This week, Campion Advocacy Fund proudly joined with our partners to launch We Are In, a new campaign to solve homelessness and build affordable homes in King County.
Along with many leaders in philanthropy, business, and nonprofits, and people who have personal experiences of homelessness, we believe that the Pacific Northwest is stronger when everyone has a place to call home.
More than 11,000 people are experiencing homelessness in Seattle and King County right now, and we can only begin to solve the problem if we come together across all sectors to find smart, regional solutions to the problem. Working alongside partners at county and city governments, We Are In will be a bold champion to build the public will for long-term systems change.
One of the things we hear the most in our work is people asking us, “How can we get involved?” We Are In will be the home for people across King County who want to volunteer and organize to work with elected officials and reach meaningful change.
The campaign and the efforts to revamp King County’s regional approach to homelessness are unique in prioritizing the voices of those who have experienced homelessness themselves. Their role reflects King County’s effort to uniquely and deeply involve people who know first-hand what it’s like to be homeless and what needs to change to get to more effective solutions.
The Campion Advocacy Fund is IN – and so are our partners at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Raikes Foundation, Ballmer Group, Vulcan, the YMCA, and United Way King County – along with many others.