Brenda came to EGH when she became homeless for the first time at age 52 after fleeing from an abusive husband.
After going through our screening process, Brenda was accepted into our transitional housing program where women live in a shared home for up to two years while receiving the services they need to transition out of homelessness.
At Elizabeth Gregory Home, Brenda found a household with residents sharing the responsibilities and support of a community experience. Prospective residents are interviewed and selected by a careful intake process to ensure they are committed to setting goals, developing self-esteem, and breaking the cycle of homelessness.
Elizabeth Gregory Home provided Brenda, and many other women, with a safe place to live and the support and guidance they need to get back on their feet. We offer supportive services for six months to two years to prepare women to live independently and reduce their risk of returning to the streets.
Professionally trained staff from Elizabeth Gregory Home coordinate the program and manage the facility. We provide comprehensive case-management that includes working with the women on their self-identified life goals.
With the support of EGH, Brenda was able to return to school, become recertified as a nursing assistant and find stable employment.
Being homeless means women lack many of the simple things we take for granted every day – clean clothes, a place to eat, or just somewhere to sit down and rest.
To meet these needs the EGH drop-in Day Center is open five days a week, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. At EGH we try to provide as many of these basic needs as we can.
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 the drop-in center can work with our care managers to secure housing and, based on eligibility, have access to our transitional housing program upon openings.
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 stocked with food that has been donated offers communal dining or the women can cook their own meals.
- 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 provides a warm, welcoming day center and a transitional housing program for homeless women in our community.
Elizabeth Gregory Home provides a seven bedroom home for single homeless women, where they can live in a safe environment. Elizabeth Gregory Home 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 six months to two years to prepare participants to live independently and reduce the risk of returning to the streets. Professionally trained staff from Elizabeth Gregory Home coordinate the program and manage the facility. We provide comprehensive care management, which includes working with residents on their self-identified life goals.
Elizabeth Gregory Home 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 our guests are committed to setting goals, developing self-esteem, and breaking the cycle of homelessness. Elizabeth Gregory Home endeavors to be an important part of the community and a good neighbor to those around us.
EGH Day Center
Elizabeth Gregory Home provides a drop in center for women that is open Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm and offers a wide range of services, including:
- Computer lab with internet access.
- Free laundry facilities.
- Individual care management services.
- Kitchen with food for cooking and a dining area.
- Mail and phone message.
- Weekly health advocate.
Women 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. Women who are homeless who access the drop-in center have the opportunity to work with our Care Managers to secure housing and, based on eligibility, have access to our transitional housing program upon openings.
For questions about the program, please contact us at (206) 729-0262 or visit us in the Day Center, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Once again, thank you for your interest in Elizabeth Gregory Home. Map to Center.
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