Plymouth Housing Group works to eliminate homelessness and stabilize homeless and very low-income people in housing by preserving, developing and operating safe, decent, affordable housing, and by providing opportunities for homeless and very low-income people to improve their lives.
The purpose of Seattle Dances! is to raise funds to support Plymouth Housing Group’s programs and services for formerly-homeless people who live in Plymouth apartments.
At Plymouth we provide permanent, supportive homes for people who have a long history of homelessness and who face complex barriers to accessing and maintaining housing.
These are individuals who’ve been homeless for over a year or who’ve had multiple instances of homelessness over several years.
Supportive housing is the key to ending chronic homelessness
Our residents struggle everyday with disabilities like mental illness, post-traumatic stress disorder, severe medical conditions, HIV/AIDS, chemical dependency, or developmental issues. In the past, many of them have been shut out of housing due to poverty, negative rental history or a criminal record. Some lived in temporary shelters for years because there was nowhere else for them to go. All were in danger of early death.
At Plymouth, we know that without a stable home environment, people cannot improve their lives or regain their health. We encourage and assist the most disadvantaged homeless people and help them get back on their feet again. We are gratified that some of the people who come to live with us get well, reconnect with friends and family, and move on to steady employment, school or other housing.
Your support will help more than 1,000 people regain their dignity and rebuild their lives
Plymouth is the place they can live for the long term with the support they need. Our residents prosper when there is caring support to ensure they stay stable — eating regularly, going to counseling, taking medications, and learning life skills to help them navigate through society.
Today, Plymouth provides homes for more than 1,000 formerly-homeless people in 13 residential apartment buildings in or near downtown Seattle. Your support of Seattle Dances! will provide our residents with the “wrap around” support services and care they need to remain stable in housing for the long term.