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During the month of December, Volunteers from the Mercer Island Rotary club ring bells for the Salvation Army at several Mercer Island business locations. Thousands of dollars are provided to help provide essential human services through the following programs:
William Booth Center – Transitional residence for up to 180 men seeking wellness, restoration and self-sufficiency.
Pike Street Seattle Social Services Office – Emergency services to support families facing economic emergencies that could result in homelessness. Food Bank serving the First Hill Neighborhood of Seattle.
Domestic Violence Programs – Providing shelter, housing and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence. Catherine Booth House provides a maximum of 90 days of emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence and their children (maximum capacity 35). Hickman House provides up to 24 months of transitional housing and case management support for survivors of domestic violence and their families (maximum capacity 35). The Community Advocacy Program provides rental and other financial assistance, advocacy, legal support and resource information to survivors of domestic violence.
Women’s Shelter – The Salvation Army Women’s Shelter provides emergency housing, shelter and supportive services to unaccompanied women. (maximum capacity 22).
Winter Shelter Program – Between October and April each year, the Salvation Army operates Winter Shelters, serving our homeless neighbors in Seattle and King County. (maximum capacity 175).