“We live here. We give here.”

“We live here. We give here.”

The numbers don’t lie. Despite making up only six percent of the overall population in King County, 39 percent of people who are unhoused are from Black and Indigenous communities....

“When people need help, we help them.”

“When people need help, we help them.”

Throughout the pandemic and before, ETS has been providing support to unhoused people following a core principle of harm reduction: meet people where they are. Recently this has come in...

Pop-up services in a pandemic

Pop-up services in a pandemic

One of ETS’ core principles—and a principle of harm reduction more broadly—is to meet people where they are. Figuratively, this means meeting people where they are on their recovery journeys...

We cannot treat harm with harm

We cannot treat harm with harm

By Michelle Conley and Brandie Flood, REACH program—   Incarceration and recidivism rates in King County make clear that our overreliance on policing and the criminal legal system is failing....

Reminding people they’re not forgotten

Reminding people they’re not forgotten

We want to give you an inside look at our response to the COVID-19 crisis from the points of view of our incredible staff. They’ve been working together to keep...

Reach on a Roll

Reach on a Roll

Homelessness is a hot topic, both in our Seattle community and across the nation. The ETS REACH team is often asked to participate in media stories about effective solutions to...

REACH goes above and beyond

REACH goes above and beyond

“Where are you from?” is a common question asked when people meet for the first time in Seattle, the assumption being that so few people are actually from the city....

From Recluse to Reconnection

From Recluse to Reconnection

When Becky, a REACH care manager, met Cody*, he was living in a trailer in South King County. It was desolate; he had no water or waste hook ups and...

A Helping Hand Leads to Housing

A Helping Hand Leads to Housing

REACH case managers are steadfast in their support of clients. They meet them where they are, and forge partnerships with the community to achieve the best possible outcomes. Jerry and...