HOW WE CARE
Who We Serve
The BCC serves a growing population of men and women experiencing homelessness, displacement, or financial hardship in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood. The people who come to us for help often live outdoors, in their cars, or in some other temporary housing situation.
Unfortunately, the need for services is increasing. In 2014, The BCC served 686 individuals - who visited our clothing closets 3,287 times - more than double our 2013 numbers. In 2016 this number rose to 770 individuals. The number of individuals utilizing the BCC is rapidly increasing as those experiencing homelessness in the greater Seattle area is also rapidly increasing.
We do everything we can to provide a welcoming atmosphere that offers a sense of dignity, worth, and friendship. Life on the streets is very difficult, often stressful and lonely. Men and women find a warm, friendly place at The BCC, where they feel cared for and loved.
OUR SERVICES - Click to learn about the clothing banks, computer station, community room, and advocacy/referrals we provide.
"I come here for clothing and hygiene, to get some hot coffee, there's food, and you get to sit back and watch a movie, and relax and be warm. The people here go out of their way to help you in any way they can."