United Way Family Resource Exchange offering help to families experiencing homelessness

  • Thursday, January 10, 2019 4:20pm
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Saturday’s United Way Family Resource Exchange in Auburn will provide housing resources to families experiencing or on the brink of homelessness.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Mel Lindbloom Student Union Building, on the campus of Green River College, 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn.

Partnering with Wellspring Family Services, Mary’s Place and Starbucks, United Way will provide families critical housing resources, much-needed legal and financial services and access to public benefits.

Homelessness is a crisis in the community, with more than 12,000 people without a place to call home in the region, United Way estimates. While some are staying in shelters, thousands of people are living on the streets, under bridges or in their cars. This includes families with children attending schools in the community and students at local colleges.

United Way served about 600 families at the Family Resource Exchanges last summer and fall.

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