We've heard from many individuals and groups who want to know how they can help those in need on our streets. If you, or someone you know, is in need of help with rent assistance, job training, food, shelter, or support services, we encourage you to contact 2-1-1, which is managed by Volunteers of America. The 2-1-1 information and referral specialists are available 24/7 to connect people with resources in their community.
For those wishing to provide financial support, the City encourages community members to donate to organizations providing services to those on street, rather than directly to individuals. This initiative is sometimes referred to as "Real Change, Not Spare Change." The City has established a Streets Initiative fund to provide immediate assistance for the chronically homeless who are transitioning into treatment, housing or other services.
We are also fortunate to have many service organizations in our community who provide help and support to those on the streets in Everett, and we have listed many of them below. Please contact Jaimee Hudson if your organization would like to be considered for inclusion on this list. The Everett Public Library also maintains a great list of community resources on their website.