Welcome Home – A Collaboration with The Starbucks Foundation
The Welcome Home program helps
unsheltered families secure homes and
enables housing specialists to respond
to urgent requests for assistance.
Hometown roots. For Wellspring, they reach deep into a history of cultivating valuable partnerships. The Starbucks Foundation is one such partner that is strengthening its roots and honoring its hometown heritage through generosity. With a mission “to inspire and nurture the human spirit, one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time,” the Foundation is changing lives.
In August, The Starbucks Foundation—through its Hometown Partnerships—renewed its commitment to Wellspring’s Welcome Home program. The Foundation committed $150,000 to enable Wellspring to connect hundreds of families across King, Pierce & Snohomish Counties to resources and housing solutions to help them avoid the uncertainty and further trauma associated with being homeless.
The Welcome Home program helps unsheltered families secure homes and enables housing specialists to respond to urgent requests for assistance. This generous funding also provides necessary support where needed to help ensure stability. This partnership serves families experiencing multiple levels of crisis. This includes those who are employed but lack housing security; unemployed families with no housing security; and families who fall between the cracks who are either unsheltered or are at imminent risk of becoming unsheltered. Focus is placed on supporting all these families with counsel and guidance to avoid homelessness.
The Starbucks Foundation recognizes the benefit of responding to each family’s unique needs in a timely manner to prevent or reduce crises—and foster solutions that strengthen lives and communities.
According to Wellspring’s Chief Development Officer Asa Tate, “We are grateful for the trust, support, and investment The Starbucks Foundation has made in our community and in effective solutions for families.”