Community Service Sites and Partnerships
Seattle Community Court partners with many non-profit organizations and neighborhood groups throughout Seattle. Our list of current community partners includes:
Beacon Avenue Food Bank
6230 Beacon Ave. S
The Mission of the Beacon Avenue Food Bank is to provide donated and purchased food to needy families at no cost. These services are to be provided in a courteous and respectful manner, always taking into consideration the fact that the persons being served are human beings who deserve to be treated with dignity.
The Seattle Office of Emergency Management partners with the community to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. Explore their Preparedness, Recovery, Programs & Services, and Hazards sections for up-to-date information and news. For a schedule of classes and other preparedness activities, see their event calendar.
Danny Woo Gardens
Maynard Ave S. & S. Main St.
The Danny Woo Gardens is a 1.5-acre organic green space located in the International District. Community Court participants maintain fruit trees as well as composting, weeding, watering, and litter and trash pick-up. Special projects have included creating a large compost pile and constructing a new porch area with flat rocks and benches.
Lake City Lions Club
12531 28th Ave NE
If you are interested in serving your community, meeting people and having fun, then the Seattle Lake City Lions is interested in you! We are part of an international service organization founded with a desire to serve our community. The club has projects that raise funds to buy glasses and hearing aids for kids and adults that can't afford to buy them. We collect old prescription glasses and give them to people in need internationally every year.
Metropolitan Improvement District
423 Stewart St.
Participants referred to the Metropolitan Improvement District help with street sweeping, leaf and trash pick-up, graffiti removal, pressure washing and more in the downtown Seattle core. In one year, the MID collected 10,000 bags of garbage and removed 11,800 bags of leaves. Participants referred to the Metropolitan Improvement District help with street sweeping, graffiti tags.
825 E. Yesler Way
The mission of Neighborhood House is to help diverse communities of people with limited resources attain their goals for self-sufficiency, financial independence, health, and community building. At the core of our mission is the alleviation of poverty in our community, especially the large public housing communities in Seattle and King County. We want to lift children out of poverty. We want them to be healthy and ready to be successful in school and life. We want these children grow up in safe and supportive homes and neighborhoods.
Operation Sack Lunch
77 South Washington
Operation Sack Lunch is a meal and basic necessities provider serving the homeless. As the in-house provider for the Compass Center, they provide daily meals. Our participants make and distribute lunches.
The Department of Neighborhoods' P-Patch Program, in conjunction with the not-for-profit P-Patch Trust, provides 72 gardens for residents throughout Seattle. Participants assist in maintenance of the P-Patch by removing weeds, maintaining paths, spreading wood chips and preparing compost.
Real Change News
96 S Main St. Seattle
Real Change exists to provide opportunity and a voice for low-income and homeless people while taking action for economic justice. By meeting people where they are at, Real Change helps homeless and low-income people meet their immediate needs while we work for the structural change that offers longer-term solutions to poverty. We do this through three integrated programs: 1) Vendor Services: We run a comprehensive Vendor Services program that provides employment for 300 homeless and low-income people every month. 2) Real Change Newspaper: In 2012 Real Change had a paid circulation of over 872,562 copies. 3) Advocacy: Real Change leverages the relationships that exist between vendors and readers to build a cross-class movement for economic justice and defend the civil rights of the very poor.
Seattle Indian Center
611 Twelfth Avenue South, Suite 300
Our philosophy is to provide an intensive wraparound case management approach to the needs of the community. Beyond just feeding people, we help advocate for children. We supply short-term services in an emergency. We provide long term hope through employment search, and G.E.D. completion.
St. Vincent de Paul
5950 4th Ave S.
St. Vincent de Paul operates food banks, meal programs, and thrift stores for those in need serving over 200 people daily. Participants help bag, sort and hand out food.
YWCA of Seattle, King County
1118 Fifth Ave, Seattle WA 98101
The YWCA opens doors to opportunity and self-sufficiency for women and families facing poverty, violence and discrimination. With more than 100 years experience, the YWCA is the leading organization for moving women and families out of crisis and empowering them to achieve lasting independence.