Homelessness. It’s about people, not problems.

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“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.

Mel sees his story of one of blessings. And that’s thanks to partners like you!

His alcoholism caused serious health issues and he ended up in the hospital. While there, he lost his job and his apartment. When he was discharged, he had no place to stay.

“I had everything. And in a week, I had nothing,” Mel says.

But thanks to the support of partners like you, Mel didn’t have to experience homelessness or hunger. He came to Everett Gospel Mission and received hot, delicious meals and a safe place to sleep.

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“I have nothing except for what the Mission has given me.” – Mel

Mel also received essential care that helped him overcome his addiction. He was surrounded by supportive people who helped him gain the tools necessary to change his life such as recovery support, Bible study, counseling and relapse prevention classes.  

But what changed his life the most, was God. For the first time in his life, Mel had access to the Bible and faith-based classes. He’s given his life to God and was baptized this past Easter.

Meeting God and seeing how reaching out to others has changed Mel so much that instead of being bitter over his hardships, he is simply overwhelmed by the grace and hope he now has. And he’s learned how great it feels to share that with others.

Today, one of Mel’s favorite things to do is volunteer and help out with the Mission’s donations.

“I just love the feeling of taking in the donations and making people feel good,” Mel says.

You can have that same feeling when you help provide meals this Christmas to the men, women and children who are experiencing hunger.

*Name changed for privacy.

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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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