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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Family Services, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Housing & Shelter, Human Services, Primary & Elementary Schools

Mission: Mission Statement: First Place educates and nurtures children whose families struggle with the risk or reality of homelessness, where we offer housing, culturally relevant education and support services enabling families to achieve permanent stability. First Place is the only agency in Washington State providing high quality education to children whose families are homeless.  We are both a social services agency and school for children & families struggling with trauma, poverty & homelessness. Our education program includes pre-k through 6th grade classrooms and after school program featuring community-based curriculum and social/emotional support.  We also meet the basic needs of children through nutritious meals, clothing, hygiene, transportation, school supplies, health screening and mental health services.  Our support services for families include housing, life skills, job readiness, training, education and health services.  Our goal is long-term family stabilization which breaks the cycle of homelessness. Our vision is Hope, Home, and Education for every child, one family at time.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,200+

Geographic areas served: Greater Seattle Area

Programs: • Education Program, K-6th grade • Griffin Early Learning Center • Family Support Services • Family Unification For more information, visit our website: http://firstplaceschool.org/index.htm

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