Elizabeth Gregory Home Programs

Day Center

Experiencing homelessness 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 offer women personal care items and other essential basic needs.

The drop-in Day Center provides guests with a range of vital services. Guests have the opportunity to meet with EGH Case 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 shelter or housing. Women who access EGH’s Day Center can work with our Case 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 with everything you might need to take care of your personal needs.
  • 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 guests so they have a phone number and address to give out to potential employers, landlords, and other agencies.
  • A Dining Area that offers hot and healthy meals, communal dining, comfortable seating, and space for activities.
  • Restrooms and Laundry Facilities.
  • Volunteer-led Classes that help build social skills, and job skills and encourage healthy physical activity.
  • A full-time Health Navigator to assist women in accessing healthcare resources.
  • Phone and computer space for private phone calls, online appointments, and job training.
  • Emergency clothing, shoes, rain gear, warm weather gear, and more!
  • Fun activities, art, giveaways, haircuts, and other programming are scheduled throughout the year.

Transitional Housing

Elizabeth Gregory Home (EGH) provides a seven-bedroom home for single women who are experiencing homelessness, 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 homelessness. 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.

For questions about the program, please contact our Program Manager, Michelle Wick at (206) 729-0262 ext. 1008 or via email at mwick@eghseattle.org .

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