Citizens Can Now Donate To Everett Safe Streets Fund

March 4, 2016

Everett, Everett Government

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Instead of giving directly to people on the street and wondering if the donation was really going to help, you can now give to a fund administered by the City of Everett.

More good news from the Community Streets Initiative as the City of Everett has now made it possible for those who want to financially contribute to the Safe Streets program to do so in a way that offers tangible support to those ready to accept help.

“Through our social worker and CHART programs, we know that obstacles like lack of transportation or clean clothes can be major barrier for someone who’s ready to seek treatment,” said Julie Frauenholtz, coordinator for the Community Streets Initiative. “This is a way for our community to help fill those gaps at a pivotal moment in someone’s life.”

Here’s more information from the City of Everett about the fund and how you can donate…

Streets Initiative Flex Fund

We have established a Streets Initiative Fund to provide immediate assistance for our chronically homeless residents as they confront barriers while seeking solutions for the challenges they face.

The Fund will enable the City’s embedded social workers, law enforcement officers, and CHART team to offer a variety of simple but necessary interventions. This support can make the difference between a new start and more of the same, between homeless and housed, and, at times, between life and death.  The fund will help fill the gaps in services and financial obstacles our most challenged residents confront during that brief turning point when they are ready for help.

Examples of what the funds may be used for:

  • To transport (plane tickets, bus tickets etc.) an individual to medical appointments, detox, treatment, housing, or community/family of origin
  • To provide a long-stay at a hotel for a homeless individual awaiting housing, detox, or services
  • To provide groceries or vouchers for food
  • To provide an ID card at the Department of Motor Vehicles
  • To help clean clothes at the laundromat
  • To provide incidentals while in transition to treatment or housing, such as shoes, clothes, bedding, toiletries, or communication devices.

Details:

  • Donations are tax-deductible under section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code since it will be made for a public purpose.  The City’s Federal ID # is 91-6001248
  • Checks are made to City of Everett
  • Include your name and mailing address so a receipt can be mailed to you

Mail or deliver checks to:

City of Everett, Community Streets Initiative Fund
Julie Frauenholtz, Coordinator
2930 Wetmore Ave, Suite 9E
Everett, WA 98201

Questions? Call 425-257-7122 or email jfrauenholtz@everettwa.gov




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