Elizabeth Gregory Home places the health and wellness of our clients above all else. We are always striving to ensure that our Day Center is a safe space for everyone. While we have yet to see any confirmed cases among the women that use our services, we are acutely...
With our kitchen renovation project drawing near, EGH is preparing to make some major changes at our Day Center! At this time we will NOT be accepting any more clothing donations, in order that we can save and prepare space for our upcoming day center renovation. We...
Zenashe Ewnetu (L) immigrated to the United States from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with her two young children in 2013. She fled domestic violence and abuse perpetrated by her children’s father who vowed to kill her if she ever returned. In May 2017, Zenashe began working...
“I love Elizabeth Gregory Home! There is no other shelter program in Seattle that makes you feel like home.” Brenda #GivingTuesday was founded in response to the promotion of over-consumption driven by Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Each year on the Tuesday after...
Autumn is nearly here, and I am always curious about when the clocks will change back to standard time. This year, it lands on November 3rd. For me, that extra hour feels like a treat, an hour for rest and replenishment. But for those who are homeless, it means one...
Four years ago, Ramona became homeless at 64 years of age, losing not only a bed to sleep in, but a kitchen to cook in. She is one of the 652 clients at Elizabeth Gregory Home (EGH) who consumed 15,227 hot meals served at our drop-in Day Center in 2018. Most of the...
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Read More Women’s Stories
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 then… Read More “Carolyn’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 she… Read More “Tiffany’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 court… Read More “Josie’s Story”
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 myself… Read More “Domestic Violence and Homelessness”
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.… 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 transgender… 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 going… Read More “Brenda is Happy to be Home for the Holidays!”
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 her… Read More “Julia’s Story”
“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 (COPD)… Read More “Leona’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 job… Read More “Louise is a Survivor”
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 already… Read More “Cassandra’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… Read More “Pyxey’s story”
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 natural… Read More “Theresa’s Story”
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 an… Read More “Emily’s Uphill Climb”
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 property… Read More “Jano’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… Read More “Michele’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,”… Read More “Luci’s Story”
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 children… Read More “Bobbi’s story”
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 he… Read More “Alice Feel’s at Home at EGH”
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… Read More “Remembering Liisa”