Delridge Forum on Proposed Homeless Housing Project

This Tuesday, October 11, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm in the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Main Theater, 4408 Delridge Way SW, the Delridge Community Forum will present a facilitated conversation to provide information about the Downtown Emergency Services Center’s (DESC) proposed apartment building in Delridge for homeless people dealing with mental illness and other challenges, such as substance abuse.

DESC will offer an in-depth presentation on this project and the population it expects to serve, as well as on the work the agency does to help the homeless in Seattle.  The meeting will focus on delivering unbiased information and providing an opportunity for community building. Neighbors will have an opportunity to express their opinions and concerns about the project.

The proposed DESC project will be a four-story building with affordable, permanent housing for up to 75 formerly homeless individuals living with serious mental/addictive illnesses or other disabling conditions and supported by full-time staff.  The location for this project is on the 5400 block of Delridge Way, across from the Delridge Library and the Shell station near SW Findley St.  DESC (www.desc.org) is a non-profit organization in Seattle dedicated to helping the most at-risk homeless population through clinical services and supportive housing.

This will be the first forum of many to help keep our community informed on large community issues that affect us all.  The forums are intended for the residents and interested friends of the Delridge Community.

Delridge Community Forums is an organization set up by the North Delridge Neighborhood Council and funded by a Small Sparks grant to provide unbiased, educational information to address neighborhood concerns.

This first forum will present a facilitated Town Hall meeting to provide information about the Downtown Emergency Services Center’s (DESC) proposed apartment building in Delridge for homeless people dealing with mental illness and other challenges, such as substance abuse.

Neighbors will have an opportunity to express their opinions and concerns about the project.

More information at http://delridgeforum.blogspot.com/2011/09/desc-town-hall-tuesday-october-11-2011.html

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