Home Shelters and Homeless Services Dorothy Day House
Thank you Rebuilding Together Seattle, and our volunteers from Pemco and JefCo Painting, for your day of volunteer efforts at Dorothy Day House. Your repair work and painting make our building a place that anyone would be proud to call home. Thank you so much!
There are several ways to get involved at Dorothy Day House. In addition to volunteer opportunities, we are also in need of donated household goods. We are also grateful for your generous financial support.
What type of volunteer opportunities do you have?
We are always interested in connecting with people who could teach classes at Dorothy Day House. In the past we have had successful arts and crafts classes, cooking classes, and computer skills classes. We welcome other creative ideas as well. If you’re interested, give us a call and we are happy to discuss your ideas and see if they would be a good fit.
We also occasionally have the need for seasonal assistance with various activities. Feel free to call or email us to see what other options might be available. Thank you for your interest!
What types of donations do you need?
We have a constant need for items to create “Welcome Home Baskets” for new residents. All of our residents are coming from homelessness, and most have very few possessions. We try to provide the bare necessities to help our tenants start their transition to stability on the right foot. Here is a list of greatly appreciated items:
Your donations help us welcome new residents to a life of increased stability.
- Twin Size Sheets, blankets, and pillows
- Silverware, glasses, Tupperware
- Liquid laundry detergent, dish soap, sponges, dishtowels, and bath towels
- Brooms, dustpans, and small garbage cans
- Small pots or pans and kitchen utensils
- Single Burner hot plates, electric skillets, or George Forman type grills
- Telephones, Alarm Clocks, or small radios
Note that while we provide only new items for these move in baskets, we also welcome donations of gently used items. We have a “donation room” where all residents are welcome to ‘shop’ for items that they need. Because most of our residents have an income between $300-$700 per month, your donations really help.
Do you need financial assistance as well?
We gladly welcome your financial assistance. Your donations help us to provide the services that keep 41 women in housing and out of shelters. Each year we face increasing costs, while our income remains mostly fixed. Your donations also help us to pay for enrichment and social activities for residents. This includes an annual trip to the tulip fields near La Conner, a picnic at Greenlake, a walk at Snoqualmie Falls, and Camping at the Washington Coast. Your support also helps us to pay for supplies for the numerous classes and groups that we offer each month. Support Dorothy Day House now!
If you do not wish to donate online, you can mail your check to Dorothy Day House at 106 Bell St, Seattle, WA 98121. If you are interested in learning more about where your money goes, or other ways that you can support the program, please give us a call!