As the Official Real Estate Company of the Seattle Seahawks we are excited to announce the Windermere Foundation will be donating $3,100 to YouthCare from last Sunday’s game as a part of our shared goal to #tacklehomelessness. For each home game tackle by the Seahawks during the 2016 season, Windermere will donate $100 to help provide essential services and support to homeless youth.
YouthCare builds confidence and self-sufficiency for homeless youth by providing a continuum of care that includes outreach, basic services, emergency shelter, housing, counseling, education, and employment training.
Support from the Windermere Foundation and the #tacklehomelessness campaign will help people like Dana. She’s 20 years old and has been living on the streets since she was 14 or 15. Dana was wary of accessing YouthCare’s services due to family and personal trauma and the failure of various systems to support her in her past. Once she learned that she was able to enroll in case management, she agreed to work with YouthCare’s Street Outreach Case Manager, Sam. Working with Sam’s coaching and support, Dana has completed the necessary steps to get on the waitlist for housing. Dana now has a vision of herself beyond the streets, and she has Sam and YouthCare’s Outreach Team to walk that road beside her and offer the support she needs along the way.
Our partnership with the Seahawks and YouthCare fits perfectly with the mission of the Windermere Foundation which is to support low-income and homeless families in the communities where we have offices. Through the #tacklehomelessness campaign, we hope to be able to do even more.
You can follow our progress throughout the Seahawks season on our Facebook page at Facebook.com/WindermereRealEstate.