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Build Ronald Commons

Build Ronald Commons

The city of Shoreline has a higher poverty rate than many surrounding communities. In the Shoreline School District, for example, nearly 28 percent of all kids – more than one in four – qualify for school meal programs.

Through a unique partnership with Compass Housing Alliance and Ronald United Methodist Church, Hopelink opened a new 12,000-square-foot integrated service center at Ronald Commons on February 7, 2017. In addition to a larger, grocery store-style food bank, the new Hopelink center provides a full array of support services and programs to help stabilize clients who are in crisis, and then provide them with the tools needed to exit poverty on a permanent basis – including adult education, career and family development, energy assistance and financial planning.

The new service center also ensures easier access to public transportation, as well as a greater connection to other community resources.

In addition, the Ronald Commons site is home to 60 affordable apartments – owned and operated by Compass Housing – for homeless and low-income individuals and families.

For more information contact Barbara Hagel at bhagel@hopelink.org, or 425.897.3706.

Grand Opening Gallery

Are you excited about this new phase in Hopelink's growth, but missed the festivities? Check out the images below from the Grand Opening event! View our full gallery here.