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Group Activity Leader/Assistant - Various Locations

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DESC - Housing and Health to End Homelessness

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Do you have a special skill that you think would make a great group activity for our DESC residents/clients? Would you like to be involved with assisting someone else in their special skill or just spend time with some of the people that DESC serves?

DESC has 14 housing locations across the Seattle area as well as a few additional programs that lead a variety of group activities for DESC residents/clients. Activities range from bingo to art groups, etc. We are seeking volunteers to lead or assist staff with these activities. Type of group activity would depend on abilities/talents of the volunteer and the needs of the specific housing location. Frequency in most cases would be weekly and schedule is flexible depending on volunteer schedule and location needs/abilities.

If you are interested, please let us know if you prefer leading a group or assisting someone else with leading a group and what types of groups you might be interested in. If you have a special skill that you think would make a great group, let us know as we are always open to options and our housing programs main focus is just to create a group environment where our residents can connect as a community.

All volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID and adhere to any required safety guidelines. Submission of proof of vaccination is required. Must be over 18 and complete a background check. We ask for a commitment of at least 6 months.

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About DESC - Housing and Health to End Homelessness

Location:

515 3RD AVE, SEATTLE, WA 98104, US

Mission Statement

The Downtown Emergency Service Center works to end the homelessness of vulnerable people, particularly those living with serious mental or addictive illnesses. Through partnerships and an integrated array of comprehensive services, treatment and housing, we give people the opportunity to reach their highest potential. At DESC, uncommon efforts produce uncommon results that eliminate homelessness, one person at a time.

Description

DESC is the largest multi-service agency serving homeless adults in the Puget Sound region, reaching over 9,000 people annually and providing state licensed mental health and chemical dependency treatment, 279 emergency shelter beds, and over 1600 units of permanent, supportive housing. DESC also addresses a larger community need: our services decrease the financial burden on taxpayers by minimizing the utilization of emergency rooms, jails, courts, police, psychiatric hospitals and other highly expensive resources. At the same time, we are improving the quality of life for those who live, work and do business here.

DESC succeeds where others have failed. Stretching the bounds of accepted practices, DESC's professional staff have learned that creative, assertive and holistic approaches, including evidence based and emerging best practices, work best for our highly vulnerable and difficult-to-engage clientele. Many men and women who have a long history of homelessness also have tenuous if any ties to the mainstream community and lack natural support networks such as family members. By eliminating outdated barriers to services and housing, DESC has received national recognition for its work with chronically homeless adults with behavioral health disorders.

Our staff and Board of Directors remain committed to serving those adults in our community who are most disabled and most vulnerable - and most often forgotten or ignored by society. We believe there is no such thing as a throw-away person.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Crisis Support
Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Seattle, WA 98102

(47.63382,-122.32155)
 

SKILLS

  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 months / schedule varies
  • Proof of Vaccination

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