"Homeless youth are often kicked out of cafes in the cold winter months when it’s not easy to be outside. Yet in the U District, many youth don’t choose to take shelter or access services. So advocates are experimenting with opening a cafe for them.
"A banjo cover of Elton John’s “Rocket Man” carried through the parking lot, an unlikely ode to the newest effort to alleviate homelessness in the U-District.
That effort, the Doorway Project, aims to establish a community hub for homeless youth. The UW-led initiative of students, faculty, and community service providers, will host quarterly pop-up cafes before setting up a permanent location that doubles as a navigation center, connecting homeless youth with local services.
The first pop-up took place this Sunday in the U Heights Community Center parking lot where...'CONTINUE READING
"Just days after King County leaders talked about creating a new task force to tackle the homelessness problem, the University of Washington community launched a new effort Sunday to combat youth homelessness.
The innovative idea, called The Doorway Project, has $1 million in new state funds to help.
It's hoping UW, in partnership with faculty, students and community agencies, will collaborate to develop a new..."CONTINUE READING
On Monday November 27th, the University of Washington published a press release that does an excellent job of explaining the current state of youth homelessness in the U District, the goals of the Doorway Project, as well as some excellent interviews from key leaders on our team. Please check out the article in the link below:
Our first Pop-Up Café is happening on December 3rd, from Noon-4pm at U-Heights Community Center. This is a free event and all are invited!
Come enjoy the musical stylings of Aaron Shay (aaronjshay.net) and Moody (https://www.facebook.com/wheresmoody/), as well as other artists, to be announced soon!
We plan to be serving complimentary hot coffee and cocoa for all, and will be hosting two food trucks on-site to provide warm, nourishing food. There will be a "Pay-It-Forward" model, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds!
Come meet others in the U District community!
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