Homelessness. It’s about people, not problems.

“I didn’t have any money. I walked out of my house with just a backpack and the clothes on my back. I was scared. I didn’t know where I was going or what I was going to do.” - Sally*
“Snohomish County saw a 65 percent jump in people living outside between 2015 and 2017—one of the largest increases on the West Coast in that period, according to a one-night count.” Q13FOX
“I made myself a little bed in some trees. Then the police came and said, You can't sleep here, but we know a place where maybe you can.” - Marvin*

The surge of homelessness in Everett is affecting thousands in our community

Everett Gospel Mission is helping our community overcome homelessness one meal at a time. But we can’t do it without you. Please help us provide meals and hope. We’re the only men’s shelter in the county and the largest of two women’s shelters. We’re anticipating more men, women and children than ever before and need your help.

Her First Thanksgiving

Last year, when Kelly was 32, she celebrated her first, real Thanksgiving. “It was amazing,” she says. “Just being around people who were loving. . . the people and the food were amazing.”

It might sound odd to have a first Thanksgiving so late in life. But Kelly didn’t have a childhood full of holiday celebrations and family traditions.

She didn’t really have a childhood at all. Kelly’s mother was a drug addict. She would bring Kelly with her to buy and sell drugs. Kelly began smoking crack cocaine herself when she was just 14 years old.

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“My whole life, all I wanted was stability, someone to love me, someone to listen to me,” Kelly says.

Kelly and her mom never had a home. They would sleep on the streets or in abandoned houses. Her struggle with addiction only grew as she got older. Her search for stability and love led her into the arms of an abusive man.

She spiraled into a depression so bad that she attempted suicide 18 times.

She knew that if she wanted out, she needed to find help.

“I swore if I ever found help, I’d do whatever I could to become a better person.”

Friends like you helped Kelly find the help she needed at Everett Gospel Mission. Within two weeks, she began a recovery program, started counseling and received other care.

Since coming to the Mission, Kelly has completed the recovery program and moved into her own apartment. She’s now living a changed life, and it’s because friends like you helped provide meals, shelter and essential care just when she needed it.

Your gift of Thanksgiving meals today can help more men and women like her!

The Challenges They Face

You Can Make the Difference

Everett Gospel Mission partners with caring members of our community to reach out to those who need it most. When we all come together, people experiencing homelessness can receive Christ-centered help that can lead to a new life, off the streets for good.

Jesus calls on His people to love everyone and to help those who need it most. This calling is at the heart of the Mission’s desire to provide hope and care for our neighbors who are struggling.

Our current facilities allow up to 145 men and 75 women and children each night find shelter, meals and care. Your gifts help Feed Hope Here to each of these precious people!

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