Pete and Pam were born and raised in Burien. They raised their four children in a house that Pam’s father built, and Pete added to over their 35 years of living there together. It was a stable, comfortable life – until cancer hit Pam hard. Pam owned a small hairdressing business, spending decades exposed to chemicals … Continue reading “I feel rich.”
Dejah is a United States Navy Veteran who served in Kosovo and Iraq during Operation Desert Storm. Yet after her husband died and she left the Navy, Dejah ended up with no home and social security disability payments as her only source of income. “People who go into the military, we are people who are … Continue reading Compass was there for Dejah
Throughout this week, we are expressing our gratitude to those who have played pivotal roles in making Compass the life-changing organization it is. It is a tradition called Gratitude Week, and it is quickly becoming one of our favorite weeks of the year.
“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
At Compass Housing Alliance, we believe that everyone deserves a chance at a brighter future. Join our monthly giving program, the Circle of Compassion today and discover how your support for our Compass Center and other programs truly change lives. Join the Circle of Compassion Meet Ron, a remarkable individual whose journey highlights the incredible … Continue reading Join the Circle of Compassion and directly contribute to empowering lives
Sophie Rice-Sauer, one of Compass's Case Managers, made a real connection with one of our guests at Otto's Place Men's Shelter. She wrote this piece after visiting Peter in the nursing facility that the City of Seattle Department of Aging and Disability Services secured for him after a health scare.
Horizon House Senior Living, located in downtown Seattle, awarded Compass a $6,000 grant to support the agency’s Angle Lake affordable housing program.
"When you are out there on the street you have to follow the rules, the code. It’s the only way to stay ‘safe.’ Now that I have been removed from the rules of the street, the laws really, with Compass and this housing, I've been able to break free.”
When the pandemic hit, Megan Sarver was in the Philippines as a Peace Corps volunteer.
“Fifteen residents and I walked to the aquarium,” he said. “The best aquarium find was a Spanish-speaking guide! I think that really got our families engaged.”