Being homeless means women lack many of the simple things we take for granted every day - clean clothes, a place to eat, or just somewhere to sit down and rest.
To meet these needs the EGH drop-in Day Center is open five days a week, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. At EGH we try to provide as many of these basic needs as we can.
The drop-in Day Center provides clients with a range of vital services. Clients have the opportunity to meet with EGH Care Managers for referrals, support and advocacy to obtain educational and vocational training, job skills, employment, medical care, mental health counseling, drug and alcohol support, and referrals to long-term housing. Homeless women who access the drop-in center can work with our care managers to secure housing and, based on eligibility, have access to our transitional housing program upon openings.
In addition, the Day Center offers:
- Clothing Bank to provide homeless women clothing they need to look for work or attend job training or educational programs.
- Computer and Internet Access so women can learn job skills, research educational and job opportunities, and stay in touch with family members.
- EGH accepts Mail and Phone Messages for our drop in clients so they have a phone number and address to give out to potential employers, landlords and other agencies.
- A communal Dining Area and Kitchen with donated food that women can cook and eat together.
- Restrooms and Laundry Facilities. We are currently working to raise funds to install showers.
- Volunteer led Classes that help build social skills, job skills and encourage healthy physical activity.
- A Weekly Health Advocate to assist women in accessing health care resources.
Elizabeth Gregory Home provides a seven bedroom home for single homeless women, where they can live in a safe environment. Elizabeth Gregory Home provides a safe place for women leaving shelters to find the support and guidance they need to get back on their feet.
The Transitional Housing Program is located in the Maple leaf neighborhood in North Seattle. We offer supportive services for six months to two years to prepare participants to live independently and reduce the risk of returning to the streets. Professionally trained staff from Elizabeth Gregory Home coordinate the program and manage the facility. We provide comprehensive care management, which includes working with residents on their self-identified life goals.