Candice is the program manager of two Compass programs, Compass on Dexter (COD) and Cascade Women’s Program.
From Streets to Home — Compass is There Compass Housing Alliance works tirelessly to walk alongside people experiencing homelessness to help them find safe and stable housing, connect with resources, and overcome barriers to stability. Sometimes, we are able to provide a direct continuum of Compass services to a neighbor in need, from streets to … Continue reading Spring Into Action 2023
Mary Steele, Executive Director When I first began climbing mountains, women were seldom invited on Himalayan expeditions. No American woman had yet climbed Everest. Annapurna: A Woman’s Place, is the story of the first American and first women's expedition to climb Annapurna I, the tenth tallest peak on earth. The book first came out in … Continue reading Women’s History Month – Reflections and More
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
Mary Steele, Executive Director - Reflections I’m going to date myself by telling you that Black History Month was first recognized the year I graduated from high school. I loved studying history, yet nothing about the history I studied in school gave me any real understanding of the experience of Black Americans. In fact, until … Continue reading Black History Month – Reflections and More
Be uplifted by stories of supporters like you who share their passion for Compass’s mission! And click here to get back to the main Legacy Giving page. Barbara and David Swartling Steve & Cynthia Holmberg John H Sullivan Barbara and David Swartling Barbara and David Swartling have an estate plan that includes Compass Housing Alliance. … Continue reading Legacy Givers share their passion for Compass’s Mission
Eli, Jackie, Marc, Russell, and Rebecca are residents at Compass programs. We will be going into more detail about them as the "Our Story" campaign continues, but we thought it would be a good idea to introduce you to the folks you might have seen around town. Russ gives an update on his life Russ … Continue reading Meet Our People
One of the things we realize at Compass is that for people to get to the next step in their own individual journey, they need a few basic things: food, shelter, ID, a mailing address, a safe place to bank, and in the last 15 years or so – a cellphone.
Volunteers from Shoreline Covenant Church, Ronald United Methodist Church, North Seattle Friends, and Lake Forrest Park Rotary put on their gloves, tugged on their boots, and worked with Compass staff and residents to revitalize our amazing garden beds at Ronald Commons!