In response to Seattle’s growing problem with homelessness, The City of Seattle declared a state of emergency in November 2015 calling for all city residents to have access to shelter. On one night in January 2016, 10,688 homeless individuals were counted living on the streets, in cars, in shelters or in transitional housing in King County. Over 2,000 people experiencing homelessness in King County are under the age of 17.
(Source: 2016 One Night County; 2015 Family Housing Connection)
Community Resource Specialist
The Community Resource Specialist connects patrons to an array of services, including housing, behavioral health counseling, vocational training, food assistance, legal support, domestic violence support, medical care and more.
Our Community Resource Specialist services are currently unavailable. Check back soon for updates.
This program is available through a partnership with the Downtown Emergency Service Center and supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation.