Elizabeth Gregory Home Programs
Being homeless means women lack many of the simple things we take for granted every day – a hot shower, a place to eat, or just somewhere to sit down and rest in a comfortable chair.
To meet these needs the drop-in Day Center, located in the heart of Seattle’s University District, is open six days a week, Sunday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Thanks to our generous donors, we are able to offer women hygiene items and other essential basic needs.
The drop-in Day Center provides clients with a range of vital services. Clients have the opportunity to meet with EGH Care Managers for referrals, support and advocacy to obtain educational and vocational training, job skills, employment, medical care, mental health counseling, drug and alcohol support, and referrals to long-term housing. Homeless women who access EGH’s Day Center can work with our Care Managers to secure housing and, based on eligibility, have access to our transitional housing program when openings arise.
In addition, the Day Center offers:
- Accessible showers.
- Computer and Internet Access so women can learn job skills, research educational and job opportunities, and stay in touch with family and friends.
- EGH accepts Mail and Phone Messages for our drop in clients so they have a phone number and address to give out to potential employers, landlords and other agencies.
- A communal Dining Area and Kitchen offers communal dining or the women can cook their own meals and take food to go.
- Restrooms and Laundry Facilities.
- Volunteer led Classes that help build social skills, job skills and encourage healthy physical activity.
- A Weekly Health Advocate to assist women in accessing health care resources.
Elizabeth Gregory Home (EGH) provides a seven bedroom home for single women who are homeless, where they can live in a safe and supportive environment. EGH provides a safe place for women leaving shelters to find the support and guidance they need to get back on their feet.
The Transitional Housing Program is located in the Maple Leaf neighborhood in North Seattle. We offer supportive services for up to two years to prepare participants to live independently and reduce the risk of returning to the streets. Professionally trained staff from EGH coordinate the program and manage the facility. We provide comprehensive care management, which includes working with residents on their self-identified life goals.
EGH functions as a household, with residents sharing the responsibilities and support of a community experience. Prospective residents are interviewed and selected by a careful intake process that ensures that they have set goals that help to develop self-esteem and break the cycle of homelessness. EGH endeavors to be an important part of the community and a good neighbor to those around us
For questions about the program, please contact our Program Manager, Michelle Wick at (206) 729-0262 ext. 1008 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org .