Solid Ground believes that housing & family stability are foundational to ending poverty. They help families keep or obtain housing & get support to overcome poverty & thrive.
Solid Ground (originally called the Fremont Public Association) was founded in 1974 by community leaders and concerned citizens of one of Seattle’s then most economically devastated neighborhoods, Fremont.
Their first services – emergency food bank, clothing bank, and employment program – reflected the desperate needs and determined response of a mobilized and committed neighborhood. As the scope and severity of homelessness and poverty have increased over the years, so too has their range of services and their reach to the greater community.
Now based in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood, their 22 programs and services help more than 60,000 households each year overcome poverty and build better futures throughout King County and across Washington state.
Solid Ground works to end poverty and undo racism and other oppressions that are root causes of poverty.
Solid Ground envisions a community beyond poverty and oppression where all people have equitable opportunity to thrive.
Making an Impact
At Solid Ground, they work passionately to end poverty and build a more equitable community. Their services support people experiencing poverty by helping them achieve stability and expand their skills to realize their dreams. And that’s just where their work begins! In addition to providing immediate services, they organize people, especially those most impacted by poverty, to participate in advocacy that makes their region more just for all.
Race & Social Justice
Racism and other oppressions are root causes that perpetuate poverty, so they work to understand and eliminate their impacts in their community.
They work to bring the voices of people of all income levels into the political process to create opportunities for everyone to prosper.
Housing & Homelessness
They believe housing stability is foundational to ending poverty – so they work to keep people in their homes and rapidly rehouse those who lose their housing.
Hunger & Nutrition
They work to remove barriers to food justice by giving people the resources to know, grow and eat healthy food.
Access to resources is key to social justice. Their transportation services remove barriers to health and human services for Seattle-area people.
It takes more than housing to achieve long-term stability. They offer a network of support services to connect people with skills and resources to thrive.See more