At Home PNW is a small, dedicated collection of (mostly) formerly homeless individuals with an amazing assortment of skills, all working on supporting our local Houseless community here in beautiful Thurston County, Washington. Sarah Birnel and Tony Cole take various supplies to the Houseless all over Thurston County.
You can do something to help another person who is Houseless. Please consider donating needed items or cash on Saturday and Sunday at Lakefair at the “Free Speech” area at Heritage Park.
Momentum is building for more support and services for the Houseless in our community. We cannot depend on the federal government to help those who need help. We have to help at the city and county and state level. Speak up for the Houseless folks and speak to the Houseless.
I attended the Rally and Speakers at the Poor People’s Campaign on Monday, June 11. The speakers were excellent, some were local, some were from Seattle. Heart breaking stories of the Houseless in Grays Harbor County. The Grays Harbor Chaplains are working hard to help them.
UPDATE: The resolution passed. Background, this hearing Thursday morning at 10 am at the courthouse represents a major shift in local government’s responses to homelessness. The Thurston County Commissioners will be considering a resolution declaring homelessness a public health crisis and providing direction to county staff to identify additional resources to mitigate and prevent public health emergencies associated with homelessness.