How Does Your Organization and Staff Benefit from Membership?
|General Membership Meetings|
(3rd Thursday of each month from 9-10:30am via Zoom and open to the public)
|*Senior Leaders Meetings|
|*Project Cool for Back-to-School (Our annual McKinney-Vento training focused on understanding the federal law that provides rights to students experiencing homelessness is open to the public)||Provider Training & Professional Development|
Learn about public benefits programs, supporting students experiencing homeless, and voting rights through our FREE trainings.
|*Policy & Advocacy Workgroup||*Housing & Homeless Training Collaborative|
|Advocacy Opportunities & Support – Coalition staff will keep you informed about timely policy and advocacy issues that affect your work and the people you support with easy to use action alerts and providing tips for speaking up.||Community Partnership|
- Senior Leaders Meetings – Open to CEO’s, Executive Directors, Program and Organizational Directors, or their designees to network, and identify, discuss, and problem solve issues across the housing, homelessness, and human services sectors. This meeting is scheduled for the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month, one meeting a month is dedicated to partnering, collaborating, and relationship building with the King County Regional Homelessness Authority leadership team.
- Housing & Homeless Training Collaborative – A bi-monthly meeting for staff at housing, homelessness, and human service agencies who are responsible for staff training and professional development. This group shares best practices, resources, and identifies training gaps across the sector.
- Policy & Advocacy Workgroup – This group meets on the 1st Thursday of each month to identify shared advocacy priorities related to the City of Seattle and King County budgets, stabilizing and investing in human services workforces, implementation planning of local levies, and the state legislative session.
- Project Cool for Back-to-School – Member organizations who serve K-12 students experiencing homelessness (living in shelter, transitional housing, vehicles, or outside) are eligible to participate. The Coalition, in collaboration with our volunteers, donors, and community partners, equip students with new backpacks, school supplies, and age-appropriate, culturally relevant book so they can start the new school year off right.
- Vote on the Board of Directors slate – The Board of Directors formed in 2010 to provide additional organizational leadership for the Coalition as it sustains and grows its unique role in the community. The Board replaced the long-standing Steering Committee structure. Board members are elected to three year terms, and new members are elected in the spring.
What Does it Mean to be a part of the Coalition?
It means fierce, coordinated, and effective advocacy at the city, county, and state level to invest & uphold the Essential Work done day in and day out by your Essential Workers AND practical support for your staff so they can do their job more effectively. As a part of a strong, informed network your participation helps us further our mission to mobilize our community to challenge systemic causes of homelessness and advocate for housing justice.
Your daily and nightly work to shelter, house, and help King County residents who experience homelessness informs our education, organizing, and advocacy. It grounds us in the reality of what some 40,000 people in our community go through each year, illuminating the solutions and services that work.
Collectively our voice is more powerful than when we speak up alone. Our members’ collaboration on Coalition initiatives and projects is crucial to our success in ensuring survival and safety for people who are homeless and ending homelessness in our community.