The West Seattle Helpline was founded in 1989 by a caring group of neighbors with the shared belief that community members should help each other during difficult times. From the organization’s beginning, many churches, businesses, community members, and clubs like Kiwanis and Rotary have been involved.
In 1995, the West Seattle Helpline opened its free clothing bank, the only one of its kind in West Seattle.
For 27 years, the West Seattle Helpline has been offering referrals and assistance to clients struggling to meet basic needs such as housing, utilities, and clothing.
Today, The West Seattle Helpline is a nonprofit social service agency offering emergency assistance for the West Seattle neighbors. They provide information, referrals, clothing, and financial assistance to help working families in need. They strive to strengthen the community through “neighbors helping neighbors.”
Local community service and contribution. They understand that positive change starts with helping the neighbors and investing in the community in which they live.
Respect and dignity. They treat all connected with the organization with dignity and respect regardless of their background.
Opportunity and empowerment. They work towards providing opportunities to empower community members and facilitate greater independence.
Compassion and trust. They create a compassionate, nonjudgmental environment that promotes trust within the community.
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