Our goal to celebrate Black History Month goes beyond just honoring events of the past; it includes actively contributing to the tomorrow. This month, Governor Jay Inslee has reappointed our President, Michael Bailey, to the Washington State Commission on African American Affairs (CAAA). The commission is recognized as a state agency and reports directly to … Continue reading Honoring history, inspiring change: A renewed leadership role in African American affairs
Recently, Compass Housing Alliance and partners of King County’s Health Through Housing Initiative gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Don’s Place. The program operates in a converted hotel in Auburn, serving individuals dealing with a disability who are coming directly from chronic homelessness. The emergency housing program with wraparound services supports 91 program participants … Continue reading A sweet celebration: Don’s Place Grand Opening
What an amazing community we have! Over the holiday season, you stepped up and supported our guests, residents, and programs in a big way. We can't tell you how much it means to us, and on behalf of everyone at Compass, THANK YOU! We raised over $700,000 – blowing our goal out of the water! 160 … Continue reading Thank you for making a real difference
“The work that Compass does is close to my heart,” Armando Mejia said, speaking to the Compass staff gathered around a few tables at Renton Veterans Center (RVC). “Military service people and their families have such an amazing partner in all of you.” Winner of Compass’s inaugural 2023 Outstanding Community Partner award, Armando Mejia is … Continue reading Boeing is truly committed to community
The Compass Housing Alliance Board of Directors is excited to announce the appointment of Michael Bailey as Compass’s new President, replacing Mary Steele, who retires in October. Michael most recently served as Deputy Director of Operations and Homelessness at the City of Seattle’s Human Services Department. A thoughtful and passionate leader, he brings a wealth … Continue reading Compass Welcomes New Leader: Michael Bailey
Between the flood caused by the sprinklers, the fire and smoke damage, the gas line repair, and the replacement dryers, we’re on the hook for $20,493. Help us minimize the impact of this unexpected cost by giving today. We need your help to raise $20,493.
Compass Housing Alliance is honored to recognize Armando Mejia as the first recipient of our inaugural Outstanding Community Partner Award. This award serves as a recognition that we all achieve more when we work together.
I want you to be among the first to know that I plan to retire by the end of this year. I came to Compass as an interim executive director in October 2019 planning to be here for six to nine months. Instead, I fell in love with the mission and the Compass team and agreed … Continue reading A Special Announcement from Mary Steele
Connecting “heart” and “mission,” winery owner Stacy Bellew Thornton launched Coeur Cause® Wines with a passion to create world-class wines AND support vital charities with every bottle sold. Compass is proud to share that the winery’s inaugural Relume Red Blend is devoted solely to Compass Housing Alliance! 10% of every bottle sold is given as a direct donation to Compass Housing Alliance.
Local artist Tara Velan worked with us to revitalize and uplift the Compass Center with a mural. She created a beautiful mural at Nyer Urness House late last year. She jumped in when the opportunity came to work at our Compass Center location.