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Our Local Community
We have partnered with Vision House serving their Jacob’s Well complex located in Shoreline, WA. This facility is a community of homeless moms and their kids.
About Vision House
Vision House is a non-profit agency that for the past 23 years has been providing transitional housing, child care and support services to homeless mothers and their children, and separately to men recovering from substance abuse.
Founders John and Susan Camerer started Vision House in 1990 and have helped over 800 homeless children, women and men rebuild their lives. Vision House owns and operates four housing facilities and a child care center in south King County.
History of Jacob’s Well
In 2002, Kurt Campbell, owner of Campbell Nelson Nissan/VW, brought together a group of Christian business leaders and clergy members with the goal of uniting the Christian community to serve the greater Seattle area in a way that one church could not do alone. After much discussion, research and prayer, they invited Vision House, a successful Christian transitional housing program in Renton, into the community and pledged their support to help build a complex to provide housing and support services for homeless families. They named the effort Jacob’s Well.
Jacob’s Well is a two phase project. The first, opening fall 2013, includes 12 apartments for homeless moms and kids, an after-school care program, counseling offices and a community center. The second phase will include eight additional apartments, a licensed child care center and a resource, food and clothing bank to support resident families.
What Can You Do?
Visit the Vision House website to learn about their programs, read residents’ stories, and follow their latest news.
Check the Volunteer Page to find info on a variety of opportunities to serve through Vision House locations.
Learn about what your donations will purchase to help homeless families restore their lives.
Visit the Vision House Donate Items webpage for drop off locations, hours and items needed.