WHO WE SERVE
SideWalk helps adults without children who are experiencing homelessness in Thurston County, Washington. If you are a youth under 24 or part of a family with children, SideWalk volunteers will connect you to other organizations who are better suited to help you.
SideWalk offers financial assistance to homeless adults without children with income up to 30% of the Area Median Income. In 2019, this is $1467 per month for a single person or $1675 per month for a two person household. If you do not have an income, SideWalk will connect you to resources to find employment or other income.
Due to limited resources, SideWalk financial assistance is reserved for people who are literally homeless. This includes people sleeping outdoors, in cars, or staying at homeless shelters. If you are currently couch surfing or anticipate becoming homeless, SideWalk volunteers can connect you to other financial resources.
While most participants independently search for a new home, in certain situations SideWalk offers an extra helping hand to help highly vulnerable people move into a new home and connect them to other resources. Due to limited resources, we conduct a short, in-person survey to determine vulnerability. Please ask your SideWalk volunteer if you would like more information about this service.
Even if you don’t meet our eligibility requirements for financial assistance, please come in and talk to us. Our volunteers will listen, help you strategize, and connect you to other resources you may qualify for in Thurston County.
WHERE WE ARE
SideWalk meets with all participants at the Providence Community Care Center, 225 State Ave. NE in Downtown Olympia. The PCCC is at the corner of State Avenue and Franklin Street, across from the Olympia Transit Center. If you cannot meet with us at the Center for whatever reason, please call us at 360-515-5587 to discuss other options.
SideWalk volunteers are here at the Community Care Center every Monday through Wednesday from 10:00am to 2:00pm. When you arrive, please tell the front desk that you would like to meet with SideWalk. We generally meet with people on a first-come, first-served basis, so the earlier in the day you can arrive the better.
If you are a youth under the age of 24 experiencing homelessness, please contact Community Youth Services by telephone at 360-943-0780, extension 186, or online at http://www.communityyouthservices.org/. Community Youth Services meets with youth at Rosie’s Place, 520 Pear Street SE, one block uphill from the Jack-In-The-Box in Downtown Olympia.
If you are a family with children experiencing homelessness, please contact the Family Support Center of South Sound by telephone at 360-754-9297 or online at http://www.fscss.org/. The Family Support Center meets with families at its office at 3545 7th Avenue SW, near Capital Medical Center on the Westside of Olympia.
If you are fleeing domestic violence, please contact SafePlace Olympia by telephone at 360-754-6300 or online at http://www.safeplaceolympia.org/. You may contact them 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
If you are a veteran, please contact the Lacey Veterans Hub by telephone at 360-456-3850 or online at http://www.laceyveteranshub.org/. Although you may qualify for financial assistance from SideWalk, you are probably eligible for more assistance from the Hub. The Hub is located at 4232 6th Ave SE, Suite 202, Lacey; this is in the SPSCC Lacey Campus, Building Two, about two blocks north of the Lacey Transit Center.
SideWalk does not offer shelter placement, utility assistance, food assistance, or clothing. Please Click Here to find these services.