyfriend heard about a lead for construction work in Las Vegas, we packed up the car and drove out west. He took a construction… Read More “Louise is a Survivor”
“My mom told me that she loved me and that she would see me again, and the very next day she died.” Leona’s mom had Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease… Read More “Leona’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… Read More “Michele’s Story”
Carolyn Looks Forward to Resting at EGH on Sundays Carolyn is a 72-year-old retired teacher. “I thought my retirement years were supposed to be a time to relax – but… Read More “Carolyn’s story”
Julia started taking art lessons when she was eight years old and later attended school for art and theater. After completing a double major in Fine Arts and Art History, she received… Read More “Julia’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… Read More “Luci’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… Read More “Pyxey’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… Read More “Remembering Liisa”
Jano was self-employed as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and living in an apartment on Capitol Hill. She had lost a couple of clients and was late paying her rent, but her… Read More “Jano’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… Read More “Angie’s Story”
Angel Has Big Dreams
I became homeless after fleeing an abusive and alcoholic family living situation. A lot of the prejudice and violence occurred because my family couldn’t understand — or accept– that I am a… Read More “Angel Has Big Dreams”
Brenda is Happy to be Home for the Holidays!
Brenda worked as an office manager for over thirty years while raising a family as a single mother. Because her health problems escalated, she retired and started receiving Social Security benefits. This is when her financial struggles began. “Everything kept… Read More “Brenda is Happy to be Home for the Holidays!”
What’s most important to me in life is my family and my faith. I have two children and two granddaughters, and belong to a church. In 2013, I heard… Read More “Lisa’s New Lease on Life”
After 20 years of homelessness, Cassandra has finally found a home. Cassandra is a well-known and well-loved client at EGH, It was 2017 when Cassandra first showed up at Elizabeth Gregory Home. At that point, she had… Read More “Cassandra’s Story”