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$20.17 for 2017: Reflections from my coldest night

17 Jan 2017

I don’t recommend trying this. You see, on one October night, I participated in an event where a group of us spent the night outdoors. It wasn’t even raining, and … Continue reading

The Road Home

16 Jan 2017

Everett Gospel Mission is partnering with Campbell Auto Group to provide emergency shelter. Check out their “Road Home” campaign, running January 1 through March 31.

Raising newborn triplets in a van

26 Dec 2016

There was a time when we mostly sheltered men at the Mission. They often struggled with alcohol or drug addiction. But more and more, the face of homelessness is changing. … Continue reading

Feed Hope Here is for our whole community

26 Dec 2016

When we talk about our Feed Hope Here campaign, it’s usually about the hunger of the people in distress who come to Everett Gospel Mission. Truly, every meal friends like … Continue reading

A Black and Blue Christmas

21 Dec 2016

I will never forget when Valerie showed up at Everett Gospel Mission. A cab dropped her off on Christmas Day. Her eyes were swollen almost shut. She wore ill-fitting clothes … Continue reading

Failing for Food

17 Dec 2016

With 1 in 5 children across America hovering in the poverty zone, we’ve all suspected that many are going hungry. But a recent survey showed some of the shocking strategies … Continue reading

The Dangers of Winter

15 Dec 2016

Something amazing happens when women and children come through our door. Our staff, volunteers and even fellow residents rush to greet and welcome them. They triage their needs to make … Continue reading

3 ways to help this Christmas

06 Dec 2016

This time of year we have so much going on. It’s such a popular time to volunteer at Everett Gospel Mission, that all our slots for serving Christmas meals are … Continue reading

Christmas Alternatives

01 Dec 2016

You probably think that life has to be pretty terrible for the Mission to be your best Christmas ever. That may be true. But we do have a safe, warm, … Continue reading

He sheltered in a Porta-Potty . . . Then two blankets changed his life!

15 Nov 2016

The roots of Kyle’s homelessness really go back to his childhood. He was one of 10 children growing up in desperate poverty. Most of the places he remembers living in … Continue reading