The City has established a Safe Streets Flex Fund to provide immediate assistance for our chronically homeless residents as they confront barriers while seeking solutions for the challenges they face.
The Fund enables the City's embedded social workers, law enforcement officers, and CHART team to offer a variety of simple but necessary interventions. This support can make the difference between a new start and more of the same, between homeless and housed, and, at times, between life and death. The fund will help fill the gaps in services and financial obstacles our most challenged residents confront during that brief turning point when they are ready for help.
Examples of what the funds may be used for
To transport (plane tickets, bus tickets etc.) an individual to medical appointments, detox, treatment, housing, or community/family of origin
To provide a long-stay at a hotel for a homeless individual awaiting housing, detox, or services
To provide groceries or vouchers for food
To provide an ID card at the Department of Motor Vehicles
To help clean clothes at the laundromat
To provide incidentals while in transition to treatment or housing, such as shoes, clothes, bedding, toiletries, or communication devices.
Donations are tax-deductible under section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code since it will be made for a public purpose. The City's Federal ID # is 91-6001248
Checks are made to City of Everett
Include your name and mailing address so a receipt can be mailed to you
Mail or deliver checks to:
City of Everett, Community Streets Initiative Fund Elizabeth Smith 2930 Wetmore Avenue, Suite 10A Everett, WA 98201