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Homeless in Seattle

Homeless in Seattle

When we paid caseworkers in cookies: A brief history of serving homeless youth

Editor's Note: Last month, Crosscut's Judy Lightfoot took a look at the current state of King County's services for homeless youth. In this prequel, writer…

Serving homeless youth with a continuum of customized care

“I’m not afraid of sleeping outside,” says the scowling, scruffy young man I'll call Ned. He’s homeless because his girlfriend broke up with him and…

Helping homeless students stay in school

Betty Takahashi’s job in the Bellevue School District does not come with the comfort of routine. One hundred and fifty seven homeless students are currently…

Homeless In Seattle – and beyond

January 23 is the fourth annual Count Us In day in King County. In one 24-hour push, a brigade of County staffers and volunteers scours…

King County’s plan to end youth homelessness – by 2020

There were 776 homeless and unstably housed kids and young adults in King County last January. That's according to a recently released study from the…

Tales from the Bus Tunnel: The homeless man meets the heartless driver

It’s after 10 o’clock on a Monday night and I pick up the No. 14 at my usual spot in front of Benaroya Hall —…

What’s softball got to do with helping homeless youth?

It would be easy to pooh-pooh the United Way All-Star Softball Classic for Homeless Youth that took place at Safeco Field on Saturday afternoon. After…