Every night about 9 PM the St. John United Fellowship Hall becomes “home” for up to 20 homeless people, under the sponsorship of SHARE, an organization of homeless and formerly homeless persons that coordinates about a dozen self-managed shelters as well as Tent Cities.
The shelter at St. John United was one of the first two S.H.A.R.E. shelters based in congregations in Seattle, started in 1991. S.H.A.R.E. shelters are self-managed and provide safe space for hundreds of homeless men and women each night.
COMPASS HOUSING ALLIANCE
St. John United supports the Compass Housing Alliance, a Lutheran affiliated agency that develops and provides essential services and affordable housing for homeless and low-income people in the greater Puget Sound region.
In addition to providing annual financial support, St. John United regularly serves a meal at Nyer Urness House in Ballard, a CHA facility providing studio apartments for the homeless.